Student Intern

Job Description


The Students’ Union requires a Programmes and Engagement Assistant, to support SU Volunteer in delivering meaningful volunteering opportunities for students which create positive community impact.

You will have excellent administrative and organisational skills, along with a passion for engaging with people.  This role will support our day to day service and assist with the promotion, co-ordination, and delivery of our flagship programmes, Homework Clubs, Jump IN and, Handy Helpers.


You will be an enthusiastic individual and be able to confidently work with students, elected Student Officers, Students’ Union & University staff, and external organisations. You will also have an ability to manage and prioritise your workload independently as well as work effectively within a team.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support students to engage with a range of volunteering opportunities.

  • Support the SU Volunteer team with the co-ordination of programmes, such as Homework Clubs, Jump IN and Handy Helpers e.g.:

    • Promoting programmes to students

    • Processing applications

    • Liaising with students and facilitators

    • Booking venues

    • Organising catering

    • Responding to queries

    • Planning activities

    • Creating a welcoming environment for students and other stakeholders

    • Providing logistical support on the day

  • Suggest and capture fun, and meaningful volunteering content, liaising with the SU Marketing team to bring this to life for SU social media.

  • Prepare newsletters, and update our website regularly to support the promotion of our activity and encourage engagement from students.

  • Build relationships with student participants and others stakeholders

  • Complete administrative tasks e.g. taking minutes at meetings and monitoring/responding to emails.

  • Support us to monitor student engagement via our Content Management System.

  • Explore innovative ways to gather student and external organisation feedback to support the continued development of SU Volunteer services and programmes.

  • Identify and research potential opportunities and share your ideas to further develop student volunteering.

  • On occasion, pose for photos, and speak to camera to support the promotion of student volunteering.

  • To be comfortable working outdoors and being hands-on when supporting Handy Helpers activities.

  • Act as an ambassador for the Students’ Union and the University.

  • Comply with Students’ Union Operational Procedures and Queen’s University Policies.




Experience Required

Planning and organising events, at any scale.

Preparing content/information for an audience.  This could be for a website, a newsletter, or social media.

Building relationships and working effectively with students.


Skills Required

An ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment.

Excellent time management skills with the ability work well under pressure.


Values & Attitudes Required

An interest in volunteering, community engagement and student development.

An interest in gathering and generating innovative and engaging content for social media, website, and newsletters.

Prepared to commit to the values of the Students’ Union 

Friendly, supportive, and motivated

Flexible, with a willingness to learn



Applicants must be a registered student at Queen’s University Belfast for academic year 2023 – 2024 and for the full period that the post is available.

All students for whom English is not their first language must have achieved a minimum pass mark of 7.0 in the writing and speaking band of IELTS (International English Language Test Score) or equivalent (evidence to be supplied along with your completed application and equal opportunities forms).


To provide temporary support to the Prospect Research team within Fundraising & Supporter Development, which generates philanthropic income for King's College London and its hospital partners. The role would support the team with data management on our CRM. Duties would include:

  • Updating records on the CRM to allocate potential donors to fundraisers

  • Cleaning prospect data on the CRM as directed

  • General support with prospect data management as directed

This job can be conducted fully remotely or with time spent in the office depending on candidates' preferences.


  • Education to degree level preferred but not essential

  • Prior experience in data or analytics roles preferred but not essential


  • Some understanding of CRM databases and ability to learn quickly

  • Experience handling data sets

  • Consistency and attention to detail

  • Methodical and organised approach

  • Ability to work on focused tasks independently

The Queen’s University Widening Participation Unit (WPU) require Maths Mentors to provide support for a GCSE Maths attainment programme for local GCSE students. Full training for the role will be provided. Please note that the hours of the role will be dependent on school availability and timetables. Candidates should be available for approximatey 3 hours every week, on either likely a Wednesday or a Thursday morning from 9am. Exact schedule will be confirmed following appointment. 

Posts are available from January 2024 to June 2024 in the first instance, with the possibility of extension into academic year 2024/2025, subject to a continuing right to work in the UK, active registration on QWork, re-registration with the University in September 2024 and being a registered student of the University for the full duration of the post.     

Working fixed hours, up to a maximum of fifteen hours per week during term-time based on the study level (UG/PGT/PGR) of the candidate appointed.   

Maths Mentors support the work of the Widening Participation Unit in the delivery of this attainment raising programme by:   

  • Engaging with GCSE students (referred to hereafter as programme participants) involved in WPU Maths attainment programme.    

  • Supporting the learning of Maths GCSE students through co-operative learning models in the classroom (training will be provided for the purposes of this duty);    

  • Acting as a ‘role model and ambassador’ for Higher Education to programme participants providing potential students with an enthusiastic insight into life at Queen’s;   

  • Providing assistance to Widening Participation staff members through facilitating small group discussions and activities on subjects relevant to programme participants;   

  • Assisting in motivating and encouraging programme participants to engage fully in all aspects of the delivered programme;   

  • Having knowledge of the Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Groups Act (training also to be provided by Widening Participation in line with QUB code of practice and good conduct policies);  

  • Carrying out any other duties which are appropriate to the post as may be reasonably requested by the supervisor   

The requirements of these posts are that applicants must be currently registered and attending a course at Queen's University, Belfast. Students applying for this post MUST be able to evidence in writing how they meet the essential and desirable criteria outlined below.  Students who DO NOT provide evidence will not be shortlisted and the application will not be considered.  


Attained a C or above in A-Level in Maths. 


Essential Criteria:   

  • Registered students (undergraduate and postgraduate) at Queen’s University Belfast for academic year 2023– 2024; 

  • All students for whom English is not their first language must have achieved a minimum pass mark of 7.0 in the writing and speaking band of IELTS (International English Language Test Score) or equivalent. (Please note a copy of your IELTS results will be requested by email to your QUB email address following submission of your application); 

  • An understanding of the issues and barriers pupils from Widening Participation backgrounds face when considering or applying to Higher Education;   

  • Experience of working within a team;  

  • Experience of working with young people; 

  • Attained a C or above in A-Level in Maths. 

Desirable Criteria:   

  • Experience of working effectively in a supportive capacity with young people through engagement as a volunteer or as member of a social organisation;    

  • Experience in facilitating small group discussion;   

  • Knowledge of the Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Groups Act and experience of applying that knowledge.   

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