26 February 2009

Students Work? yes really....

Want to give a student a shock of working in the real world?

The Social Science Workplace Experience Programme, is looking for Social Enterprises and Small and Medium Businesses that can offer 8 weeks over summer to undergraduate or postgraduate social science students to undertake specificd projects. Previous SSWEP projects have included:
  • Compilation of marketing strategies
  • Undertaking feasibility studies
  • Research and analysis
  • Business planning and evaluation
  • Database development
  • Website design
Undergraduate placements are completed during the summer, on a full-time basis (35 hours per week) for 8 weeks. Postgraduate placements can be completed during the summer on a full-time basis for 8 weeks, or part-time throughout the academic term for a total of 280 hours.

A training allowance is paid to students who take part in the scheme. The ESRC contributes funding to the scheme, reducing the overall cost to participating organisations.

For more information check out their website. Potential host organisations should submit an application as early as possible and ideally no later than May 1st 2009.

1 comment:

Nicolas Zap said...

A great idea! I would have loved this opportunity when I was a student. I'm sure there are many more things the co-operative movement can do along these lines to raise their profile amongst students.