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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).

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

Q-Step Summer School

Have you thought about signing up for the 2019 Q-Step summer school?

It runs from Monday 17th June to Friday 28th June 2019 and is free to first year students in SSPSSR, Law and POLIR who have the potential to convert to a ‘with Quantitative Research’ minor degree in their second year.

You will receive free accommodation in Park Wood for the duration of the course plus two weeks’ teaching and tutoring and some meals at social events. We ask for a £50 deposit to reserve your place but this is refunded on completion of the course. If you decide that Q-Step isn’t for you, there is no obligation to convert at the end of the course.

Employers in many sectors seek graduates with quantitative skills; this course offers a unique opportunity to boost your employability. The course is a 15 credit (non-contributory) module, and it will appear on your transcripts making you very competitive on the job market.

This is a fun and challenging course. You will be working intensively alongside other students from a range of disciplines to complete a real piece of social scientific research. The topic for 2019 is Race and Ethnicity.

To register for the course, please visit the website.

Any questions, please email Dr Trude Sundberg T.Sundberg@kent.ac.uk

Fabian Womens Network MENTORING PROGRAMME

Applications for the next cohort (2019/20) are now open
Following the astounding success of the first eight years of the Fabian Women’s Network mentoring and political education programme, we are now recruiting our ninth cohort of aspiring women. If you are a woman looking to develop or further a career in politics or public life then this could be the scheme for you.

Taking part will enable you to develop your political skills and increase the impact and influence you can have on political and public life through mentoring from one of a number of highly influential women along with bespoke training and peer group support.

The scheme launched in 2011 on International Women’s Day and since then has gone from strength to strength. Nearly 200 women have now completed the scheme and each of the seven cohorts over ten months, has received mentoring as well as taking part in organised training and networking activities. The scheme includes time spent in Parliament in London, what will be the final trip to the European Parliament, a series of networking and other events and a residential weekend where mentees will take part in training and further development in the core skills required to be effective in public or parliamentary life.

The programme has already delivered some incredible results for its participants and the Fabian Women’s Network. Mentees have been selected or shortlisted as Parliamentary candidates, and as candidates for the London and Welsh Assembly with brilliant support from other mentees. Many others were shortlisted. 42 women have been elected into local government positions and subsequently promoted into cabinet positions, and a large number of women have gone on to become school governors and trustees on the boards of charities. Some have formed their own charities. The majority of mentees have gained promotion, been nominated for awards and written for or spoken in national media.

How to apply
From 24 May, the Fabian Women’s Network will be inviting applications for the next cohort of the mentoring scheme from Fabian women.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a clear interest in politics and public life and a commitment to their own and others’ development in their application. The scheme will run from 9 September 2019 to June 2020. Applicants must be free to attend induction on 9 September 2019.

The deadline for applications to be a participant on the scheme is midnight 23 June 2019.

To apply for the ninth cohort of the FWN mentoring scheme, you must submit a completed Application Form 2019, a concise CV and a Diversity Monitoring form by email to FWNmentoring@fabians.org.uk

The deadline for applications to be a participant on the scheme is midnight 23 June 2019.

For queries please contact the scheme Coordinator Christine Megson at christine.megson2@ntlworld.com

Careers in Parliament Recruitment Fair

Love working with people in a highly rewarding customer-driven environment? If so, we would like to meet you at our Recruitment Fair on Thursday 9 May 2019 between 3pm and 6.20pm.

Come and discover more about careers in the House of Commons, House of Lords and Parliamentary Digital Service and speak to staff about current and future opportunities.

There are jobs to suit everyone at UK Parliament, including in Security, Finance, Catering, Research, Heritage and Public Engagement.

There is no need for you to bring your CV on the day.

How to book your place at the Recruitment Fair

Attendance at the Recruitment Fair is free but you must book in advance. You can book your place online or by phoning 020 7219 4114.

Current vacancies at UK Parliament

Even if you cannot attend the Recruitment Fair you can still apply for roles at UK Parliament.

 

 

 

 

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

International Volunteer in Development, Education and Women Empowerment

PROJECT-E is an international NGO whose mission is to provide job opportunities for young Ethiopian women from underprivileged social backgrounds through sustainable and market-oriented education in a transparent and responsible manner.

