University of Birmingham Internships
Work experience, internships and volunteering
Being able to demonstrate your experience of the world of work, when coupled with an excellent degree from a respected university, can really help you to secure that all-important first job.
At Birmingham, we give you all the support you need to secure work experience, internships and volunteer placements which can help you to develop personal and professional skills that are highly valued by employers. At the same time, you’ll demonstrate your commitment to your chosen career path and be building valuable contacts. It really does make all the difference to your employability… and your CV.
Exclusive Internship opportunities
Internship opportunities exclusive to the University of Birmingham, sourced for you by Careers Network.
My internship with Sony was a fantastic experience, which gave me an insight into the industry which I will go into after I complete my degree, as well as helping me gain additional knowledge which I have used to help me write my dissertation! On top of this I believe that having the internship on my CV was key to me securing a graduate job offer with Deloitte. – Ashleigh Lloyd
Work with a leading graduate recruiter in the summer and gain skills and experience that can lead you to that graduate role.
Internship and work experience opportunities
Studying and working abroad, whether for a whole year, your summer vacation or even a couple of weeks can be an extremely enriching and rewarding experience. Employers look for candidates with a global mindset – that is those with cultural awareness and an ability to work with colleagues from other countries. They also look for adaptability and flexibility and undertaking an international experience can give you this.
- Global Challenge Internship Programme fully funded internships across the globe
- Birmingham Undergraduate Internship Programme unique internships within the University of Birmingham
- Generation UK Internship Programme, China supported by the British Council
- More opportunities
Overseas internship providers
Here are some examples of organisations that offer overseas internships and work experience opportunities. They are not endorsed by the University but give you a flavour of the types of activities you could undertake.
- Absolute Internships in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai
- CRCC Asia in China
- Projects Abroad in Latin America, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and the South Pacific
- The Intern Group in Hong Kong, Australia, Spain and Latin America
- stellenanzeigen.de – internships and graduate roles in Germany
- Techo – Volunteer International Cooperation Coordinator in South America and the Caribbean
- VoluntEars – arranges overseas volunteering trips for the D/deaf community