Nancy Gray

BA Hons Political Science (2012)

Nancy GrayFundraising Project Manager Intern at Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity

Since graduating from the University of Birmingham, I have completed a 3 month placement at ChildFund Guatemala where my role was predominantly to improve the visibility of their programs within the region to enable a higher intake of children.

In September 2012 I began working for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity as a Fundraising Project Manager Intern. This paid internship is open to only University of Birmingham students and graduates, involves project management in all different areas of fundraising such as community, education, corporate and events.

The primary goal of this internship is to build up my experience in all aspects of fundraising as the third sector is increasingly hard to enter. The internship is for a year and I have been offered full time employment within the Fundraising Team once the year is completed. As this is my ideal job with plenty of room for career progression, it is definitely what I would like.

The best thing about my time as a student at the University was the friends I made and the life we led! It was amazing to live so close to those who are now my closest friends in such a big city with such a variety of things to do and nights to go out on. The biggest selling point for me was the campus experience; all students lived extremely close to one another throughout the three years and spent all their time on the same campus as one another- very much a community feel. I didn’t appreciate it as much as I should have until I left! 

To those looking to study Political Science, I would definitely recommend attending all the different career events held by both the department and the Politics Society; they are worth heading along to. Also, read the emails circulated, it is how I found this internship!"

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