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The Nottingham Internship Scheme provides a range of work experience opportunities and internships throughout the year exclusively for our students and graduates.

We are working with a huge variety of local and national businesses to bring you an exciting range of opportunities through the following schemes:

  • short-term Easter vacation internships
  • summer internships
  • graduate internships – summer 2019
  • part-time internships with the Ingenuity Lab

We'll update this page as soon as more internships become available. In the meanwhile, explore further sources of vacancies, or express your interest to receive email updates about future internships.

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Coming soon

Spring Internships

Over the coming months our spring vacation internships will open for applications. Internships will last for two weeks, and eligibility criteria will apply. More information coming soon.

Summer Internships

We will be supporting over 100 internships for current students, based in small and medium sized businesses in Nottingham. These paid internships will last four to ten weeks. Applications will open in mid-March 2019.

Ingenuity internships – applications now closed

We've teamed up with the Ingenuity Lab, part of the Haydn Green Institute, to offer you paid internship opportunities in start-ups.

Whether you're a budding entrepreneur or intrapreneur, these internships will allow you to:

  1. get a unique insight into a start-up environment, including working culture, opportunities and challenges 
  2. work on business-critical projects and make a very real impact on the growth of a company
  3. gain responsibility and business exposure to showcase on your CV and talk about at interview

Internships will pay £9–10 per hour, and last 100 hours spread flexibly around your availability between December 2018 and April 2019.

Applications are now closed. The following job descriptions are for reference for existing applicants.  


Applications closed at 5pm on Sunday 28 October.

If you recently applied for an internship, we'll be in touch in due course with the outcome.

Any questions? Email the Internships Team


Explore the roles available


Business Assistant


at1.SPACE brings together a complimentary array of holistic health and well-being services in one place. We have created a holistic framework for healthcare management that helps the individual learn and take ownership of their healthcare needs. We have specialist yoga, nutritionist and person-centered counsellors that work with clients. 

at1.SPACE is genuinely a different kind of well-being organisation. We are not a traditional yoga studio (as we focus on so much more than yoga). We are not a traditional fitness centre as we don't focus on the outer body image. We are not a traditional healthcare organisation as we focus on prevention disease and ill health, rather than cure.  

at1.SPACE makes it easy for people to navigate the confusing and difficult landscape of services provided by health centres, gyms and the NHS. 

at1.SPACE has been trading for five months and is based on Triumph Road next to the Jubilee Campus, a five-minute walk from The Ingenuity Lab.

Job description:

Gain invaluable insight and experience working alongside entrepreneur Yasmin Gregory, former graduate and business owner. Experience all aspect of real life business development.

Day-to-day responsibilities of running a business include:

  • Front of house, you will support the smooth running of the wellness centre and ensure that the highest levels of customer care is delivered
  • Assist with face-to-face and email queries
  • Ensure that the studio remains well-presented and in good working order
  • Complete a range of administrative tasks
  • Learn and update Mindbody software 


  • Interest in yoga and well-being
  • Pro-active, self-starter and able to work on own initiative 
  • Enthusiasm to learn and add value to at1.SPACE 

About the role



China-Britain Football Centre

Business Development Intern


The China-Britain Football Centre is set up to connect the UK and China through football. We are linked with clubs from in the Premier League, down to local level leagues, and connected with former professional football players, local and national FAs and a variety of football institutions.

CBFC intends to leverage these links so that China’s footballing organisations, clubs and governments can stand to benefit from the UK’s long-standing history and success with football.

To date, we have worked with local governments in China to provide community football programmes in Zhejiang. CBFC has worked with Ningbo Education Bureau, Ningbo Sports Bureau, and Zhili (Huzhou) government. We also provide unique packages to the UK for individual companies, such as stadium tours, visits and games. Tour programmes including camps for boys and girls are currently being developed. 

CBFC is a partnership-based company, and works closely with its affiliated partners in the UK to communicate the demand, and opportunity for collaboration in China.

