The Support Available for Applying to Our Internship Programmes
Advice to help you find an internship, build your application and prepare for a placement
Looking for internships
Internship Office webpages
As well as an overview of what the Summer Internship Programme and Micro-Internship Programme (MIP) offer, the Internship Office webpages offer information on how to find and apply for an internship, including tips and an application timeline, funding information and advice for successful applicants.
Newsletter, Facebook and email alerts
Liking the Internship Office Facebook page or signing up to the Internship Office email alerts means you’ll be updated when programmes open and deadlines approach, new placements are added, Application Support Sessions are held and more. The Careers Service newsletter, sent weekly to all students, also has relevant updates.
Presentations held at the Careers Service, and in some colleges and departments, giving an overview of what the programme offers and how to apply. See CareerConnect for details of sessions, or check your college or departmental events.
Writing your application
Application support sessions
Twice a week during the Summer Internship application period, you can get a one-to-one meeting with an Internship Office staff member. Extra micro-internship-only sessions are held in October and April. We can discuss your internship goals, clarify questions you have about the programmes, or provide feedback on CVs and personal statements. Sign up to a session on CareerConnect to guarantee a place.
Our Careers Advisers offer free, impartial, expert careers advice and can look at your CV and personal statements for our Internship Programmes. Browse the list of advisers and their areas of interest, and find out how you can make an appointment.
Regular skills sessions at the Careers Service on CVs, cover letters, interviews etc., led by external employers or a Careers Adviser. Find out when relevant events are taking place, and register if necessary, on CareerConnect.
Preparing for your placement
Contact past interns
You may find it useful to talk to previous interns about their experiences. If you would like to contact past interns through any of our programmes, please email email@example.com.
Essential internship guidance
Our detailed Essential Internship Guidance includes suggestions on deciding which internship to apply to, managing contact with employers, preparation for a work placement, and professional conduct during your internship.
Your employer should be the first point of contact to help with arranging visas for international internships. Please note that the Internship Office is not qualified to provide visa advice, However a useful starting point is the Visa section of our Practical Advice on Work Experience Abroad page. International students seeking advice on visas for UK internships can email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can always email us about the programme or particular vacancies at the addresses below (however, please note that we cannot provide feedback for CVs or personal statements via email). You are also welcome to email us when you are on your internship. Please remember whilst you are on your placement that we cannot be aware of any problems that may arise unless you let us know.
For Summer Internship Programme enquiries: email@example.com
For Micro-Internship Programme enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org