Useful Links

Below is a list of useful links and services – we will keep this regularly updated but if you spot anything missing, do let us know!

SPIR Employability presentation slides

What to do with a degree in Politics? politics-seminar-autumn-2016

Networking know-how empfest-2016-networking-know-how-workshop

So you want to be an intern?! empfest-2016-so-you-want-to-be-an-intern

Careers in Security and Defence careers-in-security-and-defence-presentation-november-2016

Careers in Diplomacy Careers in Diplomacy

Planning the rest of your life: career planning, job-hunting and money management! Planning life after graduation!


University of Kent Careers and Employability Service – the University’s service for everything employability and work-related. Offers 1-1 support, training, CV checks, interview practice and lots more.

Careers and Employability Service Vacancies Database – a database of jobs, internships, placements and work experience for Kent students

University of Kent Employability Points – a rewards scheme for students allowing you to accrue points from working, volunteering and other activities to spend on internships, training and a whole range of prizes

Kent Union KSCV (Kent Student Certificate for Volunteering) – an accreditation programme allowing students to track and receive recognition for volunteering and other activities.

Kent Union Employability and Volunteering (E&V) Toolkit – a toolkit for students to track and develop their skills, and access training and development opportunities

Kent Innovation and Enterprise – University service offering advice and support for local businesses, students considering setting up their own businesses, and a whole range of enterprise activities

Useful Websites and Opportunities

Work4MPs – an excellent site for vacancies and internship opportunities in Parliament, Policy / Research, Lobbying, PR and NGOs

EU Commission Traineeships – the official website for EU Commission internships

UK Civil Service Fast-Stream Summer Diversity Internship Programme – Summer internship programme in the UK Civil Service for students from diverse backgrounds

Interpol Internships – internships with Interpol for students from member countries

ILO (UN) Internships – internships in the International Labour Organisation

UN Internship Programme – UN internship programme (largely unpaid) based in New York and other major UN HQ destinations

Graduate Talent Pool – UK Government-backed internship scheme

Go Abroad – links to internship and placement opportunities outside of the UK

Rate My Placement – one of the UK’s largest, general internship and placement websites

How2Become – CV Builder and advice