Student interns – a valuable resource for a charity/social enterprise

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At the last Hampshire Project networking meeting for charities http://www.hampshireproject.co.uk/ I learnt of a useful free resource for charities – student interns.

The University of Southampton runs a number of schemes which specialise in providing support to organisations, including third sector organisations, seeking to recruit students for internships throughout the year: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/business/student-placements.page

How could it benefit you?

  • You can gain an innovative, outside perspective on a business challenge without high consultancy fees
  • You can benefit from students’ enthusiasm, creativity and up-to-date skills and receive insightful recommendations

How does it work?

  • You identify an assignment that will benefit your organisation. This might be a challenge that you’d like to tackle, or a development project that you would otherwise not be able to resource.
  • The University of Southampton supports you by advertising and helping you to recruit a suitable student or graduate, or by matching you with a student team (depending on the scheme).
  • You receive valuable input, insight and recommendations from the student/ graduate/ consultancy team.

If you are interested in finding out more about this potentially valuable input to your charity/social enterprise then contact a member of the Internship Team at the University of Southampton:

Email: internships@soton.ac.uk

Telephone: 02380 593501

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