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Graduate job hunters advised to give internships at charities a go

Published: Monday, 15 February 2010   Category: All Graduate job news

University leavers hoping to secure a graduate job may be interested to hear about the successful experience a recent English graduate had after taking an internship at a charity.

Charlotte Jones, 22, was finding graduate recruitment hard to come by until she applied for an advertised internship with the Aspinall Foundation, a conservation charity based in Kent, the Guardian reports.

She secured the placement and now has been given paid work in the press office, suggesting that volunteering and unpaid internships can be a productive route into the third sector.

In an interview with the paper a spokeswoman for Age Concern and Help the Aged, said: "They [internships] do mean that you can get some solid work experience, which can really help graduates who are looking for jobs when they have no experience.

"Lots of charities offer structured internships that need someone for two or three days a week for, typically, three months."

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