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Placements and industry links

Many of the department’s students undertake internships which helps prepare them to move into the career of their choice upon graduation.

Recent internships have included:

• Research experiences at the University of Kiel in Germany

• Work experience at a gold and silver mining company in Eastern Kazakhstan

• A field project in Shetland Isles

• A placement at Caledonia Mining in Zambia and Zimbabwe

• A research projects at the University of New South Wales, Sydney

• An internship at EGI Utah Universities institute in Bratislava, Slovakia.

The Department of Earth Sciences awards a number of annual‘Lyell Scholarships’ for students registered for a BSc or MSci degree with the department. The Lyell Scholarships, worth up to £1000, are maintenance payments for students who wish to gain work experience or research-experience over the summer break at the end of the second (BSc) or third (MSci) year of study.

The Placements Team from Royal Holloway’s Careers and Employability Service are offering a limited number of workplace based micro placements to interested students studying Earth Science.

If you are a second year Earth Science student, this is your chance to develop professional skills and improve your career prospects after graduation in your desired career area.

Work Experience

Placements include a varied selection of work experiences tailored to students' area of interest.

Placements are typically 2-4 weeks in length and will take place between June and September 2017.

Most of the placements are located around London, but requests for flexibility in location will be taken into account.

Apply for the scheme

To gain a placement secured by The Placements Team, students will go through a competitive selection process.

To find out more about the application process you are invited to an Intro to Placements presentation for Earth Science students on Thursday 22nd September 2016, 11.45am (straight after the department Induction) in room QB240


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