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!
Good and bad science in the media is something that bugs many who work in this field. Sense About Science is an organisation which facilitates better understanding of science. However, they require the help of scientists, journalists and policy makers to do this.
Sense about Science panel
While at King’s College London, there are many ways for you to get involved in science communication such as attending a Standing up for Science media workshop, volunteering for the British Science Association or carrying out a work placement at media companies such as the BBC. Below are some top tips I have picked up from the most recent Sense about Science workshop held at the Crick Institute.
Feel open to speak up about science, regardless of your current career progression.
The academic panellists stressed the importance of getting media training if you plan on appearing before a camera as part of your scientific career. The Science Media Centre has lots of information regarding this.
Get to know your institute’s press office as they will be well equipped to publicise any scientific papers you release.
Science journalists know how to engage readers and make your science interesting. It is important to give them a chance to understand your work but do be careful with the words you use.
Many grant applications now ask about ongoing public engagement in your lab so these activities are becoming more recognised and beneficial for scientists to take part in.
Solvency II Wireis 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:
Research into the implementation of the Directive in individual member states
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
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
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.
Internships can be a great chance to benefit from work-based learning in a role which relates to your current research or studies as well as develop professional skills that will boost your employability. The Internships Team at King’s have announced two new paid part-time internships, aimed at postgraduate students within the College, both starting this October:
Institute of Psychiatry – Research Project Coordinator Intern – £10.44 p/h
This 12 month internship involves the coordination of a 1 year research project investigating the impact of medical education placements at the Maudsley Hospital and the successful candidate will be gain co-ordination and leadership experience within a leading academic health science centre, experience collecting, analysing and disseminating qualitative and quantitative research data and the opportunity to be part of research project with potential for publication
Public Engagement department – Public Engagement Intern – £10.44 p/h
The Public Engagement department communicates the College’s activities, particularly those involving aspects of research, to a wider audience. The intern will be involved in auditing existing public engagement activity across the College to inform future event planning and funding, compiling reports and producing a directory of key contacts per department.
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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 email@example.com.