This month the University has launched its Student Experience Internship programme for pre-final year students.
Student Experience Internships are full-time, paid roles within the University that can last up to 8 weeks. They normally take place over the summer, starting in June or July, within different department across the University. There are two stands to the programme. The first is ‘student experience internships’ working with departments across the University undertaking a projects that is connected to the student experience such as Welcome or employability. In previous years interns have worked in Student Communications and Marketing, supporting international Orientation and Welcome, and Sports Heritage.
The second strand are the ‘Learning through Research Partnerships’ where you can explore what an academic career looks like, and will work alongside University academics. Previous interns have worked in the School of Chemistry and the School of Arts, Language and Cultures.
You can find out more about previous interns on the Careers webpages, or read student Megan’s article about her time working as a Student Experience Intern.
The internships are a great way to gain some experience and build up your professional skills and networks. During the internship you’ll also have access to a training and development programme, and the chance to network and meet with other student interns.
Due to the current government restrictions University staff are working remotely, unless it’s essential for them to be on campus. At the moment it’s not known how we will be working in the summer. All the internships have the contingency to be run remotely if needed, and this also includes the research ones. Each individual vacancy will provide further detail on this in the job description. To find out more about the Student Experience Internships and how to apply visit the Careers Service webpages.