Why should you consider an Internship and how can you apply?

 

 

 

 

 

Why should you consider an internship?

There are many reasons to do an internship. The outcomes of an internship can include: increasing your skills and knowledge; improving your understanding of a particular job or industry; and the chance to network. All of this can help you to find a paid permanent position in the future.

 

How do you apply for an Internship?

Applying for an internship is a lot like applying for an ordinary job. You will need to provide a CV and cover letter. It is also important that you treat an interview for an internship in the same way that you would an ordinary interview. There are different types of internships such as academic internships, summer internships and graduate internships.

UCD has numerous academic programmes (undergraduate and postgraduate –both taught and research) that include an internship component. Internships vary in duration with some being up to a year in length.

Providing internship opportunities as part of a programme of study benefits students in many ways:

-An opportunity to put theory into practice is provided
-New skills and knowledge, personal and work related, are acquired
-Students’ employment potential is enhanced
Organisations that provide internship opportunities to UCD students also gain positively from the experience:
-Students bring new and updated skills and fresh ideas to the work place
-Student interns can be assessed for their potential to fill future positions

 

Where can you find Internships?

  1. Careers Connect

There are hundreds of internships and job vacancies being advertised on Careers Connect, including jobs in Dublin, the rest of Ireland and overseas – with new employers registering every day. If you’re a UCD student, login with your UCD Connect username and password. If you’ve graduated from UCD, you can register for an alumni account by filling in a simple form. You can update your profile to indicate industry areas you’re interested in, and choose whether to receive email alerts for vacancies.

Under the ‘Online Resources‘ section of our website and Careers Connect, you will be able to search for international internships through ‘Going Global‘, ‘CEI‘ to name a few.

 

2. UCD Internships & Volunteering Fair

On Wednesday, 3rd February 2016, we will be hosting the annual UCD Internships & Volunteering Fair in Astra Hall, Student Centre, Belfield Campus. This fair attracts around 1000 students across all disciplines looking to enhance their career prospects by undertaking an internship or make a broader contribution through volunteering.We will advertise this event on Facebook and Twitter early in the new year.

 

For any queries in relation to academic internships, do no hesitate to contact us in the office through careers@ucd.ie

 

 

 

What are the main differences in CV style from country to country

 

 

 

 

If you’re going for a job in any country you will have to hand in a CV providing details of your previous work history, contact details and information about your educational qualifications. However, there are certain things you must include on your CV if you’re in a different country. This week we tell you what the main difference are in CVs styles across Europe.

When Applying For A Job In France

France

Differences in Style and Formatting

• Check if British or American spelling is preferred on an English CV. Employers often have a preference.

Skills and Experience To Highlight

• List the languages you speak and identify your level of proficiency (bilingual, fluent, conversational or basic).

• In France educational terms are not necessarily universally recognised – explain them.

Other Things To Keep In Mind

• Give the recruiter a sense of your interests outside of what is purely work-related.

• Cultural knowledge is highly valued in France.

For information check out:

• See for a sample CV: http://french.about.com/library/writing/bl-cv3.htm

When Applying For A Job In Spain

Spain

Differences in Style and Formatting

• Full name & title, address, phone number, email address, age or date of birth need to be included on a CV.

• Section is optional.

• Add a high-quality photo to the CV.

Skills and Experience To Highlight

• You can add the type of driver’s license held, civil (marital) status.

• List applicable courses (formación técnica – technical training) or formación profesional (professional training).

• Include study abroad experience, employers are interested to know.

• Include trainee periods, summer & part-time work & internships.

• List languages. Speaking Spanish is important to work in Spain.
So be sure to state your fluency levels (speaking, writing and reading).

• Name certificates and/or language test results.

• It’s not common to give references, so don’t worry about this.

Other Things To Keep In Mind

See for a sample CV: http://www.donquijote.org/jobs/cv/

When Applying For A Job In Italy

Italy

Differences in Style and Formatting

• Pictures are not normally included.
• End your CVs with this statement: Autorizzo il trattamento dei miei dati personali ai sensi del D.L. 196/2003. (I agree to disclose my personal information according to the law 196/2003.)

