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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:

  • graduate internships
  • part-time internships with the Ingenuity Lab
  • short-term spring vacation internships
  • summer internships

All opportunities will be listed on this page as they become available. There is lots to choose from, so if you can't see what you're looking for, keep checking back on this page or complete our expression of interest form.

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Graduate Internships

Our next round of graduate internships are coming soon! Continue to check this page for updates or complete our expression of interest form to hear about the next opportunities when they become available.

What is a graduate internship?

A graduate internship is a great opportunity to apply your skills in a real world environment and gain the vital “soft skills” that employers are looking for, such as communication, problem solving and adaptability.

By completing an internship you will also have valuable experience to put on your CV and to talk about at future interviews. 

A graduate internship is typically full-time for 10 – 12 weeks, working on a real business project or in a specific role. Previous internships have included research, digital marketing, project managers, engineers and many more! 

All internships included in the Nottingham Internship Scheme are paid at least £7.50 per hour, and many of the internships have the potential to develop into longer term and permanent graduate employment.


Ingenuity Lab internships

The Ingenuity Lab, part of the Haydn Green Institute, in partnership with the Careers and Employability Service, offers a number of internship opportunities to current students within their start-up businesses.

You can hear from previous interns on the Ingenuity Lab Vlog.

The deadline for these internships has now passed.

About the internships

These flexible internships last around 100 hours, typically working five to 15 hours per week between December 2017 and March 2018.

All internships are based at the Ingenuity Lab on Jubilee Campus and are paid £9.23 per hour.

Information for applicants

Please note that the deadline for these internships has now passed. The following information is for applicants who have already begun the application process.

  • The first stage of the application process is a video interview, in which you will record answers in response to computerised questions, followed by a face-to-face interview with the company if you are shortlisted. You may find it helpful to read our advice on interviews before starting the process.
  • If shortlisted, you must be available to attend an interview with the company in the week commencing 20 November 2017.
Study-Me Ltd
Client Relations and Business Strategy Intern

Study-Me Ltd is an online platform connecting academic researchers with participants for their studies. We have a passion for innovative research and wish to work with universities across the world to facilitate research on a global scale. Our business is in the early investment stage and promises to begin large-scale development in the near future. Now we’re just looking for a fitting team to help us with our vision. 

Length of opportunity: 100 hours part-time (November 2017 – March 2018)

Job description:

The intern will be responsible for the development of business strategy, conducting high-quality market research in the academic sector, while working alongside university members of staff. As well as assisting with administrative tasks, they will manage a range of business relationships with contractors and clients.

Should the project run on schedule, the intern will have the opportunity to recruit and manage a team of student ambassadors. They will have a high degree of autonomy in the development of this ambassador programme.



  • Adaptable social skills (ability to work both with students and senior academics and business partners)
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Willingness to work in a team
  • A propensity towards problem solving and strategic thinking
  • Excellent time management capabilities


  • Experience with academic research, preferably within a sector utilising human participants
  • Experience with data collection
  • Experience managing students

About the company



I-Connect Associates
Research and Marketing Internship

I-Connect Associates is a social enterprise that provides support to international students all through the different phases of their study abroad journey. This includes providing relevant information to guide prospective students in making the important decision on the place of study, pre-arrival support, arrival support and help in integrating into life in the UK. 

We help ameliorate some of the initial challenges of settling into a new country by providing used clothing and household items free as well as brand new items at a discounted rate to incoming international students.

We also provide opportunities to help students to become global citizens, an important attribute in contemporary interconnected world, through developing their intercultural skills (networking with other international students) and raising their social consciousness (by way of volunteering opportunities in the local communities in their free time).

Length of opportunity: 100 hours part-time (December 2017 – March 2018)

Job description:

To help with a marketing campaign to soft launch I-Connect Associates. The key duties will include:

  • designing a social media strategy to connect with online international communities which will provide free marketing and a ready-made audience for the business
  • running a student-focused campaign to get international students and potential students to sign up to I-Connect Associates and ultimately grow the community in terms of online traffic as well as participation in our programmes and events
  • designing and carrying out a mini survey on the website so stakeholders can engage with I-Connect Associates and provide feedback on the services and products we offer



  • A very good understanding of the workings of different social media platforms


  • Experience of living or studying abroad, or a strong interest in interacting with others from a different country

About the company


Kalby Limited
Web Development Intern

Kalby is a small company working on launching its first product - an innovative sharing economy web/app platform (think of solutions like Uber, AirBnB, and eBay), and we would love energetic, positive people to join our team!

Started in California with a culture of open teamwork, fun projects, and a sense of family among peers, Kalby aims to bring simple, useful electronic and online products and services to the world at affordable cost. We strive to reach a worldwide audience, focus on the needs of our users, and be fair in business practice to not only our employees and customers, but to society and the environment at large.

