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National Student Esports

Social & Community Intern

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National Student Esports
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ London

Social & Community Intern

Location: London, UK

Duration: July start, end date flexible on academic term start dates.

Reports to: Social & Community Manager

Deadline for applications: Thursday 24th June

This is a paid position.


NSE (National Student Esports) has grown rapidly since its inception in 2018 and is now the largest grassroots gaming community in the UK. Across everything, we take a student-first approach to ensure we always add value to the community. We elevate students’ university esports experience, helping them now and in their future careers. We use our knowledge to help academic institutions, games publishers, and sponsors support the student community.

The British University Esports Championship is the official competition of UK university esports and the at the very core of NSE. Now in its third year, the Championship is the cornerstone of NSE's proposition with over 1,700 teams from 100 universities competing.

Role Summary

Over the summer, NSE becomes very busy preparing for the Winter season so we’re in search of a hard working student or recent graduate to lend us a hand. The successful candidate will be working on primarily community and admin projects, but will gain insight in all aspects of the business. We are looking for somebody who might not have the expertise or experience, but someone with a passion for esports wanting to get their foot in the door of the industry.

Key Responsibilities

  • Various administrative projects e.g. reaching out to members of the community, societies, organising deliveries for freshers fairs etc.
  • Assist in moderating the NSE Discord & Twitch channel
  • Gathering information and relevant community feedback where necessary
  • Drafting social media posts
  • Harness and promote community engagement and passion
  • Supporting online & community events

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Strong communication skills
  • Passionate about gaming and esports
  • Highly organised, proactive and community minded
  • Team worker

What it’s like to work with us

We’re a small close-knit team with a variety of backgrounds and experiences that helps us deliver the best experience for the students, partners, publishers, and all stakeholders. We are also supportive of each other, helping each member of the team succeed in their role, and in their personal and professional development.

Working directly with university staff and other key stakeholders, NSE strives to develop a wider understanding of the space and promote sustainable investment into esports initiatives and facilities. We deliver a combination of online tournaments, community engagement, and live physical events where every member of the team gets involved.

We are passionate about games, healthy competition, supporting students, and growing the community. As a business, NSE is constantly evolving, we are always open to new ideas and looking to improve creating a positive environment where each person can affect genuine change.

NSE has a lively, full time team based in London, with other colleagues working more remotely - all supported by a network of amazing students, contractors, and agencies. The London office also houses a number of other businesses in the parent company portfolio, meaning there is a vibrant professional and supportive network around us.

We value diversity and strive to foster a working environment that is inclusive, supportive and ensures that everyone is heard and valued for their contributions. We know that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace is one that is competitive and resilient. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome people from all backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.

About NSE

NSE (National Student Esports) operates the British University Esports Championship powered by Intel, the official esports competition of British universities. In the 20/21 academic year the competition saw over 1,700 teams from 100 universities compete across a number of esports titles, with over 70% of participants enrolled on a STEM course.

As the official body of university esports in the UK - through our partnership with British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS), NSE has established itself as a key figure in the UK esports industry with the most active grassroots gaming community in the country.

NSE works with major publishers including Nintendo, Riot Games, and Ubisoft and has long-term successful partnerships with Barclays, Intel, and Monster Energy.

About Benchmark

NSE is part of Benchmark, a business investing in people and ideas that inspire and deliver experiences, connections, and impact. Benchmark is an open and inclusive environment. We embrace our talent's personal and professional ambitions, we provide a launchpad for our people's careers and work together to bring a fulfilling experience to our teams. We will only meet our goals if we are a place where people thrive, develop and lead. Just like the communities and networks we create, β€˜Togetherness’ lies at the heart of the way we operate. We’re looking for people who share our values:

Earned Trust

We are experienced and come prepared.β€―We deliver world-class work. We exceed expectations. We do what we say.

Healthy Restlessness

We are captivated by our work. We ask the necessary questions.β€―We push beyond the present and hope to create a better future. We infuse energy and invention into everything we do.

Human Connection

We thrive on collaboration, we share, we support, and we are honest about our successes and challenges

To apply:

Please upload a CV and cover letter explaining any relevant experience and why you want this opportunity.