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Even more exclusive summer internships available!

Blogged by Rachel Ruscombe-King on 16/05/2018.

The latest batch of of exclusive internships available through the Summer Internship Programme closes on 22 May. If you are still thinking about what to do for the summer, head over to CareerConnect where you can browse an array of fascinating and unusual internships in a variety of global destinations. A taster of the available internships is below, (click on the title links for more details) and you can browse CareerConnect for even more!

Healthcare Policy Internship, The Queen’s Nursing Institute, London

The QNI believes that high quality nursing care should be available for everyone when they need it, in their own homes and communities. They work with nurses, employers and policy makers to promote the best in community nursing, for the benefit of patients, carers and families.The internship available involves working on a specific area of policy related to healthcare and working on the charity’s outreach and marketing work.

CO2 Abatement Internship, Research Centre for Gas Innovation, Brazil

This research project is part of the CO2 Abatement Programme of the RCGI and aims to analyze the integration of CO2 conversion technologies to thermoelectric plants technically, economically and environmentally, aiming to mitigate the global emissions of this gas, as well as to diversify the list of products manufactured in the complex, resulting in increased profit. Students of any year of study or subject (especially Chemical Engineering) are welcome.

Social Enterprise Content Internship, Enterprising Oxford

Enterprising Oxford is a University of Oxford initiative to help encourage and support students, staff and alumni to be more entrepreneurial, and promote entrepreneurship across Oxfordshire. The intern will curate and develop local and online resources aimed at helping users understand, and possibly develop, social enterprises or ventures.

Entrepreneurial Internship, Acatus, Germany 

Acatus is a game-changing B2B fintech startup offering unique real-time single asset securitization as a service to banks, marketplace lenders, and other originators. Help shape the future of a whole industry by working to prepare a financial plan, refining financial models as preparation for a financing round, and defining HR strategy.

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Interested in the Heritage Sector?

Blogged by Annie Dutton on 16/05/2018.


Heritage Pathway: Site Visit to Charleston Farmhouse and Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft

When: 14 June 2018

Interested in a career in the heritage sector? Join the Heritage Pathway expedition to Sussex. This trip will focus on the opportunities and challenges faced by smaller independent museums and heritage organisations, and will provide insights into how research connects across the broad range of these organisations’ activities. You’ll have an opportunity to meet and network with curators and museum directors and gain insights into the operations of two museums.

Register to visit Charleston, the Bloomsbury home of Art & Ideas, where you will enjoy a specialist tour before pausing for lunch. In the afternoon you will visit Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, to discuss the ways in which museums can tell the story of landscapes and artistic movements.

Itinerary

7:45am – Depart Radcliffe Humanities Building (meet at 7:40am at the latest)
10:45am – Tour at Charleston
12:30pm – Lunch (provided) with Darren Clarke (curator) and Nathaniel Hepburn (Director)
1:30pm – Depart from Charleston Farmhouse to Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft
3:00pm – ‘Store Tour’ at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft
5:00pm – Depart Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft
7:00pm – Back to Radcliffe Humanities

Participation in this trip is free. Please register at bookwhen.com by 30th May.

 

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Insight into Teaching TT18 – Apply by Sunday 20 May

Blogged by Elleanor Thornton on 16/05/2018.

 

Last week to apply – applications close on Sunday 20 May!

Insight into Teaching provides students with the opportunity to spend three days in a school with a full programme of lesson observation, perhaps a chance to try out some teaching and join in with activities, and a pre-placement seminar to get the most out of the placement.

Placements take place over 3 days in 9th week of Trinity term and are available in a range of subjects in secondary, primary and further education, in state-maintained and independent schools across Oxfordshire and elsewhere in the UK. This year the dates are Tuesday 19 to Thursday 21 June.

If you are thinking about a career in teaching then spending time in school is extremely important, not only to help you to decide whether teaching is for you, but also to enhance your teacher training application – whether you are considering a PGCE, School Direct, Teach First or another route into teaching. A participant on the programme last term said:

I took part in a departmental meeting at the end of my first day and was fascinated by how much teachers actually enjoyed teaching: they were talking with enthusiasm about how to improve classes and how happy they were when students enjoyed classes.’

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Free ‘Summer of Code’ training

Posted on behalf of 1millionwomentotech. Blogged by Hugh Nicholson-Lailey on 15/05/2018.

Interested in learning to code [from scratch] or improving your coding skills this summer? Pre-register now for this free online summer programming course running from 14 July to 14 October for women and anyone who identifies as non-binary.

This new initiative (led by an Oxford student) is designed to get more women coding, so unfortunately, men are not invited – but please do support by sharing details on social media.

Participants will receive week-by-week instruction over 12 weeks into python, javascript, and exploring natural language processing, AI, Blockchain, VR and AR … and there’s a weekly hack challenge, with additional online support, to fun and to try out your new skills and check progress. See more information at 1millionwomentotech.

Still nearly 60 days left to apply, or to forward the invitation to friends. 

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Insight into Academia: To PhD or not to PhD?

Blogged by Lili Pickett-Palmer on 14/05/2018.
  • When: Tuesday 22 May, 13.00-16.00
  • Where: The Careers Service
  • Book: To reserve a place please go to CareerConnect

Are you a Research Assistant considering a doctorate? Come along to our workshop to discuss the market value of a PhD within and beyond academia, and alternative routes you could take towards your goals. By working together, we will identify the key building blocks for thriving as a doctoral student, and enable you to find an effective decision-making strategy.

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