Internship Opportunities Available for Postgraduates

Do you want to develop new skills through a paid summer internship?

Many students choose to engage in internships to help fund their studies and to gain skills to help with employability. Knowing this we thought we would share some opportunities which are available exclusively to King’s students!

Finding & Applying to Opportunities
New opportunities will be posted on King’s CareerConnect. If you are interested in applying for the Summer Scheme vacancies or if you are looking for Part-time work, you must first locate the ‘Exclusive Internships for King’s Students’ tab, and click ‘Search and apply’.

You can also find the Kings Internship Team on Facebook. They regularly post alerts to all new vacancies on their Facebook page so why not ‘like’ their page so you don’t miss an opportunity!

There is now also an RSS feed for opportunities advertised through the King’s Internships Part Time & Summer Schemes. Please use the URL to add to your webpages and KEATS pages: https://kcl.targetconnect.net/content/rss/kingsinternships

For a flavour of what schemes you could be applying for, please see the list of opportunities currently being advertised below:

Summer Schemes

Deadline  Opportunity title Company
20-Apr-17 Video Production Intern 1ClickPromos
20-Apr-17 Software Development Intern Sequel Business Solutions
23-Apr-17 Data Team Internship River and Mercantile Group
01-May-17 Business Development Intern BuddyHub
07-May-17 ETF Securities ETF Securities (UK) Limited
07-May-17 Marketing and Social Media Intern Kafoodle
12-May-17 Business Project Intern Celgene

Research Internship with Solvency II Wire

Solvency II Wire is a boutique publication dedicated to informing insurance professionals about Solvency II, the new Europe-wide insurance regulation. The site is committed to delivering original and reliable content, exclusively focused on the Solvency II Directive.

Solvency II Wire publishes breaking news, detailed coverage of the political process and thought leadership on regulation. Solvency II Wire is an indispensable resource for those confronting the challenges of Solvency II.

The Internship
Solvency II Wire is looking for an enthusiastic and creative intern, who will conduct research into the Solvency II Directive to support publication. There are a number of research streams for consideration:

  1. Research into the implementation of the Directive in individual member states
  2. History of Solvency II and related regulations

The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and implementing the research plan.

Person Specification
We are seeking an intern with the following skills and experience:

  • Independent qualitative research
  • Identifying and pursuing trends in a research area
  • The ability to work independently with little supervision
  • The ability to work alongside colleagues with differing skill sets
  • Tenacity, drive and creativity
  • Desirable: a demonstrable interest in Solvency II
  • Desirable: a knowledge of EU law
  • Desirable: competency in other European languages

Further details and how to apply
The internship will commence as soon as the candidate is available and will run initially for 4 weeks, on a full time basis, but part time and flexible working also possible. The role can be extended on a part time basis for the right candidate. The salary will be £9.15 per hour, and the intern will mainly work remotely.

Please ensure to apply with your CV and a tailored cover letter covering the following:

  • Why you would like to work for Solvency II Wire
  • Why you think you would be a good fit for the role, giving clear examples from work experience, academic achievements and extra-curricular activities to demonstrate you meet the person specification
  • Please address your cover letter to Gideon Benari, Editor

The application closing deadline is midnight on Sunday 16th August. Full details can be found on the King’s Internships web page.

International Futures Summer Webinar Series

Every year The Careers Group runs a series of webinars for international students from across the University of London. Don’t miss this summer’s series, which will cover finding work in the UK and overseas. To participate in the webinar you need to register your place.

Wednesday 10th June, 3-4pm: Writing UK CVs and Application Forms

Advice on how to write a CV that has impact and complete the motivation and competency sections on an application form

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2507537789035604225

Thursday 11th June, 12.30-1.30pm: Finding full time work and work experience in the UK

An overview of the different ways of securing work experience and full time work and relevant resources

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2004515617308448258

Monday 15th June, 12-1pm: Marketing your degree overseas

Top tips on how to promote your UK degree at home or in a third country, networking internationally and resources for a global job search

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4992748528069351426

Wednesday 17th June, 1-2pm: Using LinkedIn for a global job search

See how LinkedIn can transform your job search. Looking at how to build a strong profile, utilise your networks and the LinkedIn functions to enhance your international job search. Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1052097754675648514

For more about International Futures: http://international.gradsintocareers.co.uk/

PGR Student Member Needed for King’s Audit & Compliance Committee

Would you like to help King’s and gain valuable experience by serving on a major College committee?

King’s is seeking a postgraduate research (PhD or equivalent) student to serve on the College’s Audit and Compliance Committee. This is an important committee which plays a key role in the College’s governance. Its functions include challenging the College’s strategic objectives and management arrangements, providing the College Council (as the College’s governing board) with assurance that King’s has effective risk management, control and governance arrangements in place, reviewing the College’s audit arrangements and ensuring there are effective structures for managing statutory and regulatory compliance. The Committee’s annual report is submitted to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

As the Committee’s PGR student member, you will have the opportunity to contribute a student’s viewpoint to the Committee’s deliberations in a positive, constructive and engaged way. This will involve preparing for and attending meetings of the Committee (normally three per year, in term time). You should have an appreciation of the mission of the higher education sector, have the ability to question intelligently, be numerate and have strong analytical skills and be able to see the ‘bigger picture’. An understanding of the importance of confidentiality in collective decision making is essential for participating in this Committee’s work.

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King’s Careers & Employability – Summer 2013

For the latest News & Updates from the King’s Careers & Employability Service

King’s Careers and Employability is part of The Careers Group, University of London; the largest Higher Education service in the country.

 

King’s Step Internship Programme – The King’s Step Internship Programme offers many opportunities for paid work experience, which can really help you to decide on your career priorities and boost your CV. If you are graduating this year, it is also a perfect way to try a profession before committing to a career. We are offering extra incentives to all employers providing internship opportunities for Kings’ students and graduates this year. So keep an eye out for internships open only to King’s students – as well as all other internships from the London Step Internship Programme  www.kcl.ac.uk/careers/kingsstepinternships

Finalists’ Programme: 3-7th June – Calling all finalists! Perhaps you’ve some ideas of career areas, but don’t know how to get there.  Perhaps you’ve had interviews but not got the job.  Perhaps you’ve no ideas at all. We can help. We have a week of short sessions designed to get you set for your next step.  Either attend in person, or sign up for our online seminars if you’re out of London already. http://iextras.thecareersgroup.co.uk/rss/kingsrss.aspx

The City Course: 9-12 Sept – For a unique, insider’s perspective on a career in the City, come on our long-running and successful City Course. During the week you will visit prominent City employers and institutions. You will participate in employer-led business games and listen to presentations and graduate panels about the range of City careers. To find out more and apply, go to http://www.gradsintocareers.co.uk/events/meet-employers/the-city-course.aspx

Gradclub – If you are completing your degree this year and you want to continue using the Careers service you will need to join Gradclub. For a discounted price of  £25 for 2 years you can keep coming to Careers & Employability, attending our events and fairs and having Quick Query sessions with our advisers even after you have left King’s – but you’ll need to join before the end of September, or the fee goes up to £55. www.gradclub.co.uk

If you have any questions please get in touch with the King’s Careers Team at careers@kcl.ac.uk.