The Collective Sierra Leone

Posted by Jeff Riley on 28 February 2013

 

 
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Topics: Working abroad, international development

Getting International Experience

Posted by Jeff Riley on 21 February 2013

I did a talk recently for MA Politics and International Relations students at Queen Mary College, University of London about the value of international experience. I thought it would be helpful to summarise some of the issues I flagged up.

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Topics: Jobs and Internships, Peace, Politics and Policy, Working abroad, international development

International experiences for the summer

Posted by Jeff Riley on 6 January 2013

Whether you are interested in a career in international development or international relations regional experience is important. One way of building up regional experience is through qualifying as a TEFL teacher but you might also consider volunteering through an organisation such as the charity VESL

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Topics: Working abroad, international development

AIESEC - Be part of the bigger picture - volunteer abroad

Posted by Jeff Riley on 13 December 2012

AIESEC GLOBAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME.

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Topics: Jobs and Internships, Working abroad, international development

Mobile phones, international relations and a summer internship

Posted by Jeff Riley on 25 April 2012

This blog is one of several produced by myself and colleagues who work for The Careers Group, University of London or one of the constituent colleges. A full list of them can be found here http://www.gradsintocareers.co.uk/advice-and-resources/blogs.aspx The Web and social media really helps us exchange information about the issues facing our readers. On the other hand it's still really handy to be sharing an office so people don't forget to pass on useful stuff. This explains why I've just posted up a terrific summer associate position in London or Bangkok - thanks to James Weaver at Queen Mary who passed it on to me. You can download the information from our Careerstagged.co.uk site http://www.careerstagged.co.uk//files/pdf/GSMA%20_GSMA%20MMU%20Summer%20Associate%20(policy%20and%20regulation)-1.pdf but here's an outline of what's on offer

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Topics: Jobs and Internships, Peace, Politics and Policy, Working abroad, international development

An internship with Procter & Gamble

Posted by Jeff Riley on 14 September 2011

Bo-Erik Abrahamsson has just spent the second year of his BSc Management Studies degree at the University of Hong Kong (a year abroad organised by King’s College London). On his way back to London to complete the third year of his studies, he completed a summer internship in finance with Procter & Gamble in Geneva. We talked to him about his experiences.

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Topics: Jobs and Internships, Working abroad, international development

Entry level emergency relief work with Medair

Posted by Jeff Riley on 3 August 2011

*** Update March 2013. Medair still recruit relief workers without a huge amount of previous experience. Attend one of their open evenings and register to get their newsletter for updates. ***

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Topics: Working abroad, international development

Children, Youth and International Development

Posted by Jeff Riley on 23 June 2011

While there are hundreds of international development Masters courses there are hardly any that focus on children and youth. When Dr Nicola Ansell started one at Brunel University started on Children, Youth and International Development (http://bit.ly/j2xtV3) three years ago it was even more unusual. We spoke to her about the course.

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Topics: Postgraduate study, international development

Careers and internships in European Institutions

Posted by Jeff Riley on 10 May 2011

Careers Colleagues of mine from SOAS and Queen Mary’s College went on a recent ‘EU’ Careers day organised by the European Personnel Selection Office. University careers advisers are being targeted in this way to help increase the number of British graduates consider careers in the European institutions. Here are a few key points from the day covering: work experience with MEPS; working in the European Parliament; The role of the ECs UK representation office; internships in the European Institutions and the launching of the new European Banking Authority based in London.

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Topics: Jobs and Internships, Peace, Politics and Policy, Working abroad, international development

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