Category Archives: Internships

Paid Student Internship in the Global Europe Research Centre

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 (remotely):

  • 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 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 (up to eight hours per week at the relevant student intern rate) and will last until the end of Spring Term initially, with the possibility of an extension to the end of the academic year.

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 19th November 2020. Interviews will be held the following week.

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)

PAID STUDENT INTERN OPPORTUNITY FOR 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 a  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’ 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 a 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 (to be negotiated  between the student and Dr. den Boer), 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 throughout the academic year.

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 has been extended to midday on the 9th November 2020. 

Interviews for successful candidates will be held in the following week.

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

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

MEP Internship Offer

Would you like to find out more about the dynamic working environment of the European Parliament? Do you want to take part in important political negotiations and explore every activities of MEP?

Czech MEP Tomas Zdechovsky (EPP) is looking for an intern for period 7 September 2020 to 30 April 2021.

Requirements:

  • finished university education
  • native English speaker (French or other languages welcomed)
  • research and analytical skills
  • excellent communication and organisation skills
  • proactivity and flexibility

Your main tasks will include mainly following relevant parliamentary committees, back office support for MEP and his team, communication with stakeholders, public and media.

The internship is paid and can be possibly followed by a full-time contract.

Your CV and motivation letter should be sent to sabina.vanderlande@europarl.europa.eu  until 26th June 2020. Please do not forget to mention why are you particularly interested in working in our office and what are you expecting from the traineeship.

Careers Advice during the Corona Virus Outbreak

Throughout the ongoing Corona virus outbreak we can support you in a variety of different ways.

Please email me at aspirations@kent.ac.uk for careers advice, guidance, CV, application and interview assistance via email; or to arrange an appointment via telephone or online (Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp etc).

The Careers and Employability Service are also here to provide support to all students. You can find detailed information on how they can do this on their website: https://www.kent.ac.uk/ces/advice.html

You can also find frequently asked questions on COVID-19 and employability here:

https://www.kent.ac.uk/ces/what_do_we_offer.html

Surveying, Commercial & Residential Property Internship

The world’s second largest commercial real estate brokerage and investment management firm is in partnership with Sanctuary Graduates to find passionate, diverse interns with an interest in property to apply for their 5 internships.

This forward-thinking firm has a real commitment to diversity and applications from students from all backgrounds are encouraged!

Company: Global Real Estate Brokerage and Investment Management firm JLL
Locations: London, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham & Edinburgh
Roles: Surveying, Commercial & Residential Property 6-week internships
Assessment Centres: April 2020
Salary: £Competitive
Start Date: Summer 2020
Degrees Accepted: All degrees
Apply here: https://bit.ly/31meYFY – Make sure to select ‘Sanctuary Graduates’ when you’re asked where you heard about JLL!
Deadline: 20/02/20

“Where like-minded people work naturally together to achieve great things”

Who is the company?

– JLL is the world’s second largest commercial real estate brokerage and investment management firm, who have interests in investment, leasing, property management, and development totalling over $4 billion in revenue

– Founded in 1783, this is a truly global business with around 80,000 employees and over 250 offices in 80 different countries

– Sanctuary Graduates are proud to be representing a true leader in their field, who buy, build, occupy and invest in a variety of assets including industrial, commercial, retail, residential and hotel real estate. From tech startups to global firms, their clients span industries including banking, energy, healthcare, law, life sciences, manufacturing and technology

– Some of their best known properties include the Olympic Park, the Shard, Battersea Power Station and MediaCityUk in Manchester – home to the BBC and ITV

– Their in-depth knowledge of energy and environment design makes them a go-to consultant for energy and sustainability services, including smart building solutions, alternative energy designs, and energy-efficient retrofits for existing properties

What are the roles?

