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Journalism: Foreign Affairs Internship for The Economist

Posted on behalf of The Economist. Blogged by Hugh Nicholson-Lailey on March 6, 2018.

Great opportunities don’t always have a massive flag over them to say ‘apply here’. Hidden in the small print of this week’s Economist magazine (p.57 if you must know) is a summer internship opportunity with The Economist.

Foreign internship:

We are seeking a summer intern to write about foreign affairs for The Economist. The internship will be London-based, will last for three months or more, and will pay £2,000 per month. Anyone is welcome to apply. Applicants should send an original unpublished article of up to 600 words on any issue in international politics or foreign affairs, a CV and a cover letter to We are looking for originality, wit, crisp writing and clarity of thought. The deadline is 3 April.

If this has caught your attention and you’re wondering where else to look for leads and ideas for breaking into journalism, read our Journalism briefing online and bookmark the Graduate Schemes listing on 

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FCO Graduate Internship open for applications!

Posted on behalf of Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Blogged by Hugh Nicholson-Lailey on March 6, 2018.

The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office have now opened applications for the FCO Graduate Internship 2018.

Offering up to 10 months full-time work from 30 August, this is “a unique opportunity to be right at the heart of the FCO’s work and to understand what it takes to run an effective global organisation” and is suitable for alumni and anyone completing their Oxford studies this year.

Closing date is 26 March 2018

For more details visit the FCO Graduate Internship page.

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Careers Conference 17 March: Extra lunchtime opportunities!

Blogged by Rachel Bray on March 1, 2018.

The Careers Conference for Researchers will feature panels, skills sessions with employers, and generous time for having lunch with employers  – a great opportunity to ask your careers questions one-to-one. Feel free to quiz them on: What do doctoral graduates do in their organisation? What are the entry steps and skills they look for in an application?

Throughout the day there will also be workstations available for you to take a break from the bustle and focus on some quiet personal careers-related work. Resources on offer will include workbooks on ‘portfolio careers’ and on ‘overcoming a sense of academic failure’. These and other resources should help you explore aspects of your current life and possibilities for your future that may not have been on your radar before now.

  • When: Saturday 17 March, 10:00-16:00
  • Where: Examination Schools
  • Book: via CareerConnect (search ‘Events’)

Although all places at this conference have been booked, please register via CareerConnect and you will be added to the waiting list. Spaces that become available will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have booked, but are now unable to attend, please cancel your booking so someone else can have the place.

And if you can’t come, don’t panic! You can engage with the Careers Service resources at any time and download our programme with employer contacts after the event.

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Opportunity to join a new Critical University Studies Collective

Posted on behalf of Madeleine Chalmers. Blogged by Rachel Bray on March 1, 2018.

Are you keen to discuss the purpose of universities, how they should serve the public good and what we could do here in Oxford to achieve such goals?

If so, please get in touch with, a DPhil student in French who is setting up a critical university studiescollective in Oxford. The aim is a forum to read, talk, and think together, in a non-hierarchical and positive setting about what universities are for and how we can adapt our practice to help effect positive change. The agenda will be set as a group, based on members’ interests, and any readings will be concise enough to read while the kettle boils. The collective is open to all, from undergraduates to senior academics, and those in administrative roles.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list, or have any other queries, please contact Madeleine with your name, faculty/department, research interests, and any particular themes/issues you would like to discuss.

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Events: How and Why Students Cancel – Survey

Posted on behalf of Student Consultancy team working with the Careers Service. Blogged by Lili Pickett-Palmer on March 1, 2018.

The Careers Service wishes to better understand students’ attitudes towards Careers events and their attitudes towards cancelling their places at events they can no longer attend.

This survey was created by a team of Student Consultants working with the Careers Service to help address this issue.

The survey will take less than 2 minutes to complete and the data and insights will be highly beneficial to the Careers Service. It will allow them to optimise the reminder system and facilitate the cancellation process so that more students who wish to are able to attend events with limited places.

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback – we really appreciate it.

The Student Consultancy Team (on behalf of the Careers Service)

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