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Conyers’ Covid-19 internships for students stuck at home

Lisa Spencer-Arscott, the global head of human resources at Conyers (Photograph suppiled)

An internship scheme started to keep students active after the Covid-19 pandemic put studying overseas on hold, has opened registration for a second year.

Conyers’ Gap Year Internship will also offer students opportunities to work in trusts and corporate services, as well as IT and compliance.

Lisa Spencer-Arscott, the global head of human resources, said: “The programme is much more than a simple introduction to the working world.

“It allows students to have continued skill development, enhance their employability, get sector-specific work experience and build a network of connections.”

The Gap Year programme was started last year to allow students to develop their skills after travel restrictions forced many of them to remain in Bermuda.

A group of five interns were placed in the finance and marketing departments at the firm to develop their professional skills.

The students were allocated sectors based on their interests, but also got the chance to work in other fields.

Conyers will offer five paid internships for eight to ten months from next month.

Interns will go through an orientation process to familiarise them with the firm.

Students will also be mentored and take part in professional development activities.

The programme is open to Bermudian students aged 18 and older who are enrolled in, or have been deferred from, an associate or undergraduate degree programme scheduled to start next year.

Applicants should be enthusiastic and open-minded and have an eagerness to learn.

Familiarity with an office setting is an advantage, but not required.

Students should send a CV and covering letter to careers@conyers.com by September 10.

Conyers also offers other programmes to Bermudian students.

These include the Smart Start programme, which offers mentoring and work experience to high school pupils, as well as several legal education awards.

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Published August 26, 2021 at 7:58 am (Updated August 26, 2021 at 7:58 am)

Conyers’ Covid-19 internships for students stuck at home

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