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

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Internships and work experience

The University of Exeter defines an internship as employment that:

  • is undertaken at the beginning of a career
  • is paid (unless exemptions apply)
  • 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

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 
    Access to Internships (A2I) is a scheme to help Exeter students (particularly those from an under-represented background) to secure a paid internship using information, support and funding provided by the Careerzone. Subsidies and grants are available on a sliding scale and on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Student Campus Partnerships (SCP) 
    The University of Exeter offers opportunities across campus, from short-term business & administrative support through to long-term project coordination, Student Campus Partnerships can provide students with valuable paid work experience whilst offering a flexible resource to the University's Services and Colleges. 
  • 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. GBPs are graduate level positions, that use your the skills, abilities and subject knowledge that you have developed at University. 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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