UoB Internship Scheme

Please note that all funds have been allocated for the UoB Internships for 2016/17, therefore it won't be possible to source your own internship as part of this scheme at this time. Internships advertised under this scheme on mycareer have been awarded funding.

The university runs its own internship scheme to support current students and recent graduates up to six months after graduation wanting to gain quality, paid work experience. The UoB Internship Scheme provides internship opportunities with Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the UK, including charities, social enterprises and start-ups.

Participating organisations have ranged from publishers to research consultancies to financial organisations, and internships have included marketing roles, events positions, researchers, businesses development roles and IT-related positions. 

Internship Scheme details

Internships must be at least 4 weeks (140 hours) in duration and can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. They can take place during term time as well as vacations. The University of Bristol recommends students work no more than 15 hours per week during term-time in order to leave sufficient time for academic study. 

All UoB Interns on the 2016/17 scheme will be paid at least the National Living Wage. Organisations taking part in the scheme receive financial support towards the wage and are responsible for making the remuneration by PAYE.

Current students and recent graduates up to six months after graduation can undertake one internship as part of the UoB Internship Scheme each academic year. Overseas students can take part if they have permission to work in the UK.

Internships may take place anytime between 1 August 2016 and 17 September 2017. 

How to get involved

There are two ways to get involved:

  1. Look at our job listings on mycareer and apply for a role that interests you. Organisations carry out their own recruitment and selection for UoB Interns. UoB Internships are identified as such on the listings and new opportunities are added regularly.
  2. Source an internship yourself and work with an organisation to apply for funding.

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

Applying to be a UoB 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


UoB 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 am