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Durham University

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.

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.
  • 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.
  • Service Desk

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 1 July 2019 until 20 September 2019. Applications are not open for 2019 yet, but watch this space.

Read the full job specification and apply on the student portal here. - (not live for 2019 yet)

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