Employing graduate and student interns

About internships

UWE Bristol graduate and student interns offer your business a great deal, without the commitment of a new permanent employee.

You get subsidised student or graduate talent that’s committed and industry-ready, ready to meet to your individual business requirements.

Internships at a glance

  • Student internships are flexible placements outside of study – so your intern will be fully committed to your business.
  • Student interns are available over the summer break, mid-May to mid-September.
  • Graduate internships take place after study is finished, so offer more flexibility in duration and availability.
  • You’ll get help with specific business needs from a capable, enthusiastic intern with up-to-date skills and knowledge.
  • You run the recruitment process and we can advertise your opportunity.
  • The internships run for eight weeks (full-time) and 16 weeks (part-time).
  • We subsidise the cost of each intern (although funding is limited), though you’ll need to contribute to the overall cost.

Our schemes

Our internship schemes are open to small and medium-sized enterprises (SME’s), start-ups and charities. We offer a subsidy to employ one of our talented students and can help boost your business with up-to-date industry knowledge and provide our students with fulfilling and essential work experience.

Student on placement at table with his mentor talking through a report.

Undergraduate internships

The UWE Bristol Undergraduate Internship Scheme is for employers who wish to recruit a student for an eight-week summer project. It offers recruiters up to £2,000 funding.

Group of international placement students standing and having a discussion.

International student internships

The UWE Bristol International Talent Internship Scheme is for employers who wish to recruit international undergraduate students on a fixed-term, part-time basis and offers a 100% subsidy.

Student intern working with a colleague.

Strive Internship Scheme

A four-week internship scheme for UK domicile black, Asian and minority ethnic students.

Why do we help with funding?

UWE Bristol believes interns should earn a fair living wage. This is because we feel that internships are a valuable opportunity, and should be open to students from all backgrounds – not just the lucky ones with financial backing.

We are also keen to encourage a diverse spectrum of employers to participate, from large corporates to small and medium-sized businesses, so our students can gain relevant work experience in their chosen industry. For these reasons, we part-fund your intern’s salary, though you’ll also need to contribute.

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