Vacation work/Internships

What are they?

A number of organisations offer structured Vacation/Internship programmes over the summer break. These are generally:

  • Paid work opportunities
  • Directly related to your degree
  • Offered to penultimate year students

Why participate?

  • To apply your skills and gain on-the-ground experience.
  • To build your networks, and boost your chances of being offered a Graduate position at the end of your degree.
  • To boost your income.
  • It is compulsory for some degrees, e.g. Engineering

Where do I find the opportunities?

Positions are generally advertised early to mid year, so check out:

Also be proactive and write to employers for whom you would like to work asking them about Vacation/Internship opportunities.

How do I apply for it?

You will need to send to potential employers a strong: