Internships

All organisations can advertise paid internships on the UoB mycareer portal. We also provide funding to SMEs to support UK based internships, as part in our UoB Internship Scheme and the Santander Universities Internship programme. 

For 2017/18 funding is available to support approximately 200 internships across our schemes. 

Applications for funding for the UoB Internship Scheme 2017/2018 are now open. Please note that we have now allocated all available funding for Santander Internship scheme 2016/2017, the scheme will be open again for applications Autumn 2017.

What schemes are available?

Our UoB Internship Scheme offers SMEs a cost-effective method of employing highly-qualified and motivated individuals. It provides students with the chance to gain valuable, quality work experience to expand their CV and develop their skills, as well as to gain contacts with organisations principally in the local area.

For 2017/18 grants of £900 per internship are available, to support full-time or part-time internships of at least 4 weeks (140 hours) in duration. Opportunities are open to all current students and recent graduates up to 6 months after graduation. Further details are available in our UoB Internships FAQ (PDF, 197kB)

The Santander Universities Internship Programme, part of the bank's Breakthrough programme for SMEs, provides funding towards 8 week (280 hour) or 10 week (350 hour) internships for current University of Bristol students and alumni up to three years after graduation. The programme may be particularly suited to those organisations wishing to employ students or graduates with a view to offering a permanent role. Further details are available in our ‌Santander Internships FAQ (PDF, 510kB)

How to get involved

  1. Think about the sort of internship you’d like to advertise, as well as the job description, start and end dates and duration. Guidance on creating a suitable job description and the recruitment and selection process can be found in our 'Employing an intern (PDF, 481kB)' document.
  2. Complete our Internship employer form, including the role description. Organisations that have been approached by students or graduates directly can complete an alternative, student-sourced internship form with the applicant detailing the role and student research undertaken to source it at least a month in advance of a potential start date.
  3. The Internship Team will inform you whether the internship has been awarded funding. All internships that have been awarded funding will be advertised by the Internship Team, on the UoB mycareer portal.
  4. When you have successfully recruited an intern, pass on the intern’s details as well as their start and end date of the internship to the Internship Team. You will be asked to sign our internship agreement, which the intern will also need to sign.
  5. At the start of the internship, we require our Internship start confirmation form to be submitted confirming the intern’s and internship details, and the organisation’s bank details. Please also see our 'Supporting an intern (PDF, 491kB)' document.

Further information

Thank you to the University of Bristol for running such a fantastic programme, giving us access to great talent in a low-risk environment of an internship, which as a small business we could not otherwise afford

Participating employer

Engine Shed

Engine Shed is an enabler to sustainable economic growth in collaboration with other local centres at the heart of the UK's most successful Enterprise Zone near Temple Meads.

The Bristol and Bath city region is a thriving, internationally recognised economic power house with accessible employment in the high-tech, creative and low-carbon sectors for all residents - be they local graduates or moving to the Local Enterprise Partnership area