Category Archives: Internships

Careers in Diplomacy meet the FCO on Campus – 19 November

Working for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)
Careers Event

The FCO is the UK government department responsible for protecting and promoting British interests around the world, through the FCO in London and diplomatic posts in 168 countries and territories. Roughly a third are UK-based British Civil Servants; and around two thirds are employed locally in British Diplomatic missions overseas (such as an Embassy, High Commission, or Consulate).

Dr. Jennifer Medcalf who is Head of the Defence and International Security Research Group (DISRG) at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is joining us on campus to discuss the range of career options they offer to students and graduates:

Date: 19th November 2019

Time: 4pm-5pm

Location: COLT 2  (Cornwallis Octagon Lecture Theatre 2)

All students are welcome to attend.

Peacebuilding in Colombia 2020 Scholarships

Peacebuilding in Colombia 2020
Universidad de Los Andes Academic Summer Course
Red Tree Study Scholarship Funding

These scholarships will offer recipients the chance to learn first-hand about the recent history of the Colombian conflict and the challenges of implementing the current peace deal. Students will be enrolled at Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, for three weeks, during which time they will combine lectures and seminars on campus with site visits that deliver practical knowledge of the political and social situation in Colombia. They will visit the UN, JEP, Congress, and the Reparation of Victims Unit, for example. They will hear directly from people involved in the conflict, including ex-combatants, social leaders, victims, politicians and negotiators.

To mark the 5th Anniversary of this hugely successful course, there are  two full scholarship places, to the value of $3,900 USD each.

Who can apply?

We are looking for applicants who are enthusiastic, hardworking, and keen to learn more about peace and conflict in Colombia. Candidates do not need prior knowledge of Colombian or Latin American politics, but should demonstrate an eagerness to engage in lively debate during the course tutorials and site visits.  The program is open to students from a range of arts, humanities and social science subjects, and is aimed particularly at those with an interest in conflict resolution and international relations in Latin America. Applicants must be enrolled on a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate degree program for the academic year 2019/20.

What is included?

The 2020 Peacebuilding in Colombia 5th Anniversary Scholarships cover full participation in the course which runs at Universidad de Los Andes from Monday 8 to Friday 26 June 2020. This includes supervised bed and breakfast accommodation (a private room in a modern student residence with kitchen facilities), an airport pickup upon arrival in Bogota, a schedule of site visits and excursions as part of the academic provision, as well as a supplementary calendar of social and cultural activities, all of which are covered by the scholarship. Participants will need to arrange their own flights to and from Colombia, and to cover the costs of some lunchtime and evening meals.

Previous Participants

The scholarship recipients will be joining students from prestigious universities throughout the world. Our students have come from Duke, Brown, Yale the University of Southern California, Vassar College, SFSU, The University of Maryland, Ohio State, Emory University, Boston University and NYU in the USA; Queen’s University Belfast, the University of Cambridge, the University of Bristol, Durham University, the University of Sussex, Cardiff University, Aberystwyth University, Sheffield, QMUL and York in the UK, Queen’s Ontario and the University of British Columbia, in Canada, Uppsala and Lund in Sweden, and many more. You can read reviews of the course from many of these students online here and here.

We have provided numerous students with scholarship funding to study in Colombia in recent years, many of whom have continued to study the region and its political and social developments long after their time in Bogota. To hear directly from some of our 2019 scholarship recipients, please click here.

Scholarship application process

Applications for the 2020 Peacebuilding in Colombia 5th Anniversary Scholarships are open until Friday 13 December 2019. Applicants must submit a scholarship application form, accompanying academic reference, and a general program application form by this date in order to apply for the funding. The final selection will be made by the Director of the Masters in Peacebuilding course at Universidad de Los Andes. Red Tree Study will announce the scholarship recipients on or before Friday 24 January 2020. All applicants will be contacted via email to let them know the outcome of their application.

Please email apps@redtreestudy.com to request an application.

You can read more about the program here on our website.

GEC Internship – Deadline Extended

PLEASE NOTE:

The deadline for this post has been extended till midday on Thursday 7th November. Interviews will be held in the afternoon on Wednesday 13th November. 

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 the Spring Term 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 Thursday 7th November 2019. Interviews will  be held in the afternoon on the 13th November 2019.

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 30th October 2019.

Interviews for successful candidates will be held on 4th November between 1pm – 4pm. 

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

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

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.

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

FCO Student Ambassador

Foreign & Commonwealth Office – Student Ambassador (Immediate Start)

If you’re a budding journalist / blogger / influencer / writer with a passion for travel, then this is definitely the role for you…

We’re looking for creative, social media savvy students to work as Student Brand Ambassadors for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. This is a really exciting opportunity to represent a government department – successful candidates will be involved in one of the FCO’s major 2019/2020 PR and marketing campaigns.