– On these 6-week internships, you will work closely with Graduate Surveyors on a variety of their projects

– You will carry out research into sales and marketing of comparable properties using internet sources and calling agents

– You will have the opportunity to sit in and attend key client meetings

– You will have responsibility from day one for individual tasks to support the teams’ day to day function

– You will be involved in key research tasks to assist surveyors and wider teams

– There’s opportunities for site visits and inspections, as well as to attend an array of sport and social networking events

– You will undertake inspections of development sites, private residential property or social housing (accompanied by graduates or qualified staff)

– You will be preparing spreadsheets of findings and inputting into valuation models, as well as preparing pricing schedules for property development schemes and attending team meetings

Why should you apply?

– High performers on the internship are fast-tracked to Assessment Centre for the 2021 graduate scheme

– Sanctuary Graduates are delighted to be in partnership with a firm that allows you to develop as a person to achieve your ambitions within an entrepreneurial, inclusive culture

– Learn from the best in a leading global firm, with dedicated soft skill training

– You will gain exposure to experienced stakeholders in the Real Estate sector

– With 2 socials throughout the internship, there will be lots of opportunities to network within the business

Who is best suited to these schemes?

– These internship schemes are available to applicants in any year, however penultimate year students are preferred

– You must be on track for or achieved a 2.1 in your degree

– For the Residential Property & Commercial internships (London & Bristol), and Property Asset Management (London, Bristol, Birmingham and Edinburgh) you can be from any degree background

– For the Building Consultancy and Surveying internships (London & Manchester) we are looking for those from any Building or Quantity Surveying/construction related degree

– You must also have a grade C or above in all A-levels and GCSE’s

Click here to apply now: 

https://bit.ly/31meYFY

It only takes 30 seconds to register your interest in these roles, and Sanctuary Graduates will support you throughout the full application process.

 

Thinking of a career in journalism?

The Guardian is offering summer placements for two weeks for those aiming to start a career in journalism.

The London office is running four schemes during the summer, one scheme for people with disabilities and multiple schemes for BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) applicants.

Successful applicants will gain an insight into the profession, working across the newspaper and website.

You’ll also have an experienced journalist as a mentor to offer advice on careers.

The Guardian Positive Action Schemes

Disabilities scheme – reference code KIN0001UT

You will gain an insight into the workings of the newspaper and website, on sections such as Features, Society and Multimedia.

BAME all-editorial scheme – reference code KIN0001UP

You will work across a number of sections such as Weekend Magazine, Books, G2, Global Development, The Guide, Society and Multimedia.

BAME sport scheme – reference code KIN0001UQ

You will work on our sports desk alongside our team of journalists and editors, learning how we cover the biggest sporting events across the globe.

BAME podcasting and audio storytelling scheme – reference code KIN0001UR

You will work alongside our podcast producers, editors and hosts in our audio department.

BAME photography scheme – reference code KIN0001US

You will work alongside our photographers and picture editors, learning about different aspects of photo-journalism.

If you are interested please apply online by visiting www.theguardian.com/workforus using the relevant reference code above.

Please note that the schemes are only open to applicants over 18 years old.

Deadline for receipt of applications is Monday 30th March 2020 for these schemes.

*Positive action is covered by section 158 of the Equality Act 2010

 

Placement Year Working to Combat Homelessness

Are you looking for an opportunity to start a career in the charity sector? We are searching for motivated and committed people to join our structured 12 month traineeship scheme.

Thames Reach is a London based charity helping homeless and vulnerable people to find decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. Our vision is to end street homelessness and our aim is to achieve the highest standards and effectiveness in service delivery to vulnerable people. Each member of the Thames Reach team plays a vital role in contributing and shaping the vision of ending rough sleeping and promoting improvement in people’s lives, and by joining us you can do the same.

On the Traineeship programme, you will experience a challenging yet rewarding high quality on-the-job training and the opportunity to develop the skills needed for a career in our front-line services. We also are looking to offer the same rewarding opportunities on our Apprenticeship scheme to come later in the year.

To succeed, you will need commitment, resilience, empathy towards homeless people and good basic admin and IT skills. Your programme will consist of two six-month placements at a Thames Reach Project one of which will be hostel based.

You will be required to work full time on a rota basis which involves working shifts, including evenings and weekends.

