Carbon Footprinting and Marketing Internship – Planet Positive

Planet Positive provides and internationally recognised mark of certification to businesses, buildings, products and services with a commitment to reduce their carbon footprint year on year.  We are currently aimed at Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), and for the first time are making sustainability accessible, affordable and fast.    We are offering an intern the opportunity to learn how to do carbon footprints, help unlock the SME market and create a Planet Positive Business Network.

Location: Southwark, London
Salary: N/A (£10 per working day to cover lunch and travel expenses)
Job Type: Temporary
Duration: 3 months

Start date: January 9th, 2012.

Working Hours
: 9-6pm

Description:  Planet Positive is looking for a bright and outstanding intern to help communicate the benefits of sustainability and being good for the planet.  We are looking to work with an individual who has a passion for sustainability and the environment and who has the ability to inspire people into action. In short we are looking for someone who has a track record in sustainability and great communications skills with a passion to engage people in reducing their carbon emissions to be part of the team for the next 3 months.  

Planet Positive is an international mark of sustainability which has been in existence since 2006 with offices in London and Los Angeles.  Certification signifies that a business, product, event or person is committed to creating a positive environmental, social and economic impact on the planet, year on year.  Certification includes annual measurement, reduction and reporting of your carbon footprint and an investment into the community. We have developed certifications that enable businesses and organisations to become more sustainable and see direct business benefits as a result, such as increases sales, energy savings, brand differentiation and employee engagement.

Our work is based on the Planet Positive Protocol which brings together international standards in carbon footprint measurement and reduction and we will be introducing water management into the Protocol in 2011.  The Protocol is overseen by an independent Technical Committee of academics and industry experts.  

We work with organisations from large corporations to SMEs, charities to schools such as Deloitte and Land Securities, to over 100 SMEs and charities including Cool Earth, supported by Sir David Attenborough and Lord Stern.  We are helping bring sustainability and the benefits of being green to wider audiences, through work with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, sport and media.

Planet Positive certification provides an effective key performance indicator (KPI) and proof of positive action on the environment.  As a result, it enables organisations to promote their green credentials form a point of fact and with support of 3rd party assurance.  This is one of the major reasons that Planet Positive has recently been engaged to provide the sustainability certification for the Government’s eMarketplace for procurement.


    * Fluent English
    * Good knowledge of sustainability and environmental issues
    * Strong mathematical background
    * Excellent attention to detail
    * Good writing skills
    * Proficiency in Microsoft Office
    * Excellent interpersonal skills
    * Confident phone manner
    * Knowledge of Salesforce (desirable)
    * Sales Experience (desirable)


    * Creation and verification of carbon footprint reports for clients
    * Continual improvement of portfolio of reduction options for clients
    * Development of the Business Network for Planet Positive certified companies
    * Creation of email marketing series and results analysis
    * Digital marketing through twitter, website and linkedin

What we offer:

    * Carbon footprinting methods and skills
    * Marketing experience
    * The opportunity to build a portfolio of green media contacts
    * Mentorship from Chairmen and CEOs of large UK Corporates through to SMEs
    * Potential for full time employment

Interviews will be conducted in the week commencing 20th December, and the week commencing 3rd January.  The internship starts on January 9th.

Please contact with your CV and cover letter.