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Graduate Internship: Events and Communications Officer

  • Location:
    North West
  • Position:
  • Salary:
    £19,202 pro rata (£10.08 per hour + £1.22 holiday pay = £11.30 per hour)
  • Date Posted:
    29 Nov 2018
  • Advertising End Date:
    16 Dec 2018
  • Vacancy Type:
    Pre Appointed by LU Hiring Manager
  • Reference:
Job Description
The Enterprise and Business Partnerships team is a busy and friendly team based in the Lancaster Environment Centre. They are looking for an intern to help with marketing tasks to showcase the range of faculty-wide projects they do with business. Additionally they require help with arranging a large-scale, campus-wide conference, as well as a series of smaller events. This is opportunity is open to 2018 Lancaster University graduates only.
This internship is part of the Graduate Jobs Programme which aims to provide valuable work experience and skills to recent graduates, to help kick-start your career!
Graduate Jobs Programme projects have been carefully scoped to give you some valuable work experience, in a large world class award winning organisation, help build your network and develop new skills that will stand you in good stead for your next steps and ongoing career success.
Pay rate: £19,202 pro rata (£10.08 per hour + £1.22 holiday pay = £11.30 per hour)
Working Pattern: Full time but negotiable
Placement length: 8-12 weeks
In September 2019 the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation (CGE) will host a high profile business and academic conference, with around 300 delegates expected. The Enterprise and Business Partnership require support with event planning, logistics, communications, marketing and general administration.
CGE works across departments and faculties and this internship will involve working with a wide variety of stakeholders. Teams across departments and faculties need to be linked into the event and an internal awareness raising activity would be beneficial. CGE also partners with external businesses, research bodies and universities which also need coordinating. The successful intern will help to create a marketing campaign for this event, both internal to the university and on a national and international level.   
The team has recently been involved in the submission of a Science and Innovation Audit (SIA), which will be published shortly. The Lancaster Environment Centre has also recently announced a formal partnership with the Environmental Industries Commission, involving closer working and joint events. It is expected that this internship would involve working across all of these activities to bring together a marketing and communications campaign which remains closely linked to the September 2019 conference.

The desired output of this project will be:

  • To support several events will occur during the internship, including business workshops, researcher bootcamps™ and Environmental Industries Commission joint events.
  • To develop and implement an event plan and marketing campaign for the 2019 conference.

There is potential for this internship to be extended so that marketing activities can develop over a longer period of time.


Skills you will develop during this role:

  • Communication - having to communicate effectively as part of a busy team which spans departments, faculties and institutions. Liaising with high profile event speakers and external business partners.
  • Marketing - creative thinking to develop and manage a campaign bringing together a complex set of activities.
  • Team work - working in a busy office environment alongside colleagues from a variety of roles including administration senior university management and the press office. 
  • Project management - using initiative to work to deadlines under minimal supervision.

Skills required for this role:

  • Experience of working in an office environment, for example office administration.
  • Marketing or project management experience would be beneficial.
  • Organisation, multi-tasking and time management
  • Working under own initiative
  • Good communication and people skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • IT skills
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Under the terms of this work, we endeavour to provide the advertised number of hours however, hours are not guaranteed and that work may cease if there is a fall in demand. 

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