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Research Centre Internship: Global Europe Centre (GEC)

The School of Politics and IR is pleased to announce a vacancy for a student intern within its Global Europe Centre. The Global Europe Centre (GEC) is a research centre focusing on Europe, its member states, and its place in a changing world. It brings together leading international academics from politics and international relations, economics, law, business, and European culture in order to explore the contemporary policy challenges to Europe and its nation states.

School Research Centre internships are an initiative to support the development of student skills and employability, as well as helping to build capacity within and raise the profile of the School’s Research Centres. The internships are funded by the School and are available exclusively to SPIR students.

The successful student intern will:

  • Support the administrative and other work of the Research Centre, under the guidance of the Centre’s Director and other staff
  • Develop or work on a Research Centre blog, writing and commissioning content of interest to students, staff and other stakeholders and raising the profile of the Centre
  • Use social media (including Twitter and Facebook) to promote the work of the Centre and to raise its profile, and work within the School to engage students in the Centre’s work
  • Support the running of Centre events, and propose events and activities to further promote the Centre’s work particularly on campus and amongst students
  • Support individual researchers within the Centre on research projects and activities where such work is available
  • Undertake any other duties to support the work of the School of Politics and IR, including employability and recruitment / marketing tasks

The successful student intern should:

  • Be an undergraduate or postgraduate student from the School of Politics and IR, at Stage 2 or above (including Bi-Diplôme and Joint Honours students)
  • Have a strong academic and attendance record. Priority will be given to students with a grade average of a 2:1 (60%) or above, and an attendance average of 70% or above
  • Be able to demonstrate an interest in the area of the research centre, either through module choice / academic record or extra-curricular activities
  • Be able to work independently on given tasks, and to show initiative and creativity
  • Have experience of using social media and writing blog articles or other online content

Applications

This is a paid internship (six hours per week at the relevant student intern rate) and will last until February 2020 initially, with the possibility of an extension to the end of the academic year. Students should be available to commit six hours per week on average including during some vacations.

Interested students should apply by emailing a CV and cover letter to Ngaio Lanfray at n.v.lanfray@kent.ac.uk

The application deadline is midday on the 30th October 2019.

Interviews will  be held on 6th November and interview feedback can be provided on request.

For more information please contact Ngaio Lanfray on the above email address. The University’s Careers and Employability Service can provide CV and cover letter advice (www.kent.ac.uk/ces)

 

POLIR STUDENT INTERN FOR WOMANSTATS PROJECT

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 176 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.

The ‘WomanStats’ data Collection Intern will:

  • Gather data from demographic and health surveys, state legislation, policy websites and similar sources
  • Create and maintain datasets
  • Assist with descriptive analysis of data
  • Work as part of a team to code qualitative data
  • Meet with Dr. den Boer on a weekly basis to discuss findings

The ‘WomanStats’ Intern should:

  • Be an undergraduate student at the University of Kent in Politics and International Relations
  • Be able to work over the Autumn and Spring terms during term time
  • Have a strong academic and attendance record– preference will be given to students with a grade average of 60% and above
  • Have experience/skills in using Microsoft Excel or similar packages
  • Have the ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Have experience of analysing research (desirable)
  • Be detail oriented and meticulous in recording bibliographic information
  • Have an understanding of gender in politics and society

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

TO APPLY

Interested students email a CV and covering letter outlining their suitability and how they meet the above criteria to n.v.lanfray@kent.ac.uk.

The deadline for applications is midday on the 23rd October 2019.

Interviews for successful candidates will be held on 31st October between 2pm – 5pm. 

All applications will be acknowledged, with interview feedback available on request.

For further information, please email Ngaio Lanfray on the email address above.

POLIR Alumni Careers Panel on 16th October 2019

For EMPFEST 2019 hear from a panel of School alumni who will share the secrets of their career success in Politics and International Relations.

Date: Wednesday 16th October 2019
Time:  2pm – 4pm
Location: KLT3
Please signup at https://careers.kent.ac.uk/

You will gain first-hand information and practical advice on various careers paths. Our alumni are able to share invaluable career tips through open, honest dialogue with the students who attend.

At this event, we aim to highlight unique career possibilities that exist for School of Politics degree holders, helping you envision possibilities for yourself you may never have considered. The event wraps up with a networking session where attendees can mix and mingle with all of the panellists.