Skills and Experience To Highlight

• Specify the level of fluency, comprehension, writing and speaking ability on your CV.
• Refer to an officially-recognised proficiency examination, language diploma or a course. This is so that Italian employers know you are reputable. The CILS exam (Certificazione di Italiano come Lingua Straniera) is an examination to prove competence in Italian.

Other Things To Keep In Mind

See for a sample CV: http://en.bab.la/phrases/application/resume-cv/english-italian/

When Applying For A Job In Germany

Germany

Differences in Style and Formatting
• Full name, postal address, telephone number (add your country code), email address, date and place of birth, marital status. All of these details must be included.
• In German the CV is known as a lebenslauf in German.
• In Germany your lebenslauf (CV). Should be no more than two pages.
• Photograph: high-quality and professional glued to the upper right corner of the first page of CV. German employers want to see a picture of you before the interview.
• Include the name, dates, location and business focus of the employer for each position.

Skills and Experience To Highlight
• State your language skills with levels for speaking, reading and writing.
• Knowledge of computer languages and programmes is considered impressive.
• Briefly mention your hobbies.

Other Things To Keep In Mind
See for a sample CV and more tips: http://www.welcometogermerica.com/2014/10/how-to-write-german-lebenslauf.html

When Applying For A Job In Netherlands

Netherlands

Differences in Style and Formatting

• State your objective / what you’re seeking.

Skills and Experience To Highlight
• It is important to include a lot of education details such as: the dates of study, certificate received, core modules, study abroad experience, thesis title.
• Professional associations (organisations, interest groups).

Other Things To Keep In Mind

See for a sample CV and more tips: http://blogs.transparent.com/dutch/how-to-write-a-dutch-cv/
http://www.iamexpat.nl/career/guides-tools/cv-guide

When Applying For A Job In Belgium

Belgium

Differences in Style and Formatting

• Don’t include salary expectations in your CV.
• Full name and title, address, phone number(s), mail address, date. & Place of birth, citizenship, marital status & number of children.
Skills and Experience To Highlight
• Areas of concentration, special courses, seminars, internships, non-degree & foreign studies.
• There are differences between applying for job in Brussels, the Flemish and Walloon regions.

Other Things To Keep In Mind
See for a sample CV and more tips: http://inforjeunesbruxelles.be/jobs-etudiants/le-cv/modeles-de-cv
http://resume.modelocurriculum.net/the-cv-in-belgium.html

When Applying For A Job In Austria

austria


Differences in Style and Formatting

• 2 pages.
• Include a professional photograph.
• Sign your CV at the bottom.

Skills and Experience To Highlight
• Additional training.
• Military experience.
• There shouldn’t be any unexplained gaps.

Other Things To Keep In Mind
See for a sample CV and more tips: http://resume.modelocurriculum.net/the-cv-in-austria.html

Apps That Can Help You On The Job Search

 

 

 

 

 

Jobbio is an app developed by an Irish company that allows you to apply for jobs at the click of button. You simply establish a profile in which you describe your work history. Search for jobs wherever you are and simply apply.

Sidekick

Sidekick is designed for a browser. It attaches a tracker to an email and it will tell you the exact time when an email is opened, anytime the email is opened sidekick will send you a notification. You can also use it to schedule emails.
This is a great resource for seeing which employers have read your emails and which ones haven’t.

Linked

LinkedIn’s App is very good for keeping up to date with all of the latest activity on LinkedIn. Network with new business associates shortly after meeting them- find new people in your network- follows groups and apply for jobs at the click of button.

indeed.com

Indeed.com mobile Phone App allows you to apply for jobs, just upload your CV and you can apply for jobs at the click of a button.

Glassdoor

The Glassdoor lets you look at reviews of companies and get some insider information. This can be of use before you go into the interview because it allows users to share information about their experiences of what it’s like to work in a particular company. Previous interviewees also post about their experiences so this can help you in your preparation.

Aduza

Adzuna can inform you of jobs in the UK. It also has a CV evaluator which uses multiple algorithms in order to determine the quality of a CV and how much you’re worth a year in real terms. It also gives you the opportunity to email the figure to your boss (for the truly daring).

Websites That Will Help You To Find A Job

jobs.ie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UCD Careers Connect
– UCD’s exclusive jobs website available only to UCD students and alumni.

