Will Bennett, currently studying HSPS at Sidney, spoke to the University Careers Service to discuss his summer plans and internship with the Centre for Social Justice.
Will will be graduating next year, and decided to apply for an internship this summer at the Centre for Social Justice.
As a HSPS student with a keen interest in politics, Will felt that this internship provided an ideal contact point between academia and politics. Will commented, "Lots of policy roles involve decision making on a limited set of criteria, but the work of this think tank is quite broad and so I may have the chance to contribute in its different areas of education, communities, addiction and family policy."
Will noted how his experience as the Editor-in-Chief of The Cambridge Student in Easter Term of his first year was particularly useful when applying for the position, and it was the part of his CV that the interviewers asked most questions about.
When applying for the internship, Will said that his suitability was examined using two criteria; "My written communication and research skills were tested in a submitted piece of work about a policy recommendation and my understanding and political intuition were tested over the course of an interview".
Current students can view advice on finding vacation work, including internships, academic projects, and training corps on the Careers Service website.
For help with funding unpaid and low-paid internships in the Media sector or in the Arts & Heritage sector, bursaries of up to £500 are available from the Careers Service (applications close 13 June). Find out more on the Careers Service website.
You can read Will's full interview on the University's Social Impact Careers Blog.
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