Alumni Speaker Biography’s

Kami Asamani
Business Manager Arts Sub-Saharan Africa, British Council
Kami was appointed as Head Business Management Arts SSA at the British Council in February 2018. Prior to this, Kami worked as Programmes Manager Ethiopia and from 2009-2015 as a Project Delivery Manager in the British Council’s Education and Society business unit. Kami has long been associated with and interested in the creative sector and is excited by seeing young people gain access to new skills. Kami has a BA in Politics and International Relations and an LLM in International Law and International Relations, both from the University of Kent at Canterbury. Kami is passionate about learning about other cultures, especially African countries and Japan. She loves cooking and eating healthy food whilst sharing creative food ideas @kamiasamani.

Joseph Dutton
Policy Adviser at E3G
Joseph Dutton is a Policy Adviser at energy and climate change think-thank E3G, working on UK and EU energy, infrastructure, and climate change policy. He previously worked as an Associate Research Fellow at the University of Exeter Energy Policy Group on the politics of UK and European energy policy and renewable energy development. He has held a number of roles in the energy, including in academic research, market analysis, and consultancy. He completed his undergraduate in Conflict, Peace and Security (2008) and MA in International Relations and European Studies (2010).

Kevin McNamara
Freelance Digital Communications and Campaigns Expert
Since graduating from the University of Kent, Kevin has been a parliamentary candidate on several occasions and worked on a number of campaigns, including being one of the organisers who got Catherine Bearder re-elected in 2014, as well as playing leading roles in successful Liberal Democrat campaigns in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Kevin has since turned his attention to working on other projects with social good at their heart, supporting projects like Nature 2030 and Empower as well as volunteering as a governor for his local NHS Trust which has a budget of over £300m.

Tom Spare
Executive Officer for Transitions and Engagement with Student Support Services, Cardiff University
I graduated from University of Kent in 2013, studying a BA in Politics. My career, thus far, has been in Universities, working at two Students’ Unions in student representation, education and policy, and now at Cardiff University as Executive Officer (Transitions and Engagement). I help oversee International Arrivals for around 750 international students and run events to help integrate international students in the wider university community. I also engage with vulnerable groups such as estranged students, student carers and care leavers, asylum seekers and Armed Forces Veterans. I work within the Student Support and Wellbeing Division that assists in every element of student life, from careers to counselling, from money advice to study abroad. Ask me questions If you are interested in a non-academic career in HE or want to understand what it’s like working for a University/Students’ Union.

Misha Upadhyaya
Stakeholder and Engagement Officer at Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime
After completing her undergraduate degree and Masters at Kent, Misha left to join Thames Valley Police as a Civilian Counter Terrorism Officer. For over two years Misha led on Police work for the Government’s Prevent programme which aims to safeguarding vulnerable people away from radicalisation and extremism in the Thames Valley area. She worked extensively with the community to safeguard individuals from a myriad of risks. After this, Misha joined NHS England as the London and South of England’s Regional Prevent Coordinator where she oversaw the implementation and safeguarding legislation in the form of the Prevent statutory duty in over 150 health care organisations. Misha now works for the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime where she leads on engagement and policy for the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan’s, Countering Violent Extremism programme. In her free time Misha volunteers as a co-opted School Governor for safeguarding for at her local primary school.

 

 

 

Upcoming Careers Events for POLIR Students

As part of EMPFEST 2019 there are a number of careers & employabilty events for POLIR students.

Civil Service Fast Stream: Meet the Fast Streamers
Wednesday 9th October, 3pm
Three current Fast Streamers on the Civil Service Fast Stream graduate programme will be coming to the University of Kent to give a talk about their experiences both applying for and being on the Fast Stream.

How to Get a Job in International Development
Thursday 10 October, 10am, room tbc
Webinar on how to get a job in international development. I’ll discuss the following: 1) What skills / background are required 2) How to know where you have a chance and where you don’t 3) How to get informational interviews / network 4) Where to focus your attention in your job search 5) The basic application. Plus Q&A

Careers in Law for non-Law Students
Thursday 10 October, 17.00 in CW SE LT2
For any students considering a law conversion, our team will talk them through the practicalities of the courses but also highlight the career options ahead and how to achieve this.

Fast Stream Skills Session
Tuesday 15 October, 11.15 and 1.45 time slots
This will be a taster of a half-day assessment centre that selects graduates with the calibre and potential to join the Fast Stream. Research shows that assessment centres make more accurate predictions about how you will perform at work than other recruitment methods. Fast Stream standards are high and to have reached the assessment centre is a significant achievement. You now have the chance to show that you have the skills and personal qualities to be a successful Fast Streamer.

