policy research intern at Cancer Research UK

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Stratford Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Administration/Secretarial

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7.3/10

The Role
8.8
Organisation
7.4

Socialising

5.0

The Role

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

It was a great internship. Everyone at CRUK were so supportive, I received so much guidance and support from my team. After completing this internship, I have a clear idea of what i would like to pursue in the future and what kind of environment i would like to work in.

Thanks CRUK!

9/10

2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

Very valued. My opinion was always taken into account during meetings and just around the office.

10/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

My manager was very supportive. She always ensured that i was doing okay and never stretched my capacity when delegating tasks to me.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

There were some days where i was very busy and some days where i just wasn't busy at all.

6/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

A lot of responsibility. I adopted a project and got it up and running by communicating with internal and external stakeholders. I was responsible for many tasks but the main was communicating with external stakeholders.

9/10

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

I think it will help me a lot. I developed so many great skills like project management, networking, researching and presenting skills which all will contribute to my future studies.

9/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Very pleasant and peaceful. Everyone was very welcoming to eachother.

9/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

Well-organised. my line manager updated me on any changes in my internship before i started.

7/10

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

We had workshop sessions where we built on our cv and interview skills.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Working from home
4/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

Very appealing.

9/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

yes, interns had social events with eachother.

5/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

quite expensive because it was london

5/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

5/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

yes. fundraising events etc.

5/10