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Computing and Information Services

CIS Summer Internships

Looking for a head-start in an IT career right on your doorstep?

The CIS Summer Internship Programme gives you an opportunity to contribute to an IT project from start to finish over the course of 12 weeks. Working as a full member of your respective team, you'll be able to experience life in a large IT organisation first-hand, as well as improve your IT skills and deliver a project to that will give real benefits to the University.

What you get from us

  • Paid experience in a large IT organisation in the Higher Education sector
  • An opportunity to prove your ability in real work situations on key University projects
  • Development of a wide range of soft skills including communication, time and project management and analysis

Each post is paid at Grade 2, £9.15 per hour.

There are three posts available and we are looking to place students in the following areas:

  • Student Systems The Student Lifecycle team is responsible for systems focused on the academic lifecycle including Banner, duo and timetabling. As an intern in the Student Lifecycle team you would be working on the development of student information systems, through all stages of the development lifecycle.
  • Web and Collaboration The Web and Collaboration team is responsible for the development and running of web applications and collaboration systems. The web area focuses on the development of web applications, API integration, databases and front end development using a range of web technologies. The collaboration area focuses on running and support collaboration tools including Office365. As an intern in the Web and Collaboration team you could work in one or both areas, dependant on interests and existing skills.
  • Service Management The Service Management team is responsible for developing and improving the processes and tools CIS uses to manage incidents, changes, problems and testing for our services, using industry good practice e.g. ITIL. We also provide reporting and analysis of performance data and other management information for the department. As an intern in the Service Management team you would have a non-technical role, with the opportunity to review processes, analyse service operations data and propose service improvements.
  • Audio Visual The Audio Visual team is responsible for the delivery and management of audio and visual equipment across the University. This includes management of delivery projects, installation testing, IT hardware configuration and documentation. As an intern in the Audio Visual team it is expected that you would be involved in the refresh of audio and visual hardware over the summer period.

Each post holder would be given opportunities to experience first-hand the work undertaken in the relevant teams, as well as a specific small scale project to deliver, which will require collaboration with colleagues across CIS and potentially other key stakeholders.

What we're looking for from you

  • Bags of enthusiasm, both for IT and for improving the working lives of staff and students at your University
  • An articulate and confident communicator
  • A great team player who also has the confidence to work independently when required
  • An inquisitive nature to drive your research and analysis for your project

This internship will be a fantastic opportunity to strengthen these skills as well as discover and develop a whole lot more!

Find out what our previous interns thought about their time in CIS

Who should apply?

If you've read this far, then you should!

We welcome applications from all students whatever your discipline or field of experience - what matters to us is that you're keen and want to be considered.

The main condition is that you must be a current Durham undergraduate, even if you will have graduated by the time the internship starts and you are free of academic commitments for the duration of the internship.

Successful applicants will be with us from 2 July 2018 until 21 September 2018. Applications are now open and will close on 4 May 2018.

Read the full job specification and apply on the student portal here.

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