INTO Student Internship Program

Summary

INTO Giving, the philanthropic branch of INTO University Partnerships, is offering INTO students a unique opportunity to develop their employability through summer 2020 internships with one of its strategic partners, Room to Read, a global education non-profit.

INTO Giving is partnering with Room to Read with a £60,000 (US $75,000) three-year grant in support of girls’ education in eleven countries across Asia and Africa.

Internships

Three INTO student internships will be hosted by INTO Giving’s partner Room to Read.

The New York and San Francisco internships are available to US-based former INTO students who have matriculated from INTO to an INTO partner university, and a London internship is available to INTO students who are progressing to an INTO partner university. See Terms & Conditions below.

  • Development intern (New York) – gain broad experience in donor development, with an emphasis on individual and family foundation fundraising. Key skills developed in: event strategy, finances, communications and donor research. See here for more
  • Development intern (San Francisco) – gain broad experience in donor development, with an emphasis on individual and family foundation fundraising. Key skills developed in: event strategy, finances, communications and donor research. See here for more
  • Events & Communications intern (London) – grow brand awareness in the UK and build donor pipeline through the thoughtful and professional delivery of communications support, social media/digital support, and events support. See here for more

Each internship will last 4-6 continuous weeks in summer 2020 (e.g. June- July). Start and end dates are flexible, according to INTO student and host availability. Typical working days and times will be Mon-Fri 9-5pm.

Costs

To help ensure students from a variety of financial backgrounds feel encouraged to apply, INTO Giving will assist with accommodation and travel costs.

Airfare

INTO Giving will provide up to £800 (US $1000) toward airfare from the student’s INTO center to the destination city of internship and return flight

 

Accommodation

INTO Giving will provide a privately-rented room (e.g. Airbnb) or a room in a university halls of residence (dormitory), according to local costs in each city

 

Daily subsistence and travel

INTO Giving, will provide a stipend toward food and public transit, according to local costs in each city

 

Any additional costs are the responsibility of the INTO student intern.

How to apply

INTO student applicants must complete, sign and return the INTO student internship application form to their INTO center student services officer, who, in turn, submits the application to INTO Giving.

All applications must be received by INTO Giving by 17th December 2019.

Click here to apply for US internships

Click here to apply for the UK internship

Timeline

 

Publicity

In March 2020, successful candidates will take part in a journalistic interview, with photos, that will be used in publicity by INTO and INTO Giving websites and social media.

In June or July 2020, INTO student interns will take part in a second journalistic interview, plus a short film about the internships that will be used in in publicity by INTO and INTO Giving websites and social media

Selection

An INTO Giving selection panel will assess applications, agree on three applicants and follow-up with applicants’ references. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed via Skype.

Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified through their INTO center’s student services officer.

Terms & Conditions

  • INTO student internships are exclusive to INTO students and former INTO students who fulfil the following requirements 
    • Studied at the following INTO Centres
      UK: City, Exeter, Newcastle, Stirling, GCU, Queens, UEA
      US: OSU, SLU, Marshall, Suffolk, UAB
    • Have IELTS Level 6 or higher or TOEFL 70 or higher (please DO NOT retake any exams to apply for internships)
    • Have no academic concerns from their INTO center
    • (UK-based INTO students only) will have completed an INTO pathway program (by the time the internship takes place) with the intention of progressing to an INTO partner university
    • (US-based INTO students only) are in their second year at an INTO US partner university
  • US-based former INTO students are eligible for the US-based internships, while UK-based INTO students are eligible for the UK-based internship
  • All applicants must be 18-years of age or older at the time of applying
  • INTO student interns must have and demonstrate valid visas prior to and for the duration of the internship
  • INTO student interns who drop out of internships (not due to doctor-certified illness or injury) are responsible for any new travel arrangements, additional costs incurred