The Department for Education, Childhood and Inclusion has a wide remit with a commitment to enabling its graduates to work in a wide variety of roles, often, but not exclusively, in educational settings. We recently were rated as 3rd highest performing new university for education research in the 2014 REF, and are currently actively seeking to enhance performance in the 2020 REF.
This internship, aimed exclusively at Sheffield Hallam Graduates, offers an invaluable opportunity to enhance your knowledge of the Higher Education sector as you gain insight into the way a University operates and the challenges it faces. You will play an integral part in developing and delivering projects for the Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion. What's more, you'll be learning and developing at the heart of a fast-paced and world-leading organisation.
The role will include a number of projects which will give you valuable experience as you work alongside different teams and individuals across the Department.
The role purpose will be to implement student experience and enhancement projects for the department. The exact projects will be agreed with the successful candidate but the following are indicative of projects which may be implemented in the department
- Enhance our students’ experience of professional placements.
- Support the development of undergraduate courses by gaining current students’ perceptions of their studies and reviewing the strengths of awards offered by competitors.
- Further developing social media accounts of the department.
- Support the departmental work on gaining access to the student voice via management of the listening rooms
This offers a great opportunity to build on the skills and attributes you have already acquired during your time here as a student. You will enhance and develop strong communication and project management skills equipping you to embark on a career in Higher Education.
The core elements of the one year graduate internship are as follows:
• An bespoke induction
• A number of student focused strategic projects
• Ongoing developmental support
• Reviews / appraisals to evaluate learning, development and performance
• Mentoring support throughout
A graduate internship is a time-limited, structured work experience which also includes an element of training. It provides work experience and skills development that can enhance your employability and career prospects, helping you transition into the world of work and prepare you for future employment.
In the interests of fairness and equality of opportunity, our internships will not normally exceed a 12 month period; therefore you will not be eligible to apply for consecutive internships that exceed this duration.