We are recruiting Student Ambassadors!

The School undertakes many recruitment activities throughout the academic year aimed at prospective students and we are looking for enthusiastic, confident and self-motivated students to join the recruitment team.

Ambassador work will include leading sessions at UCAS applicant days and dedicated Politics at Kent days, campus tours and promoting the School to prospective applicants at Open and Applicant Days.

The Ambassador scheme is open to all Politics and IR current first and second year undergraduate students, as well as those students returning from their year abroad.

Full details about the role can be found here: Student Ambassador advert

If you would like to apply for the role, please send via email:

A statement of no more than 250 words explaining your motivation and
A CV of no more than two sides outlining your most relevant experience

Please ensure ‘student ambassador application’ is included in the subject of your email and send your completed application to Siobhan Dumphy: S.Dumphy@kent.ac.uk

Opening date: Wednesday 5th April 2017

Closing date: Midday, Thursday 4th May 2017
Interviews expected to take place: Tuesday 9th May 2017, successful candidates will be invited to interview on Friday 5th May.

Undergraduate Data Collection Intern for WomanStats Project – Apply now!

UNDERGRADUATE PAID INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

DATA COLLECTION INTERN FOR WOMANSTATS PROJECT IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE KENT Q-STEP CENTRE

The School of Politics and International Relations is delighted to offer an internship opportunity within the School assisting Dr Andrea Den Boer in her role as Co-PI of the WomanStats Project:

WomanStats (http://www.womanstats.org/) is the largest database (with 350 variables for 175 countries) on the situation of women worldwide. One of the primary goals of WomanStats is to develop innovative indices and measures to describe the situation and status of women, which will allow for empirical analysis, assessment, monitoring, and evaluation activities.

The successful intern will collect cross-national data (numerical and laws/policies) regarding violence against women, under the direction of Dr den Boer. The candidate must have good internet search skills and be able to use an excel spreadsheet. The successful intern will ideally be an undergraduate student in the School of Politics and International Relations (or the Faculty of Social Sciences). They will also have an understanding and interest in gender issues in society and politics, although this is desired rather than essential.

This is a paid internship for up to 8 hours per week, at £7.68/hour. Hours to be agreed between the successful applicant and the Project Lead – work will be undertaken on campus and remotely. This internship is spread across Autumn and Spring terms and will run for approximately 21 weeks.

Interested students should apply by email, sending a CV and covering letter outlining their suitability and how they meet the above criteria to Claire Tanner – C.Tanner@kent.ac.uk.  The deadline for all applications is 12pm on Friday 14th October.

Interviews for successful candidates will be held on Tuesday 18th October and Wednesday 19th October and all applications will be acknowledged, with feedback available on request. For further information, please email Claire Tanner on the email address above.

Full details can be found here: womanstats-intern-advert-2016

Exclusive Public Affairs internship for Politics and IR students!

Apply now for an exclusive internship as a Public Affairs Intern, only open to Politics and IR students!

Want to get some experience in one of the most important industries in today’s age? If you’ve got a knack for policy and an interest in changing the world you live in then we have the internship for you.

A new role created this year, the public affairs internship will give you hands on paid experience into the world of public affairs with one of the largest influencing organisations in Kent. You will get the opportunity to learn about decision making processes in local and national government as well as get a flavour for analysing policy announcements, forming consultation responses, speechwriting, writing press releases and liaising with the offices of important decision makers.

You will contribute to Kent Union’s mission of empowering students to have a voice by supporting our work to influence policies and those who make them. The year ahead is an incredibly interesting one for Kent Union with a Higher Education & Research Bill going through parliament, Canterbury City Council producing a report into higher and further education and the Boundary Commissioning consulting on the future of political constituencies so you will be joining us through an incredibly exciting time.

Please note that due to funding this internship is only open to students in the School of Politics and International Relations.

Candidates must use the application process to show how they meet the essential specifications listed. Specifications marked not essential may help application but are not a requirement to be successful.

To apply, please visit: https://www.kentunion.co.uk/news/article/11586/Public-Affairs-Intern/

Applications close at 12pm on 6th October

We are recruiting Student Ambassadors!

The School undertakes many recruitment activities throughout the academic year aimed at prospective students and we are looking for enthusiastic, confident and self-motivated students to join the recruitment team.

Ambassador work will include leading sessions at UCAS applicant days and dedicated Politics at Kent days, campus tours and promoting the School to prospective applicants at Open and Applicant Days.

The Ambassador scheme is open to all Politics and IR current first and second year undergraduate students, as well as those students returning from their year abroad.

Full details about the role can be found here: Student Ambassador advert

If you would like to apply for the role, please send via email:

  • A statement of no more than 250 words explaining your motivation and
  • A CV of no more than two sides outlining your most relevant experience

Please ensure ‘student ambassador application’ is included in the subject of your email and send your completed application to Siobhan Dumphy: S.Dumphy@kent.ac.uk

Opening date: Wednesday 27th April 2016

Closing date: Midnight, Monday 16th May 2016

Interviews expected to take place: 20th May 2016 (subject to change).

