Summer Project Management Internship

April 22, 2024
£12 / hour
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

An internship allows you to observe real time projects in action. You’ll work with senior project managers and you may even be assigned a separate project of your own that you’ll be responsible for. You’ll learn about project budgets, estimation, project timelines, reporting, scheduling, and risk management plans involved in project management. You’ll also learn about the development of efficient workflows.

You’ll witness how project managers define project goals and direct them. In the right opportunity, you’ll gain good leadership and organisation skills. Building business skills will be an added bonus, which you’ll achieve through your everyday interactions with management and IT department members.

Ultimately, an internship will teach you about business processes, collaboration, prioritisation, and professional conduct, which are hard to come by in a classroom. Most importantly, you’ll develop a professional network and gain valuable connections. Your internship could even turn into a permanent position if you can prove yourself to the right people.

Qualifications Required

General interest in project management.

Additional Skills and Qualities required

As an intern, you’ll be assigned many duties, which need to be carried out efficiently if you want to impress your employers and gain valuable experience. These duties could include:

Assist senior project managers in overseeing schedules and milestone management.
Obtain weekly project status from all team members.
Learn and use project management software.
Implement and improve the project management mechanisms.
Prepare and assist in project documentation.
Document resource needs and availability.
Organize and schedule team meetings.
Identify project scope, risks, constraints, dependencies, assumptions, and deadlines.
Keep track of the project costs.
Provide consistent updates on the project to all stakeholders.
Monitor project progress and help in adjustments.
Measure the project performance to suggest areas of improvement.

Additional Information
You’re a self-starter with a passion for learning who is not afraid to ask questions;
Able to work both independently and in a cooperative team environment to achieve goals;
Able to understand and analyse data to identify trends and opportunities for improvement;
Strong Excel skills;
Understand and apply appropriate program management methodologies (e.g., Agile methodology, Waterfall, etc.), principles, practices and values;
Intermediate level of proficiency with MS Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and SharePoint;
Self-starter with strong follow through;
Comfortable escalating issues;
Ability to work under pressure and to work independently;
Experience or understanding of project planning tools and software packages;
Interested in program management;
Good verbal and written communication skills;
Ability to meet deadlines and effectively complete operational and project based assignments;
Communicate effectively at all levels within the organisation;
Strong organisational skills.

Benefits

Career progression.

Network with professionals.

Work from home days.