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Nottingham Internship Scheme

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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:

  • summer internships – now open for application (see below)
  • graduate internships
  • part-time internships with the Ingenuity Lab
  • short-term Easter vacation internships

Can't see what you're looking for here? Explore further sources of vacancies, or express your interest to receive email updates about future internships.

If you recently applied for an Easter internship and need a reminder of the application process or role descriptions, find them here.

Summer internships: applications now open!

Five reasons to apply for an internship:

  1. Apply and develop your skills in the 'real world'
  2. Develop commercial awareness to show off in future job applications
  3. Build connections with businesses in your area of interest
  4. Potentially receive a longer-term or permanent offer of employment
  5. Get paid!

What's on offer?

  • Over 100 internships are available* ranging from four to 12 weeks, in areas including digital marketing, data analysis, ecology, engineering, heritage, scientific research and web development.
  • All internships are based in SMEs, charities or community interest companies, in Nottinghamshire and beyond.
  • Your Careers team will help you make the most of the experience through tailored workshops before and after your internship.
  • Interns will be invited to a celebration event, providing the chance to reflect on achievements, and meet other interns and businesses. 

*Some advertised roles will employ more than one intern.

Keep checking the internship pages for updates as new vacancies continue to be added!

How to apply

  1. Explore the internships by browsing through the areas listed below.
  2. Submit your CV and completed application form to

Application advice

  • These are full-time internships, typically working a 9–5 working day, so please check you can commit to these hours before applying.
  • We encourage you to apply to no more than three internships. Read the job details carefully before making your selections based on your interests and skills, and the location of the business.
  • All applications must be submitted by midnight on Sunday 22 April 2018. We recommend submitting an early application, as we will not be in the office over the weekend to help with technical problems.
  • Before applying, please consider that you will need to organise your own accommodation for the duration of the internship.

Come to an application workshop

Learn how to make your application stand out from the crowd, and get one-to-one feedback on your application and CV from the Careers team.

Book your place on an internship application workshop

Apply now

Download the application form Microsoft Word

Email your completed application form to us

Apply by midnight on Sunday 22 April 2018.

We are unfortunately unable to consider late applications.


Explore the summer internships


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.

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

Careers and Employability Service

The University of Nottingham
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