An internship can be a great way to work with a student or recent graduate who can provide vital support to your business for a specific project where their recent knowledge can help bring new ideas and a fresh perspective.
We have students and graduates from a huge range of subject areas - take a look at our schools and departments page to find out more. Here are just a few examples of the types of activities that lend themselves well to internships.
- Graphic design support for the creation of new graphics for brochures, website or social media
- Marketing students to help put together new campaign plans
- Creative Writing students to work on copywriting tasks
- Business / Economics students to help with analysis
- Desktop research - particularly where connected with the student/graduate's area of study.
Plus, by getting to know an intern, you can see how that role works within your business before making a longer term or permanent commitment.
We are offering a limited number of internships which are 100% funded by University of Suffolk and cover an intern working within a business for approximately 15 days over a period of roughly up to 6 weeks.
Internships can be flexible, and can be offered to both students and graduates. The intern is expected to work within the business rather than remotely (although if Covid restrictions are tightened, this may need to be reviewed).
Interns will be paid the appropriate living wage (for their age group) for the duration of their internship by the University of Suffolk - at your discretion, you may want to supplement this remuneration.
A business will need to pay up front for the intern and then will be remunerated on completion of the internship (up to a maximum of £1500).
Internships are generally around 15 days duration - either on a part-time basis to fit around a student's studies, or full time for a graduate.
Longer internships can be arranged, but the business would be expected to pay for any additional hours/days worked by the intern.
We would expect interns to work on your premises and be provided with appropriate induction information to ensure their health and safety at all times.
We would also expect interns to be given guidance and reasonable supervision by you or your team members to ensure the best possible outcome for you and your project.
There are a limited number of funded internships available.
You may be required to complete a state aid declaration - your Business Development Manager will go through this with you prior to the application process.
Vacancies will be advertised on our Future Me platform which is accessed by all students and graduates.
You can contact any of our Business Development and Knowledge Exchange team by emailing email@example.com and your enquiry will be directed to the most appropriate team member for your project.
Or you can speak to one of our team directly:
India Green, Business Development Manager for Crime and Social Justice, History and Heritage - working with the School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Beth Sowersby, Business Development Manager for Creative and Digital/Sustainability and Energy - working with the School of Engineering, Arts, Science and Technology
Hannah Pearse, Business Development Manager for Health and Wellbeing - working with the School of Health and Sports Sciences
Kenny Lang, Knowledge Transfer Partnership Manager
Download and complete our internship application form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org or, if you've already been speaking to one of our Business Development Managers please feel free to discuss the proposed internship with them prior to completing a form.
Please note, you may be required to complete a Previous Aid Declaration as part of this application.