So, what does an FCO Ambassador do?

  • Raise awareness of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s ‘Travel Aware’ campaign; a campaign aimed at making sure travellers research their destination and are prepared
  • Create and publish interesting and relevant content/articles
  • Organise and run engaging events on campus that help to communicate foreign travel advice to students
  • Maximise campaign exposure by thinking of innovative ways to reach new audiences
  • Create and share travel related social media content to enhance ‘Travel Aware’ exposure and help increase the following on Instagram (+ Facebook and Twitter too).

What are the benefits?

  • Great opportunity for anyone interested in social media, marketing, writing, journalism, and/or a career at the FCO!
  • Invaluable work experience for university students
  • Highly competitive rate of pay
  • Flexible workload designed to fit around your studies

Successful candidates must:

  • Be a full-time student for the academic year 2019/20
  • Be conscientious, resourceful and organized
  • Be active on social media, and comfortable promoting the travel aware message from your personal account(s)
  • Enjoy meeting new people and be confident when speaking to large groups
  • Have an interest in travel
  • Be creative! Having a good eye for what looks great on social media is a must + you’ll always be thinking of innovative ways to spread the travel aware message
  • Have some form of journalistic experience, for example you may already write for a student media outlet, have your own blog, be an active You-Tuber or social media user

Click here for more information

12-month London Based Asset Management Placements

12-month Placements/Graduate Roles with London-based asset manager,  BlueBay – One of Europe’s largest Fixed-Income Managers

Are you looking for a placement or graduate role with real responsibility from day one? Do you want invaluable experience and knowledge of the inner-workings of an industry-leading asset manager? Do you want the opportunity to work for a highly regarded, well-established firm? BlueBay are looking to hire placement students and graduates from all degree backgrounds across many areas of asset management….

These roles are open to graduates and placement students from any degree subject, however you must be on track for or achieved a 2.1. You will receive support throughout the entire application process!

Company: BlueBay
Location: Mayfair, London
Roles: Graduate Roles and 12-month placements in:

1. Operations 2. Client Operations 3. RFP (Request for Proposal)

Salary: £24,000
Assessment dates 1st – 10th May
Start Date: Week Commencing 8th July 2019
Degree: Any degree
Apply here: https://www.sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/bluebay-generalist-19/?ref=PM
Deadline: 08/04/19

Who is the company?

– With around $50 billion under management and offices across the globe, BlueBay is one of Europe’s largest specialist fixed income managers

– Established in 2001, BlueBay is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Canada, with full investment autonomy and substantial operational independence

– Located in beautiful, modern offices in Mayfair, BlueBay pride themselves on their core values of integrity, transparency and respect, taking a collaborative and innovative approach with their clients

 

What are the roles?

  1. Operations

– The operations area is the ‘engine room’ of the business, ensuring smooth running of trading processes

– Within operations you will rotate across 3 areas: security operations, derivative operations and mixed treasury, exposing you to all areas of financial services

– In each area you will be ensuring that trades are running smoothly by liaising with other teams, researching and writing reports and digging into why a trade may have gone through incorrectly

Is this role right for me?

– You must have an aptitude for accuracy, analysis and drawing hypotheses

  1. Client Operations

– Client and regulatory reporting is for those with outstanding communication skills, providing both clients and external bodies with the information they need to make decisions

– You will get the chance to work with the sales team to pull together reports to provide to clients, as well as the regulatory team to submit data to governing bodies

Is this role right for me?

– You must be proactive, willing to learn and possess great written and verbal communication skills

  1. RFP (Request for Proposal)

– You will be creating and collating content for client proposals, which is great for those who enjoy researching and writing

– You will be working closely with the sales team to put together proposals to send to new clients

– This role is different to the client operations role as you will be filling in questionnaires about BlueBay for new clients, rather than helping to source information for existing clients

Is this role right for me?

– You must have great researching and writing skills, attention to detail and be able to work efficiently and independently when required

You can apply to these roles with any degree, however you must be on track for or achieved a 2.1!

Why should you apply?

– These 12-month placement and graduate roles offer an entry-level route into this exciting firm, with hands-on experience in a specialist department

– You will gain invaluable experience and knowledge of the inner-workings of an asset manager

– You will have the opportunity to work for a highly regarded, well-established firm who are experts in their area of fixed income

– You will have the opportunity to be part of a sociable graduate community that spans across many different teams who often work together

– You will be offered training in all areas of financial services, providing you with great exposure to the asset management industry

– You will have the chance to attend hedge fund events to broaden your knowledge of the asset management industry

 

Click here to be considered – Apply now:

https://www.sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/bluebay-generalist-19/?ref=PM

It only takes 30 seconds to register your interest in these roles, and you’ll receive support throughout the full application process.