Category: Internships, Volunteering & Work Experience Opportunities

Volunteer as a Trainer for Petit Miracle Hub

We are a small charity and social enterprise offering training workshops to local people who are starting their own business as a route out of unemployment. The Start Your Own Enterprise programme starts with an eight week course to help them create a business plan, the next stage is to do test trading from our hub space in Shepherds Bush. This is then complimented with a series of workshops on related topics.

This brief outlines requirements for trainers who would like to run one of the workshops. By offering this training you are helping a small charity and local disadvantaged people.

How do the sessions work?
We will arrange the training and invite participants. We will host it in our space at the West 12 Shopping Centre in Shepherds Bush.

How long will the sessions be?
We suggest 2-3 hours long, either a morning session starting at 11am or an afternoon starting at 2pm.

What format?
We are flexible on formats but would like the sessions to be as interactive as possible. We can supply a projector if you would like to use slides. Wireless internet access is also available.

What types of workshops?

Topics in the past have covered the following topics: social media, digital marketing, confidence building, presentation skills, press releases, face to face selling, finance and budgeting and pricing. For more, please visit our website or e-mail

Demographics of the group

The entrepreneurs are local people who are based in Hammersmith and Fulham, they have had basic training but are all learning the skills to run their own businesses. They are new to running their own business and some may not have a product ready as yet. Some members of the group come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Most members are very new to using computers and technology. Some have been long term unemployed (6 months +). The businesses that they are starting range from soap, to African inspired clothing, to gardening and hairdressing.We will also be advertising the training out to other local residents who are likely to have similar skill levels.

Trainer Requirements:

●  Be able to offer time to run the training in Shepherds Bush
● To agree and supply a training session title, training overview of what will be covered in the session, bullet list of what attendees can expect to learn, any special requirements (attendees need to bring a laptop, previous experience or knowledge in a subject area) and if you will be supplying hand-outs.
● To send a photo and bio to be added to the Eventbrite page for promotion of the workshop
In exchange we can offer:

● To cover travel expenses up to a maximum of £75
● Recommendation on LinkedIn
● Mentions of you as a trainer to promote the workshops
● Email newsletter (1k people) / Twitter (5k followers) / Facebook (1.3k) / Instagram (2k)

If you would like to volunteer for this opportunity, please contact

Student Trainer recruitment

Could you be a student trainer?

Gain experience of delivering workshops and develop your skills as a trainer by joining our team of Student Trainers for Imperial Plus, Student Activities or Imperial Award.

We are looking for enthusiastic students to deliver training workshops to students throughout 2018/19.

If you’re an excellent communicator, confident public speaker, organised and reliable then we want to hear from you!

Being a student trainer is a great way to gain new skills, and earn some extra cash during your time at Imperial.

More information

Ementoring volunteering opportunity

Ementoring volunteering opportunity

We have an exciting volunteering opportunity supporting A-level students in their path to university. The Imperial Outreach team runs the STEM Potential programme which supports highly-able students from backgrounds under-represented in higher education. During Y12 and Y13, STEM Potential students are assigned an ementor who is a current Imperial student. STEM Potential and Imperial students communicate through the Brightside online platform. This is designed for online safety including moderation and keeping personal details of mentors and mentees private.

Ementors will typically be assigned 3 mentees. The aim of ementoring is mostly to share experiences of life at university, university applications and degree courses.  As such we will be looking at mentors who have completed their undergraduate degree in the UK and are still familiar with the university application process. Many of our students will be the first in their family to apply to university so your knowledge is highly valued. We do not set times to engage with ementoring so ementors can find their own time to engage with their mentees. We will provide training to support mentors with their engagement with the students and match you with a student interested in your area of study. We also believe that this experience supporting young people would be highly valuable for the ementors. As we expect the mentoring relationship to last through students’ Y12 and Y13 we need ementors that are not in their last year of studies at Imperial. If you would like to take part or know more about ementoring please contact José Monteiro: stating your  field of study and what you have studied at undergraduate level.

Outreach opportunity with in2scienceUK – Summer 2018

Calling all PhD students, postdocs, PIs, and technicians!

in2scienceUK is looking for researchers to get involved and host a disadvantaged Year 12 student for 1 to 2 weeks during the summer. This opportunity is open to anyone working in areas relating to Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths.