POLIR Alumni Careers Panels for EMPFEST
Listen to POLIR Alumni talk about their careers since graduation followed by a Q&A and networking
Wednesday 16th October 2019, 2pm – 4pm, Location: TBC

Crown Prosecution Service Careers
Wednesday 16th October, 1pm in KLT6
Find out what it is like to work for Crown Prosecution Service, career paths and the range of opportunities available for graduates.

Unlocked Graduates – Leading Change on the Inside
Wednesday 16th October, 2pm

Please visit the careers service website to sign up. 

Looking for an undergraduate placement?

Glaxo Smith Kline
Placement Year Opportunities for POLIR students

A placement with GSK will give you the practical experience to complement your studies and we are committed to supporting your personal and professional growth.

Communications and Government Affairs
– closing on 16th October 2019

Procurement (any degree)
– closing on 27th October 2019

Before you explore our opportunities, take a look at some key facts about GSK and doing a placement with us!

  • Our placements usually run for 12 months, plenty of time to gain lots of value skills!Whilst with us you’ll have the opportunity to take part in lots of volunteering, including raising money for our charity partners Save the children
  • Rated top pharma company in Rate my Placement employer table
  • We have over 300 placement students join us next year, so lots of new friends to make.
  • Five people who worked for the companies that now make up GSK have been awarded Nobel prizes.
  • We’ve topped the access to medicine index since it started!
  • We are working to control and/or eliminate diseases affecting the world’s most vulnerable people.

Sound interesting? We’d love for you to be part of our team and help us improve the lives of our patients and consumers.

Did you know you can apply for more than one placement with us! If you have a passion for more than one area, so long as you pass our online assessment once, you can then apply for any other roles that you are passionate about.

You should apply for one vacancy and complete the online test for that role.  Once the online test has been completed and passed, you may then start your application for another role. You cannot apply for additional opportunities unless you have passed the online test section of the process. Only one online test can be completed by a student for this year.

Please wait until you have completed the online test before starting another application.


Register now

Before applying for any of the placement opportunities, you will need to register your details to create an account. Please register now.

Your account

To access your account dashboard, complete an application or view previous submitted applications, please click here.

Contact Us

If you have any questions in regards to the programme you can contact us by email at GSKplacements@srg.co.uk or via telephone on 01582 692 870 (our offices hours are Monday – Friday 8.30am-5.00pm).

Feedback

If you want to feedback anything about your experience in the recruitment process, please contact us on GSKfeedback@srg.co.uk. A member from the team will get back to you within 2 working days.

 

 

Research Centre Internship: Conflict Analysis Research Centre (CARC)

School of Politics and IR Research Centre Internship: Conflict Analysis Research Centre (CARC)

The School of Politics and IR is pleased to announce a vacancy for a student internship within its Conflict Analysis Research Centre. The Conflict Analysis Research Centre (CARC) is a multi-disciplinary research centre and centre of excellence in the study of political conflict, developing original theory and analysis and supporting creative approaches to the management and transformation of violent conflict.

School Research Centre internships are a new initiative to support the development of student skills and employability, as well as helping to build capacity within and raise the profile of the School’s Research Centres. The internships are funded by the School and are available exclusively to Politics and International Relations students.

The successful student intern will:

  • Support the administrative and other work of the Research Centre, under the guidance of the Centre’s Director and other staff
  • Develop or work on a Research Centre blog, writing and commissioning content of interest to students, staff and other stakeholders and raising the profile of the Centre
  • Use social media (including Twitter and Facebook) to promote the work of the Centre and to raise its profile, and work within the School to engage students in the Centre’s work
  • Support the running of Centre events, and propose events and activities to further promote the Centre’s work particularly on campus and amongst students
  • Support individual researchers within the Centre on research projects and activities where such work is available
  • Undertake any other duties to support the work of the School of Politics and IR, including employability and recruitment / marketing tasks

The successful student intern should:

  • Be an undergraduate or postgraduate student from the School of Politics and IR, at Stage 2 or above (including Bi-Diplôme and Joint Honours students)
  • Have a strong academic and attendance record. Priority will be given to students with a grade average of a 2:1 (60%) or above, and an attendance average of 70% or above
  • Be able to demonstrate an interest in the area of the research centre, either through module choice / academic record or extra-curricular activities
  • Be able to work independently on given tasks, and to show initiative and creativity
  • Have experience of using social media and writing blog articles or other online content

Applications

This is a paid internship (six hours per week at the relevant salary on the University pay spine for students interns) and will last until February 2020 initially, with the possibility of an extension until the end of the academic year. Students should be available to commit six hours per week on average including during some vacation periods.