Job description:

This exciting role will get you working within the heart of the China-Britain Football Centre in its business development. This role will see you:

  • working alongside our China-based team to help facilitate business proposals and contribute to the design and formation of these business proposals
  • identifying new partners in China for our China-team to reach out to
  • communicating with prospective business partners and identify who might be positive leads in China
  • supporting in the design of relevant marketing materials/proposals
  • running our Chinese social media updates and outreach when on China visits
  • general business support 



  • Interested in football in China
  • Knowledge of how to use Chinese social media
  • Chinese speaker


  • Previous business development experience
  • Graphic design experience
  • Good communication skills

About the role




Operations Officer


Halalivery is the UK’s first online halal food platform that serves consumers through an innovative on-demand delivery application that connects them with halal restaurants, butcheries, and grocery stores. The application lists all the partner Halal vendors around the user’s location, where they can order food to be delivered to their doorstep or to be picked up from the vendor.

Halalivery also serves vendors by connecting them with various business to help them break into the catering and corporate market. Additionally, we have designed an automated bulk buying mechanism, where restaurants can buy their halal meat from Halalivery’s partner butcheries, and because the butcheries receive orders in bulk, they can offer competitive prices whilst maintaining the same quality of meat.

Halalivery launched its beta product in August successfully with 40 orders in the first month, and we need an intern to help us to facilitate our logistics prior to reaching the fund-raising stage

Job description:

The main role of the intern will be handling the day-to-day logistics of the startup. The role would be ideal for someone with an interest in logistics and operational management.

The daily tasks are as follows:

  • Follow up on orders and ensure they are delivered to customers
  • Manage any order disputes
  • Maintain contact with partner riders and vendors
  • Data entry of new vendors on the app
  • Assist in developing innovative and efficient strategies to manage Halalivery’s operations with its vendor partners 



  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong verbal English language skills
  • Strong reporting skills
  • Leadership skills


  • Knowledge in technology management
  • Interest in web and mobile start-ups development
  • Exposure on the latest operations and logistics trends 

About the role



Iran Sheen

Marketing Intern


Iran Sheen is the first UK online store to sell Iranian and Persian designs in the UK. We want to motivate our audience to embark on a journey of discovery through Persian culture to show the beauty and other stories of Iran that people rarely hear, and do so by choosing the language of art and design. 

We currently work with 12 Iranian designers while we fairly trade with them and believe in empowering them by showing their designs in Europe.

Iran Sheen is a start-up company and the intern's work will be valuable for us to promote our brand presence in the market. We're constantly adding more products to expand our categories.

The company has just a few employees at the moment, and so the intern will play an important role in brand building and developing the marketing plan and sales strategies. We believe different cultures make our world a lot more interesting. We hope that you will accompany us on this beautiful path!

Job description:

Fantastic opportunity is available to work in the first UK Persian Design online shop. We have an opening for a marketing, branding and social media intern. The role involves:


  • Manage current marketing functions and contribute to developing a new future strategy
  • Implementing email marketing and newsletter
  • Inspiring the team with digital marketing ideas
  • Developing marketing plan for one year
  • Compile and circulate regular publicity and promotional campaigns and to monitor and report on their effectiveness
  • Knowledge of digital trends

Social media:

  • Support and deliver the social media strategy in line with business goals and brand position
  • Positions our brand positively, generates inbound traffic to the website and creates customer engagement to encourage loyalty and recommendation
  • Deliver online PR and social media campaigns, promoting the company’s marketing messages and brand in a way that will drive buzz, interest and positive coverage
  • Monitor, analyse, review and report on effectiveness of social media campaigns and social media activity


  • Responsible for developing and implementing an effective content strategy and editorial calendar in line with marketing plan the company’s brand values


  • Devise and implement regular social media posts and blog stories that promote the work, interests, and voice of the company
  • Manage presence on social networking sites, posting on relevant blogs and seeding content into social applications as needed
  • Develop strong internal relationships and a process to identify potential PR stories
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Passionate in art, design and cultural exchange

Additional tasks:

  • Providing excellent customer service
  • Liaising with our designers
  • Assisting in the events of pop-up shops and related exhibitions preparation
  • Using Photoshop to edit photos
  • Assisting with any other administrative tasks



  • Understanding of digital marketing and SEO (search engine optimisation)
  • Understanding of SMO (social media optimisation)
  • Photoshop and photo editing
  • Understanding of branding essentials
  • Hardworking
  • Creative
  • Good teamwork skills
  • Time management and planning skills to achieve the assigned goals


Having experience or degree in one of the following fields including graphic design, marketing and branding, digital marketing, public relations and fashion is desirable but not essential.

About the role



Laucéan Limited

Digital Marketer


Ethnik by Artisans, is a brand and trading name of Laucéan Limited. Ethnik by Artisans is at the outset a brand founded in England, offering curated fashion accessories and lifestyle products made from developing countries. The brand emphasises strongly on the authenticity of its products, offering only handmade items by artisans, and seeks to promote an ethical approach to doing business with these, often poor and rural communities. 

At the current stage, we are targeting customers in western Europe, beginning with the UK, with our major point of sale being our online store.

Our target customers are 25 years of age and older, with an average annual income of at least £30,000, the majority of whom are women seeking for products with a social cause and yet modern and unique in design. Additionally, our major marketing channels would be through social media, primarily Instagram.

Due to the nature of our brand being new, operating in a growing and competitive market and targeting mostly millennials, it is imperative for us to launch and maintain a strong brand image through our social media channels, create original contents and optimise the website in various other ways such as improving the metadata for better visibility in the search engines. As such, there is a need for an intern to help us achieve this.

Job description:

The purpose of the job would be to assist the team in generating more traffic to our website, improve our conversion rate and launch and maintain a social media brand image coherent with our story and values.

Main duties and tasks:

  • Ensures brand consistency in marketing and social media messages
  • Analyse website interactions and visits and Google Ad performance, plus uses this information to determine which strategies work best making use of KPI’s to track progress
  • Grows and expands company social media presence on Instagram
  • Creates and distributes engaging written or graphic content in the form of e-newsletters, web page and blog content, or Instagram post
  • Improve website SEO ranking using social media, blog content, keyword analysis, Google analytics and identifying bloggers to connect with

The intern may be tasked to perform duties other than aforementioned, such as assisting the team in fairs, general admin tasks and further marketing-related activities such as competitor analysis.



At least in second year of university or higher, pursing a degree in either marketing, communications, media, English, business studies, economics, law, with an in-depth knowledge of digital and content marketing, such as SEO, social media marketing, blog writing and the ins and outs of Facebook and Instagram platform.

The candidate must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, must have a sharp attention to detail, be self-motivated, eager to exchange knowledge and experience, be a creative problem-solver and must have a can-do attitude.


It would be desirable for the candidate to have previous experience or an internship in a similar role, specifically having used Google Ads, analytics, SEO and professional Instagram platform.

It is equally desirable for the candidate to be an active blogger or social media influencer with a considerable following (at least 5,000) and potentially also have some experience in HTML/CSS coding, photography and graphic design.

About the role



Muesli Master

Creative Editor and Marketing Assistant


Muesli Master is a service that lets customers create tailored muesli - both to individual taste and nutritional requirements.  

Our values


  • believe that food is medicine and with correct nutrition each of us has the same chance of staying healthy and mindful.
  • promote the use of recycled and biodegradable materials in our production
  • lower the obesity and malnutrition via promoting healthy breakfast routine among adults and children
  • educate on and support healthy gut microbiome development

Muesli Master is entering onto a new exciting path of online marketing with our website being created to release interesting articles, news and tips on health and science behind muesli and also share some recipes (yum!)

The website will expose the business to a great audience and at the same time increase brand awareness and help customers connect to our values. Via the website we will release all information about our services, how to make your own blend, nutritional information about our ingredients and a bit of science behind them.

Job description:

The internship will include:

  • working closely with CEO to generate new ideas and create fresh engaging content across a variety of communication channels and platforms.
  • write, edit and proof high-quality content across all communication channels, ensuring accuracy and consistency.
  • research and editorial support across.
  • report on content output and review competitor trends and activity.
  • deliver copy in a timely, accurate and thorough fashion in accordance with the marketing and communications calendar.
  • build and upload content and images to various digital channels - relevant training provided.
  • contact and follow industry experts across science trends, lifestyle and social behaviour.
  • represent Muesli Master at internal and external PR meetings and brand events when required.
  • maintain a consistent brand message across multiple different platforms.
  • content reporting to ensure that it is delivering to agreed objectives, optimise and improve what we write.
  • understand the potential of the web as a marketing tool and utilise that resource for the benefit of the company. 



  • Bachelor or masters degree in relevant subject
  • Nutrition knowledge
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Previous blog article (or similar) writing experience
  • Open, independent minded, and creative  


  • Campaign marketing
  • Familiar with marketing trends
  • Familiar in use of current social media channels and Wordpress website management
  • Website editing skills
  • Word editing software

Skills and interests: nutrition, health, graphic design, photography, creative content writing and website design.

