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    I've just finished my second year at uni and I am currently on a work placement. This placement is a political placement and I am really enjoying it! It is exactly the type of work that I would like to do once I finish uni, at least to begin with.

    There is a possibility of doing an extended internship in this role, most probably three months or more. It will liekly start after the recess - just when uni starts again. This is an amazing opportunity that rarely comes along. In addition, I am fairly confident that I can secure a further placement, for when the initial one finishes.

    What are people's views of taking a year out in the middle of my degree, to do this? I study Politics, this is the kind of work that I want to get into and there is no guarantee of a job or an internship once I graduate. Securing this kind of internship would normally invlove going up against 20 or 30 people, at least. The current, long term intern beat 43 people to get the position!! Ignoring money, what do people make of this - good move or bad move? Thanks!!

    I'd definitely go for it as long as it wont affect you're degree. Talk to your course director about it and make sure there won't be any implications for your third year.

    I would go for it. In the long term the placement quite possibly will have more value for your career than the degree and I don't see why your tutors would have a problem with it. It sounds like you're having a really good experience!


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