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5 Companies with Great Internship Opportunities

Regardless of how hard you study, nothing can prepare you for the realities of the professional world like an internship can. Before going point-blank into a 9 to 5 profession, it’s wise to test the waters first. And the best way to do that is by applying for work experience or an internship. Some of the biggest corporations in the world will pay for these positions, while others will only pay for your expenses. Here are 5 global companies with great internship opportunities.

1. The World Bank

The World Bank internship programs are offered twice a year.

Summer Internship (May–September): The application period is December 1–January 31 each year.
Winter Internship (November–March): The application period is October 1-31 each year.

  • Internship sectors: economics, finance, human development (public health, education, nutrition, population), social sciences (anthropology, sociology), agriculture, environment, engineering, urban planning, natural resources management, private sector development, Accounting, Communications, Human Resources Management, Information Technology, Treasury, and other corporate services.
  • What they say: “To be eligible for the internship, candidates must possess an undergraduate degree and already be enrolled in a full-time graduate study program (pursuing a Master’s degree or PhD with plans to return to school in a full-time capacity). Generally, successful candidates have completed their first year of graduate studies or are already into their PhD programs.”

Check their website.

2. Google

From summer undergraduates to PhD students, Google welcomes all of them. The good news is that they have offices in every corner of the world, so you might work in America, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, Latin America.

  • Internship sectors: technology, product management, computer programming, finance, UX, advertising, research, software engineering, business (all areas), MBA, law.
  • What they say: “Our interns are a part of Google – involved and solving problems from the start. With internships across the globe, ranging from Software Engineering to User Experience, we offer many opportunities to grow with us.”

Check their website.

3. J.P. Morgan

Having clients in more than 100 countries, JP Morgan organises numerous programs for full-time undergraduates, graduates, PhD graduates everywhere from the Americas to Europe, India, South Africa.

  • Internship sectors: human resources, sales and trading, investment banking, accounting and finance, asset management, operations.
  • What they say:There is no better way to find out if JPMorgan Chase is the right place for you to begin your career than with an internship here. Internship programs are designed for you to work with us during your off-time and help you explore our firm and gain hands-on work experience before applying for one of our full-time roles.”

Check their website.

4. Unilever

This humongous company offers hundreds of opportunities for young, ambitious people, putting at their disposal contracts of up to three years long. With opportunities spanning Europe, America, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, there are plenty of internships and student job opportunities across the world.

  • Internship sectors: marketing, IT, human resources, finance.
  • What they say: “This 3-year Graduate Programme is designed to prepare Unilever’s Future Leaders (UFL) by giving them challenging jobs/roles that prepare them for business leadership roles. The Programme encompasses rotations within and across functions in an accelerated learning environment. This includes international stints, extended leadership contact, formal training and professional development.”

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5. H&M

H&M is a fantastic company to work for. Usually starting in November, internships at H&M need to be submitted before this date. They are paid and are a good opportunity to get to know the people from within the industry you want to get into.

  • Internship sectors: engineering, business, fashion, design, buying, pattern making.
  • What they say: “From the Head Office in Stockholm, H&M run a Summer internship program with the purpose of finding talents for different parts of our fast expanding organization both in Sweden and around the world. The internship is designed to give you an understanding of our core business and to start building a network within our organization. You will get a mentor that will introduce you to H&M and your role, you will attend several seminars held by our leaders and work as a Sales Advisor in our stores.“

Check their website.

Among other renowned companies you should take into consideration when applying for an internship are Apple, Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, IBM, Twitter, Yahoo and Intel. Apart from a great name on your CV, a memorable experience and skills acquired, you will find yourself inundated with amazing job offers from the company itself or other influential corporations.

Careers In Medicine In Australia

Congratulations on considering a career in medicine!

It is certainly a career path full of excitement that will offer endless opportunities for you, not just in Australia, but around the world. Before you get to the working world, however, studying medicine at university places you in an environment where you will discover the intricacies of the human body each day, but also have the chance to meet other medical students from around the country and join in the unique camaraderie that we all share. It truly is an intellectually challenging, socially engaging and incredibly fun course.