We are a group of students and young professionals looking for international volunteers to join us either in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (1-Month internships) and/or as web-based volunteers based around Europe (Link to our website: https://project-e.eu/opportunities/).

Please find attached our call for applications. We would be pleased if you could share them on your university’s internal networks. 

Position: International Volunteer / Intern, fulltime
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Office: PROJECT-E Hospitality Institute
Start Date: By arrangement
Duration: Short-term: One month (30 days)
Deadline: Year-round

PROJECT-E is looking for highly motivated students, recent graduates or young professionals who are interested in the fields of NGOs, women empowerment and education, to support PROJECT-E Team in the Hospitality Institute in Addis Ababa.

About the Organisation
The PROJECT-E team consists of about twenty students and young professionals living and working all over Europe and North America. Together, they are managing the European organisation, as well as coordinating and discussing the development of the project in weekly calls. Most importantly, they all work voluntarily.
Team Europe supports the PROJECT-E Hospitality Institute in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, where 100 young women from destitute social backgrounds get the yearly chance to pursue a vocational training program in hotel operations. Furthermore, they receive social and financial support. Fourteen local staff members and several international and local volunteers run the project and its daily operations under the supervision of a project manager and a country representative.

Your Responsibilities
Responsibilities will depend on the intern’s interests and strengths. However, the general responsibilities may include:
• Supporting in daily administrative tasks
• Teaching of the intern’s native language (English or French)
• Prepare and implement social activities for the students
• Developing income generating activities to support the organisation’s funding efforts
• Preparing and implementing business/hospitality/lift skills related workshops
• Conducting research, writing reports and articles
• Coordinating between PROJECT-E and international organizations in Ethiopia and abroad
• Coordinating and communicating between the European and Ethiopian team members of PROJECT-E

Requirements
• Willingness to work full time on a voluntary basis from Monday – Friday 08:30am till 05:00pm
• Involvement as a web-based volunteer in Team Europe before your departure to understand our structures and work flow
• Excellent English writing and speaking skills
• Proficient skills in using Microsoft Office applications
• Interest in the fields of non-profit work, women empowerment, hospitality operations, development cooperation or start-up businesses
• High level of proactive and independent work style, communication skills, ability to work in a team and willingness to go ‘the extra mile’
• Open mindedness and the ability to adapt to the Ethiopian culture and lifestyle

PROJECT-E Offers
• A high level of responsibility and independence
• The possibility of making a substantial difference in the life of 40 women per year and the opportunity to give our project your personal touch
• An inspiring work atmosphere in a young and motivated team
• Practical experience in an international non-governmental organisation
• Bi-annual meet up opportunities and a chance to connect with other like-minded professionals
• Free accommodation in the heart of Addis Ababa
• Free lunch during working days at the Hospitality Institute
• Assistance with the visa application process

How to Apply
To apply for this opening, please go to apply.project-e.eu and follow the application process. In your cover letter, please indicate your motivation to volunteer and what you can contribute to PROJECT-E and your available start date. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please email: talents@project-e.eu.

Privacy Disclaimer
By applying for any of PROJECT-E opportunities, you allow PROJECT-E to process your information, including your name, email address, any information in your CV and cover letter and any given information to be able to assess your application and communicate with you accordingly.

APOLITICAL – A Free Policy Resource for Students

Apolitical is a free policy resource used by public servants, practitioners and academics in 150+ countries to find and share case studies, opinion and analysis about government innovation globally. Our coverage is about how public servants and partners of government have driven public policy innovation – told from their perspective. 

 

We’re a mission driven organisation, keen to support those looking to move into careers in policy as well as supporting career development of those already working in policy roles. 

 

For those who would like to work in government, have an interest in policy, or are researching topics such as Gender Equality, Digital Government, or Clean Energy and Environmental Policy, Apolitical offers a wealth of free-to-use resources.

 

Find out more on our collection of solution articles.

Thinking of Postgraduate Study in Politics & IR?

Tuesday 26 March (week 23), 12:30 13:30. Cornwallis East 329

Join us for a slice of pizza and a chat to discuss our range of postgraduate programmes.

Meet our Director of postgraduate studies as well as our admissions team and ask any questions you might have about post graduate study. You will also have the opportunity to speak to current postgraduate students. And did we also mention pizza?!

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.