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Funded Internships, including Summer 2023

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.  

Summer Internships

Our summer internship schemes are open to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and charities. We are currently offering two different summer internship schemes, operating on a reimbursement model: four weeks fully funded, or eight weeks 50% funded. Both schemes give you the opportunity to access one of our talented students that can meet your needs and provide our students with fulfilling and essential work experience. The University will employ the student on your behalf so you don't have to.

Payment and Wages

  • Length – either four or eight weeks. Students may work up to 37 hours per week. You can access your intern for longer if you wish, but this will be at your own expense.
  • Intern wages – £10.90 per hour.
  • Subsidy – UoS will provide 100% subsidy for the four week placement or 50% for the eight week placement. This is a reimbursement model.
  • Your intern’s working week must remain at a maximum of 37 hours as denoted in the internship agreement.
  • All summer internships must be completed by the end of July.
  • Funding is allocated on a first come, first served basis.