How do I find a project? Start by browsing our current projects and apply to one or more projects that you find interesting by filling in the application form in the project description. If you are applying for a thesis or internship, you should also attach a CV, a personal letter and your grades from uni, i. e. a document you can get from your university that shows what courses you taken and your grades. If you don’t know to get hold of your grades, talk to your study advisor or your program administrator. You can also make a general registration of interest to us. We will then contact you to discuss what opportunities are available at the moment. If you have any questions about any of our current project suggestions, you can always email or call Miljöbron's district coordinator.
What prerequisites are required? The educational background required to conduct a project varies, but what is required for each individual project is stated in the project description. Sometimes we look for a very specific competence, but usually the prerequisites are more open. If you are unsure whether you have the correct prerequisites for a project, call or send an email to the contact person at Miljöbron for more information. The contact information is in each project description. Even if you do not meet the requirements stated in the description, you might still have practical experience that outweighs this.
Who can apply? In order to carry out our projects you need to be a student at Lund University, Kristianstad University or Malmö University Faculty of Technology and Society. In a few cases we make exceptions so if you study at another Swedish university you can always contact our district coordinators and we will provide more information about the project you are interested in.
How many students are applying? The number of students applying for a specific project varies a lot. Although, if you are interested in a project it pays off to apply as soon as possible, since "first-come-first-served" applies if more than one student, with the right competence, apply for the same project.
How does a project work? What is required of me? All projects start with a meeting with your contact at Miljöbron, who gives you more information about the task and about the company or organization that you are going to collaborate with in the project. After this meeting, you will receive the contact details of the company and you contact them to book a start-up meeting. If you are writing a thesis or an degree project, it is also your responsibility to find an academic supervisor at the university. Throughout the project your contact at Miljöbron function as an extra support, so if you want to check out ideas or if problems arise, you are very welcome to contact us. The project I finalized by you writing a report and presenting your results orally for the company. The extent of the report depends on the type of project you are doing (in other words, a report for a mission is much shorter than a thesis report).
What happens after the project is finalized? When you have submitted the report and presented your work, we will send you a project evaluation. After you have completed the evaluation, your contact at Miljöbron will send you a certificate that you can add to your CV. If you want to do more projects, just take a look at our current projects and apply again.
Types of projects
Our short missions give you a golden opportunity to make contacts and gain experience that stands out on the CV. A mission is a short project that you carry out on the side of your studies. Usually the missions are adapted to be carried out by 2 students together and you are expected to spend 10-20 hours distributed freely over one month from the start of the project. Some missions require of you to have studied for a few years, while others can be applied from your very first day as a student. The perquisites for each mission are stated in the project description on our website.
Thesis is the degree project on master's or beachelor’s level that you write in the end of your studies. Here you can contribute to a company or organization’s processes or knowledge base by conducting a deeper analysis based on scientific frameworks.
Internship or Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is an effective way to gain insight into an industry and learn more about how you can apply the theoretical knowledge you have learned in your education. Usually you are stationed at the workplace of the company or organisation you collaborate with, and work on a specified task during your internship. In many cases the timeframe of the requested task can be adjusted to the requirements your university program places on your internship or WIL.
Miljöbron Skåne collaborates with several courses at Lund University, Kristianstad University and Malmö University. If you know that a project element is coming up in the course you are about to take and find one of our projects that might fit the requirements of the course, you are welcome to contact us.