Earley Charity internships 2017: applications invited

Primary interest
Voluntary sector

The Earley Charity invites organisations in the not-for-profit sector to consider applying for its 2017 internship grant programme.

This programme, run by the University of Reading Careers Centre, arranges for its students to work for around 8 weeks in the course of the summer break in voluntary or not-for-profit sector organisations in the Greater Reading area. The Earley Charity is keen to fund internships that give students a view of working in the third sector where they may not have previously considered a role. The project-based nature of the internships gives host charities the scope to explore projects that may not otherwise be possible with the resources of a student or graduate to enrich the charity’s work.

The funding for each intern is £301 per week: a total of approximately £2,400, of which £2,000 is met by the Earley Charity and £400 from the University’s Access to Learning Fund. This represents the vast majority of the cost of the internship, but host organisations are expected to employ the interns on a PAYE basis and are responsible for the cost of national insurance contributions and any incidental expenses related to the placement.

Expressions of interest must reach the Careers and Placements Service by mid March 2017 and should include: a short description of the work undertaken by the host organisation (up to 500 words); a short description of the project to be undertaken by the intern (up to 500 words) and full contact details of the applicant (email, postal address and telephone number).

To express interest in the scheme please contact Rebecca Chard at ris@reading.ac.uk or on 0118 378 8862.

David Neale

David runs the Get Online Reading project, which uses a team of volunteers to promote digital inclusion around the town and help local people make better use of the internet. The Get Online team is based at Reading Central Library and does outreach sessions at other libraries and community venues around Reading. David also co-developed the RVA website.