How do I qualify to host an intern?
You must be a department, centre, or division of LSE.
Please see the ‘Application Guidance for Departments [PDF]’ document for further details.
How is it funded?
Local funding requires departments, centres, and divisions to finance the intern with their own budget and you should confirm the availability of your local budget from the Finance Division.
When, and for how long can I hire an LSE Graduate intern?
Funding can be requested for opportunities lasting up to 12 months and internships can start at any time.
Can I extend the opportunity contract past 12 months?
Possibly - Any departments wishing to extend an internship beyond 12 months must contact LSE Careers at least 4 weeks prior to the proposed extension. All extensions will be assessed on a case by case basis.
Which Graduates can apply to my opportunity?
Any recent LSE graduate within the last 24 months, both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
All applicants must have the right to work in the UK in order to take up a Graduate Internship.
Can I hire more than one LSE Graduate Intern at a time?
Yes. As long as your approved funding allows it, you may hire as many interns as your team requires.
What happens after I’ve had my internship approved for funding?
Departments must submit the role on the E-recruitment system in line with standard HR guidelines as outlined in the School’s recruitment toolkit.
HR will review and approved the role before instructing LSE Careers to advertise the position on CareerHub.
How is my internship advertised?
LSE Careers will advertise your position on LSE CareerHub. This will then be shared with students approaching graduation and recent graduates on the vacancy board and through targeted email.
Graduate intern opportunities are also promoted through LSE Careers weekly blog post ‘Jobs of the week’.
LSE Careers may also promote the scheme on its social media channels.
Will LSE Careers shortlist and interview candidates?
No. Applications will be clear to view on E-Recruitment and the hiring manager should assess and decide who to invite to interview themselves. Interviews should follow procedures outlined in the School’s recruitment toolkit.
Who can I discuss my Graduate Internship proposal with?
Please contact James Taylor: email@example.com if you have any further questions or would like to discuss advertising a Graduate Internship opportunity.