In response to MEC students' interest in internships and work placements,and recognising the increasing importance of work experience to graduates, the College launched an Internship Initiative in 2012.
We see internships as mutually beneficial to our high achieving students and to potential employers.
Employing organisations will have access to high achieving and ambitious young women, enabling them:
- To assess recruitment potential 'on the job'
- To showcase the career opportunities they offer
- To benefit from highly motivated, well-prepared internship candidates
- To expand awareness of their professional field and its appeal
MEC undergraduates will have access to successful and forward-looking organisations, enabling students:
- To explore job sectors and job functions at first hand
- To showcase their own skills and aptitude
- To develop the professionalism of their approach
- To expand their career networks
Internships can be paid, expenses only, or unpaid, and full-time, part-time or project-based. Work placement, work shadowing and virtual internships are also legitimate forms of internship.
They are generally offered to students during the summer vacation between their second and final years, although internships or work placements can also be offered over any vacation and between first and second year, or in the period immediately after graduation.
Current students - the Internship Initiative 2013 will be launched in February 2013. Look out for further updates or email the Gateway Administrator (email@example.com) for more information.
Employing organisations - if you are interested in the Initiative and would like to offer an internship or work placement, please see Murray Edwards College Internship Initiative_v2 (pdf leaflet) for more information, or email the Gateway Administrator on the above address.