Looking For Your Ideal Internship?

 

Have you set your Career Goals for 2018?  Let us help you out!

 

January is the perfect time to sit down and set out some dreams and goals for the year ahead. What does your dream job look like? What  skills would you like to learn or improve? Which companies or individuals inspire you? Where in the world can you see yourself working?

 

While setting out our ultimate goals is great motivation, it can often leave us asking ourselves ‘where do I even start?’. Well that’s where we can help, check out these simple suggestions to get you started!

 

Improve Your Skills

 

In University, your educational opportunities extend far beyond your core modules. There is an abundance of ways to develop skills through extra curricular events and workshops. Skilled graduates are in much greater demand by modern employers.

 

Have you heard about the UCD Certificate in ‘Skills for Working Life’? This is an 8 week course, with weekly informal and interactive sessions each lasting up to two hours, where you will be taught by some of Ireland’s leading employers. The course gives students an insight into the skills which you will need to develop to be successful in the graduate workplace. To find out more and register, visit UCD Careers Connect.

 

Do Your Research

 

Not sure where to start your search for Internship opportunities? You’ll find lots of useful information in the internship section of our Career Development Centre website, in the Vacancies portal on Careers Connect, on GradIreland and Prospects.

 

Still not sure what you’re looking for? You can also make an appointment with our Career Consultants to chat through your search, application or interview process. Appointments are only available on the day, for the day, and you can book online from 8am each morning on Careers Connect.

 

Make Connections

 

On February 1st we are hosting our annual Internships Recruitment Fair in the Global Lounge on the lower ground floor of the Main Restaurant building. To see the full list of companies attending have a look at the event details on Careers Connect. Entrance is completely free, just bring along your student card!

 

Internship 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. Whether you want to work as an intern for a large professional financial firm or maybe a smaller company, you’ll find something at the Internships Fair for you.

 

Best of Luck!

 

 

UCD Internships & Volunteering Fair 2016

Internships & Volunteering Fair

Internship 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 a long term and possibly permanent position. 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.

Join us at this year’s fair on February 3rd, 2016 in Astra Hall.

A fair booklet will be available on the day to take home and will also be displayed on our website: http://www.ucd.ie/careers/events/ nearer the day!

Find out more about internships on our website.

Happy networking!

CDC Internships & Volunteering Fair

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

 

 

 

Websites That Will Help You To Find A Job

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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.

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.

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.