Getting Rewarded as a PolIR Student!

Employability Points

 

As a student of Politics and International Relations, there are a whole host of career options available to you. The EP Scheme has a variety of rewards that might be of interest, from work experience with a range of charities, to internships and work shadowing with councils, the Civil Service Fast Stream and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory.

So, what is EP? The scheme rewards you for undertaking co-curricular activities. You can earn points, which you can spend on rewards such as internships, work experience, work shadowing, training and more! You have until 5pm on Monday 18th March to get as many points as possible, and you will then have the opportunity to apply for the rewards that you qualify for!

Sounds good? Click the links to find out more about the rewards that we think might suit you:

Sevenoaks Town Council are offering a 2-3 month internship where you will be able to review strategic projects/developments, which will cover public perception, research, policy and more.

Medway Council are offering a large range of work-based rewards including an internship in the Housing Strategy team.

Kent County Council are offering an internship in the Sustainable Business and Communities Team, helping public services, businesses and communities in Kent to benefit from a competitive, innovative, resilient, and healthy economy, society, and environment.

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council are offering the opportunity for a student to shadow their Chief Executive, as well as the Director of Change and Communities. This will provide the students with a unique and comprehensive insight into local government management. The council are also offering a skills workshop focusing on working in local government.

DSTL are providing six remote work experience placements where students will work on a research project that will focus on the UK Government and/or Ministry of Defence.

The Civil Service Fast Stream are offering a range of exciting rewards including the chance to shadow Senior Civil Servants and current Fast Streamers, as well as an exclusive Whitehall Experience day, which involves a behind the scenes tour of various sites, workshops and networking opportunities.

Samaritans  are offering work experience placements focusing on planning, promoting and holding an event to raise awareness about the charity.

Demelza are providing a work experience placement focused on event management and a work shadowing placement, providing an insight into fundraising management.

If you have an interest in working in the charity sector, you may also want to take a look at EP opportunities with East Kent MencapKent Enterprise TrustNucleus Arts, and People United. For a full list of the rewards available through EP this year, take a look here.

If you want any more information, or to book a 1-1- with the team, contact us at: employabilitypoints@kent.ac.uk

POLIR Fully Funded Field Trip – Careers in International Affairs

Career in International Affairs Forum

The School of Politics and International Relations is fully funding a field trip to the annual Careers in International Affairs Forum.

Tickets to the event and a coach trip into London are included.

Places are limited to 10 students, to apply please email: aspirations@kent.ac.uk
and explain why you would like to attend the forum.

Date: 29th April 2019
Time: 9am – 5pm
Venue: City University of London, St John Street London EC1V 4PB

PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY

08:30- 9:00 Registration

09:00- 9:30
Opening Statement – Simon Anholt, Co-Founder, the Good Country

09:30- 10:15
Career in British Foreign Service
– Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Richard Everingham, Lead on the Fast Stream Recruitment

10:15- 11:15
Career in International Organisations
– World Bank: Claire Willman, International Affairs Associate,
– United Nations Population Fund: Matthew Jackson, UK Director

11:15- 11:30 Break

11:30 – 12:15
Career in Think Tanks
– Chatham House: Lisa O’Daly, Director of Human Resources
– Royal United Services Institute: Oliver Kraft, Research Fellow

12:15- 13:15
Leadership Opportunities
– British Council: Bethan Dinning, Project Manager & John Rolfe, Schools Outreach Manager
– Shwarzman Scholars

13:15- 14:15 Lunch Break

14:15- 15:15
Career in Humanitarian Sector
– International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC): Sophie Da Silva, Recruiter & HR Marketing Officer
– UNICEF: Yahav Lichner, Senior Adviser

15:15-15:45
Career in International Affairs, Private Sector
– Jonathan Paris, Senior Adviser, Chertoff Group
– Richard Griffiths, Senior Advisor, Dentons

15:45 – 16:00 Break

16:00 – 17:00
Career in the United Nations
– United Nations: Eva Jansen, Human Resources Officer

17:00 Closing notes

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