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Government Communications Service (GCS) Internship for the Civil Service

By Amirah Hussain, UoN Politics and International Relations graduate This is the  civil service’s annual diversity programme exclusively for BAME and low income students in their final two years of study.  It is a paid programme.  Read more here: https://gcs.civilservice.gov.uk/career/progress-your-career/internship/ The GCS internship programme gives university students and recent graduates, specifically from BAME backgrounds and/or …

My placement at Enodo Economics as a Research Intern

by Wenjiao Hu, PhD Candidate – School of Economics Many times during my PhD, I considered getting some work experience to add to my resume before completing my studies. I came across an email about an internship opportunity sent by the faculty of social sciences and decided to give it a try. I got an …

My placement at Rainbow Parent Carers Forum as a Business Support Officer’

Emma Jones, Year 4 Politics and French As a Business Support Officer for Rainbow Parent Carers Forum (PCF), I have gained invaluable hands-on experience for a charity/NGO. Rainbow PCF’s main aim is to support families, parents and carers of children or young adults who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Nottingham. My own …

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My Regulated Industry placement at The Environment Agency’

by Kwabena Gyan-Amponsah, PhD Candidate – School of Geography Throughout the course of my PhD, I have on several occasions pondered over the idea of getting some work experience to add to my CV before completion and starting a job search. I happened to chance upon an email about internship opportunities in the faculty of social …

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My internships at The Environment Agency Incident Management and Flood Technical Support Officer at Trent River Trust

by Caith Petro MSc Environmental Leadership and Management 2020/21 When I started my MSc Environmental Leadership and management course one of my major concerns was how I was going to gain the relevant experience in the environmental sector that is important in my career progress. This was particularly daunting as an international student because I had no …

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My placement as a content editor at FMB radio

By Iain Messore, 1st year History and Politics undergraduate In my second semester, I was fortunate enough to take part in a placement at FMB radio as a content editor. I was responsible for researching, writing and producing a three-part podcast series on the movement against racist statues in the light of the Black Lives …

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My placement with Trent Rivers Trust

By Hannah Bonham (MSc Environmental Leadership and Management) At the start of my first term on the Environmental Leadership and Management course I was made aware of a variety of placement opportunities and decided to apply for a 10-week placement with Trent Rivers Trust. I worked in a small team on a project for Derbyshire …

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My PALs teaching placement and best tips on getting a DBS check

By Libby Grunwald (Sociology BA) When I received the emails informing us about applying for placements, I was initially weary and worried that I wouldn’t be capable, managing both assigned university work and committing to a placement. However, I took the jump and told myself it will push me to gain new experience, which now …

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Tips on DBS checks for my placement working with young adults at Phoenix Aspirational Learning

Isobel Grace Flude, 2nd Year LLB Law Student Through the placement programme at the School of Law and Social Sciences, I was lucky enough to spend a semester working at Phoenix, an alternative provision school for young people approaching the end of their educational career whom the state system has not been able to adapt …

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My placement at Aspley Foundation

by Pari Jevant (Sociology & Social Policy) In the Autumn term of 2020 I began a placement with Aspley Partnership, an organisation that seeks to minimise poverty in the local Aspley area in Nottingham. I was employed as a student researcher, and my role broadly involved researching anti-poverty strategies and discovering ways to implement them …

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My Data Science Placement at UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Service)

By Dan Shelley, 2nd year BSc Economics student During the first semester of my second year, I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to undertake a placement as a data scientist at UCAS. I learnt of this placement through the Faculty of Social Sciences. This was a 10-week placement during which myself and …

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My placement at Manchester and East Midlands Rail Action Partnership (MEMRAP)

By Caitlin Lyng (Geography; Environmental  Leadership & Management MSc) At the end of my first semester on the Environmental Leadership and Management MSc course, I decided to apply for a placement with the Manchester and East Midlands Rail Action Partnership (MEMRAP) and began my 10-week role as a research intern in February 2021. MEMRAP is …

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My Nottinghamshire County Council placement

by Karan Khera (Economics, 2nd year UG) During the autumn semester in the 2nd year of my Economics undergraduate degree, I was fortunate to be successful in my application for an internship at the Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) Programmes and Projects team. Given the difficulties created by the COVID-19 pandemic and the constraints of remote …

