Training courses, competitions, internships, joining professional societies and publishing in research journals – a sample from our inbox to give your applications and interviews some novel talking points. And there’s lots more where these came from…

Applications close 8 December! Are you in interested in all things digital? Do you wish you could be a part of preserving our UK digital heritage? Within 10 to 15 years from now, if, as a world, we have not taken action, much of the remaining analogue and even the early born digital recordings from television, sound and film of the 20th century will be at risk of being lost forever. Why not consider a career in Archiving? A two day course entitled: Moving Image Archives: The Film to Digital Transition will allow you to learn about all things archive-related from Key Archiving Principles to Digital Archiving Principles, centering around the effect of the transition from film to digital, including case studies and plans to move into the future. For more information see http://bit.ly/1PLTKYy

Closing date 10 December! NPower Internship competition – Summer 2016. Candidates have the opportunity to secure internships for next Summer and you don’t even have to win. Just showcase your personality and highlight your capabilities – the competition is designed to be as fun as possible (it says here). The first stage kicks off with an online multiple choice quiz via this link or on nPower’s social media pages by searching #npoweringweekend.

Closing 12 December! P1 Marine Foundation is currently running its 2015 National Student Awards and is welcoming project entries from undergraduates and postgraduates from around the UK. The Awards reward UK students in higher education who submit outstanding projects that can help to protect the marine and coastal environment. Prizes include £1,000 for the winner and £500 for the runner-up. http://bit.ly/1qVlECd

The Society of Asian Lawyers (SAL) is the largest BME lawyers society, supporting student members through a free mentoring service offering guidance on entering the profession, and CV and application help. Find out more at http://bit.ly/1SZCooN

Change100 is a summer internship and professional development programme open to students and recent graduates with disabilities and long term health conditions. In 2016 Change100 will offer 100 internships for talented students and recent graduates at employers including Barclays, BBC, Centrica, DfID, Taylor Wimpey and many more. Find out more at http://bit.ly/1Xo7w2E

Interested in TEFL teaching but worried about the expense of a well recognised certification course like CELTA or TESOL (approx £1,000)? The English Teacher Training College of Austria is offering three and four month residential training in the Austrian Lake District which includes Trinity TESOL certification and all expenses paid. Find out more at http://bit.ly/1PWZVYg

Calling academics and researchers working in Life Sciences! Jökull journal publishes research papers, notes and review articles concerning all aspects of life sciences. they are seeking submissions. More info at http://bit.ly/1I8h53W. Meanwhile, the Human Frontier Science Program Journal aims to foster communication between scientists publishing high quality, innovative research at the frontiers of the life sciences…and they’re after submissions too – http://bit.ly/1OdYJzH.