Turn on thread page Beta

How to get an internship, any advice? watch

    • Thread Starter

    Hi guys!

    So I'm a first year, studying Politics at UEA (University of East Anglia), and I would like some advice on how best to get an internship...

    I know that I wont be able to get an internship until the summer after my second year, but I was hoping people might have advice for me on how to prepare to get one? Some of my second year friends have been struggling to get onto any paid intern programmes, and that worries me as I have no relevent work experience

    I am hoping to do something 'politics-y,' or something relating to the civil service as I would LOVE to get onto the civil service fast-track' after uni.

    Does anyone have any advice on how I can 'boost' my CV, and find any work experience/do ANYTHING that would help me to get an internship in one of these areas? My CV currently consists of Mcdonalds work, Bar work, and volenteering for a confidential listerning service (think samaritans but for students). In other words my CV isnt very impressive

    Any advice on work experience/programmes/ANYTHING I can do to help my chances of getting an internship would be greatly appriciated! Thankyou
    • Community Assistant

    Community Assistant
    Firstly remember that internships are difficult to get so it's not the end of the world if you don't get one.

    To help you get one though, I would think getting involved with political societies would be a great start alongside other similar causes and charity events, anything that involves networking with politicians really.
The home of Results and Clearing


people online now


students helped last year

University open days

  1. University of Buckingham
    Postgraduate Open Evening Postgraduate
    Thu, 23 Aug '18
  2. University of Glasgow
    All Subjects Undergraduate
    Tue, 28 Aug '18
  3. University of Aberdeen
    Undergraduate Open Day Undergraduate
    Tue, 28 Aug '18
How are you feeling about GCSE results day?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.