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My Placement Year at BDO (Binder Dijker Otte)

by Vishnu Pisharodi (Finance Accountancy & Management) Thinking about a doing a placement year? Have questions about how to start and what it will be like? Hopefully, my experience so far will help you answer some questions you have. Hi, I am a finance, accounting and management student, who is currently completing an optional placement …

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My Placement at FMB Radio as a Content Researcher

by Harriet Gomme 3rd yr BA Politics and international Relations In semester 1 of my third year as a Politics and International Relations student, I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to undertake a placement as a content researcher at FMB Radio, Nottingham. The role involved writing three articles a week on current …

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Internship at Pathways Housing Solutions

by Charlotte Allen Geography At the start of October 2020, I undertook a 10 week placement through the Faculty of Social Science’s placement program at Pathway Housing Solutions. My role within this organisation was a researcher within the Housing Crisis and Housing Inequality Team. The project’s aim is to provide an analysis of housing needs …

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Placement with Fearless Youth Association

by Saffron Dusanjh  2nd year Ecomonics Whilst in my first term of my second year of my economics degree, I decided to undertake a placement with Fearless Youth Association, a non-profit organisation that focuses on assisting young people with developing valuable skills. Their goal is to expand the horizon of opportunities available to young people, …

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Government Communication Service Internships Programme

By Sana Sattar Politics & International Relations Undergraduate The GCS programme gives university students, specifically from BAME backgrounds, the opportunity to experience what it’s like to work in Civil Service communications, ranging from press teams, digital and internal communications. The placement lasts for a minimum of 3 weeks and you can be allocated to any …

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Politics Placements Module internship at Ditchley Foundation

by Alex Potts, Politics and International Relations During the autumn semester of 2020 I undertook a remote placement with the Ditchley Foundation, an organisation that hosts regular conferences throughout the year with the aim of sustaining ‘peace, freedom and order’. My role was to aid in the development of their database; a form of networking …

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Internship with GluoNNet

by Dominik Sitarek , Politics and Internal Relations student At the start of June of 2020, I began a placement at a company called GluoNNet, broadly speaking I am a data science intern. It would not be an overstatement to say it has been life changing, ithas opened doors I did not know existed. The …

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Commercial Law Centre & School of Law Internship Partnership with World Bank Group

Commercial Law Centre & School of Law Internship Partnership with World Bank Group Intern Feedback by Margaux Seeuws (LLM) Please tell us about your placement organisation and the role you undertook? I joined the Insolvency and Debt Resolution team of the World Bank Group on September 1st for a 3 month-internship. Although I was not …

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Baillie-Gifford – ‘Alternative Intern 2020’

by Ashley Lewis,  School of Sociology PhD student Baille-Gifford run an annual internship competition annually, with a  £5k fund towards research costs.  On their website they note “We’re looking for people who are curious about the world around them. People who combine intellect, insights and a fresh perspective.”  Those selected for the internship complete four …

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Ministry of Defence/DSTL placement and USSTRATCOM Deterrence Symposium

Ministry of Defence/DSTL placement and USS TRATCOM Deterrence Symposium by Maryam Zafar 3rd year UG Politics and International Relations Last year I had the incredible opportunity to undertake a 10-week placement through the Faculty of Social Science’s placement program at the UK Defence Science and Technology Lab (DSTL). Iresearched and wrote a paper on deterrence strategy …

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My experience conducting research with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) and the Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance (DAAA)

by Murry Liptrot student at the School of Politics & International Relations This placement took place as part of the School of Politics & International Relations Placements module.  This remote research placement provided me with the opportunity to complete an independent piece of research/report focusing on any area within the general study of deterrence. The …

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My Experience at Peopletoo in Nottingham – Arinade Bademosi

by Arinade Bademosi final year undergraduate in Politics and International Relations For the duration of the second term of my final year as a Politics and International Relations Undergraduate, I interned at Peopletoo as a Marketing Assistant. My role was to engage with the company’s work, creating marketing content, devising and implementing brand strategy, and …

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Research Project Manager – Chloé Havez – Mojatu Foundation & Pathway Housing Solutions.

by Chloé Havez –  student studying within the School of Politics and International Relations What drew me to this role was the opportunity to contribute to the Mojatu Foundation and Pathway Housing Solution’s ‘Hidden’ project, which focused on increasing awareness of BME hidden homelessness in Nottingham, which is a markedly under researched area as academics …

