Are you considering doing a summer internship with a UK Charity or small to medium-sized company?
The deadline of 12 February 2023 for applying for the LSE International Relations Internship Fund Scheme has now passed.
The Internship Fund Scheme is open to 1st and 2nd year undergraduates including Joint Honours students. The scheme invites eligible students who are interested in undertaking an internship, that would otherwise be unpaid, to apply for funding.
What is the Internship Fund Scheme?
The International Relations Internship Fund Scheme provides funding for a limited number of internships within a charity or small to medium sized enterprise* (SME) each year. This enables a number of students to receive funding for an internship that would be otherwise be unpaid and therefore might not be possible to do.
Am I eligible?
- Open to 1st and 2nd year International Relations undergraduate students, including Joint Honours students
You are not eligible to apply if you have already received funding via the Internship Fund Scheme in a previous year or are in receipt of support from another LSE Careers work-based learning/internship programme, or the International Relations research assistant programme.
- You don’t need to have an internship secured to apply
What does the scheme offer?
- A grant of £1673 (equivalent to London living wage salary)
- Internships must be for 140 hours and take place between 19 June and 15 September 2023
- Funding is for internships with a registered UK Charity or SME based in the UK, that would otherwise be unpaid
How can I apply?
- The deadline of 12 February 2023 has now passed and applications are closed.
Application forms will be assessed by LSE Careers and the department. We aim to notify all successful applicants by 6 March 2023.
You do not need to have an internship secured in order to apply for funding. If your initial application for funding is approved, you will then have several weeks to source an internship.
What happens if I am shortlisted to receive this grant?
- We aim to notify all successful applicants by 6 March 2023
- You’ll have until 14 May 2023 to source and secure an internship and notify LSE Careers. Students can self-source their internship or apply to internships via the scheme (with the support of LSE Careers).
LSE will not provide a guaranteed internship as part of this scheme but you will be invited to attend a compulsory careers seminar, designed to provide more guidance on how to find an internship. You will also be invited to attend a one to one careers appointment with an LSE Careers Consultant
- Internships will be confirmed and approved by 6 June 2023
If you have any questions about the scheme please contact email@example.com and use the subject heading ‘Internship Fund Scheme’.
* EU definition of SME: The organisation has less than 250 employees and annual turnover does not exceed €50 million or annual balance sheet total does not exceed €43 million