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Internships awarded to UoP graduates

Internships are a great way for students and graduates to gain valuable work experience whilst also providing a first-rate service to the employer, making internship schemes beneficial both to the student employee and the organisation.

christmas lecturesPostgraduate student, Woody Clarke from the School of Biological Sciences has been awarded the sole place on a highly competitive short-term internship at the Royal Institution, a charity dedicated to connecting people with the world of science. The internship will involve working as a Programmes Assistant for the team taking part in planning, filming and broadcasting the BBC Christmas Lecture series. Woody will be working with academics, TV production companies, multi-media, content developers, and science communication professionals involved in the delivering of the lectures.

Woody applied for the internship directly on the Royal Institution’s website and impressed the organisation during interviews. The placement will provide unique experiences at a world renowned institution and will enable Woody to gain experience working with clients and production companies as well as experiences that will benefit research and development in his studies. It will also enable the University to establish an academic connection with the organisation in networking and future research projects.

Axell KAUBOMA International Relations graduate, Axell Kaubo has also secured an internship with the House of Commons as an Inquiry Manager. This placement is aimed at providing work experience, employability support and guidance to individuals from communities that are currently under-represented in the House of Commons’ graduate level workforce.

Out of nearly three hundred applicants from across the country, Axell is one of only three that have been selected for the internship which was organised and advertised by Step, an agency who connect graduates with businesses. Axell will be supporting the Committee Chair and members with inquiries by drafting questions and briefing material, writing reports, and arranging visits as well as undertaking research in areas of interest.

When speaking of his achievement Axell said, “The application process was long winded and nerve-racking, with multiple stages. I was up against remarkably competent candidates from elite UK universities; I am humbled by this success and relish the challenge ahead.”

Congratulations to both Woody and Axell on securing their internships and being great ambassadors for the University.

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