The EFH piloted the internship placement scheme in 2019.
The first position was offered by Project Heather who were looking for a Research Officer to conduct a range of research to support its mission to scale impact and bring it to public markets. After working with the Project Heather team to scope the role the job specification was finalised and taken to market by the EFH team.
The response from students across Scotland exceeded expectations and the EFH team had the very difficult task of presenting 10 candidates from almost 50 applicants. Project Heather then shortlisted 5 candidates for interview.
The 5 shortlisted candidates were invited to assist at the Finance for Nature Global Summit organised by United Nations Development Programme / Global Ethical Finance Initiative and they were also offered complimentary places at the EFH’s Business Benefits of the SDGs executive education 1 day course. Whilst only one position was available the shortlisted candidates were able to gain some invaluable insights and experience through these additional opportunities.