Internships and placements
Internships give you the opportunity to experience working in a professional environment in the industry or career of your choice. There are a wide variety of internships that are advertised by companies looking to recruit students from the University of Bristol. These are all paid opportunities and may be local, national or even global.
Examples of the types of opportunities available include:
University of Bristol internship schemes
The Careers Service runs two internship schemes that enable you to gain quality, paid work experience from small or medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK, including charities, social enterprises, and start-ups.
Summer vacation schemes and Easter insight weeks
There are always a variety of summer internship schemes or Easter insight weeks for students from the University to undertake during their vacation periods. These might range from working in a large international corporation to supporting a local small or medium enterprise (SME). Each opportunity will have different requirements and be available to students at different stages of their studies, but all provide valuable skill development opportunities.
Local organisations can offer University of Bristol students the chance to undertake a part time placement alongside their studies. These help you to apply your learning outside of the classroom and help to broaden your horizons.
Access myopportunities to find out about the opportunities available to you
The University of Bristol Careers Service supports student future success. They aim to inspire students and to help them to get to where they want to be when they graduate. They achieve this by offering a range of comprehensive advice and support, from events to careers fairs, from guidance appointments to skills development sessions.
The Global Opportunities Team support current students to spend a year or semester abroad or to explore short-term international opportunities such as working abroad.