What makes an internship valuable?

3 April 2014
  • Start: 18:30
  • End: 22:30
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Internships are offered by a range of news outlets, PR firms and science communication organisations, but what makes an internship valuable for both parties? What should the selection process look like? How long should an internship last? Should you offer mentoring, training or assessment? What rules govern internships? A panel of former interns and representatives from STEM organisations will discuss these questions and more with the audience. Date: Thursday 3rd April Venue: UCL, Gower Street Panel:

  • Anthony Richards – Gallery Programmes Manager at the Science Museum, to talk about the apprenticeships scheme where apprentices work towards a Level 2 NVQ in Cultural Heritage and Venue Operations qualification
  • Matt Cartmell, head of Communications from the PRCA (Public Relations Consultants Association) who worked on the Intern Guidelines publication
  • Monica Lobo – Science in Society Manager at the British Science Association, to speak about the Media Fellowship programme
  • Philippa Skett – former intern at the Society of Biology
I hope you can also join us for networking and a drink afterwards at The Jeremy Bentham which is just around the corner.  
Mock Image Credit: Maryland GovPics, Flickr