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LIDC communications internship

LIDC runs a work experience programme for postgraduate students and recent graduates of master's courses. It is currently only open to LIDC members at the Bloomsbury Colleges (SOAS, Birkbeck, UCL Institute Of Education, Royal Veterinary College and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) and UCL's Development Planning Unit. This is because we aim to support students at our constituent colleges. 

Placements are part-time and run for 6 weeks. Interns help with producing editorial content, web communication, social media, liaising with membership, and events.

Candidates should have an undergraduate degree in any subject and a documented interest in international development. Prior office experience and experience of using social media will be a distinct advantage.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, please send your recent CV and a short motivation letter to Anjuli Borgonha, Communications Officer. Please indicate in your application in which month you would like to do the placement. 

We are currently recruiting interns from August 2017 onwards.

To find out more meet our former interns here.

Intern testimony:

'My communications internship at the LIDC has been a fantastic and thoroughly rewarding experience. Responsible for producing the centre's daily and weekly media briefings, promoting events and raising LIDC's profile via social media and their website, I was able to gain valuable communications experience as well as a comprehensive insight into the broad range of innovative projects and cross-sector development research the LIDC facilitates. I was given the freedom to explore areas of communications I was interested in, such as expanding the centre's use of social media outlets, and build upon my knowledge of key current issues in development research, policy and practice. With an ambition to forward a career in the development field, the internship offered great practical experience in a stimulating and supportive environment that will no doubt prove invaluable in future employment. Thank you, LIDC!'

Sarah, MA Globalisation and Development, SOAS