Birmingham City Council Internship
My role as a research Officer with the Birmingham city council involved talking with families, involved in social services, about their experiences of the Family group Conference (FGC), a fairly new service offered the Birmingham city council; I collated both quantitative and qualitative data about family member’s experiences and outcome post-service. My responsibilities included generating telephone and face-to-face interview questions, creating further information handouts to leave with families, to contact families’ social workers and conduct interviews. I additionally had the opportunity to attend a FGC (this is a family decision making and planning process, facilitated by an Independent Co-ordinator) intervention meeting and a review meeting to understand the procedure.
Richard Rogerson / Birmingham City Council House, via Wikimedia Commons
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Ground Engineering internship
Earlier this year, I applied for the Scholarship position with Ground Engineering internship in London Euston with Atkins, a well-respected design and project management consultancy based in Epsom, Surrey. I heard about the company through a friend, who had previously applied for a different internship with them – after conducting some research I found an engineering based role suitable for a geologist and applied.
By Bukky Oluyole, BUIP Intern
I had heard about the Birmingham University Internship Programme since my first year. I applied for some roles in my first year, but I didn’t get through. I knew my applications weren’t as strong now that I look back. Having spent an exchange year in Chicago, I knew I had to come back and spend my summer doing some sort of work experience/internship. I awaited the opening of BUIP and applied to five roles, I got invited to three interviews and I finally landed the role of Student Policy Communications Project Co-ordinator. To be quite honest, I didn’t think much into my expectations of the role, I was just excited to have finally landed an internship and I was certain that no matter what I did, it would improve my employability skills in some shape or manner.