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If you would like to see where students have undertaken A2I internships and learn about the roles they have performed, take a look at our case studies.

Did you know that your internship can count towards The Exeter Award?

Employers, please visit our Employer Facing Page

Access to Internships (A2I)

Access to Internships (A2I) is a scheme to help Exeter students and recent graduates arrange a UK paid internship with the support of funding. All funding is issued on a first-come-first-serve basis.

A2I, together with the Career Zone, can help you:

  • Identify potential internship employers
  • Make an effective approach to request a paid internship
  • Provide generous funding to offset the cost of an internship

Sign Up to Access to Internships (A2I) 17-18.

When you sign up you will receive:

  • A guide detailing how you can arrange your own paid internship in the UK.
  • Regular newsletters providing important updates on the funding as well as highlighting employability tips and opportunities.
  • Invitations to receive support from the Career Zone with your internship seeking, including opportunities to attend one-to-one appointments with a Careers Consultant.

Please Note: Signing up does not mean that you have applied for funding. To apply for funding please submit a relevant funding application.

Please make sure you have signed up to Access to Internships (A2I) 17-18 to receive a guide detailing how you can arrange your own paid internship in the UK.

If you hold a tier 2 or 5 visa please see the list of organisations that are licensed to sponser you in the UK.

To be successful in arranging a paid internship we recommend completing the following 5 steps:

  1. Identify your preferred internship sector and role
  2. Identify potential internship organisations
  3. Identify key contacts to approach in the organisations
  4. Approach the organisations speculatively to ask for a paid internship, mentioning the A2I funding
  5. Apply for A2I Funding, once received a positive response from an organisation

If you would like any help organising a paid internship Careers Consultants, Kate Foster (Exeter) or Rachel Coombs (Cornwall), can provide one-to-one careers guidance and advice to help you arrange an internship in an area of your choice. To book an appointment please contact your Career Zone:

If you would like to provide your employer with further information about the scheme, including eligibility criteria and terms and conditions, you can direct them to the 'Employer Facing A2I Webpages'.

In order to apply for funding you must have your internship arranged and have checked that the organisation is happy to abide to the conditions of the funding.

To apply for funding, and to see important details and eligibility, please visit the funding pages listed above.

If you have any queries please contact A2I@exeter.ac.uk.

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