Apply now for UCL Connected Learning Internships
By Joe O'Brien, on 20 October 2020
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Written by Victoria Abbott, Recruitment & Selection Advisor at UCL Careers.
Are you looking to gain some experience to add to your CV? Or would you like an opportunity to reflect on your current strengths and develop new skills?
Then check out the UCL Connected Learning Internships scheme, advertised on myUCLCareers from 22 October 2020.
Paid internships are available across a range of academic and professional service departments throughout UCL, and you can apply for up to two opportunities that are most suited to your skill set, experience and motivations.
The internships are for 35 hours either full or part-time; and will run between 1 December 2020 and 29 January 2021.
What can I gain from a UCL Connected Learning Internship?
- Employability skills
Over 140 students working across 74 projects completed a UCL Connected Learning Internship during July and August 2020. Student feedback confirmed that these opportunities greatly improved key employability skills, including written and verbal communication, teamwork and collaboration, planning and organising, problem-solving, decision-making and even creativity.
‘Really enjoyed the internship. Interesting content and useful transferable skills that I’ll take forwards.’*
- Designated support
You will also be supported by a designated supervisor within the hiring department, so you will have plenty of help and guidance throughout the opportunity.
‘I loved my team and how accommodating and friendly they were. They gave me a lot of flexibility and allowed me to try to pursue what I want to get out of the internship.’*
After completing a self-reflection tool, you will also have the option to discuss your experience with a member of the UCL Careers team, to fully reflect on how the internship has supported your employability skills development. This is a great chance for you to articulate your new skills, competencies and motivations on your CV and within future applications.
‘It was an amazing opportunity to help the department, knowing that this will have an impact on the students.’*
Internships are paid at the London Living Wage, so are a great opportunity to obtain both an income and gain some valued skills and experience at the same time.
‘A great experience that led on to a further 8 week post.’*
Do I need to meet any particular criteria to apply?
- UCL Student
You must be a current UCL student to apply.
- Time Commitment
You should also ensure you can commit enough time to complete the internship during the period specified and as agreed with the host UCL department.
- Online/Remote Working
Internships will be conducted online, so you must have the ability to work independently (and remotely) and the circumstances to carry out the work in this way.
- Individual Role Requirements
Each internship will have specific requirements, so please do check the individual role descriptors for each internship that you wish to apply for.
Remember that you can book a one to one appointment with a member of the UCL Careers team for personalised practical tips and advice to help you better understand how recruiters will shortlist your applications and how you can best demonstrate your motivation and your most relevant skills and experience.
When is the deadline for applying?
The deadline for applications is 4 November 2020, so check out the opportunities available and start planning your applications now.
*Quotes from students who completed a UCL Connected Learning Internship during July and August 2020