Careers & Internships

Richer London

An International Education,
A London Location,
A Global Future

Careers & Internships

Mission Statement

The Careers & Internships Office supports and empowers current students and alumni in their pursuit of opportunities spanning employment, self-employment, academia, volunteering and internships.

The Office aims to facilitate a wide range of activities and resources in an efficient and effective manner, utilizing both personable face-to-face support as well as advanced online platforms. In addition, the Office shall build on the accessible, proactive and innovative reputation of the wider Student Affairs department.

Location & Operating Hours

The Careers & Internships Office is located on the first floor of 16 Young Street in Kensington and operates normal business hours of 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. Additional support is available on the Richmond campus through the office of Student Affairs in the Taylor Library.

Activities & Resources

At Richmond, students cannot only excel academically but look beyond their time at university by developing a strong foundation to progress into and through the world of work. The Careers & Internships Office makes available a unique combination of opportunities and assistance for students to acquire and develop a broad range of skills and quantifiable achievements relevant to their individual career aspirations.

Here are just a few of the opportunities at the fingertips of our students:

Face-to-face support & advice CV & cover letter workshops Transferable skills development
Global citizenship Mentorships Talks with industry leaders
Internships Immigration advice Links to our alumni network

Current students and alumni are encouraged take advantage of these resources by heading to our Careers Portal via the link below.

Recent & Upcoming Guest Speakers

Dr. Jody Joy, Senior Curator (Archaeology), Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge

Dr. Jody Joy, Senior Curator (Archaeology), Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge

Dr. Joy will be speaking at Richmond in Spring 2017.

Will Gore

Will Gore, Deputy Managing Editor at the Evening Standard/Independent

Mr. Gore will be speaking at Richmond in Spring 2017.

Hamish Pringle

Hamish Pringle, Advertising Guru & Author

Mr. Pringle spoke at the University in Spring 2017.

Internships

In particular, our for-credit internship programme enables students to gain academic credit whilst gaining a practical insight into employment. The Careers & Internships Office supports students in securing placements both at home and abroad. The Office works with international partners to offer structured programmes in China, Spain, Italy, South Africa and Argentina, in addition to searching for and securing placements on a case-by-case basis around the world.

Argentina

China

Italy

Cape Town, South Africa

Barcelona, Spain

The Careers & Internships Office is also able to provide advice and support for students aiming to undertake a not-for-credit internship.

Recent internships secured by the Office in collaboration with the students themselves include: DK Pearson, the V&A museum, the Democratic Progress Institute, the NHS, QVC, Halpern PR, Ralph Lauren, Virgin Startup, and British American Business.

Global Citizenship

The University’s focus on encouraging students to be truly global citizens flows through their degree-seeking journey, from structured service learning to informal volunteer placements. The Careers & Internships Office, and the University as a whole, aims to support, enable and inspire our students to take a positive, active role within global society. Click the button below to find out more about our Global Citizenship programme.

Membership Organisations

The University is a member of the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) and the Higher Education Careers Service Unit (HECSU).

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Staff involved in the program are, but not limited to:

Allison Cole-Stutz
Vice President for Student Affairs

President’s Office, Richmond
Atlantic House, Kensington
colesta@richmond.ac.uk

Lilja Persson
Internships Coordinator

16 Young Street, Kensington
perssonl@richmond.ac.uk

Undergraduate Prospectus

Postgraduate Prospectus