There are plenty of places to look when you’re hunting for a postgraduate internship.
Ask your department
Your university department is a great place to start your search. Faculties are usually keen for their students to gain relevant work experience.
So, try talking to your personal tutor or to our department’s careers adviser, to see if they know about any opportunities up for grabs.
Remember to also keep an eye on your emails, for advertised placements.
Consult your careers service
Your university’s careers service is likely to have some great industry connections. Plus, many businesses recruit interns by advertising placements with local universities.
Try browsing your careers service online for listings, or arrange a one-to-one appointment with an adviser.
Apply for on-campus internships
Some universities offer campus-based internships. These are a great way to boost your CV, and are usually available across a variety of areas, from public relations and marketing, to roles within specific faculties.
As universities understand the time pressures of Masters students, these placements are often flexible, and designed to fit around a busy postgraduate schedule.
Look out for university internship programmes
As well as offering internships themselves, some universities will set up programmes for placing students with local businesses and other employers.
These may be more common in vocational and professional subject areas (such as Journalism or Marketing).
They can make it easier to find an internship that’s relevant to your course (and fits your timetable). If you’re very lucky, your university might even provide some financial support for the placement.
Search industry-specific websites
There are many well-established, industry-specific jobs websites. For example simplylawjobs advertises vacancies in the Law sector.
Be sure to check these regularly for updates, as they’re likely to have a greater number of relevant of jobs than general, non-industry-specific careers websites.
Use general job search websites
Job search websites such as Reed, Monster,and Indeed often post internships as well as permanent vacancies, so are worth a quick search.
It’s also possible to set up notifications, so that you receive emails when new internships come up in your industry or geographical area.