Nottingham Internship Scheme
The Nottingham Internship Scheme provides a range of work experience opportunities and internships throughout the year exclusively for our students and graduates.
All the internships are with small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), charities or social organisations, usually in the local area.
We organise the range of opportunities through the following schemes:
- spring internships
- summer internships
- graduate internships
- part-time internships with the Ingenuity Lab
Five reasons to apply for an internship
Through an internship you will:
- apply your skills in a real world environment
- gain the vital 'soft skills' that employers are looking for, for example business communications skills and teamwork
- increase your commercial awareness, that is understanding the business and sector you are working in
- build connections with businesses and people in the location and sector that interests you
- get paid!
And ... some of our interns have secured longer term and permanent graduate employment with the company!
Why work for an SME?
Working in an SME will be a unique experience.
- You are likely to have more responsibility.
- You will have more visibility as you are working in a smaller company, and may find yourself sat next to the director.
- You may get involved in all areas of the business, which will give you a great overview of different business functions.
Read more about working for an SME on our blog.
Roles offered through the Nottingham Internship Scheme
There are a wide range of career areas covered by our schemes including:
- social impact researcher
- digital marketing executive
- software developer
- assistant ecologist
- scientific researcher
- data recovery technician
- PR and social media assistant
- development engineer
For the latest news about these programmes, please complete our form:
Express your interest form
Ben Garry, English graduate
Ben Garry reflects on how his internship with Impression Digital in Nottingham allowed him to work on marketing projects which made a direct impact on clients.
Green's Mill and Science Centre
Rachel Flaxman, classical civilisation graduate
Rachel Flaxman found her hands-on role with Green's Mill and Science Centre an excellent way to gain experience in the competitive heritage sector.
Daniel Markcoons, engineering graduate
Daniel Markcoons applied for a Project Management internship with Protolan to gain valuable insight into a professional environment before graduating.
The value of work experience
Great experience! I feel much more confident and positive about the prospect of full-time work. The insight I got into office life and skills in Excel was really valuable.
I feel I have a wider range of skills that I can refer to on my CV or in interviews - real work experience.
It was such a fantastic experience, my first real job. It will undoubtedly make it easier for me to get a job in the future. I am very very grateful for this opportunity. Thank you for your help
The Nottingham Internship Scheme is funded by Santander Universities. Read their full terms and conditions