Careers for SSEES Students

SSEES Students

A big welcome from UCL Careers!

Maximise your chances of landing an attractive job or academic position after your degree by getting involved early on in UCL’s extensive careers and employer skills programme.  We’ve put  together a handy five-step guide to get you off to a flying start. Much of our work is delivered in your department by dedicated careers consultants who you will meet during your inductions, but  to see what you can go on to do with your degree visit  

At UCL you will be given every opportunity to gain skills and experience that will make you stand  out in future applications. Key programmes include Education for Global Citizenship, Key Skills, and the Skills4Work programme. We advertise part-time and temporary work, internships and graduate level jobs through our dedicated jobs board, UCL JobOnline and UCL Talent Bank our short listing service, connecting you to employers.

 If you have any questions, please get in touch, and we hope  you have a rewarding time at UCL.

Careers Advice

Careers Consultant Patrice Ware can provide SSEES students with advice on various careers paths and is available for brief drop-in sessions (no appointments):

  • 11am - 1pm
  • Every Wednesday morning during term time
  • Room 503, 16 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW

This is in addition to the Short Guidance and Application Advice Rota on other days of the week at the UCL Careers Office.

SSEES holds two career events annually in Term 1 and 2 for all SSEES students.

Vacancies & Internships


Translation at EESC/Committee of the Regions

The English translation unit at the European Economic and Social Committee/Committee of the Regions in Brussels is potentially looking to recruit a number of temporary staff this autumn. The main priority would be to take on native English-speakers who have, among other things, a good knowledge of Slovak, Czech, Bulgarian, Slovenian or Finnish. The contract would be for an initial period of six months but, depending on various factors, might be open to extension.

Potential candidates should contact John Power directly and also upload their details to the Committees' database

The Committees are two of the smaller EU institutions and are consultative bodies that share a joint translation service. Candidates would be joining a team of 20 English-language translators and five assistants.


Editorial Internship in online publishing

openDemocracy Russia is an online journal and think-tank, publishing articles daily on a wide range of issues affecting Russia and beyond. oDRussia are currently looking for an editorial intern who is fluent in Russian and has a good understanding of the politics, economy, culture of Russia and the post-Soviet space, to provide part-time support (3 days per week) to the editor-in-chief and the oDR team.

How to apply: Read the job description and send a CV and a brief cover note (max 1 page) outlining your relevant skills, experience and ambitions to: Jeremy Noble at  

Closing date for applications is 26 September 2014

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) - Research Economists

For more information please visit J P Morgan website 

Internship with Russian Art and Culture

 Would you like to work for a leading arts blog?

 Russian Art and Culture is a popular website specialising in Russian art and culture and currently looking for bright, motivated and resourceful students or recent graduates who would like to gain some work experience working in the world of art and online publishing based in their London office. Russian Art and Culture website

Opportunity for Russian-speaking Production Assistants

An internship opportunity has arisen for one or two production assistants over the next few months at Adam Smith Conferences. Based close to UCL, the company require fluent Russian speakers. Hours and days are flexible and can fit around studies. Expenses can be discussed directly with the recruiting manager, Christina Raeburn.

Adam Smith Conferences is the leading organiser of business events for Russia and the CIS. They provide the flagship annual event in many industry sectors including energy, transport, banking and finance, pharmaceuticals, automotive, consumer goods and metals.

Contact Helen Stonestreet, Human Resources Administrator, IIR Ltd on 0207 017 7071. 

Careers Events

UCL Careers Service Events

The programme of Careers Events recommence after Induction Week on 22 September 2014. 

If you want to be notified when booking opens for a particular event(s) that you're interested in, you are strongly recommend to register with UCLAlert so that an email can be sent to let you know nearer the time.  

For general information on the Careers Service visit the website.

UCL Talent Club

 UCL Talent Bank is UCL Careers' exciting new shortlisting service.  Designed to put students and graduates in touch with small to medium-sized organisations, including UCL alumni, we actively source temporary, part-time, full-time, internship and permanent opportunities for UCL students and present CVs to employers. Details

International Student Events

Programme for October 2014

13 October    Planning Your Job Hunt

15 October    Find and Fund a PhD

16 October    Planning Your Job Hunt

20 October    PhD Applications

22 October    Effective Job Applications

27 October    Introduction to using Social Media in your Job Hunt

30 October    Effective Job Applications

All talks run from 1.00-2.00pm 

Sign up from 26 September

UCL GradClub

Graduating soon? You will still find support with UCL GradClub for up to two years after you leave.  Whether you are just starting your job search or need support in your first job, we will be here to advise you every step of the way. Details.