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Graduate Internship: Research Prizes Intern

  • Location:
    North West
  • Position:
  • Salary:
    £19,202 pro rata (£10.08 per hour + £1.22 holiday pay = £11.30 per hour)
  • Date Posted:
    10 Jan 2019
  • Advertising End Date:
    24 Jan 2019
  • Vacancy Type:
    Internship (paid)
  • Reference:
Job Description
Lancaster University Research and Enterprise Services are looking for a Research Prizes Graduate Intern, to find out about different research prizes and awards, and to produce a summary of the opportunities that are available.
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! This opportunity is open only to graduates of Lancaster University who completed their undergraduate degree in 2018.
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
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.
During this project, the you will begin by researching research prizes and awards in Lancaster Environment Centre, and will then extend your research to other university departments as time allows. You will join a team of Research Development Officers in Research Services and members of the team will be on hand to provide support and advice throughout.
Tasks involved in this project will include:
  • Identify research prize and award opportunities through internet searches and using the RESEARCHconnect funding opportunities database.
  • Match prize and award opportunities with departments and faculties.
  • Produce clear summary information on the opportunities with links to further details and information about previous award winners. 
The objective of this project is to produce a resource (or set of resources) for academic staff, providing information about research prizes and awards relevant to their subject. In the long term, it is hoped that this project will lead to an increase in the number of research prizes awarded to Lancaster University staff. This will build the esteem of individual researchers and can potentially raise the international profile of Lancaster University.

Skills you will develop during this project:

  • General administrative skills
  • Verbal and written communication skills: you will develop the ability to interact confidently with a range of university staff, and produce clear, well presented information.
  • Independent working: you will learn to work independently on defined tasks (with support on hand).
  • Research skills: you will develop research skills by investigating the opportunities available and identifying the most relevant.
  • IT skills: you will be working with an internet based databases and Microsoft software.

Person specification:

  • No special skills are required for this role; applicants only need to be competent with basic software, e.g. Microsoft Office, web browsing.
Apply online for the fantastic opportunity, to develop valuable workplace skills and experience!

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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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