Interested students should apply by emailing a CV and cover letter to Ngaio Lanfray (n.v.lanfray@kent.ac.uk) by 12pm on Thursday 10th October 2019.

Interviews are to be held on the 16th October 2019 –  all applications will be acknowledged and feedback available.

The University’s Careers and Employability Service can also provide CV and cover letter advice (www.kent.ac.uk/ces).

Fast Stream Application Deadlines & Events

The Civil Service have announced their 2019/2020 application dates for the Fast Stream:

Open: 26th September at 12:00pm (noon)
Closes: 24th October at 12:00pm (noon)

Details are on their Facebook page here if you’d like more information about this.

Application details can be found here: https://www.faststream.gov.uk/how-to-apply/

The Civil Service will also be on campus to talk to students at the Careers Fair during EMPFEST.

Further on campus events with the Fast Stream will be announced shortly.

Working in Government Insight Day on 13th November 2019

The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) University Outreach Team cordially invites up to 10 students from your university to attend our ‘working in government’ insight day on 13th of November 2019, at 1 Victoria Street conference centre.

BEIS employs around 3,000 staff who work in our offices in London, Aberdeen and around the UK. BEIS is supported by over 40 agencies and public bodies including Companies House and the UK Space Agency. For more information about the department and the work we do, please click here.

Led by a budding group of young professional volunteers, the day will consist of six hours of ‘fun and interactive’ sessions leading students through what life is like as a Civil Servant in the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

There will also be time for networking with recent graduates working at the department.

To register, we simply ask for 100 words from interested students detailing why they would be interested in attending the workshop, and a potential future career as a civil servant. A member of your university’s careers service can also attend, if interested. We will be in touch with successful applicants in due course.

We can only accept up to 10 students from your university to allow a wide variety of students to attend from across different London universities. However, further events will be put on in the future over the course of the academic year.

While not a recruitment day, and led solely by volunteers, attendees will learn more about the Civil Service and methods of obtaining employment in departments such as BEIS.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR 100 WORD APPLICATION 

Goldman Sachs EmployAbility Summer Internships 2020

Goldman Sachs EmployAbility Summer Analyst Internship 2020, Human Capital Management

EmployAbility is delighted to be working with Goldman Sachs to offer disabled students and graduates the opportunity to apply for the Goldman Sachs Summer Analyst Internship programme.

Start Date June 2020
Location London,UK
Duration 10 weeks
Who Students and graduates of any degree discipline
Salary Competitive
Deadline Midnight, Sunday 25th August 2019

About Goldman Sachs

At Goldman Sachs, your skills and experiences will create a world of possibilities for our clients. From the latest IPO and market insights to investments in clean energy and infrastructure, each one of our teams contributes to innovations that drive progress around the world.

You’ll work alongside industry experts and strategic thinkers at all levels, gaining hands-on experience unlike anywhere else. All at a place where your ideas matter and your personal and professional growth are front of mind.

Come embrace the opportunity to move industries, make markets and empower communities.

About the Summer Analyst Internship Programme

This is a ten-week programme designed to fully immerse you in the day-today activities of one of Goldman Sachs’ divisions. The programme starts with a firmwide orientation where you’ll learn about their culture, as well as the benefits and responsibilities of being a member of Goldman Sachs. You will also receive division-specific training designed to help you succeed in your division.

After training, you will receive real responsibilities to give you a sense of what you would be doing, day to day, as a full-time Goldman Sachs employee. Along with fellow interns, you will work alongside leaders within the industry. Successful Summer Analysts may be invited back to join the New Analyst programme in a full time position.

About the Human Capital Management Division

Human Capital Management (HCM) is responsible for attracting, developing and managing the firm’s biggest asset: their people. HCM is organized into the following teams;

Divisional Generalists/Client Service Teams

Human Capital Management teams work closely with divisional leadership to address on-going and strategic business issues. Each division within the firm has its own dedicated Human Capital Management Generalist team to address the needs of a particular client group.

