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Graduate internships

Many employers, from large companies to small businesses and from government departments to charities, are now offering internships to graduates. These are short-term, career-related posts which can start at any time of year and typically last around three to six months. They offer a good way to gain initial experience or to try out a career area that interests you. 

Have a look at this useful web page from Bright Network which lists deadlines for internships across multiple sectors and organisations - Application Deadlines: Internships 2022

Bright Network

Bright Network run virtual internships each year, find out more.

Applications are now open for Internship Experience UK,which is taking place on 20-22 June.

Created to help you explore a new sector and upskill, this is the no.1 virtual internship experience to supercharge your CV ahead of the autumn application season. Better yet, you’ll also be able to hear from top employers who have renowned internship, placement and graduate programmes and ask them your questions on how to secure a role.

What is Internship Experience UK?

Internship Experience UK is a three-day virtual internship programme which takes place every summer – each year is a completely new programme designed to support you with your career. So far, over 140,000 students and graduates have taken part and reaped the rewards of spending a few days of their summer with the world’s top employers. 10,000 of them have even secured roles with the firms they met on the experience. Now it’s your turn!

You can join any one of the following streams, with no experience or prior knowledge required:

  • Business, Operations & Marketing
  • Commercial Law
  • Financial Services & Consulting
  • Investment Banking & Asset Management
  • Public Sector, Policy & Charity
  • Technology
Can’t make the live experiences or want to take more than one stream? You can always catch up and take multiple streams with Internship Experience UK On-Demand.

Virtual internships

Virtual internships are flexible, online opportunities, giving you the opportunity to undertake remote experience. Many virtual internships exist in the fields of IT, sales, journalism, marketing, and software development.

Some employers will give you project work/tasks to complete over a period of time, and you may have regular catch-ups and support from the employer during your virtual internship.

Depending on the sector and nature of the role, you may not be able to undertake all the elements of a real internship, due to client / patient confidentiality. For example, handling client casefiles for a law firm. However, you are still able to experience some of the work of a trainee and the function of the business.

University of Kent Virtual Experiences

Brought to you by Forage, a number of experiences you can apply for in different sectors. Find out more:

Rate my Placement: Work Ready Virtual Experience has teamed up with Inside Sherpa and Development Beyond Learning (DBL), to launch a FREE work ready virtual experience consisting of three modules. Each one allows you to build specific skills that translate into the workplace - wellbeing and resilience under lockdown, virtual first impressions and remote networking.


Article about virtual work experience with useful links:


Indeed advertises remote internships





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Last Updated: 30/05/2022