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– A lot of student jobs in Call Centres and promotional work for charities are advertised on this site.

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http://www.irishjobs.ie/
– Agencies advertise through IrishJobs.ie. List all of the agencies that interest you. Contact them and give them your CV.

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http://ie.indeed.com/
– Many top quality jobs in research are advertised on Indeed. If you hoping to get a professional or even just a part-time job Indeed has lots of opportunities available.

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https://jobbio.com/
– After setting up an account you can apply for jobs at the click of a button.

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http://www.jobsireland.ie/

The Department of Social Protection has many positions full-time, part-time and work placements.

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https://www.linkedin.com/
– After setting up a profile you can apply for jobs. The UCD Career Development Centre is also on LinkedIn [Insert link here].

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www.vault.com
– Is a comprehensive online career resource designed to help you look into potential careers, research top employers and find out about trends in your industry. It is accessible through Careers Connect.

http://www.goinglobal.com/
– Provides country-specific career and employment information, including world-wide internship and job postings and career resources.


Hashtags To Help You Find Jobs

#jobfairy
#reallygoodnews
#engineeringjobs
#legaljobs
#ITjobs
#jobs
#internfairy

Seeking Volunteer Work

http://www.activelink.ie
http://www.volunteer.ie
http://www.ucdvo.org
http://www.camaraireland.ie
http://www.depaulireland.org
http://www.focusireland.ie
http://www.aiesec.ie
http://www.ucdsvp.ie
http://www.svp.ie
www.niteline.ie

Companies To Volunteer With

www.volunteeringireland.com
Irish National Volunteer Development Agency
www.vsiireland.org
Voluntary Service International
www.simoncommunity.org
The Simon Community
www.barnardos.com
Ireland’s leading independent children’s charity
www.ispcc.ie
Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
www.focusireland.ie
Working with and on behalf of the homeless in Ireland
www.sbhi.ie
National Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocecphalus Ireland (SBHI)
www.activelink.ie
Volunteering and job opportunities
www.volunteer.ie
The National Volunteer Development Agency and a support body for over 20 Volunteer Centres in Ireland
www.volunteeringoptions.org
Volunteering Options programme funded by Irish Aid
www.volunteerdublincitynorth.ie
Volunteering in Dublin City North area
www.volunteersouthdublin.ie
Volunteering in Dublin City South area

Volunteering Abroad

www.irishaid.gov.ie
Govt programme of assistance
www.concern.net
International humanitarian organisation
www.goal.ie
International humanitarian agency
www.gorta.org
NGO
www.outreachmoldova.org
Working with orphans in Moldova
www.viatoreschristi.org
A Non-profit mission organisation sending missionary volunteers abroad
www.oxfamireland.org
Oxfam
www.auscharity.org
Charity based placements in Australia
www.britarch.ac.uk/archabroad
Archaeological digs abroad
www.britishexploring.org
Expeditions to remote areas
www.bunac.org
Worldwide volunteer projects
www.cat.org.uk
Centre for alternative technology
www.csv.org.uk
UK-based volunteering agency
www.earthwatch.org
Field-based conservation in 50 countries
www.eiluk.org
Charity placement organisation
www.icye.org.uk
International exchanges
www.i-toi-i.com
Internships to teaching projects abroad
www.questoverseas.com
Projects and expeditions in Africa
www.raleighinternational.org
Community projects abroad
www.responsibletravel.com
Click on volunteer travel
www.teachingabroaddirect.co.uk/
Volunteering & work experience abroad
www.trekforce.org.uk
Science & conservation projects
www.world-challenge.co.uk
3-6 month paid / voluntary placements
www.wwv.org.uk
World Wide Volunteering, full time volunteering opportunities
www.suas.ie/volunteer-programme/html
Work with schools in India and Kenya
www.gvi.co.uk
Global Vision International
www.projects-abroad.ie
Volunteer on a variety of programmes in 28 destinations
www.gooverseas.com
Find out more in the “volunteer abroad” section
www.goabroad.com/volunteer-abroad
1128 organisations offering 6320 Volunteer Abroad programmes
www.viso.ie/volunteer
Voluntary Service Overseas
www.eilireland.org/volunteer-abroad
Irish not for profit organisation supporting local projects across the world.
www.usit.ie/volunteer
Volunteer placements abroad
www.theethicalvolunteer.com/
Volunteering in Africa, Asia, Central and South America
www.acara.ie/lesotho
Volunteering in Lesotho
www.chernobyl-international.com/
Chernobyl Children International support to children living in the aftermath of the Chernobyl meltdown
www.habitatireland.ie/
Habitat for Humanity Ireland non-profit organisation
www.havenpartnership.org
Irish NGO
www.plan.ie
Independent organisation working in 48 developing countries
www.trocaire.org/getinvolved/be-a-volunteer
Irish development agency
www.ucdvo.org
UCD Volunteers Overseas Programme

