The Strive Internship aims to offer up to 75 paid internships to Black, Asian and minority ethnic university students living or studying in the West of England who are UK domicile. Internships will be available across a range of organisations and sectors in the West of England. Internships will last for a minimum of four weeks, starting in June 2022.
In 2020, against the backdrop of the pandemic and rising unemployment amongst young Black students, Chris Hill, CEO of Hargreaves Lansdown and Marvin Rees, Bristol Mayor, identified a need to take action to create opportunities for Black students. Inspired by the simplicity of the #10000BlackInterns initiative, Hargreaves Lansdown launched the ‘West of England Black Interns Pilot’, in partnership with Bristol City Council and The Mayor’s Office. The programme created 45 paid internship opportunities, across 18 organisations in the region for Black students living or studying in the West of England.
Building on the success of our pilot programme, the Strive Internship was created, offering a paid internship opportunity to Black, Asian and minority ethnic university students, living or studying in Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. It is a cross-sector internship programme offering a range of opportunities for interns to gain valuable work experience within an organisation and build their professional network. You’ll have the opportunity to say which sector(s) you are interested in exploring further.
To be eligible for the programme you’ll need to:
- Be a UK domicile Black, Asian or minority ethnic student
- Be living or studying in the region, or have graduated from University within the last 12 months
- Be available to work full-time from June 2022 for a minimum of four weeks.
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