Employee Relations

Employee Relations is a risk management function that works to uphold the firm’s business principles and policies, and safeguard the firm from legal or reputational risk relating to employment issues. The group provides strategic advice to managers and employees on a broad range of workplace issues.

Human Capital Management Finance

HCM Finance is responsible for HCM Business Planning, which requires working with Controllers, the Executive Office and the broader finance community to determine business planning requirements and then applying them to HCM.

Human Capital Management Technology Strategy and Services

HCM Technology Strategy and Services is responsible for driving HCM’s technology-related strategy and ensuring they are partnering with Goldman Sachs IT to implement leading edge technologies that optimize process efficiency. The team also works to provide best in class HR Service Delivery practices globally.

Human Capital Management Strategy and Management

The Human Capital Management Strategy and Management team focuses on a variety of strategic business and human capital related needs and facilitates global cooperation and coordination across the division.

Reward

By offering a highly competitive “total reward” package, the contributions of the Reward team are critical in attracting, motivating and retaining our people across the globe.

Benefits designs, implements, and manages competitive and leading edge benefit programs including, health and insurance offerings and retirement savings opportunities.

Compensation drives the development and implementation of our compensation philosophy, policies, and practices around the world.

Global Mobility Services designs and administers the firm’s expatriate and domestic and international relocation program; providing employee counseling and highly specialized tax and immigration support.

Wellness designs and manages services and programs to support the health, productivity and performance of our Employees, including: onsite medical, fitness and childcare facilities, health advocacy services and preventative health programs.

Talent

Global Leadership and Diversity

The Global Leadership and Diversity team serves as strategic advisors to achieve the firm’s objectives of promoting an inclusive work environment as well as attracting, retaining and promoting diverse talent from the communities and cultures in which they do business.

Talent Assessment Group

The Talent Assessment Group enhances the firm’s competitive advantage by partnering with senior leadership to develop talent, identify future leaders, measure employee engagement, facilitate their 360 performance reviews, and conduct research on key people issues.

Recruitment

Graduate Recruitment helps devise and execute the firm’s entry level recruiting strategy, including building and maintaining relationships, marketing the firm to selected universities, facilitating the candidate offer and on campus acceptance process, and executing summer internship programs.

Experienced Hire Recruitment partners with their internal clients to identify and attract experienced professionals to the firm, as well as managing opportunities for internal mobility.

Goldman Sachs University and Pine Street

The Pine Street Leadership Development Group and Goldman Sachs University (GSU) develop and execute solutions to address key organizational, cultural and people development issues that impact their businesses. Committed to helping their people develop personally and professionally, they offer a range of growth and development opportunities to all of their employees at every stage of their careers. GSU focuses on the development of analysts, associates and VPs while Pine Street focuses on the leadership development of managing directors and partners of the firm.

Talent Management Services

Talent Management Services creates operational efficiencies across the Talent Management functions by providing process, systems and project management expertise as well as reporting and financials.

Human Capital Management is at the forefront of change within the firm and they need people who want to help drive that change. They are looking for people with strong analytical and communication skills, enthusiasm, creativity and intellectual curiosity. Their team is comprised of individuals who understand people, process, technology and operations.

Their work is fast-paced and requires individuals to be proactive and have strong business acumen. HCM works across the organization and with a variety of important stakeholders. An interest in the firm’s different products and an understanding of the financial markets is strongly recommended.

As an intern you will be placed with one of the specialist HCM teams. Each team has an area of focus within the organization, from the ‘Generalists’ who work to address specific divisional needs, to the ‘Talent Assessment Team’ who coordinates the firm’s annual performance.

Regardless of your specialization, you will work with your team to solve real business problems with your internal clients.

During the internship programme you will receive both formal and informal training. You will develop analytical and broad human resources skills while also receiving more specific training suited to your HCM functional alignment.

Other Divisions

Goldman Sachs is offering Summer Analyst Internships across a variety of divisions. These are:

How to Apply

Candidates apply through EmployAbility but each applicant is assessed against Goldman Sachs’ core competencies and selected through the Goldman Sachs recruitment process. Successful candidates are hired directly into the appropriate Goldman Sachs Programme and participate in every aspect of it.

If you have any extenuating circumstances or require further information about the Internship programme, please contact
Justin Penney on +44 (0)7776 090 508 or email info@employ-ability.org.uk