How do I qualify for central funding to host an intern?
You must be a department, centre, or division of LSE.
Please see the application guidance document for further details.
How is it funded?
Funding can come from a central pot for which the budget code will be applied upon a successful funding application.
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.
Can I hire a current student?
No, any candidates must have fully graduated within the last 24 months before the start of the contract. Applications from current students cannot be considered.
What is the salary?
All graduate internships are Band 4, step 13.5 - £29,935 and cannot be negotiated.
When, and for how long can I hire an LSE Graduate intern?
Funding is for fulltime roles of 3 months. Contracts can start at any time provided that they end no later than 31 July 2024.
Locally funded roles can be up to 12 months and either full or part time.
Can I extend the contact beyond 3 months?
No - funding for this round is strictly limited to 3 month, fulltime roles.
Which Graduates can apply to my opportunity?
Any recent LSE graduate within the last 24 months, both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Applications from current students will not be considered.
All applicants must have the right to work in the UK for the entirety of the contract 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?
LSE Careers will submit your 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 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’.
Departments may promote the role using the CareerHub link, but they must make it clear that the position is only open to graduates from the past 24 months and applications from anyone else will not be considered.
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 email@example.com if you have any further questions or would like to discuss advertising a Graduate Internship opportunity.