In-house InternshipsReal-life Problem Solving

In 2022 we launched a series of exciting In-house Internships to help students develop the ‘soft’ business skills valued by future employers. Pupils engage with business leaders, experts and professionals ‘in-house’ at Godolphin and take part in ‘real-life’ analytical and problem-solving activities. Students collaborate, develop convincing communication skills, critical research skills, think creatively and embrace different perspectives. Part of our Futures programme, the internships are structured as a range of challenges focused on developing evidence-based ideas and solutions and in the first year included:

– Entrepreneurship Internship: Lower Sixth helped music streaming service KEAKIE increase its market share by engaging new users and explored the psychology of consumer behaviour, the role of social media in user engagement, market and brand positioning.

– Big Data Internship: Years 7 – 10 worked with data science to research air quality and the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns culminating in a presentation to experts as part of the IRIS conference.

– Small Business Internship: Year 7s worked with Urban Pantry café to increase midweek revenues looking at market positioning and brand values, the weekly revenue stream and costs and ‘Headwind’ challenges and  ‘Tailwind’ opportunities.

After the successful launch we have some exciting plans for the 2022-2023 programme. Ideas including:

Years 7-11 designing and implementing projects that create positive impact and fit the criteria to be entered for the Social Impact Prize.

Years 8 – 10 working with Hammersmith BID (Business Improvement District) to encourage awareness and use of the Hammersmith Privilege Card, a local business loyalty scheme.

Year 9 students working with the Hammersmith and Fulham Council Climate Alliance on a local project to change behaviour and encourage more eco-friendly travel choices in the Borough.

Year 10 and 11 collaborating with representatives from Reuters to develop ideas to encourage teenagers to engage with credible news sources rather than with fake news.

Year 10 students working with sustainable food start-up Saved Food to increase brand awareness in the 16-24 age group and to launch a new product.

Year 10 and 11 students working with sustainable STEM education start-up Team Repair to develop and test new prototypes that can be brought to market.

Lower Sixth taking part in the Mentorpreneurship programme, powered by OakNorth and LSE Generate, to explore and evaluate the effectiveness of social impact projects and to design and implement their own.