Internships with Nilupul are available for those interested in how voluntary organisations and businesses are run. These initially run for 30 hours. Sufficiently interested and successful applicants may be offered the opportunity to serve a 1-year unpaid Directorship & apprenticeship to learn business management under supervision, after their initial internship. We are committed to offering a varied experience to students to expand their CV, thus maximising their employability potential.
Interns will be given home study and will be fluent in Microsoft Office, website updating, social media, e-mail design etc. and able to work independently & as part of a team, be affable, motivated, possess written and verbal communication skills and be open to learning.
We will furnish successful applicants with a learning assessment, certificate of completion and reference.
Young Director September 2017- Present
Hi I’m Eleanor and I am currently studying Economics and Politics at the University of Dundee. When not in lectures, I am a dedicated member of Dundee University Boat Club and sit on the committee as Treasurer. We are often up early to watch the sunrise, and use my time on the water as my mindfulness.
Home for me is in Berkshire, England, where I used to volunteer at the local Guide group and was a Sports Ambassador for my school. Voluntary work has been a part of family life since a young age so this opportunity to get a feel for what working in a charity is like really energises me.
Having been exposed to meditation through having a Hindu Father, I was excited to learn more from Karma Jiga and how the centre works in its entirety. I look forward to seeing how this Non-Profit organisation works and getting to grips with the day to day running of their classes, courses and coffee shop.
David Cobb – University of Dundee Intern
Hello, my name is David, I am a 2nd year student at the University of Dundee. I am currently studying accountancy and hopefully finance later in 3rd or 4th year. I like taking part in club activities and playing any sort of games with others, I am a member of the University of Dundee’s Card Game society committee as their Treasurer of which I can put my studies into practice.
One of my favourite hobbies is writing, I am hoping to be able to publish some of my work for others to enjoy but for now I am still trying to find my way of writing. On top of that I love reading books, especially those in the sci-fi and fantasy genre, I find that reading gives me a sense of peace and of stillness but also great joy and exhilaration as the characters come to life.
I applied for the internship at Nilupul because they offered a wide range of experiences in the workplace and as I have little experience it was the best choice for me. What’s more, Nilupul being a charity gives the experience I gain a better meaning than just work experience.
Carys Gardener- University of Abertay Intern
Hi, my name is Carys and I am a 3rd year Business Management student at the University of Abertay. I’m from Cupar in Fife which is close to the “Home of Golf”, St Andrews. St Andrews is a place that I have always loved for its historical buildings and streets and of course the beaches. It’s a beautiful place to visit.
When I am not studying I like to go the gym and I have found exercise to be a great way to cope with the pressures of being a student and to socialise with other people. This has been a new-found hobby. I have also decided that I will be running in the Chariots 5k Beach Race on St Andrews’ West Sands beach (which you may know from the movie Chariots of Fire) in June which is going to be an interesting experience for me as someone who isn’t a runner and I am looking forward to training for the race.
At the beginning of my third year I decided to sign up for the Beginner’s Spanish course at my university. During my high school years I studied French and Italian which I enjoyed a lot. I have found the course very enjoyable too and as a Direct Entrant student I have found that the course has helped me settle into university life and I have been given the opportunity to meet new people from all over the world. I would love to continue my French, Italian and Spanish studies in the future. I have also become interested in Scottish Gaelic from listening to music by Julie Fowlis, who is a musician from Scotland who sings a lot of her songs in Scottish Gaelic. I think it’s a beautiful language that is important to the history of Scotland.
I chose to do my work experience at Nilupul because of there are many opportunities to build skills as well a learning new ones. You get the chance to work in different areas such as finance and hospitality and learn more about what is involved in the running of an organisation. The fact that Nilupul is a charity is another reason why I chose to do my work experience here so that I can learn more about the difference they have made for people.
Eloise Johnston – University of Dundee Intern
Hi, my name is Eloise and I am in 2nd year currently studying Business Economics with Marketing at University of Dundee. I believe I am a hardworking, approachable and friendly person. I enjoy challenging myself and pushing myself further in order to achieve goals and better myself. I am capable of working in stressful fast- paced environments.
I am from Belfast, Northern Ireland. I chose to come to Dundee to study as I heard that it is a friendly place with friendly people and it has definitely lived up to expectations. I was very pleased when I found out that I had been offered the internship at Nilupul. My mum has always been into meditation and I would sometimes go to Yoga classes with her, so I am excited to learn more at Nilupul.
I am hoping to learn new skills and build on the skills that I already have. This internship is something different that I have never done before so I am excited to learn and have new experiences.
Clark Moore – University of Dundee Intern
Hello, my name is Clark and I’m currently in my second year of study at the University of Dundee doing a degree in Politics and International Relations. I am a keen golfer and an active member of the university golf team who play against university teams from all over Scotland. Being part of the golf team has allowed me to meet more people and also play golf courses across Scotland I would have otherwise not been able to play.
I am originally from Aberdeen and lived there for the first 19 years of my life before I got into university in Dundee. The city of Dundee has been great for me and I am enjoying watching it grow as a tourist destination. In my spare time whilst I am not studying my flatmates and I enjoy going out and socialising.
I have been pushing myself to do different things whilst at university and when the opportunity to do an internship came up I was very interested. I decided to apply for Nilupul as it seemed like the perfect place to develop not only heightened people skills but also the skills required to run a charity from day to day. I am very much looking forward to reflecting on my journey once I have completed my internship and hope to remain part of the charity once my 10 weeks are over.