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

 

 

 

Graduate Vacancy in Risk Assurance with PwC

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PwC have a graduate vacancy within their Risk Assurance Solutions Practice based in Dublin. The closing date is this Friday 25th April 2014 and interviews will take place over the coming weeks. This role will start in Sept 2014 and will be a full three year graduate contract.

To apply, read the job spec below, and send a cover letter and CV (with full leaving certificate or equivalent and college results) to ireland.graduate@ie.pwc.com by Friday 25th April 2014.


 

Graduate Trainee – Risk Assurance Solutions

Risk Assurance Solutions (RAS) is part of our Advisory practice and is growing rapidly to deal with the rising demand for better corporate governance, stronger internal controls, and more effective management of systems and data. Risk and control is high on the boardroom agenda and we help organisations to manage their risks effectively.

Our RAS group provides expert advice and assistance to the Irish firm’s largest clients. We have over 70 RAS professionals providing specialist advice across the following 5 areas;

  • Corporate Governance;
  • Risk Management;
  • Business &  IT Controls;
  • Data management and analytics;
  • Internal Audit.

As a graduate trainee you’ll become part of this multi-discipline team, you will use a blend of risk management, audit, consulting and project management skills to advise clients on a range of risk, IT and control issues.

This role will commence with our next graduate intake in September 2014

Requirements

  • Excellent academic record (minimum 2.1 degree); please include a full breakdown of subjects studied and results for each
  • Whilst we recruit form all disciplines we are particularly interested in those with a business, IT and/or finance related degree;
  • Strong interest in Risk Assurance and pursuing a professional qualification (ACA/ACCA);
  • Well-developed organisational and analytical skills;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Commitment to providing excellent client service.

Please send a cover letter and CV (with full leaving certificate or equivalent and college results) to ireland.graduate@ie.pwc.com by Friday 25th April 2014.

 

 

Traineeships in the European Commission

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European Commission logoFancy 5 months paid work and an amazing opportunity to gain experience? The European Commission is accepting applications for traineeships to start in October 2014. You’ll need a degree and language skills.

Trainees work all over the European Commission. The content of the job largely depends on the service you are assigned to. You may work in the field of competition law, human resources, environmental policy…

Your daily work will mainly consist of:

  • attending and organising meetings, working groups, forums, public hearings
  • researching and compiling documentation, reports, consultations; answering queries
  • running projects

The closing date is 3rd February 2014. Find all the details and how to apply on the European Commission website.

If you’re a recent UCD graduate (up to 2 years since graduating), you can book an appointment with a Career & Skills Consultant in UCD Careers to look over your application before you submit.