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    I wasn't really sure where to post this, sorry if it's in the wrong place.
    I'm a second year University student and I didn't manage to get any internships for the Summer, so now I'm wondering what I'm going to do with myself for my 12 week break.
    I'd just like something to put on my CV really, maybe get some transferable skills just to say that I didn't waste my time and managed to achieve something!
    But I'm not sure what to do. I wondered about some volunteering, and I'd quite like to travel some place so I'm not stuck in my hometown for all that time, but I have this huge phobia of needles so I don't want to go to any where that requires immunisations.
    Does anyone have any suggestions?
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    How much money do you have to spend on the summer?

    You could go inter-railing around Europe.
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    Many formal volunteer schemes overseas require a substantial fee, so this may not be for you. One example : http://frontier.ac.uk

    Lots of places in the UK require volunteers - the National Trust, English Heritage or your local museum, art gallery, city farm etc etc. Always worth a phone call/email enquiry even if they aren't looking for people right now.

    One alternative is to get a live-in job in the hotel/resort industry - see this website http://www.resortwork.co.uk/index.aspx - they advertise for main-stream holiday companies and many of the jobs are 'unskilled, and enable you to live in a European resort all summer. Friends who did this last year on graduating had an amazing time. Another idea is working for a kids holidays camp : http://www.xkeys.co.uk/jobs/ OR http://www.student-jobs.co.uk/index.aspx

    Any work which gives you 'people skills' is never a waste of time, whatever career you might be headed for.
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    I'd agree with returnmigrant about the National Trust or English Heritage.
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    I will have a tour of the land that I have to go with my girlfriend. It is my preference to every summer.
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    What do you intend on going into? Because if you intend on going into teaching or medicine or anything along those lines when you need to be a leader of a group, you could always try the Rotary Youth Leadership Award which is for people between the ages of 14-18 or 19-30.
    Or, if you have any friends who rent by Uni, you could ask if you could stay at their's over the summer and volunteer there. It all depends on what you want to do into as a career
 
 
 
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