HSS Employability Project Intern



Liverpool John Moores University


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35 hours

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Job Title: HSS Employability Project Intern 

Student Futures is LJMU’s Careers, Employability and Start-up Team and offers a wide range of services to support student’s career, employability and start-up needs. They are here to help students discover their career interests, develop their employability skills, gain practical experiences/part-time jobs/internships, provide them with valuable opportunities to meet employers and much more. You can view all of Student Futures services and support via their link tree: https://linktr.ee/ljmucareers  Student Futures also provide tailored support to each Faculty and School across LJMU including the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) which has students studying in five subject areas History, English, International Relations and Politics, Media, Culture and Communications and Sociology. 

Duties and responsibilities

** Ring-fenced to HSS students only, any level**

We are looking for two interns who are studying degrees in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) to explore methods of engaging more students from the school in employability initiatives. This is a structured internship opportunity of 80 hours (40 hours each) aimed at addressing the challenge of low engagement in employability activities/events among HSS students through research and collaboration with academic (HSS Employability Working Group) and career professionals (Student Futures). • To identify the factors contributing to low engagement with employability resources among HSS students (careers meetings, careers fairs, events, internships etc)• To explore effective strategies for engaging more HSS students in employability activities, internships, events etc.• To provide actionable recommendations for the HSS Employability Working Group based on research findings. • Creation of draft resources or initiatives based on research insights for academic year 2024-25 to improve HSS student engagement.

Skills and experience

Key skills/experience for the role include:

• Good communication and interpersonal skills• Ability to work well in a team• Good organisational, planning and written communication skills• Ability to use a range of research methods such as focus groups, interviews and surveys• Understanding of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Student Futures 


closing date : 19th April

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