I have started my internship (work experience) at Nottinghamshire County Council from Monday. I am at “Sustainability” team under Environment Deparment.
County Council is like “Kencho” in Japan. The council provide services for the people living in Nottinghamshire County (about 1,000,000 people) . It’s my first time to work in a government, so I am excited to know how it functions and what kind of problems it faces.
“Sustainability” deals with all sorts of issues related to sustainable development, like climate change, energy, transportation, public awareness, etc. I will be involved in a project on deciding a green policy on sustainable procurement. I don’t know much about procurement, but because I am interested in sustainable consumption, it should be a great topic for me to work on. I am going to be working here for 4 weeks.