By Joe Armer, BA Modern Languages Student
This summer I was lucky enough to work for Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign as an Organising Fellow in Dayton, Ohio, one of the key battlegrounds in the election.
As an organising fellow, I was, in essence, a trainee organiser on the Ohio Democratic Party Co-ordinated Campaign, responsible for electing Democrats up and down the ballot.
Unsure what I was going to do with the summer after my Year Abroad in France and Spain, I started applying to jobs, internships and work experience over the Easter Holidays. Working on a campaign is something I’ve always wanted to do but British election campaigns always seemed to clash with exam season so I was never able to do more than the occasional bit of volunteering.
Pavinder Bhangu, BIA Internal Communication Project Officer (BUIP)
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This summer I worked as an Internal Communication Project Officer for the Birmingham International Academy
(BIA). I decided to apply because I knew the internship, being 9-5 for 10 weeks, would give me a real taste of a professional job and prepare me for a graduate scheme. I thought a communications role was ideal, given my current student PR role at the University.
Cassidy Locke, LANS Extracurricular Programme Project Officer
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As I come into sight of the end of my internship, I can’t stop thinking, ‘I can’t believe how quickly these 8 weeks have gone.’ They’ve flashed by.
It was June when I started as the Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences intern. Already a student in this department I felt at ease very quickly and settled into my first task: collecting feedback from the other LAS students about the extracurricular programme that the department runs. Continue reading