Students, staff and employers talk about the internship schemes managed by the University of Exeter

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Internships and placements

The University of Exeter defines an internship as employment that:

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

Placements are very similar to Internships, however placements are usually credit bearing and are considered part of your degree course.

Most large graduate recruiters offer summer internships to undergraduates, usually to students in their penultimate year. Closing dates for applications tend to be very early in the academic year, so it's vital to apply early. 

University of Exeter students and graduates can search for internships in our online system My Career Zone. Details of the internship schemes we manage are listed below, but there are many internships listed on My Career Zone that don't fall under these schemes. View a feed of these latest vacancies.

University of Exeter internship schemes

Below is an overview of the internship schemes managed by the University of Exeter. We promote equal opportunities in all internship recruitment. 

  • Access to Internships (A2I)
    Access to Internships is a scheme to help Exeter students and recent graduates to secure a paid internship using information, support and funding provided by the Career Zone. We offer generous funding to help offset the cost of your paid internship. Support and guidance is available to all students, even if you do not meet the funding criteria. Funding is issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Student Campus Partnerships (SCP) 
    The University of Exeter offers part-time employment across our 4 campuses. Roles range from short-term business & administrative support, through to long-term project coordination. SCPs well paid and usually flexible around your studies.
  • Student Business Partnerships 
    The Student Business Partnership scheme offers University of Exeter students from all disciplines the chance to gain essential paid work experience with well-respected local businesses. 
  • Graduate Business Partnerships 
    The Graduate Business Partnership (GBP) scheme has been established to create paid opportunities for recent graduates in their chosen career. Offering relatively inexperienced graduates the chance to access challenging roles, GBPs are a great way to develop your employability and start your career.

Internships and work experience

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