Graduate Intern
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Graduate Intern

ELBA - East London Business Alliance
Time left to apply
7 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

CSR Eagles is a top rated graduate programme targeting people interested in a career in corporate social responsibility. We want our graduates to shine so we start by providing them with three weeks of paid training, valued at £2,000. This is followed by a six- twelve month paid internship where you will enjoy a unique opportunity to gain insights, skills and experience working with some of London’s leading companies.

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is when companies integrate ethical, social and environmental concerns into their business operations. In CSR Eagles, the graduate will be placed in the Community Affairs department of a major corporate, helping them to ensure that the local community benefits from the knowledge, skills and resources the company has to offer. Activities on placement vary but often include organising volunteering activities for employees, supporting community and charity partner relationships, promoting new volunteering events, fundraising activities and processing application forms from charities.

Last year’s placements included: Allen & Overy, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Broadgate Estates, EY, Olswang, Rendall & Rittner, Bank of Tokyo, Charles Russell Speechlys, Chaucer, Citi, Credit Suisse, Heart of the City, ING, London Market Group, Nomura, Prudential, RBS and RSA

A key part of all of our programmes is the intensive training prior to the internship. This promotes and encourages the essential attributes and behaviours identified as important by employers such as communication skills, workload prioritisation, project management and Excel. We work with great partners including Ashridge Business School who deliver training on Project Management, the National Theatre who will help you improve your personal impact and Pitman’s who deliver Business English sessions designed to help you brush up on your written work, including writing letters and email etiquette. You will also learn more about corporate social responsibility and sustainability and get to visit a range of companies to learn about their sustainability strategies

Company information

Eagles is a flagship social mobility graduate programme for the East London Business Alliance (ELBA), founded in 1989 with the aim of addressing social deprivation in all its guises. ELBA helps facilitate the corporate community investment efforts of nearly 100 member companies and also runs a wide-ranging employment programme to help local people into work in the City and Canary Wharf.

Since it started in 2005, EAGLES has become a top rated graduate programme, helping talented local people to find a career in the City. We have has a great track record – 96% of our interns go to find graduate level work in a job that they love. Why not join us?

Person requirements

  • Excellent communication skills including verbal, written and presentation.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good time management skills and experience of planning and prioritising workloads.
  • Ability to be a self-starter, to problem solve, show drive and initiative.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new situations.
  • Sensitivity to the needs of others and a commitment to equal opportunities.
  • A working knowledge of IT
  • Willingness to be a role model for your community.
  • An interest in corporate community investment

Accepted degree subjects




Training valued at £2,000+



City or Canary Wharf

Contract and working hours


Start date


How to apply

Number of vacancies: 12

Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, please understand that only successful candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: 30/11/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 30/11/2017

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