Are you considering doing a summer internship with a UK Charity, public sector organisation, or small to medium-sized company?
Applications for LSE International Relations Internship Fund Scheme have now closed and the deadline was 11 February 2024. Details have been sent via email to all eligible students.
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, public sector organisation 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 £1841 (equivalent to London living wage salary)
- Internships must be for 140 hours and take place between 17 June and 20 September 2024
- Funding is for internships with a registered UK Charity, public sector organisation or SME based in the UK, that would otherwise be unpaid
How can I apply?
- Applications for LSE International Relations Internship Fund Scheme have now closed and the deadline was 11 February 2024. Details have been sent via email to all eligible students.
Application forms will be assessed by LSE Careers and the department. We aim to notify all successful applicants by 1 March 2024.
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 1 March 2024
- You’ll have until 12 May 2024 to source and secure an internship and notify LSE Careers. Students are required to self-source an internship. This gives you the flexibility to pursue opportunities that best suit your interests, skillsets and career goals. LSE Careers will offer extensive support to help you find an internship that suits you.
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 careers appointment with an LSE Careers Consultant
- Internships will be confirmed and approved by 7 June 2024
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