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We’re Hiring – Communications Intern!

The Undergraduate Awards is now accepting applications for the position of Communications Intern. For more information, read on!

The Company

The Undergraduate Awards (UA) is a prestigious and international academic awards programme, now the largest academic awards programme in the world. The programme is an independent, Irish not-for-profit company with university partners and affiliates around the world. UA is pan-discipline and aims to celebrate and support the world’s brightest and most innovative undergraduate students by recognising their best coursework. Each year, The Undergraduate Awards bring together Winners and Highly Commended Entrants to a 3-day global summit in Dublin.

The Role

This broad role will include a variety of responsibilities within the area of project management, communications, research, promotion and marketing. The candidate will be involved in the following:

  • Promotion and Communication of the programme nationally and internationally in advance of our submissions deadline in June.
  • Data management and statistics assessment ahead of the submissions deadline.
  • Assisting with the Global Campus Ambassador programme and speaking to students about the programme to promote UA on campuses around the world.
  • Social media management and content creation.
  • Brainstorms within the company about expanding the programme.


You will be working on projects as part of the team, such as:

  • Creating the UA Art Exhibition.
  • Promotion of the awards programme ahead of the deadline.
  • Emailing SUs/lecturers/students and other relevant contacts using our brand new marketing platform Hubspot.
  • Screening submissions for anonymity and wordcount following the submissions deadline.
  • Designing promotional materials for UA’s Communications Pack with Canva, Photoshop, and InDesign.
  • Maintaining the UA website and blogging about our alumni and partner institutions.

The Person

The ideal candidate will be a hardworking, creative, driven individual who is not afraid to ask questions.

These are the desirable attributes the ideal candidate will bring to the team:

  • Creative problem-solving and logic.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, and Google Apps.
  • Good phone manner.
  • Can work independently.
  • Quick learner.
  • A familiarity with design programmes such as Photoshop, InDesign, or Canva is preferred but not required.
  • Must hold an undergraduate degree.
  • Must be eligible to work in Ireland.


  • 6 month Internship: February 2018 – August 2018
  • Monday – Friday – 8am-10am until 4pm-6pm  (flexible start-finish times)
  • €195 gross per week (paid monthly)
  • Office lifestyle benefits (breakfast, lunch & snacks, Leapcard etc)

The Undergraduate Awards is located in Dublin City Centre: 65 Great Strand St, Dublin 1.

How to apply:

To apply simply send your CV and a short cover letter outlining why you wish to work with The Undergraduate Awards to Lara Coyle at by the 25th January at 12PM GMT.

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