With some students being asked to pay thousands of Pounds for internships we thought it especially timely that we spoke to Helen Kenny one of the consultants in a new organisation, Graduate Gateway, that is providing paid internships in London in the public and private sector.
The National Citzen Service is the UK based version of the International Citizen Service (blogged about regularly on these pages). While the National programme itself is for 16 and 17 year olds there are PAID opportunities available in the summer of 2015 to help deliver the UK programme. This could be working as a mentor, running workshops on different areas of expertise or helping at outward bound projects.
This post is a little to the side of what I normally blog about. Not much directly to do with International Development but a little more connection to politics and security. Still I hope you find it informative as it introduces you to another excellent London based graduate programme. . . what a City!
Just preparing an applications workshop for students at Queen Mary University of London who may want to apply to the Three Faiths Forum excellent Parliamentors Programme. You have till June 30th to apply for this programme that can run alongside studies from October 2014. Details at http://www.3ff.org.uk/universities/
Now here’s a fantastic opportunity to use and develop your research skills for commercial clients; earn some money and get some solid experience in researching international social, economic, political and cultural situations.
This blog post is about a great way to automate your opportunity search. It explains how you can use a great free web service called If This Then That (IFTTT.Com) to ensure that any relevant opportunities in areas such as charities or NGOs or in government and politics (or, indeed, any sector you might be interested in) are sent to your email account.
We were notified of an opportunity as an International Development / Business Administration graduate with WYG International - the international development consultancy arm of the WYG Group. I took a chance to talk to them about their work and the role they have on offer.
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.