Our comprehensive guide to undergraduate student Internships
What is a student Internship?
We classify an internship as a period of paid work experience between 1 and 4 months, usually taking place over the summer.
Typically the intern will work full time for a certain employer where they will gain experience and basic knowledge about a given business discipline, which can be built upon during a placement year as well as in graduate employment.
A summer internship provides the intern with a taster of the working world, company culture and team ethic within the organisation as well as giving them the opportunity to build fundamental skills relevant to the industry which will have a profound impact on graduate career prospects.
For reasons why undergraduate students should consider doing Internships, read on…
And a Placement is?
Placements are normally structured programmes or schemes where you spend an entire academic year working for an organisation as a full-time member of staff before returning to university for your final year.