Learn more about the potential benefits to your business of offering internships to University of Exeter students and graduates.

"I can highly recommend working with Exeter University Interns - we have used a number across our businesses in the past few months. They bring a fresh and inquiring approach to their work - along with skills that we could immediately use within our businesses. We found the interns to be flexible but very professional. It was a pleasure to use them within our businesses, and most enjoyable getting to know the personalities as well. We hope that the interns learned something valuable during their time with us - to stand them in good stead for the work of work ahead - I can not recommend the scheme highly enough."
Richard Percival 

To discuss your employment needs:

Jo McCreedie
Employer Liaison Officer
Tel: +44 (0)1392 722617
Email: j.mccreedie@exeter.ac.uk 


Internship definition

The University of Exeter defines an internship as employment that:

  • includes tasks and responsibilities normally associated with a graduate level position
  • uses undergraduate level skills, knowledge and experience
  • is undertaken at the beginning of a career
  • is paid (unless exemptions apply)
  • aids student/graduate career development
  • provides training and support

Benefits to business

There are many benefits of offering internships. Exeter students and graduates are intelligent, motivated and enthusiastic, who can quickly grasp new concepts and skills. They can:

  • Undertake short-term projects 
  • Help with cover 
  • Trial new roles 
  • Bring the latest academic knowledge 

Types of work

Typical types of work include:

  • Business Analysis and Development
  • Marketing, PR, Advertising and Design
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Computing and some IT
  • Research and Product Development
  • Technical
  • Scientific
  • Environmental and Sustainability
  • Sector specialisms

Student and graduate skills:

  • Communication
  • IT
  • Research
  • Languages
  • Organisation and planning
  • Problem Solving
  • Creativity
  • Teamwork and leadership

How you help our students and graduates

  • Paid employment
  • Career direction
  • Commercial awareness
  • Networking
  • Increased chance of future employment

Types of internships

There are a range of different types of work placement opportunities available:

Business Leaders Forum

The University of Exeter's Business Leaders Forum is the premier networking group for senior business people in the South West. We are inviting internship employers to join. For more information please go to the Business Leaders Forum webpages.

Contact us

Please contact our Employment Services team to find out more about offering an internship:

Jo McCreedie
Employer Liaison Officer
Tel: +44 (0)1392 722617
Email: j.mccreedie@exeter.ac.uk 

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