Artistic Events

Jameson’s Film Festival

Tiger Dublin Fringe

National Art Gallery

All the events listed above recruit volunteers annually. There are many different artistic and cultural events that take place during the summer.

Facebook Pages To Follow

Journalism and New Media Jobs

Student Activities

If you are still a student join societies, this can help you to gain some marketable skills. It can also demonstrate to an employer that you are an outgoing person. To contact student societies.

Create a hitlist of employers of interest:
– Make a list of job titles and companies / sectors you would like to work in
– Agencies
– Job boards
– Companies
– Online contacts
– Use online tools like gradireland.com or prospects.ac.uk
– Research them
– On social media (linkedin, youtube, facebook, twitter, …)
– Mind your own online profiles and clean them up (e.g. facebook)
– Build Contacts & Network for Future
– Go to careers fairs, conferences, university alumni networking events, events hosted by the company you’re interested in
– Intern your way in
– Get organised
– Folder
– Spreadsheet
– Track your activity

Market yourself:
– Identify your unique selling points
– Think about your transferable skills

Aim to send out as many CVs as you can.

UCD Graduates, would you like a job in the Dept of Foreign Affairs?

 

 

 

 

 

UCD Graduates, would you like a job in the Dept of Foreign Affairs?

Apply here: https://goo.gl/CuYthw

Paid Internship – Conflict Resolution Unit

As set out in the Programme for Government, the Government is committed to developing

Irish engagement in international conflict resolution as an important dimension of Irish

foreign policy. This internship is designed to provide the individual selected with the

opportunity to gain practical experience in policy development and in the work of the

Conflict Resolution Unit of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The internship will

be for a maximum duration of 11 months, commencing on Monday 14 September 2015.

Qualifications/Experience:

 A first or second class honours degree is required, preferably in International Relations,

History, Politics or related discipline

 A strong interest in conflict resolution is desirable, as demonstrated by previous work

experience in this area, specialised studies or academic training

 A postgraduate degree with a focus on conflict resolution and/or peace and security

studies is desirable

 High level of oral and written communication skills are essential

 Good interpersonal, administrative and organisational skills

 Flexibility and capability to work independently and as a member of a team

The role is likely to involve assistance on a variety of tasks and projects in the area of conflict

resolution (as well as the OSCE, Council of Europe, and United Nations as required) including

 research and policy analysis

 drafting of briefing papers and reports on selected thematic issues

 attending and taking notes at meetings

 contributing to the design and planning of conferences and events

 responding to public queries and requests for information

 performance of other related duties to support the ongoing work of the Unit as

Irish Student Entrepreneurship Forum 2014

ISEF - Daniel Jordan and panel

Daniel Jordan presenting his start-up 'Educat3D'The 3rd annual Irish Student Entrepreneurship Forum took place on 27 March. The event, hosted in the Innovation Academy, brought together five of Ireland’s most promising start-ups, who benefitted from the audience of a top panel of experts, including TD Ruairi Quinn, rugby player Leo Cullen, Brian Hayes of CitiGroup and Richard Cullen, founder of the JellyBean Factory, among others.

Daniel Jordan, a first year UCD Economics & Finance student, was chosen to showcase his business ‘Educat3D’. All the start-ups showcased were really exciting, with many already getting traction on an international level. It’s great news for Irish businesses to get such recognition – well done to the ISEF for organising such a successful showcase and we look forward to seeing what Daniel and ‘Educat3D’ do next!

If you’re interested in starting your own business or joining a start-up, check out the Student Summit 2014 on 8th April, Ireland’s largest Entrepreneur and Innovation event for students.