Wellcome Trust

Events and Travel 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 Events and Travel Internship

What do the Events and Travel teams do?

Event Management and Travel Services sit within the Business Services area of the People division. They enable Wellcome to achieve its mission by enabling people to come together to find solutions that improve human/planetary health.

What would I be doing in Events and Travel?

During an internship here you will spend the first four weeks in the Global Conferences and Events team and the second four weeks in the Global Travel team. You will learn about event management and how to organise travel to ensure they meet Wellcome’s duty of care. Understanding about safety and crisis management. Some key projects will be working on the continuous improvement of event management processes to make them more inclusive and environmentally friendly, supporting the delivery of events, assessing and recommending traveller training and promoting responsible travel behaviours that reduce our carbon footprint.

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

Applicants should be curious about the travel sector and/or event management as a career option. They should be confident with Word, Excel and PowerPoint, have strong interpersonal skills and strong written and verbal communication skills.

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 - 2020-01-29T17:11:48Z 5:11pm, 29th Jan 2020 GMT