Medicine attracts an extremely diverse group of people from a wide range of backgrounds – be it undergraduate, postgraduate, rural, international, local, those coming straight from high school to those who have taken a few years to break from study or have decided to change their career path entirely – no matter what has brought them to our medical schools, their wide range of interests and experience make for a great group to study with.

With twenty medical schools in Australia, there are many paths that you may choose to follow for your studies, each of which offers a slightly different course and approach to studying medicine. This choice, along with your preferred entry type, is a very personal one, so it is important to make sure that you take the time to read through all the information available about each of the options.

AMSA wishes you all the best in negotiating the entry process and hopes to welcome you to the medical student family in the not too distant future.

Career paths into medicine

Medical school is just the first part of the journey towards becoming a fully-qualified doctor. Once you have completed your medical course, you become an intern in a hospital. Your internship lasts for one year and then you become a resident. You can remain a resident for as many years as you want. With further training, you can become a registrar (a specialist trainee) and then a consultant in a chosen field such as general practice, emergency medicine or surgery. A registrar is somebody who is still training in this area, while a consultant has qualified in this area. The training for this is conducted by separate colleges which each concentrate on a given speciality. Each of the training programs differ, so investigating each of the colleges individually is important.

Remember that when you do become a consultant and a fully-qualified doctor, the learning continues for the rest of your life. It’s part of the joy of studying medicine and being in such a dynamic profession.

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How to Train as a Tour Guide in Ireland – AATGI Collaboration

Are you interested in working in Ireland and have a passion for the country’s history, heritage and culture? Whether you’re an international student studying in Ireland for university or have a passion for business and tourism in beautiful countries, you should consider a career in tour guiding. There are various courses available throughout Ireland that can prepare you for tour guiding, and provide you with the necessary skills and qualifications to become a registered tourist guide.

  • Tourism-based degrees at higher and further education institutions
  • Specialised training programmes certified by Fáilte Ireland and FETAC (Further Education and Training Awards Council).

Tourist guides can work in various roles. Some work on specific sites or attractions, some do half-or full-day city tours and others do regional or country-wide tours that last several days.

Why train as a tour guide?

Being a tourist guide involves having a real interest in, and passion for, learning about Ireland, as you must continue to learn about Ireland throughout your career.

Guiding is not just about telling stories; you need to know about day-to-day living in Ireland as well as the geography, dates, history and culture. Not all of this will be taught to you; you must spend time independently learning everything possible in order to give a knowledgeable and interesting tour.

Having a connection with Irish people and experience living there is a plus, so studying in Ireland will be great preparation. You must also be good at organising and have skills in customer service and talking to people. Being fluent in a language other than English is also a great asset and may help you get more work.

The tourist guide industry in Ireland is not yet regulated, but having training and the necessary qualifications means you will find it easier to find work and can be certified and registered by a professional body, giving you an advantage over unqualified guides.

How to be a tour guide

Training and Association Membership

When you have the necessary qualifications, you can apply for the Failte Ireland Tourist Guide Badge, for which you must complete six, four-day tours evaluated by an employer. Once you have this badge, you will be able to apply for membership to AATGI – The Association of Approved Tourist Guides of Ireland.

AATGI is the professional body representing tourist guides across Ireland and lobbying for better working environments for them. It was founded in 1977 and currently has nearly 250 members. It is a member of the Federation of European Tourist Guide Associations and can assist members with:

  • Advice
  • Job seeking
  • Insurance
  • Guiding rates
  • And ongoing training such as first aid.

AATGI advises that you must have a love for the business to be a successful tourist guide; the work is seasonal, meaning it cannot bring a year-round salary unless you work elsewhere during the winter. For this reason, many tourist guides have other jobs such as teaching.

They also warn students to be aware of recruiting companies who offer tourist guide training. Some of these will provide the minimum training and then do not allow students to work for other companies, tying them down to one place.

For more information about tourist guide training and certification, including about higher and further education courses, visit – www.aatgi.ie – or – www.failteireland.ie

This content has been provided by The Association of Approved Tourist Guides of Ireland.

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