Research and Finance Support Intern – University of Exeter


What were your main duties and responsibilities during the course of your internship?

My main duties included budget monitoring and reconciliation, statistical analysis and financial reporting to the Finance Manager. I also managed the College Expenses Systems (online and paper) from August-October 2015. I supported in delivering financial support and advice to professional services and academic staff, students and external speakers. I also worked on setting up external suppliers on the purchasing system and sending out contracts for self-employed personnel and provided Research Support for academic staff on grants. My other tasks included events management for conferences and workshops, acting as secretary to the Ethics Committee with duties including minute taking, creating agendas and managing the ethics inbox. I also took on the management of the College QR funding including the design of the monitoring spreadsheet and reporting to the Finance Manager.

What would you say was your biggest achievement over the course of your internship?

My biggest achievement was training a new member of staff to take over a vital role in the office.

What benefits did your internship bring to your employer?

I provided sterling support for my colleagues and covered two staffing gaps at busy times of year.