Jobs and opportunities

Introduction

There are a number of places to begin searching for jobs and opportunities – both during your time at LSE and beyond.

Outlined below are a range of resources and initiatives facilitated directly by LSE Careers to support your search and enable you to identify opportunities to build your experience and plan your next role and position. 

Vacancy boards

CareerHub

The main job site we encourage employers to use when they are keen to target and recruit LSE students and graduates.

We proactively source relevant opportunities and alumni often contact us to post their vacancies. Opportunities include part-time work, internships, work experience, volunteering, graduate jobs and schemes.

Use search filters (keywords, job type, industry etc) and save your searches to get relevant vacancies sent directly to your inbox. You can also use search for companies that have worked with LSE previously. They may not be advertising with us currently but you could identify possible companies of interest and make a direct approach or see if they are advertising elsewhere.

GoinGlobal

Contains over 40 country careers guides, packed with country-specific information and vacancies.

Highered EMFD Global Jobs Board

Search for global opportunities through Highered's Global Jobs Board. Opportunities include internships, graduate and full-time jobs from around the world.

Student Circus

A niche job search portal for international students in the UK who are currently on a Tier 4 visa.

Student Circus only posts full-time jobs from companies that have a Tier 2 sponsorship license and would therefore consider sponsoring a Tier 2 visa. 

External vacancy boards

We’ve compiled a useful list of job sites and vacancy boards covering a range of roles, types of organisations and sectors. 

Internship schemes

Graduate internships

A scheme established in 2009 to provide recent LSE graduates with fixed-term paid employment, working on project-based initiatives across the School. Graduates get the opportunity to develop various technical skills and soft skills to enhance their employability and further prepare them for their future career.

Internship fund scheme

A limited number of self-sourced summer internships within UK based charities and small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) for first and second year undergraduate students from the Department of International Relations and Department of Social Policy.

Micro internships

This new scheme, launching in 2021, provides undergraduate students, with limited graduate level work experience, the vital opportunity to undertake fully-funded work shadowing and internships over the vacation periods.

Parliamentary internships

Part-time internships for graduate-level students which involve a mixture of research projects, policy work, scrutiny and monitoring, constituency work and general office support.

LSE has been placing high-calibre interns with parliamentarians and the administration of both Houses since 1998, when the scheme was launched by LSE alumnus and governor, Barry Sheerman MP.