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Chloé Havez – Manuscripts and Special Collections Archival Assistant Internship

by Chloé Havez – student studying within the School of Politics and International Relations During my second semester of third year I applied to undertake an Archival Assistant placement with the University of Nottingham’s Manuscripts & Special Collections department. The role involved specifically conducting archival research into the work of Ken Coates, a socialist politician …

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My experience at Phoenix Aspirational Learning Support in Nottingham

by Aleksandra Lasak studying within the School of Sociology and Social Policy During the Spring semester of my second year at the University of Nottingham, I decided to undertake a placement not only to embellish my CV and gain some work experience before graduating, but also to challenge myself and put into practice some of …

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Global Entrepreneurs UK in Turkey

by Natasha O’Connor 2nd year Geography February 2020 I left Nottingham and flew out to the capital city of Turkey to attend a week long digital training programme. The best part: it was completely free. My week was fully funded by the European Union under the Erasmus+ scheme; an EU programme to support education, training, …

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My Experience as a Business Partnership Officer at the Nottingham City Council 2020

by Tsemaye Salami, School of Law, Second Year LLB. As one who natural seeks the next opportunity available, once I got the email from my University regarding placement opportunities, I jumped at it immediately. Beyond its embellishment on my CV, I longed for the experience, the exposure, and the growth. Despite being a law student, …

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My Experience as a DSTL Deterrence and Assurance Research Intern and the 2020 United States Strategic Command (STRATCOM) Conference

by Maryam Zafar 2nd year UG Politics and International Relations As I began my second year at university, I made the decision to undertake a term-time placement under one of the programs provided by the Faculty of Social Sciences. Through partnering with a number of organisations, the Faculty provides these opportunities and advertises them through …

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Government Communications Service Internship Reflections

By Siddharth Basu, 4th year, International Security and Terrorism MA I had the brilliant opportunity of spending last summer interning with the communications team at the Department of Transport in London. This was apart of the Government Communications Service (GCS) internship that seeks to introduce a wide range of communication disciplines to students from diverse …

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Global Placement Grant – Student bloggers visit Nottingham

By Lauren Pinkney,  BSc Hons Economics At the start of the academic year, I took on the role of ‘student blogger’ for Visit Nottinghamshire. Being a ‘student blogger’ involves attending events and local businesses in and writing up your experiences to inform other potential visitors. Visit Nottinghamshire is the tourist board for the county. It …

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Rosie May Foundation Internship reflections… blog and a video

Additional blog information from Noor and Sutharshini is available at the Rosie May website https://www.rosie-may.com/blog/ Sutharshini Jeyathaas – School of Economics “I travelled to Nepal as a research intern for Rosie May Foundation which is an international charity who help children in crisis. My role consisted of conducting research into children’s academic life in mountain …

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Global Placement Grant – volunteer at Rosie May Foundation in Nepal

by Sutharshini Jeyathaas, 2nd year, BSc Hons Economics I travelled to Nepal as a research intern for Rosie May Foundation which is an international charity who help children in crisis. My role consisted of conducting research into children’s academic life in mountain schools. We had to assess how volunteers can contribute, including research on the specific skills …

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Global Placement Grant – Volunteer at refugee camp in Croatia

by Janice Fordjour 1st year, Law LLB I travelled to Croatia for 6 weeks as a volunteer at a refugee camp. I was fortunate enough to be able to assist in English classes. We worked with the Red cross whilst there but the project was organised by AIESEC. My role also included leading my own …

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Global Placement Grant – Volunteer at 24th World Scout Jamboree West Virginia, USA

By Matthew House, 2nd year, BSc Finance, Accounting & Management For my placement I travelled to the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, USA as part of the International Service Team for the 24th World Scout Jamboree. My specific role was working as part of the UK Food House team which involve, taking orders and …

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Global Placement Grant – Education Intern with the Rosie May Foundation in Pokhara, Nepal

by Chloé Havez 2nd year, Politics & International Relations I travelled to Nepal and stayed in the city of Pokhara. My placement was with the Rosie May Foundation, and I undertook the role of Education Intern. This position entailed planning and delivering sports & English lessons to children in state-funded Nepalese schools which were located …

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