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Internships and Work Experience


Here at the University of Suffolk, we know how important it is that students and graduates have access to high quality work experience opportunities. We recommend that students check our Job Board at least weekly to stay up to date with the newest opportunities. We are connected to a wide variety of local, national and international organisations to ensure part time jobs, internships, volunteering opportunities and graduate jobs are advertised to the University of Suffolk community. 

In 2022, we relaunched our Internship Programme, with brand new funding available to local employers to enable them to recruit current students or recent graduates into part and full time internships. Here at the University of Suffolk, we know that rewarding students for their work is essential, and will only promote paid internships. 

If you are a student or recent graduate (within 3 years), please complete our Expression of Interest form to stay up to date with the newest opportunities.

Please note that these internships are open to current University of Suffolk students and recent graduates who have studied or are studying in the following locations:  Ipswich, East Coast College, Suffolk New College, and West Suffolk College. Students at other Partners should contact their designated Careers or Student Services Teams for targeted support. 

Our students and graduates have been successfully offered opportunities at a wide variety of organisations in Suffolk, across the UK and beyond. Suffolk County Council, Adnams, the BBC, Ubisoft, Willis Towers Watson, Camp America, and British Council opportunities in China are just a handful of examples. We also run the Micro-Placement scheme which provides paid internship opportunities here at the University, exclusively for our students. These opportunities have enabled students to gain a first-hand insight into industry across a range of business areas to enhance skills and attributes, boost confidence, and provide those essential opportunities to gain experience to give them a competitive advantage as a graduate.

What's the benefit of completing an internship or work experience for a student? 

  • Allow for self-discovery and self-learning
  • Ease the transition from study to work
  • Increase skills and knowledge
  • Improve understanding of a particular job or industry
  • Introduce other roles that may not have previously been considered
  • Gain insights into the way organisations operate and challenges they face
  • Networking opportunities and connections
  • Real work examples to use in future job interviews
  • Experience in a desired career field

What's the benefit of internships to businesses?

  • Bring fresh, new ideas and perspectives to the table.
  • Provide a different viewpoint to support problem solving and finding new solutions to recurring issues.
  • Minimise workflow interruption by easing the workload of current employees, or pursuing the project that has been put on hold due to business pressures.
  • Opportunities for existing employees to develop their supervisory, management, mentoring and training skills

We are currently offering a limited number of internships which are 100% funded by University of Suffolk, up to the value of £1500. Our internships are flexible and can be offered to both current students on a part time basis or recent graduates on a full-time basis. If you are a business, find out more here.

Our current Summer internships can last either four or eight weeks.

Scroll to the end of the page for some recent case studies from our students and graduates on why their internships and work experience were so beneficial to their future. 


The team is available for information, advice and guidance.


T: 01473 338840

For regular updates:

Twitter: @UniofSuffolkCareers 

Facebook: /UniofSuffolkCareers 

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