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 intern opportunities are available through the year with schemes typically launching in October and March.
  • 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.
  • Internships vary in length and can be worked full-time or 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 all employers. 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 a subsidised scheme for employers who wish to recruit a UWE student for a business project or task.

Group of international placement students standing and having a discussion.

International student internships

The UWE Bristol Internship Scheme is a subsidised scheme for employers who wish to recruit a UWE International student for a business project or task.

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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