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Nottingham Internship Scheme


Why not join the hundreds of SMEs* that have employed our talented students and graduates through the Nottingham Internship Scheme?

By taking on a University of Nottingham student or graduate intern you can:

  • get fresh perspectives from our talented students and graduates that will add value to your business
  • recruit to a range of job areas including research, digital marketing, project management, engineering and many more
  • use internships as a flexible recruitment tool for project-based roles (8–12 weeks) or as a gateway to longer-term employment
  • receive a grant towards the cost of employing an intern

New to employing interns? Watch our employer case studies below and read the Government's Best Practice Guide.

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*Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) are companies consisting of fewer than 250 people and with a turnover of less than 50 million euros or an annual balance sheet not exceeding 43 million euros. 

Summer internships 2018

Our summer internships programme returns for another year, bigger and better than ever! The scheme offers employers the chance to get grant funding to recruit our talented students.

Students can perform any role or complete a project in an SME or charitable organisation. Your internship(s) must be:

  • offered to a current student from the University of Nottingham
  • last for an eight-week period (or longer), at 30 hours per week minimum
  • pay at least national living wage – £7.83 per hour
  • include tasks and responsibilities normally associated with a graduate-level position.

Your next steps

Please get in touch with the team to discuss potential internships:

Email the internships team 

Summer internships timescale
2018 dates
Monday 5 March Company application deadline.
Monday 12 March Internships advertised to students.
Thursday 22 April Student application deadline.
w/c Monday 30 April Applications collated and submitted to companies.
30 April – 18 May Companies shortlist applicants and conduct interviews.
Late May and early June Internships start.

What do employers say about the scheme?

Impression Digital

Aaron Dicks, Managing Director

The Nottingham Internship Scheme has enabled this digital marketing company to recruit new talent for the business – achieving a 100% conversion rate!


Emma Brown, Head of Project Management

Protolan, a project engineering company in the food industry, wanted to gain fresh perspectives and skillsets to help them build their business.


Strafe Creative

Ross Davies, Director

Strafe Creative decided to take on interns to help their business grow and to support students to gain the skills and experience required in the creative sector.

Green's Mill and Science Centre

Jamie Duff, Heritage Development Officer

Green's Mill and Science Centre used the talent and fresh perspectives of an intern to redevelop their centre and exhibition space.


Express an interest in creating internships

If you are interested in finding out more about the scheme and potentially creating some internships, fill out the form below and a member of our team will be in touch in due course.

  • Expression of interest form
    To express your interest in this scheme, please complete the details below. We will use this information to contact you to discuss your requirements.
  • Contact name
  • Please indicate whether you wish to receive information about our future internship programmes.


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