Length of opportunity: 100 hours part time (Jan – March 2018)

Job description:

As a WebDev Intern, your focus will be assisting the development team to build web solutions for the new platform as well as company webspace, and we would like to find someone who will grow with us. Duties include:

  • Working alongside the management and development teams to design functional online user solutions
  • Research existing tools which may be adopted
  • Troubleshoot and test current builds for weaknesses and areas of improvement
  • Suggest creative solutions to core functionality needs
  • Assist in the design and build functional webspace for both brands
  • Some marketing and content creation of basic brand information
  • Occasional graphic design (if within skill set)



  • Functional knowledge of front-end web languages (HTML, CSS, Javascript - AJAX)
  • Back-end language skills (PHP, MySQL)
  • Familiarity with CMS work (Wordpress, Joomla)
  • Familiarity with cross-platform web design
  • Excellent communication skills (particularly written)
  • Familiarity with social media platforms


  • Graphic design skills (Adobe Suite)
  • Further coding/programming knowledge
  • Familiarity with Google Apps Script
  • Experience with "complete solution" languages (RoR, Django)

About the company



Social Media Marketing and Communication Intern

We are developing the new go-to app for you to have a say on the stories that matter to you. YOOP lets you rate the content you see online, get insights into what others think, and discover the stories that are really important. Our goal is to create more reliable, trustworthy and diverse sources of information – by giving you the power to challenge the media.

In November, we will launch a beta version of the app on campus and we want to have 2,000 students trying it out by Christmas. You will be working with a team of six people in an exciting, stimulating and fast-paced role, and you will rapidly acquire professional skills in a dynamic environment.

Length of opportunity: 100 hours part time (November – March 2018)

Job description:

We are looking for a bright, confident and motivated individual with passion for social media marketing and communication to help us make the app launch a success. You will work closely with our team to raise awareness of Yoop on social media and tell our company story. You will be taking pictures of our team, engage with students on social media, and help prepare and broadcast a large event in mid-November. You will play a key role in shaping Yoop’s branding and marketing strategies, and give a key contribution to the final stages of development and the launch of an app with great potential.

During your placement, you will help us:

  • Drive and elevate the social media activity and strategy increasing brand presence, brand awareness and brand interaction through smart and creative digital initiatives and campaigns
  • Create content across all relevant social media channels in-line with brand guidelines and marketing strategy
  • Build a following for Yoop across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, building an interest and hype around the launch of the product amongst target customers, bloggers and influencers
  • Communicate with our initial users, help us shape the company message and strategy, and feedback any lessons learned to the product development team
  • Help us connect with social media influencers, for them to promote our app, retweet or repost our messages


You are someone that can work towards deadlines but also with the strong ability to work independently, thinking on the spot to create regular unique and original content for social media purposes. You know how to engage people on at least two platforms between Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and have already a following yourself. You are a dynamic individual who is genuinely excited by the opportunity to make a difference and with passion for communication.


  • Excellent knowledge of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Passionate about the product, the vision and ethos of the company
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Good writing and copywriting skills
  • Strong communicator and effective team player
  • Knowledge of social media marketing software, such as Hootsuite


  • Enjoys working with a diverse range of software tools and is technically proficient
  • Experience and/or strong interest in media and journalism
  • Experience managing social media channels and community engagement
  • Experience of marketing campaigns and providing marketing ideas
  • An understanding of, and basic experience in, graphic design

About the company



Proodle Solutions Ltd
Marketing and Product Development Intern

Proodle Solutions Limited offers digital solutions to higher educational institutes to acquire, engage and convert new students they meet across the globe into studying in the UK through our innovative SAAS platform. We offer an innovative management system for marketing and apersonalised mobile app to prospective students that smooths the application and arrival journey. We provide a new way to measure the impact of their marketing efforts and level of engagement.

Length of opportunity: 100 hours part time (November – March 2018)

Job description: Responsibilities

  • Perform analysis of marketing and sales data
  • Help the management team with product development
  • Conduct a focus group for secondary research
  • Conduct in-depth market research and analysis
  • Assist in development of Go-to-Market strategy
  • Place customer win-loss calls
  • Communicate information collected accurately and effectively to the management
  • Assist in preparing presentations



  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • High attention to detail


  • Student or graduate with marketing and sales course
  • Prior experience with CRM systems such as Salesforce
  • Strong Excel skills.

About the company


Business Development and Marketing Intern

Idgio develops software products and provides IT consultancy both internally and for other companies. Work is currently particularly focussed on creating a productivity app and framework and it is anticipated that most of the work will be on this project.

Length of opportunity: 100 hours part-time (November 2017 – March 2018)

Job description:

  • Identifying potential organisations and individuals that can help with the promotion of the project
  • Development of a strategy for successful promotion of the project
  • Management of social media channels in order to market the project and provide customer service response



  • Ability to use English language effectively (spelling and grammar)
  • Punctuality
  • Enthusiasm


  • Knowledge of social media as a marketing platform
  • Experience of business development
  • Experience of customer service

About the role




Hear from last year's students 

The Nottingham Internship Scheme has flourished over the last three years, culminating in the placement of over 100 interns in 75 different organisations over the summer of 2017. 

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.


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