Wellcome Trust

Talent Acquisition Internship 2020

Our summer internships for undergraduates are designed to inspire, encourage and support a new generation.

You'll work alongside our experienced staff in the area that most interests you, building on your existing skills and gaining new ones. We value your insights and ideas, and during your time with us you’ll have every opportunity to make a real contribution.

The Talent Acquisition Internship

What do the Talent Acquisition team do?

The Talent Acquisition team is tasked with attracting, sourcing and acquiring the best talent. The team manages the end to end recruitment process, advising on best practice, designing the most appropriate attraction and sourcing strategies and ensuring that managers and candidates receive a first-class experience.

 What would I be doing in Talent Acquisition?

During an internship here you’ll help the team implement two projects. The first is to help create an interview toolkit, to be used by all hiring managers across Wellcome. This will allow consistency, alignment with our principles and help create interview best practices to allow consistency and mitigate reputational risk. You will also support the team to build their brand internally (across Wellcome employees and managers) as well as externally (across candidates and external partners), by documenting and describing our processes in a way that is easy to understand and follow. You will also create a feedback survey for managers, partners and candidates.

 What skills/ experience do I need to work in this role?

Applicants need to have a keen interest in Recruitment, be interested in tech and/or be IT savvy, have great verbal and written communication skills, be creative and resilient.

What's on offer?

  • You'll work on real projects.

  • You’ll be part of a cohort of interns, and get to share your experiences together.

  • You’ll work on a project with fellow interns which will develop new skills and show you how the organisation operates to achieve its aims.

  • You’ll have a dedicated line manager who’ll support and mentor you, and oversee your work.

  • You’ll have lots of opportunities for development – including the chance to meet people from across Wellcome, hear from industry experts, attend career development workshops and participate in group volunteering days.

  • You'll gain insight into how a global charity works and leave your internship with some great connections and experience.

Dates and accommodation

  • The internships will run from 29 June to 21 August and you will need to be available for the full period.

  • Subsidised accommodation is available at the cost of £100 per week.


  • You must be partway through your undergraduate studies; we cannot consider candidates in their final year of an undergraduate degree or any Master's or PhD students.

  • You will need to have the right to work in the UK

How we receive your application

Please note your application will be anonymised and each question will be read in isolation to avoid bias. For this reason, please ensure each answer you give makes sense in isolation. For example, please avoid referring back to answers to previous questions.

If you are applying for multiple roles we are happy for you to copy and paste some of the content in your answers to question 1 and 4 across applications

If you have access requirements that mean making this application will be difficult please let me know, we would be happy to consider alternative methods.

Role posted - 2020-01-29T21:29:48Z 9:29pm, 29th Jan 2020 GMT