We are currently looking for Summer School interns!

LCSS is a small charity founded in 2004 by a diverse group of academics to generate thinking and debate amongst academics, activists, policy makers, practitioners, the media, and civil society organisations both at the national and international level. LCSS uses social science research tools to address major social, political and economic issues such as migration, social cohesion, subjectivity, education, gender, human rights in a critical way.


Person specification:

LCSS is running a range of activities in 2016: the Summer School on International Relations (11th July - 5th August 2016) and the Summer School on English Literature (August/September 2016, TBC).  We are currently looking for an intern to provide support and enable a successful implementation of these programmes during July, August and the beginning of September 2016. An intern will assist the Summer Schools’ Directors in running both academic and operational parts of the Programmes. An intern will guide the students on their research as well as provide feedback on the students’ written assignments. He/she will take the students to pre-selected venues, assist in their cultural and language integration as well as help them with any other issues that may arise during their study in UK.

We are interested in candidates who have recently completed or are in the final stages of academic studies focusing on International Relations, Development Studies, Political Science, English Language and English Literature.  They will have an excellent academic record and preferably (but not necessarily) have some experience in the NGO and charity sector. They will also exhibit good interpersonal and communications skills, cultural sensitivity and flexibility. The candidate should preferably be a native English speaker with excellent academic writing and editing skills to help us with editing/proofreading the students’ written work and advising on English writing and grammar skills. We would like to have someone who has knowledge about London’s sightseeing attractions, is able to supervise walking tours and give informative talks on some of the London’s famous places.


How you will benefit:

The internship with LCSS will offer you a unique opportunity to gain an invaluable experience of working with international students and enhance your interpersonal and communication skills. You will be given responsibility for supervising students and helping them to adjust to a new environment.  You will be part of some interesting activities including visits to some well-known places in London. You will work in a small, friendly and multi-cultural team with extensive opportunities to get involved in interesting social-science oriented events while also being treated as a key member of staff within the organisation. 


Job details:

The successful candidate will be expected to commit about two/three days per week from 10am – 5pm for July, August and the beginning of September of 2016. Some flexibility with working hours will be required.


Salary: £300 to cover your travel and lunch costs.


How to apply:

Please submit a CV of no more than 2 pages along with a one-page cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the role to LCSS Director, Ufuk Ucar at: 


Deadline: 30th May 2016 


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