Summer Internship Opportunities Exclusively for UCL Students
By Chloe J Ackroyd, on 8 February 2017
UCL Careers Summer Internship Scheme
We will be advertising paid summer internship opportunities exclusively available for UCL students and graduates to intern at London-based Small – Medium Enterprises (SME).
“I didn’t have any defined expectations, but I really didn’t expect to have such a wonderful time. I was/ am so happy to go in to work every day because I really loved the company atmosphere, and really respected and got on well with my co-workers. I feel like I wasn’t treated like an intern or the youngest member of the team (which I was), but was given responsibilities and respected on an equal footing. I learned a lot of things that I had no real comprehension of before the internship. I genuinely feel like I was helping out as well.”
Vesa Popova – UCL BASc Arts and Sciences – graduating 2018
In association with Santander Universities, we are providing subsidised funding for internships, paid at the London Living Wage, across our summer scheme.
The subsidized funding will support the training allowance for UCL students or recent graduates to work as interns with small-medium-sized businesses for 6 or 8 weeks full-time during the 2017 summer vacation period (June – September).
Internships will be available in a range of sectors including:
- Life Sciences/Health
- Social Sciences/Media
You will need to be eligible to work in the UK full-time during the internship. If you are on a visa, your visa must cover the full duration of the internship.
Please note: UCL Tier 4 Postgraduate (Taught and Research) students are not permitted to work in excess of 20 hours per week for the full duration of their degree programme. This includes the summer vacation period. UCL is unable to issue a visa for the Summer Internship Programme therefore UCL Tier 4 Postgraduate students are not eligible for this scheme.
It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they are eligible for the scheme and comply with UCL sponsorship duties and visa regulations before submitting an application. It is the responsibility of the business to check their intern’s eligibility to work in the UK taking into account the above regulations.
- Internships will be advertised on the UCL Talent Bank website from mid-February to Friday 31st March.
- You will need to submit your CV, and a tailored cover letter online for each application you make.
- Follow us on social media to hear about each role as it goes live Twitter and Facebook search: UCL Careers
- Each employer will receive a shortlist of the best applications for their role. They will then invite UCL students and graduates to interview.
- Prospective interns should know if they have a place on the scheme by mid-May, so please bear this in mind when making vacation plans.
- Once the employer has made an internship offer and you have accepted that offer, UCL Careers will send both you the intern, and the employer, an agreement letter each to fill in and return to UCL Careers.
- Funding for the internship will not be released to the organisation until we have these completed letters returned.
- Internships will commence as follows:
- 6 weeks starting 12th June and ending 21st July 2017
- 8 weeks starting 12th June and ending 4th August 2017
- 6 week starting 10th July and ending 18th August 2017
- 8 weeks starting 10th July and ending 1st September 2017
Get involved and get that internship!
- Prepare: Keep an eye out for our CV and cover letter writing workshops at the end of February, as advertised on our Careers Essentials webpage: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/events/essentials
- Perfect: When you know which internships you want to apply for, you might want to book in for an Applications Appointment to make sure your application documents are competitive with other applicants’.
- Apply: Register on our UCL Talent Bank website with an up-to-date CV.
NOTE FOR THOSE WHO ARE ALREADY IN CONTACT WITH A COMPANY ABOUT AN INTERNSHIP:
If you are already in contact with a small-medium-sized company who is hoping to offer a summer internship to you, which would benefit from some financial assistance, please encourage them to contact us by sending an email to Laura: firstname.lastname@example.org
The proposal form we will ask all companies to complete about their vacancy will ask the question of whether they already have a student or graduate in mind to hire. If the company and the internship proposed meet our criteria, the internship will be reserved funding without having to be advertised.
Lastly, if you know of an organisations who you feel would be interested in participating in this scheme, please direct them to further information for employers here: http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/careers-employer-engagement/2017/01/09/ucl-careers-summer-internships-scheme/