University of Birmingham Internships

University of Birmingham Internships

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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.

Santander Universities Internship Scheme

 If you are a final year student or have graduated from the University of Birmingham in the past two years, we have a number of paid graduate (remove word) internships aimed specifically at YOU! The University of Birmingham has received funding from Santander to work with exciting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), creating paid, full-time 10 week placement opportunities. These pay £300 per week and provide the successful candidates with amazing opportunities to gain invaluable experience in a wide range of industry settings. We are receiving details of new opportunities continuously, so if you’re eligible and interested, please visit regularly to find out about the latest ones and to make sure that you don’t miss out.

Banking work skills short voluntary placement with UoB Santander

 This is a two week work skills scheme based at the Santander Branch on campus at the University of Birmingham. The scheme is aimed at all students who have an interest in banking or have a desire to develop their skills in preparation for employment once graduated. The scheme will develop their skills across a range of competencies including sales management, risk management, world class service ethics and HR functions including people management.

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.

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
  • – 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