About the role



Proodle Solutions Ltd

Content Writer


International students are of great importance both to the UK higher education sector and to the country more widely. Admission professionals continue to travel across the globe and continue to implement traditional marketing strategies to engage with interested students.

We at Proodle Solutions understand the problems and challenges faced by marketing and recruitment teams to attract, engage and convert prospective students. 

With our disruptive solution, universities can now have a 360-degree view of their entire marketing campaigns and proactively engage with their prospects on their mobile devices in real time. Proodle is a one-of-a-kind mobile and web app which brilliantly delivers ongoing and specific information to prospective students precisely during prime conversion and decision-making phases.

With Proodle’s university branded mobile app, we help UK universities to recruit future students with an app-first marketing approach.

Proodle is a 15 months old start-up, and we have a great foundation team of eight team members working in the UK and India. We are currently launching our product and are in advanced talks with a few Russell Group Institutions to trial our product for their upcoming recruitment intake. 

We are looking for a quick-thinking content writer, proofreader, blogger, contributor or student writer whose central objective is to can generate well-informed and authoritative content for business leaders in the higher education marketing and recruitment sectors.

Job description:

Key activities:

  • Write features and premium content, including news reports, analysis and premium content for our online platforms and publications
  • Assist features editor with features and premium content as directed
  • Upload content to the website
  • Coordinate and commission some features content as directed
  • Deliver events and commercial material as directed
  • Support management team in building up industry and stakeholder contracts
  • Some proof-reading

Key success criteria:

  • Content: measurable by quality, volume and engagement analytics
  • Increased understanding of sector and use of audience insight within content produced
  • The output from business events and commercial projects, with success judged by client and audience feedback



  • Candidate with excellent writing ability and interest in journalism (or similar)
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills are vital, along with a talent for clear communication
  • You need a serious interest in the world around you – we develop intelligent, fact-packed, corporate content, rather than entertainment or consumer posts
  • Proven writing experience
  • Creative and ideas-driven writer


  • Journalist - with some experience of news and features and an interest in business journalism
  • Collaborative team player, able to work well with a range of colleagues across the business at all levels and all disciplines
  • Familiarity with SEO and social media best practices
  • Self-starter capable of handling a diverse workload and working on their initiative

About the role



Teen Behaviour

Marketing Assistant


Teen-Behaviour.Com has a new approach to parenting. We believe that support should go beyond the 0–5 years. Our parenting courses address adolescent age-related risk and facilitates connected relationships between parent and child. The aim being, to support parents to understand and address teen behaviour in their homes.
As part of the growth plan, training is now focused upon those who want to become parent coaches as part of the new Teen-Behaviour.Com franchise.

Job description:

A strategic marketing campaign is being launched in October with a view to raising the profile of the business and the personal profile of the founder as an industry expert. Our team will be working on Facebook marketing and LinkedIn marketing campaigns.Your internship will include:

  • Researching and booking interviews with industry experts
  • Filming vlogs, editing and posting across social media
  • Supporting the booking and social media marketing of upcoming training events
  • Researching content for daily social media interaction – news stories; significant calendar dates 


We are looking for a candidate that is social media savvy. Understanding the power of communication through the digital form. Ideally, we would like someone whom is expressive and can communicate this well through imagery and written work.


  • Experience in social media marketing


  • Experience in filming and editing

About the role



Tyfy Ltd

Marketing Intern


We are a peer mentoring company, currently being used on trial at the Nottingham University Business School.

We connect students at university with one another, using a matching algorithm that matches students to older peers who have done the same modules as they have. This is significantly quicker, and easier, for the students, and encourages use.

I am very excited to be on trial with the Nottingham University Business School as part of their buddy scheme, but as I can only get to the Ingenuity Lab one day a week (and weekends), we need an intern to take control of the marketing of the site to students. Being part of the buddy scheme has brought us mentors, but being able to reach out to younger students and make them aware of the system is essential to making a success of the trial year and, ultimately, the business.

