#internship

Carrying out work experience can be an optional or compulsory part of your university degree, and can come in the form of an internship, summer placement or placement year. The benefits of undertaking an internship are significant and can help you secure a job after graduation. Along with the benefits of carrying out an internship, discover tips to help you find an internship, companies currently hiring, how to make a good first impression and more.

How to be the perfect intern

The time has come, you're about to start your internship. You've arrived at the building where you'll be working for the next few weeks or perhaps months. There are offices, conference rooms, colleagues, superiors and now you! The "newbie". The question is, how should you act and find your bearings in this new workplace, perhaps even a completely new world? You're happy to have managed to get an internship after a long search and various interviews, but now it's time to make a positive and lasting impression. Discover a few attitudes all good interns should adopt.

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3 reasons for taking that NGO internship (even if it’s unpaid…)

In an increasingly competitive job market, it is no secret that more and more students are looking to get some work experience as a student or recent grad. It is also no secret that many internships, especially in the charity/NGO sector, are unpaid. In the UK, figures for unpaid internships are o...

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4 steps to finding an internship in Latin America!

Internships can be a great way to gain valuable work experience and improve your skills. Most internships are unpaid, but they might offer other benefits, such as accommodation or paid travel expenses. But why carry out an internship abroad and how can you go about finding one in Latin America? ...

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A quick guide to internships & accommodation in France

Ah, France. The country of wine, cheese and baguette. Perhaps you’ve fallen in love with the capital of love, the idea of skiing in the Alps, sunning it up on the Côte d'Azur or wine tasting in Bourgogne. Whatever your reasons for wanting to work in France, there are a few things you need to know...

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Internships: What are the benefits and where to apply?

Not everyone is aware of the importance of having some professional, hands-on experience. Although student loans will usually cover rent, many of us will need to find a part-time job to pay for other important things like food, bills, books etc., with a bit on the side for going out occasionally ...

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Summer placements: It's not too late!

For many of us, it's that time of year again. No, I'm not referring to the looming presence of exams and deadlines. Over the last couple of months we've been sending out a seemingly endless stream of applications for summer placements, internships, schemes - you name it, we've probably applied fo...

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Inside the Company: Tala's summer internship at Barclays

This week as part of our Inside the Company column we interview 21-year-old Tala Abi Esber about her internship as a Personal and Corporate Banking & Barclaycard Summer Analyst at Barclays, London. What was it that attracted you to Barclays/Would you recommend working for Barclays and why...

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'The opportunity to be a real employee with real responsibilities' at PwC Santiago

As part of her university year-abroad, Ferne Lacon decided to move to Santiago, Chile to carry out a 6-month international work placement in assignment solutions in tax and legal services at PwC. She shares her experience, from the application process to what it's like to work in a different cont...

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Was my summer of placements worth it?

In summer 2014, I spent 10 weeks commuting from Birmingham to Manchester to develop my portfolio. It was challenging, emotional, nerve-wracking, exhilarating and (at times) painfully boring. But was it worthwhile? I finished university with a CV boasting my retail and catering skills, but only t...

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A genuine feeling of 'team spirit' at FABRYAN

21-year-old Megan Neveling speaks about her experience as a PR/Communications intern at FABRYAN, a luxury womenswear and accessories brand based in London. Can you tell us a bit about your background and education? As a Creative Writing and Social Media enthusiast, I began getting involved wit...

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What If I Don’t Want A City Internship? The Non-Profit Sector Might Just Be The Thing For You!

A Seemingly Dreadful Situation One of the great tragedies confronting students attending Russell Group universities (particularly for those studying in London) is the peer-induced pressure to find an internship in the City. Students are almost physically coerced not only by their peers but also b...

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The Horizon Programme at Accenture: Zoe's Experience

Zoe Conway, an 18-year-old school leaver, talks about her experience at Accenture as part of the Horizon Programme. For any young people hesitating about heading to straight to university after school, a gap year internship may be an interesting option which would allow you to gain insight and ex...

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Working at Kiva "appeals to both the heart and the head"

Today at Inside the Company, we are lucky enough to have the chance to talk to 23-year-old Matt-Roberts Davies, an intern for the Kiva Zip Operations Team at Kiva, San Francisco. Hi Matt, can you tell us a bit about your background and education? I graduated from Aberystwyth University with a ...

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Marketing for Sparkol is "miles away from just making coffee!"

Welcome to Inside the Company!  In this column, students share their personal experiences of what it's like to work as an intern within a variety of different companies.   Today, we will be talking to 21-year-old Alicia Dart from Plymouth University.  Alicia is currently working as a Marketing In...

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RateMyPlacement: Helping students choose wisely

It's time to get some all important experience in the business world, but where to apply?  Which company will actually give you the chance to get some vital hands-on experience in your chosen career area and not just leave you staring at a blank wall all day or, even worse, secretly trying to eat...

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10 Tips to Shine during a Short-Term Internship

In a six month internship, you have time to settle into the normal routine, understand the business and then, once you feel comfortable, dazzle your boss with your brilliance. However, in internships that last a week or maybe two this can be somewhat challenging. You essentially have five days to...

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