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