Daiwa Scholarships

Daiwa Scholarships offer young and talented UK citizens with strong leadership potential the opportunity to acquire Japanese language skills and to access expertise and knowledge relevant to their career goals over 19 months in Japan.

Daiwa Scholarships are awarded by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, a UK charity that supports links between Britain and Japan, to encourage better understanding between both countries.

No previous experience of Japan or Japanese is necessary

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Deadline: Thursday 5 December 2013
Applications online at www.dajf.org.uk

eFinancialCareers Investment Challenge


This is your chance to get noticed by the recruitment team of Barclays!

The eFinancialCareers Investment Challenge is a great way for students exploring career opportunities in the financial markets to gain valuable knowledge and experience in a virtual environment. Try out your trading skills with a generous £1,000,000 fantasy fund and, if successful, you’ll get the opportunity to spend time work shadowing on the Barclays trading floor, followed by a networking dinner with some of the bank’s traders.

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The innovative Student Leadership Development Programme (SLDP) is a year-long programme that supports students from non-traditional backgrounds that are displaying leadership potential, but lack the necessary networks and support systems to turn their time at university into an employment outcome upon graduation.

It is a free, charity run programme available to first and second year university students. Over the course of the year, you will design and complete a community action project and develop key skills for future employment. We will support you throughout the programme including a residential training weekend, internship opportunities and a mentor.

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Deadline 31st August

Research Project Assistant vacancy

We need someone to develop the number of researcher and international contacts on the Careers and Employability Career Contacts database.



1. To use a variety of methods (DLHE statistics, Adviser records, current contacts, departmental contacts etc) to identify possible contacts (research staff, doctoral graduates and international graduates) –

2. In conjunction with the project manager, write a project plan

3. In conjunction with the project manager, design an appropriate questionnaire

4. To contact prospective contacts.

5. To investigate wider contact options than database registration eg case study, mentor etc

6. To chase outstanding replies.

7. To write report on findings (if appropriate)


1. To keep accurate records of people contacted, replies received and outstanding replies.

2. To enter new contacts onto database

3. To regularly report progress to project manager

4. To raise any issues or problems with project manager in a timely manner

See Careers Online for further details and to apply

Weekly List of Arts Internships in New York, Chicago

Museum Internships:

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 

The renowned Art Institute of Chicago is currently seeking interns for two departments:

1) Photography Collections Internship

involves assisting the Collection Manager with cataloging and care of photographs in the Art Institute’s collection.  Intern will perform a variety of research and administrative functions supporting other departmental activities. Candidates should have a background in art history as well as a basic knowledge of photographic history and an interest in the medium.  Knowledge of digital imaging and previous office or museum experience is a plus.

2) Photography Curatorial Internship

for an enthusiastic and organized undergraduate or graduate student to assist three curators in the research, writing, and coordination of their upcoming acquisitions, exhibitions, and other curatorial projects, as well as other departmental administrative functions. Candidates should have a basic background in art history as well as the ability to independently research and an interest in photography. Special consideration will be given to candidates with research or  coursework related to the history of conceptual photography, color photography, and/or urban photography.

Application Deadline for both Art Institute Internships: For consideration for autumn, apply immediately and mention IA&A; for spring, by October 20; and for summer, by March 20. To apply, visit the above link. Applicants must have a cover letter which includes term of interest, and resume to apply. Applications submitted without either will not be considered.

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