Newcastle University Business School Placement Opportunities

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With over 3000 students from over 80 countries, Newcastle University Business School is a growing school within one of the UK’s leading universities. In keeping with its worldwide reputation, the school attracts some of the brightest students from the UK and across the globe and is committed to developing highly employable graduates who will graduate not only with a good degree but also with the skills that are critical to modern economies.

As an indicator of our commitment to graduate employability, we would like to present 3 yearlong placement opportunities:


Marketing and Communications Student Intern

The Marketing and Communications team are responsible for the management of the Business School’s brand and its communication to internal and external stakeholders. The team has a broad remit covering Marketing, PR, Student Recruitment and Alumni Relations.

The Marketing and Communications student internship is a well-established role and provides the successful candidate with knowledge and experience in all the main areas of marketing.

Main areas of responsibility include:

  • Assisting the team with student communications (including newsletters, website, blog and social media)
  • Supporting key Business School events (e.g. induction week, career development week, recruitment open days)
  • Website development and maintenance  – in particular supporting the launch of the new student microsite
  • Management of the School’s social media channels including content creation – Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Linked In
  • Market research projects – including surveys, running focus groups and desk research
  • Sourcing and writing press releases and web stories to highlight student successes
  • Assisting with the recruitment and conversion of future business students
  • Undertaking day to day tasks as deemed necessary by your line manager

Note: Applicants should be studying a marketing related degree.

Alumni Relations Student Intern

The Business School has an Alumni network of 25,000 graduates, spanning across 139 countries throughout the globe.  Maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with these alumni is key to the new Business School strategy. We hope to add value to Alumni in their personal and professional lives and encourage alumni to be involved in the business school through supporting student employability, advising on our programmes, providing corporate connections and networking opportunities. The Alumni Relations intern will support the implementation of the new Alumni Relations strategy and help build strong links between the student and alumni communities. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate energy, strong communication skills and an interest in relationship management.

Tasks include:

  • Maintaining accurate data on the School’s global alumni community
  • Promoting the benefits of the alumni network to current students
  • Assisting with milestone events including induction, graduation and other international profile raising opportunities
  • Implementing the alumni communications plan – e-newsletter and social media
  • Liaising with alumni of all backgrounds and cultures – from recent graduates to senior decision makers
  • Providing administrative support to the Alumni Relations Manager
  • Other tasks as required

External Relations Student Intern

The external relations team co-ordinates the school’s international and corporate engagement activities and engages a worldwide audience for the mutual benefit of students, the Business School and Newcastle University. The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Assisting the delivery of the School’s Employability programme including Global Experience Opportunities (GEO) programme, student case competitions, Employability Week and the high profile Gain a Global Advantage (GaGA) conference
  • Tracking and evaluating the success of the school’s external engagement activities and recoding on the CRM system
  • Liaising with students, providing them with the opportunity to expand their skillset and network with global leaders through targeted promotion
  • Providing support for strategically significant activities that influence decision making at the school –e.g. International Advisory Boards
  • Supporting the delivery of high profile events including the Leadership Series
  • Undertaking day to day tasks as deemed necessary by your line manager

Note: Applications are welcome from all Business School Undergraduate disciplines.


What else do I need to know?

  • These roles are only available to current Stage 2 students of Newcastle University Business School
  • The roles are fixed term contracts for 11 months and is only open to Newcastle University Business School undergraduate students.
  • The role will start on Tuesday 28th August 2018 – NB. an earlier start date may be negotiated for the Marketing and Communications Student Intern
  • The salary for this role will be £15,718
  • The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 15th July
  • We will consider video interviews for candidates who may be overseas at the time of interviews.
  • We may be able to support travel expenses for candidates residing in other areas of the UK who may need to travel to Newcastle for an interview.


How to apply
Use the following link to complete and submit your application and upload a copy of your CV:

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