London Internships Scheme

The London Internships Scheme is designed to help 2017 graduates from the University of Exeter to find paid, graduate-level internships in Advertising, Marketing and PR in London for 8 weeks commencing in January 2018. If you meet the Graduate WP Criteria you may also be eligible to receive a bursary to help with any personal costs, such as travel on your internship.

If you are an employer, please see our employer page.

Scheme Overview & Key Dates

1) Applications open Monday 16 October 2017

2) You will need to submit a written application by midnight, Sunday 26 November 2017

3) On Tuesday 28 November you will be informed of whether or not your application has been successful. 

4) You will be informed of the details of your internship employer on Monday 4 December 2017

5) You will participate in a series of compulsory internship preparation webinars taking place from Wednesday 3 January to Friday 5 January 2018 (Please see section entitled 'Support and Training' below for further details on this).

6) Complete an eight week paid internship (starting between Monday 8 January and Wednesday 10 January 2018)


 In order to be eligible for this scheme, you must: 

  • Be a graduate from an undergraduate degree programme at the University of Exeter in 2017
  • Have paid 'Home/EU' fees whilst studying at the University of Exeter
  • Have the right to work in the UK and have (or be in the process of applying for) a National Insurance Number*
  • Not have secured graduate level employment or be engaged in further study from January 2018 onwards

*In order to participate in an internship, you will need to have a National Insurance number, or be in the process of applying for one. You must have your National Insurance number or proof of application ready to show your employer when you commence your internship. In addition to this, if you are currently working in another role, you will need to supply your internship employer with your tax code. Alternatively, if you were working in another role which finished before the end of the current tax year, you will need to supply your internship employer with your P45


Please complete the London Internships Application Form.  Click here to find useful tips and advice on completing application forms.

Please note, the London Internships Scheme is intended to help 2017 graduates in to a positive destination after graduating. As such, if you have already secured graduate-level employment or are engaged in further study (full time or part time), you will not be considered eligible for the scheme.


Before beginning your internship, you will participate in a series of compulsory internship preparation webinars taking place from Wednesday 3 January to Friday 5 January 2018. Through these you will learn about the key topics which will help you to make your internship a success.

DateTime of sessionSessionTrainerLink 
03/01/2018 4 – 5pm Making the Most of Your Internship

Jo McCreedie, Employer Liaison Officer,

University of Exeter

Making the Most of Your Internship
04/01/2018 3 – 4pm Project Management

Anna-Marie Baker, Wellbeing and Equality, Diversity and

Inclusivity Manager, University of Exeter

Project Management
04/01/2018 4 – 5pm Professionalism

Rachel Coombes, Careers Consultant,

University of Exeter

Professionalism Webinar
05/01/2018 3 – 4pm Networking

Ian Hodges, Careers and Employability Manager,

University of Exeter

Networking Webinar
05/01/2018 4 – 5pm

Q + A – any general questions you may

have concerning the scheme.

Rebecca Lenthall, Career Mentoring and

Internships Coordinator, University of Exeter

London Internships Scheme Q + A

*Note: We are currently awaiting confirmation of a possible sixth session taking place on Wednesday 3rd January from 3-4pm. We will send through further details of this session when/if this is confirmed. Please try and keep this slot free in your diaries.

Accessing the webinars:

  • Our webinars run using Skype for Business – as part of the Office 365 package, you have free access to this application. You can either download it on to your desktop, or use the Skype for Business Web App (recommended).
  • Click on the link to join the webinar. Note: You will have to access each webinar by clicking each of the separate links in the table above.
  • When you click on the link to join a webinar, you will see a message which reads ‘Install and join with Skype Meetings App (web)’, which is the recommended option.
  • Before attending the first session, please access the webinar with enough time to install the Skype for Business Web App.
  • If you see any firewall or related messages asking if you want to give this programme access/if it is trusted, please click allow/permit in order to access the webinar.
  • You will then enter into a virtual lobby until the webinar starts.

During the webinars, you will have the opportunity to ask questions relating to the topic of each session. If you have any more general questions relating to the London Internships Scheme or your specific internship, please ask these during the Q+A session being held from 4-5pm on Friday 5th January. The trainers delivering the other sessions will not necessarily be able to answer questions of this sort.

All of the webinars will be recorded and will be made available for your reference after they have been completed. However, please note that you are expected to attend all ‘live’ webinars when they are in session on the given day and time.

If you have any questions about the webinars please do feel free to get in touch with us at londoninternships@exeter.ac.uk or call 01392 722034.



When you begin your internship please work through your Internship Induction Checklist with your line manager.

You will be provided with a "How to Make the Most of Your Internship" guide to work through. We ask employers to set clear objectives for interns, and to review and evaluate your progress throughout the duration of the internship. Employers may have their own internal review procedures, or you may choose to work through the University's Internship Performance Development Review paperwork together.

The internships team are available to support you and your employer with any issues throughout your internship. You can contact us at londoninternships@exeter.ac.uk

If you need to use public transport to travel to your internship, you can find useful information on Transport for London and The Trainline

Do you need some accommodation in London while you complete your internship? You can find reasonably priced rooms and flats (including Monday-Friday rentals only) on University Rooms ; Spare Rooms and Gumtree


Employers on this scheme have been asked to pay a minimum of £10.10 per hour (London living wage). You will be paid in line with your employer's payroll deadlines and tax and National Insurance deductions will apply. If you have earned less than the UK tax allowance in this financial year, you can apply for a tax rebate from HMRC in April 2018.

If you meet the Graduate WP Criteria you may also be eligible to receive a bursary to help with any personal costs, such as travel on your internship. If you qualify for the £250 bursary please make sure that your bank details are up to date on your student record to ensure that this grant is paid to you without delay.


Every quarter we take one intern to the Exeter Leaders Forum. It is a fantastic opportunity for you to network with senior professionals from the local business community, and represent all that is best about the University’s internships schemes. To book a place, please email Jo McCreedie.

A requirement of the internships is that at the end of your internship you have to complete the Internship Evaluation (Intern) Form and also encourage your line manager  to complete the Internship Evaluation (Employer) Form

You may even wish to blog about your experiences. Click here to read what others have written. To submit your blog please email Jenny Woolacott-Scarr.


All parties (the employer, the University and the intern), must adhere to the following A2I Terms and Conditions.

Further information

For further information, please contact Employment Services:

Tel: 01392 722395
Email: londoninternships@exeter.ac.uk