Students will be able to work alongside researchers, speak to them about their past education experiences, different science degrees and careers, and get advice they may not receive at school or at home. In addition, our team offers the students a wide range of skills days and workshops to provide a comprehensive STEM insight programme. Our programme has proven impact and this year we want to host more students than ever, but to achieve this we need your help!

in2scienceUK placements are simple to organise: you choose the dates and we’ll interview and select the student for you. Hosting a student acts as evidence for a research group’s public engagement and widening participation activities. For more information or to sign-up, please follow the link below:

If you have any questions, please contact Leanne:

Recruiting STEM graduates

The Hive is recruiting STEM graduates.

The Hive is a fast growing education company focused on Outdoor Learning. We run workshops for children and bring together outdoor learning, narrative and technology in a Forest School setting.

We are establishing new week-long STEM Missions and are looking for STEM experts to plan and deliver this work.

For more information about the roles and how to apply please click here. For further information please contact:

The job descriptions can be viewed here:

Lead Facilitator

STEM Mission Planning

Anna Myers
Operations Manager
Working days: Tuesdays & Thursdays

CI | Pre-launch notification for 2018

I am reaching out to Deans, faculty and student support staff to raise awareness of City Internships and the soft launch of the application process for our 2018 programs.

For 2018, we will be offering spring, summer and fall programs in 18 locations:

US: New York, Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago, Miami, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco.
EuropeLondon, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Florence, Rome, Zurich.
Rest of WorldSydney, Hong Kong, Buenos Aires.

All programs feature an integral series of career-readiness classes and workshops, centered around an internship placement with a leading company in the student’s chosen city and field. Students may participate in a program in one of 18 cities, with a placement in one of 9 fields:

Career fieldsBanking & Financial services; Consulting & Professional services; Law & Politics; Technology & Engineering; Marketing, Advertising & PR; Media, Entertainment & Journalism; Art, Fashion & Design; Start-ups & Entrepreneurship; Charities, NFPs & NGOs.

All programs are open to undergraduate and graduate students.

The soft launch provides an opportunity for direct and indirect recipients of this notification to apply to any of our summer 2018 programs ahead of the application process opening publicly next month.

If you feel our programs be of interest, please apply via:

For your information, I have provided additional information about CI and our 2018 programs at the foot of this email.

I have also provided a link enabling you to manage your membership to this email distribution list should you wish to amend your contact information and/or invite colleagues to join or replace you.

Best wishes,

Lewis Talbot
Founder & CEO, City Internships

Imperial Hub Mentorship Opportunities

Imperial Hub provides opportunities for Imperial students to make a positive difference in their local and global communities. Our vision is of a time where every single Imperial student engages in social and environmental issues during their time here.

PhD students have skills and experiences that could be highly valuable to student-led projects. We are looking for project mentors to help with our Skills for Sustainability programme and to support international development societies. The time spent mentoring a student project is not only hugely enjoyable and rewarding but the teaching experience counts towards the Associate Fellowship and can give your CV an edge when competing for an academic position or becoming chartered.

Project mentors for Skills for Sustainability will supervise the environmental consulting element of the programme. Students receive training to help them deliver a solution to a real-life project brief tackling a sustainability issue in College. We’re looking for technical experts and management gurus to help ensure the consulting project is impactful. International development societies at Imperial include Engineers Without Borders, Raincatcher, El Salvador and e.quinox. These groups are growing year-on-year and are engaging with larger, more complex projects in developing countries. Many now require team members with more experience in technical fields as well as knowledge of other ‘backroom’ functions such as communications and

If you think you have the skills and experience to help mentor a student project, email Pippa Smith on More information is available on our website –

Researchers in Schools – new teacher training programme for post-doctoral researchers

Researchers in Schools (RIS) is launching a bespoke teacher training programme exclusively for post-doctoral researchers that will maximise their subject knowledge and considerable experience of higher education. It is designed to help researchers develop transferable and teaching skills while maintaining an academic profile, with the option to return to university research after two years. I would be grateful if you could make doctoral and post-doctoral researchers aware of this excellent opportunity through any channels available to you by forwarding on the attached poster.

While all post-doctoral researchers can apply to this well-remunerated scheme, we are especially pleased to be offering considerable salary uplift to maths, physics and engineering researchers which will see them paid £40,000 in their first year and rising thereafter. This acknowledges that across all sectors from engineering to tech companies, improving our pipeline of mathematicians, physicists and engineers is vital for future growth.  We also need to address the under-representation of girls and children from low-income backgrounds in these important areas.

RIS is led by two OFSTED-rated ‘outstanding’ teaching schools (Lampton School and George Abbot School) and The Brilliant Club, a charity that recruits, trains and places doctoral and post-doctoral researchers in non-selective state schools.

Further information, including information on how to apply, can be found at