Careers Service Summer Intern – Role 2

Job Title:

Careers Service Summer Intern – Role 2

Brief Role Description:

The successful intern will take part in a key summer project with the aim of integrating the student voice into the Careers Service work. This project involves the creation of career factsheets and an information database. The expectation is one factsheet per week, for 10 weeks.

Who is this role suitable for?

This role is suitable for a creative individual who enjoys researching a variety of topic and consolidating information.  

What are the potentially relevant areas of study the intern may participate in?

  • Business or economics
  • Inclusion and diversity
  • Digital marketing

What are the potentially relevant areas of interest the intern may have?

  • Researching
  • Copywriting

What skills will the intern develop during this internship?

  • Self-motivation.
  • Report writing.
  • Attention to detail skills.
  • The ability to report to senior management in a clear and concise manner.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact us via, and we are happy to help you.

Post Specification

Post Title:

Careers Service Summer Intern (role 2 of 2 roles)

Post Status:

3-month fixed-term contract (4th June – 28th August 2024)


Trinity Careers Service


Hybrid - min: 3 days in office, 2 days remote (7-9 South Leinster St, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2)

Reports to:

Director of Careers (or her nominee(s))


€490 per week

Hours of Work:

35 hours per week

Closing Date:

22nd of March at 5pm

Interview Date:

TBC (Likely to be held on the week of the 8th of April)

The successful applicant will be expected to start on Tuesday the 4th June 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter, and will be supported by the Careers Service throughout.

This application process is open only to students and recent graduates registered with the Trinity Disability Service (as advertised through the Student Services Internship Support Programme.)


The Trinity Careers Service, which is part of Trinity Teaching and Learning, supports students and recent graduates to explore their career ambitions for the future and plan how to achieve them. The Service operates in a dynamic outward-facing environment so is agile to respond to the needs of our key stakeholders (students, graduates, Trinity academic staff, alumni and external partners including employers).

Job Description

This post will focus on one key project (detailed below) identified by the Careers Service with the aim of integrating and enhancing the student voice in our work and developing the skills and competencies of the intern.

Project: Creation of Career Factsheets & Information Database

As many students will know, there is a lot of information online about different career areas and options. Sometimes it is difficult for the student to find clear, succinct information on an area, all in one place.

This project aims to create ten PDF factsheets (1 factsheet per week for 10 weeks) on different career areas that the Career Consultants have identified as key areas of interest for students. Examples could include; Finding Postgraduate Funding, Working for the EU, Becoming a teacher and other areas.  

Each Factsheet will have an overview of the area, some key links to signpost the reader towards more detailed information, some skills that are required for the area and an alumni profile who is working in the area. From these factsheets the intern will be asked to create social media posts that will be released during the academic year 24/25 on the Careers Service Instagram.

Alongside this work the intern will be asked to organise some existing information that has been collected over the year in different areas by the team and create a searchable database that the team can access going forward.

General Duties  

  • Researching information online to create succinct factsheets for students
  • Researching Alumni Mentoring Database to source alumni profiles
  • Proposing Social Media content from one-page factsheets
  • Creating a searchable database with grouped info from existing information bank within service
  • Presenting your findings and outcomes to the Careers Service Team during final week.

The successful candidate will have some prior experience in these skills and an interest in developing them further:

  • Research Skills, for example finding and distilling large amounts of information online into clear, easy to understand concepts & ideas.
  • Microsoft Suite Packages e.g. Excel, Teams
  • Design & Writing Skills (Creation of 1 page fact sheets for website and shorter excerpts for social media)
  • Database Creation/Organisation, e.g. Excel
  • Teamwork & Communication Skills (verbal & written)
  • Presentation Skills

The intern will be part of a team of two summer interns which will be part of the wider Careers Service Team. The intern will work closely with two members of the Careers Team and regular meetings will occur to enable a constant flow of questions, information sharing and updates.