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Graduate Internship: Research Impact Web Resource Intern

  • Location:
    North West
  • Position:
  • Salary:
    £19,202 pro rata (£10.08 per hour + £1.22 holiday pay = £11.30 per hour)
  • Date Posted:
    30 Jan 2019
  • Advertising End Date:
    24 Feb 2019
  • Vacancy Type:
    Internship (paid)
  • Reference:
Job Description
 Lancaster University’s Professional Service team are looking for a graduate intern to drive the reviewing and updating of web content in order to support research impact across the university.
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.
 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
Placement length: 8-12 weeks
Main duties:
  • To work with Professional Services staff to map current web content relating to research impact.
  • To support the creation and modification of online content relating to research impact.
  • To identify where new or updated content relating to research impact would improve the usefulness these resources to researchers and non-academic staff.
  • To evaluate external impact sites at other Higher Education Institutions and provide recommendations on how the LU pages could be improved.
  • To liaise with academic and Professional Services staff including members of the Business Partnership and Enterprise Unit to collate relevant material.
This project will involve undertaking primary and secondary research to determine the requirements of effective web content. The desired result of this project would be an updated, research-informed resource web space.
Working Relationships
 Faculty Impact Managers, Impact Support Officers, departmental Impact Champions and Impact Directors, Directors of Research Enhancement
Skills you will develop during this project:
  • Working as part of a team
  • The ability to plan and manage workloads
  • Project management experience
  • Experience of web content creation
  • Research skills
  • Communication skills
  • Experience of writing content for a lay-audience
  • Experience of interpreting and adhering to detailed and precise requirements

Skills required for this project:

  • The ability to work independently
  • The ability to prioritise workloads
  • Demonstrable organisational and time-management skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, as appropriate to create professional relationships with researchers, administrators and senior staff in the university
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own time
  • Systematic approach to work and good attention to detail
  • Highly developed IT skills, in particular web skills, and the ability to use a broad range of computerised systems and data sources to support information and data dissemination and project management
  • Experience of qualitative research data collection and analysis

If you're a 2018 Lancaster Graduate then apply online for this fantastic opportunity to gain 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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