Work with us

Shield is currently fully staffed, but we’re always open to publishing articles from guest contributors if you’d like to get in contact to discuss this.

If you’re interested in working for us, please check this page again from June 2020. We’re expecting to have updates and vacancies becoming available during summer 2020. In the meantime, here’s some general information about working for us.

Working for Shield

As a blog providing free, high-quality articles, Shield has no income. We are a student-run organisation staffed by volunteers. Why should I give up my time to work for Shield, I hear you ask? Why not watch this video and find out:

The experience will look great on your CV. Working for Shield can help you stand out from the crowd and evidence the transferable skills you have developed at university. For example, working as a writer or editor can demonstrate skills including being articulate, organised and analytical.

Shield staff will also benefit from attending a series of Insight Days with key employers. Organisations are keen to meet students who have demonstrated their interest in the defence and security industry. These events are a unique opportunity to find out what it’s really like to work for these employers, as well as to network.