Job description:

The tasks would not be set out into hourly chunks; instead being a much more independent process. As I can only attend the lab on a Wednesday, this would be the day I would spend with the intern and allocate specific tasks, such as research and marketing. A typical Wednesday would involve me checking in with the student’s research and work and guiding them, then setting tasks on a more immediate basis.
More importantly, I would expect a marketing plan to be formulated and implemented. The main approach to this would be through social media marketing, as well as blog content. This is personally not my strong suit, so it would be very useful to hand these responsibilities over to somebody more qualified.
I would grade their success at this, but I would hope for at least two pieces of blog content to be published a week on topics relevant to university life and students, and monitor their conversion rates at both bringing in visitors and critically converting visitors to users.
The marketing position of the business is interesting – we need to be recognisable as a brand and a service so that, when a student needs help and advice, they remember to go to – but we are also not a form of social media that students will check in to everyday. This is a challenge that I’m eager to approach with an intern as I feel both of us can learn a lot from it.
I’d like the intern to liaise with Pooja, the student running the Buddy Scheme at the University, to gauge from her what would be the best way to advertise and promote Tyfy within the business school so as to become a known brand without being an annoyance.
Although less critical than marketing, SEO is a big issue for us currently, so if the intern had the capability or any experience of using web features to improve organic traffic, this would be very helpful. If not, they could research this for the business and again, implement their own findings.
I found this less 'micro-management' focussed approach was much more constructive during the research project that I ran with students of the marketing and entrepreneurship module with Dr Hannah Noke.



  • Marketing knowledge (social media marketing more specifically)
  • Able to think creatively, flexibility and availability, and using initiative.


  • Seach Engine Optimisation (SEO) or computer science background would be preferable, but not essential
  • Somebody with an interest in blogs, writing and other journalistic skills would be helpful in managing blog posts

About the role



Yoop Technology Ltd

Marketing Intern


Yoop Tech Limited is an award-winning tech startup based in Jubilee Campus and managed by University of Nottingham students and alumni. We have developed and recently Yoop, an Instagram for news that lets people discover what their friends are reading and easily recommend content to others. Over the coming months, the company will focus on user acquisition to demonstrate traction and guide product development through cohort analysis.

The intern will play a key role in driving user acquisition through social media and influencer marketing, app store optimisation and marketing to students on campus. S/he will work as part of a small team of young, dynamic and fun-loving professionals based at our office in B13, Ingenuity Centre. S/he will have adequate management but will be expected to contribute with their own ideas and initiative to help meet company targets; s/he will have a customer-facing role that provides opportunities for exposure and skills development through activities such as blog writing, presentations, networking on and off-campus.

Additional perks include: good coffee, personal mug and wall-mounted basketball hoop.  

Job description:

The intern will be involved in the following activities:

  • Social media marketing: improving our social media strategy by testing and monitoring different messages and marketing techniques, and assessing their reach and effectiveness in driving user growth
  • App store optimisation: review store listing presence (app store, Google play and Chrome web store) and suggest improvements such as keywords, screenshots, app videos, ratings, reviews and support
  • Influencer marketing: identify social media micro-influencers that are compatible with the Yoop brand and help achieve their endorsement as a way of reaching our target audience
  • On campus marketing: liaise with student society to promote Yoop as part of their activities, discuss and debate the app and the problems it is trying to solve (information overload and fake news) and facilitate partnerships as a driver of user acquisition; collect qualitative feedback on the app from students to inform product development
  • Blog writing: if appropriate, the intern may be involved in drafting posts for the company blog (these would be authored under his/her name)



  • Excellent writing skills
  • Good knowledge of Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Tumblr and blogs
  • A keen interest in social media marketing
  • Excellent knowledge of the world of smartphone apps
  • Basic graphic design knowledge (e.g. use of Canva)
  • Good networking and presentation skills, confident and personable
  • Well integrated in the student community


  • Previous experience in social media marketing
  • Advance experience with graphic design
  • Previous experience working with social media micro-influencers
  • Extensive social media following
  • Has his/her own blog, with experience promoting it
  • Interested in current affairs

About the role


Hear from previous interns 

The Nottingham Internship Scheme has flourished in recent years, culminating in the placement of over 100 interns in 80 different organisations over the summer of 2018. 

Opportunities included:

  • social impact researcher
  • digital marketing executive
  • software developer
  • assistant ecologist
  • scientific researcher
  • data recovery technician
  • PR and social media assistant
  • development engineer
  • copywriter

Impression Digital

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.



Daniel Markcoons, engineering graduate

Daniel Markcoons applied for a Project Management internship with Protolan to gain valuable insight into a professional environment before graduating.

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.

The Nottingham Internship Scheme is funded by Santander Universities. Read their full terms and conditions PDF file icon

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