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. 

Internships and work-based learning programmes at LSE

LSE Skills Accelerator

What is it? In partnership with Practera, LSE Careers is offering the opportunity to complete a virtual programme designed to build your professional skills and prepare you for the workplace through skills-based activities. Following a series of engaging and practical skills modules, you will have the chance to secure a place on a two-week part-time team project with a partner employer.

Who can apply? 

- First year undergraduates.

- Master’s students.

Applications from students with less than 12 weeks of work experience will be prioritised.

When do applications usually open? November

Find out more: Read more and apply on CareerHub.

Summer Internship Programme

What is it? This programme offers the opportunity to apply for exclusive summer internships within UK charities, SMEs and start-ups. Taking part in this programme will enable you to develop your professional skills, explore your career options and build your confidence.

Who can apply? 

- Penultimate year undergraduate students with limited work experience.

- Final year undergraduate students with limited work experience.

When do applications usually open? January

Find out more:  Read more about Summer Internships on CareerHub.

Parliamentary Internships Programme

What is it? The Parliamentary Internships Programme, established by LSE alumnus and governor Barry Sheerman MP, has a proud history of connecting LSE students with part-time internships in Westminster. The programme provides opportunities to intern with Members of Parliament (MPs) from across the House of Commons and peers in the House of Lords. 

Who can apply? 

- Current MSc students from any department.

- Current PhD students from any department.

When do applications usually open? Between September and December (different internships have different deadlines)

Find out more: Visit our Parliamentary Internships webpage.

LSE Graduate Internships 

What is it? This scheme provides recent LSE graduates with the opportunity to apply for 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 further prepare them for their future career.

Who can apply? 

- Graduates of any LSE department, who’ve graduated in the last 24 months.

When do applications usually open? During Lent Term

Find out more: When live, roles will be advertised and available to view on CareerHub.

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