 

Kent Political Almanac – European topic submissions wanted!

Want to see your work published while you are still at university? The KPA is looking for essays from undergrads and postgrads on European topics of up to 3,500 words and has achieved 65% or above. Further details are on the ‘submission requirements’ document. Email your submissions to kentpoliticalalmanac@gmail.com, the deadline is March 31! Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Kent in Europe internships!

We are pleased to announce two in – School internships exclusively for Politics and International Relations students (including Joint Honours). These internships are on an exciting EU-funded project within the School entitled ‘Kent in Europe’;

Kent in Europe Schools Intern – Stage 3 and MA Students

The Schools Intern will support the running of EU Referendum simulations in local schools by researching materials and designing a resource pack for the simulations, alongside teachers, as well as supporting the project more generally.

• Deadline Friday 20th November at 12pm

Kent in Europe Events and Administration Intern – Stage 1 and 2 Students

The Events and Administration Intern will support the running of these events as well as the administration of the project more generally, and will gain insight into the delivery of an EU-funded public project.

• Deadline Friday 20th November at 12pm

To apply for either of these internships, please see the attachments in the latest news section of the Employability Moodle page: https://moodle.kent.ac.uk/2015/course/view.php?id=3603

REWARD AND RECOGNITION RESEARCH INTERNSHIP

Would you like to intern at Kent Union? Kent Union are currently offering an exclusive paid internship for a Politics and IR student!

Kent Union are one year into delivering their strategy. A key part of this is bringing together their paid staff and volunteers in delivering their strategy for their members.You will be responsible for coordinating and reviewing how Kent Union rewards and recognises their people, made up of volunteers and paid staff.

They are looking for a person who has excellent communication skills, both written and verbally and is able to use their initiative in carrying out research with a range of stakeholders. The role is an independent role but will feed into the wider work of the People Department and other internships. Previous research skills would be of benefit.

  • Minimum of £6.29 ph
  • 7-10 hours a week for 10 – 13 weeks, hours to be work during Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
  • Interviews will take place on Tuesday 24th November
  • W/C 30th November – February 2016
  • Deadline to apply: 18th November 2015

Please visit: http://www.kentunion.co.uk/careers/student-positions/ for further information and to download the application forms.

Civil Service Fast Track Introduction Session

An introductory session for current penultimate-year students who are interested in applying to the UK Civil Service Fast Track Scheme next September, will be running this term.

The session will introduce the scheme, the application process and the competencies against which all candidates are tested, and will provide an opportunity for interested students to ask questions and to take part in a few activities designed to see whether they might enjoy a career in the UK Civil Service.

Details of the session are below. No booking required.

Civil Service Fast Track Introduction

Thursday 11th June, 10am – 12pm

Grimond Seminar Room 6

 

Would you like to be a student ambassador for The School of Politics and International Relations?

The School of Politics and International Relations is recruiting student ambassadors for 2015/16.

The School undertakes many recruitment activities throughout the academic year aimed at prospective students and we are looking for enthusiastic, confident and self-motivated students to join the recruitment team.

Ambassador work will include leading sessions at UCAS applicant days and dedicated Politics at Kent days, campus tours and promoting the School to prospective applicants at Open and Applicant Days.

These activities primarily take place on Wednesday afternoons and on Saturdays, candidates should be flexible and able to work these days.

The Ambassador scheme is open to all second and third year undergraduate students, as well as those students returning from their year abroad.

Ambassadors should be as comfortable addressing large groups of people as they are talking to visitors one on one and, most importantly, are able to positively promote the School, their programme and the ‘Kent experience’.

Students applying for the scheme should be reliable, trustworthy and have the ability to take initiative. They should also be able to demonstrate strong communication and presentation skills as well as excellent team working and people skills.

Ambassadors that successfully make it through the selection process will receive full training from the School in order to prepare them in their roles.

If you would like to apply for the role, please send:

  • An email with a statement of no more than 250 words explaining your motivation and
  • A CV of no more than two sides outlining your most relevant experience

Please email your completed application to Siobhan Dumphy: S.Dumphy@kent.ac.uk

Opening date: Wednesday 20th May 2015

Closing date: Friday 5th June 2015 at 12pm

Interviews Wednesday 17th June 2015

Interested in Journalism? Would you like to write a blog for students?

The University’s Web Publishing team are launching a blog at the start of the 2015/16 academic year for the benefit of prospective students. The idea is that current Kent students write about aspects of student, extra-curricular or academic life to really give prospective students an insight into life here at the University.

If you are interested in a career in journalism, then this is a great opportunity to really develop your skills and interests. It will also be a valuable experience to highlight on your CV, which will be impressive to any prospective employer.

For further details and to apply, visit: http://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/blog/index.html

Deadline is the 5th June 2015!