Want to learn about life as a business consultant?

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The Boston Consulting Group

Here’s a chance to find out what consulting really involves. If you’ve just completed your first year in college you’ll be eligible to apply for Boston Consulting Group‘s Insight Programme: a two day residential course for a select number of talented students, set in a luxury boutique hotel in the English countryside – from 11-12 September 2014.

Through interactive workshops and business case studies you will gain insight into life as a consultant, learn how to approach and solve complex business challenges, and develop core skills that will aid you in your studies and the career you ultimately pursue. In addition, you will be joined by BCG team leaders and experts who will offer their insight on some of the hottest business topics of today.

To apply for a place, send your CV and a cover letter to LONInsightProgramme@bcg.com, stating your motivations for attending and outlining key academic and extra-curricular achievements. BCG will be looking for exceptional students who have demonstrated leadership, impact, team work and problem solving throughout school and university.

The Insight Programme is open to all students who have just completed their first year of an undergraduate degree in the UK and Ireland. BCG will cover the full cost of the Programme, plus travel within the UK and Ireland.

Application deadline is Sunday 13 July 2014

Learn more about volunteering in the developing world

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Viatores Christi VolunteersAre you looking for a new challenge as an overseas volunteer? Would you like to learn more about mission, development education and social justice issues at home and overseas?

Viatores Christi will hold an information and recruitment session at 11am on Saturday 29th March 2014 at its Dublin HQ.

For those who are exploring the idea of going overseas as a lay missionary/volunteer/development worker, the session will provide step by step information on how to become an overseas volunteer with Viatores.

If you are simply interested in learning more about development education issues, you will also be introduced to the excellent VC Orientation Programme – this is open to anybody whether you wish to go overseas or become involved with a voluntary group here at home.

Viatores Christi places people over the age of 21 right up to those who are in retirement.

So, if you are thinking about volunteering or learning more about faith based global development, why not come along to Viatores Christi on Saturday 29th March 2014 at 11am at 8 New Cabra Road, Phibsboro, Dublin 7, to learn more about what opportunities are waiting for you!

For more information, contact cordelia@viatoreschristi.com

Volunteer with SHINE 2014

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**Deadline for applications extended**

Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland is seeking enthusiastic and caring individuals to volunteer on SHINE 2014 (Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus Ireland Nurturing Empowerment), a residential Summer Independence Training Programme for teenagers and young adults with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus from all around the country.  SHINE gives participants the opportunity to develop their independence, confidence and social skills in a safe, encouraging and fun environment.

Volunteer with SHINE 2014

SBHI was established to promote the care, welfare, interest, treatment, education, advancement and rehabilitation of persons with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.

If you would like to get involved, fill in an application form today. Alternatively, please phone 01-4572329 or email shine@sbhi.ie

Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 2nd April at 5pm or until places have been filled.

Human Rights internships in the Dept of Foreign Affairs & Trade

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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is inviting applications for internships in its Human Rights Unit in Dublin, and possibly in the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations in Geneva.

Department of Foreign Affairs & TradeHuman Rights are accorded a high priority in Irish foreign policy. The Human Rights Unit coordinates Ireland’s international human rights policy, and ensures that human rights concerns are given full expression in all areas of the Government’s foreign policy. The positions are for a period of eleven months, with the first position commencing in May 2014. A further number of positions may also be available in Geneva. A shortlist of suitable candidates will be established from which the internship positions will be filled.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications/experience:

  • A first or second class honours degree in Law, International Relations, Human Rights, Politics or another relevant discipline is required.
  • A post-graduate or professional qualification is desirable.
  • A good knowledge of International and/or Human Rights Law is highly desirable.
  • A strong interest in human rights and current affairs is desirable.
  • Previous work experience with organisations working in the field of human rights would also be desirable.
  • Good computer skills are essential.
  • Flexibility, initiative, good judgement, excellent drafting skills and the ability to work with a team are essential.
  • Proficiency in the French language, while not essential, is desirable.

Please note that applications will only be considered from new applicants, or candidates who have undertaken a previous Internship of six months or less in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, or in an Irish diplomatic mission abroad.

Candidates wishing to apply for the intern positions should complete the application form in either English or Irish (please do NOT submit CVs):

HRU Intern Application Form 2014 – English version

Foirm Iarratais 2014 – As Gaeilge

We strongly advise applicants to ensure that they are using the 2014 application form. If candidates wish to be considered for positions in Geneva, this should be clearly indicated. Completed application forms, clearly marked, INTERN APPLICATION, should be submitted by close of business on Friday 14 March 2014 to:

Mr Colin Wrafter
Human Rights Unit
Department of Foreign Affairs
79-80 St. Stephen’s Green
Dublin 2

Email: hruintern@dfa.ie

Applications can be submitted by post or by e-mail. Applications received after the closing date for applications will not be considered. Selection will be on the basis of a competitive interview. If a large number of applications is received, candidates will be short listed for interview on the basis of information supplied in their application. Interviews will take place in Dublin the week beginning Monday 24 March 2014.

The pay rate applicable to all interns is that of the first point on the Executive Officer grade in the Civil Service. There is no entitlement to Civil Service status.

Citizens of non-European Economic Area (EEA) States are not eligible to compete. The EEA consists of the member states of the European Union along with Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. A candidate who is in doubt, in this regard, should consult the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

The Department of Foreign Affairs is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity. It is important to note that canvassing will disqualify applicants automatically.

STEP up to Google

GoogleAre you studying computer science or a related discipline? Google is seeking to recruit students for internships this summer for their STEP programme (Summer Training Education Programme). Applications are open to students who will have completed their first year at college by this summer 2014.

The summer trainee program includes:

  • Software Project: A 12-week development project that you will work on with a team of Googlers and other STEP Interns.
  • Skills-Based Training: Enhance your coding skills; get exposed to new tools and programming languages.
  • Professional Development: Attend weekly technical talks by senior Googlers. Additionally, learn how to enhance your resume, tackle technical interviews, and improve your presentation skills.
  • Mentorship: Be matched with a Google engineer, other than your manager, to guide you through your summer experience.
  • Fun: Social activities, community building and networking. Build a relationship with your peers.
  • Exposure: A unique glimpse into applying your computer science studies in a professional environment

See the STEP programme for more information.

The deadline for all applications is 31st March 2014.

Accenture Summer Internships 2014

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AccentureAccenture are looking for graduates for their 3 month summer internship programme. Those from all academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

There are a range of programmes in management, technology and analytics. Applications are now open and will close on Monday 3rd March 2014. Internships will commence on 3rd June and end on 29th August 2014.

You can meet Accenture on Belfield campus in the next few weeks – have a look on the Events page of our website to find out when and where.

UCD Internships & Volunteering Fair 2014

Internships & Volunteering Fair 2014

Internships & Volunteering Fair 2014Internship and voluntary work is a crucial and valuable experience for students across all academic disciplines. It is also the one of the best ways to get into a company for the long term permanent position. Now in its fourth year, the UCD Internship & Volunteering Fair matches organisations with UCD students. Whether you want to work as an intern for a large professional financial firm or try voluntary work abroad, you’ll find something here for you.

This year’s fair took place on 11th February 2014 in Astra Hall.

If you missed it, you can read the fair booklet online to see was there and find out more about their opportunities.

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.

Find an internship or graduate vacancy

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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.

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If you’re a 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.