SME Internship Scheme

Applications for funding for the SME Internship Scheme 2018/2019 are open. Please note that funding is limited and cannot be guaranteed. 

The University runs an internship scheme that enables you to gain quality, paid work experience from SMEs (small or medium-sized enterprises) in the UK, including charities, social enterprises, and start-ups.

Internships are highly valuable, not only for gaining practical experience of the workplace which helps you stand out in the selection process, but also as a way into an organisation - employers increasingly recruit graduates from their pool of interns.

Working for an SME is a great way of developing a broad range of skills and knowledge. Being part of a small team often involves taking on a variety of tasks and responsibilities, and you will often be given more responsibility sooner than if you were working for a larger employer. You can also learn more about how a business works, and be more closely involved in helping an organisation grow.

Employers from a range of industries approach us to advertise vacancies and gain the funding we offer - these are advertised on mycareer.

If there are organisations you would like to work for that aren’t already involved in the scheme, you can approach them to make them aware of the funding offered. Please see below for further details.

Applying to be an intern and related schemes

To get in touch with the Internship Team, contact us by email or call us on (0117) 928 8548.

The internship was fantastic - I learned so much about the workings of a business. I gained a range of experiences that have developed my self-awareness and given me plenty to talk about in applications and interviews. I've come away more confident in my abilities and with a number of professional connections.

UoB Intern


SME Internship Scheme drop-ins

For information, advice and guidance on sourcing your own internship or applying for advertised vacancies, a member of the Internships team will be available at the Careers Service, Tyndall Avenue, at the following times during term-time: Tuesdays 10.30 am to 12.30 pm