Thames Reach cannot guarantee location of placements for successful intakes.

To apply please go to our careers page to download the application pack via the ‘Apply‘ button.

London wide – Boroughs with vacancies include Brent, Croydon, Greenwich, Lambeth, Southwark

£20,573.00 pa (6.5% employer’s contributory pension)

37.5 hours per week inc. shifts

12 month fixed-term contract, starting 1st May 2020

Please note CVs will not be accepted.

For further information visit our website via the ‘Apply’ button.

Closing date: Sunday 23rd February 2020

For further information drop in sessions will be held on 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, 12th and 14th February 2020.

Interviews: Dates between 7th March 2020 and 13th March 2020

Thames Reach is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We value, respect and celebrate diversity. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their history of homelessness, sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic or national origin or religious belief.

Applicants who have experienced homelessness are especially encouraged to apply.

Get Career Ready! Careers Service Workshops

The Careers Service are hosting a number of small workshops this term to assist students to Get Career Ready!

Click here for more information and to book.

Get career ready! – Finding experience (All students)

Are you looking for work experience opportunities either in the UK or abroad?

Join this informal group Q&A to discuss ways of gaining relevant experience, job hunting resources, and how to talk about your experience.

Get career ready! – Succeeding in applications (Finalists)

Are you struggling to get through the application process?

Join this informal group Q&A to discuss the various methods used in selecting and recruiting candidates and some of the techniques that can be used to maximise application success.

Get career ready! – Where to find jobs (Finalists)

Do you have questions about where to find graduate jobs?

Join this informal group Q&A to talk to us about job hunting resources, networking, social media recruiting, speculative applications and how to focus your job search.

Get career ready! – Interviews & Assessment Centres (Finalists)

Are you getting to interview or assessment centre but not getting selected, or would you just like to know how to prepare for them?

Join this informal group session to share and learn from the experiences of others to better prepare yourself. We can suggest how to research formats of interviews and assessment centres, and how to identify likely questions you may be faced with.

Civil Service Fast Streamer: Ask me Anything!

Civil Service Fast Streamer: Ask me Anything
19th February 2020, Keynes S6

Have you been considering a career in the Civil Service?

Whether delivering the agenda of the government of the day is your life-long dream, or whether you just want to find out a little bit more about what the Civil Service is, book now for a 1-1, face to face session with a Civil Service Fast Streamer.

The Fast Stream is an award-winning leadership development programme that will expose you to a variety of roles across government departments, developing you to become a future leader of the Civil Service.

What?

1-1, face to face appointment with a Civil Service Fast Streamer

When?

19th February, 10:00am – 12:00pm
by appointment only – click here to book)

or 1:00pm – 3:00pm
drop in – no appointment needed!

Where?

Keynes S6

Why?

Because the Fast Stream is The Times TOP graduate employer of 2019, because your work will impact upon the whole of society, because you can choose between 15 different schemes that offer roles across the country, internationally and across government departments…come and find out more for yourself!

Future Charity Leaders Programme & Internships

upReach welcome interest from those who are passionate about social mobility and are interested in working for us. Many of our current team joined after a successful career in another sector, and we greatly value the experience this can bring to the students we support. For further information, please email humanresources@upreach.org.uk.

Future Charity Leaders Programme

upReach’s Future Charity Leaders Programme (FCLP) is a unique 2.5 year graduate scheme combining work with our Associates and learning about all aspects of charity management. The FCLP is for high-calibre graduates from any university, academic subject and background.

Applications are now open for the upReach Future Charity Leaders Programme.  Click here to begin your application.

upReach also run a 4 week paid internship starting in June or July 2020 for those graduating in 2020 or 2021.

If you would like to register your interest for future start dates on the FCLP, or express interest in any other capacity, please email humanresources@upreach.org.uk

Internship Competition

upReach, the 2019 Charity of the Year (<£1m), are running a competition to identify future leaders in the charity sector.

The winner receives a paid internship, with fast-track to an Assessment Centre for the upReach Future Charity Leaders Programme (FCLP).