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Internship at the House of Commons, London, UK


The College of Arts and Sciences will co-sponsor a student to work in the British House of Commons for the parliamentary year, October 2010 to July 2011. Applicants must be full-time sophomore or junior students in the College of Arts and Sciences. The availability of this internship is subject to change based on the outcome of British House General Elections which are expected to be held by June 2010.

The UVM intern will work in the office of the Honorable Christine Russell (Labor -- Chester), Member of Parliament, assisting her in running her office, and with various parliamentary tasks in Westminster and in her constituency. Duties consist principally of correspondence with constituents, research, keeping Mrs. Russell’s schedule, and other such administrative activities.

The internship requires a ten-month residency in London; the student chosen must take a leave of absence from UVM for the 2010-11 academic year. The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences will provide an $8,000 stipend, and this will be matched with a stipend of approximately $10,000 from Mrs. Russell’s office. All arrangements and costs for travel (including passport, visa, etc.) to/from London, and for housing, meals, transportation, insurance, and any other expenses incurred while living in London are the responsibility of the student. The student must also get security clearance to work in the House of Commons. After the internship concludes, the student must continue full time studies at the University of Vermont for a minimum of one year.

To apply for this internship position, please submit a statement explaining your motivation and qualifications and how this opportunity would complement your field of study and future career goals; a curriculum vitae; one letter of recommendation from your academic advisor; and one additional letter of support (this can be from a UVM or non-UVM referee) to Associate Dean Daniel Krymkowski at 438 College Street by March 15, 2010. If you have any questions, please contact Doreen Taylor at (656-8349).

Application deadline: March 15, 2010