Undergraduate Internship Scheme FAQs

The scheme provides funding and support to employers who wish to recruit a student for a ten-week summer project. It is a cost-effective and low-risk opportunity offering recruiters £1,500 funding.

Frequently asked questions

What sort of work is suitable?

The internship needs to give the undergraduate a meaningful opportunity to build skills, knowledge and confidence in a professional area of work. We define 'professional' to include professions such as law and accountancy, engineering and technical disciplines, new media and creative opportunities, business development, IT, HR, marketing and psychology – this list is not exhaustive.

What ongoing support can the University offer?

We have a dedicated Internships Team on hand who will:

  • provide you and your intern with an information pack on how you can make your internship a successful experience for both parties 
  • be available to answer questions and queries made by interns or companies before, during and after the internship.

We are always available to offer support to our undergraduates. However, the mentor role provided by someone within your organisation is extremely valuable.

Does the intern accrue paid holiday during the internship?

Yes, the intern will accumulate paid holiday at a pro rata equivalent of 0.5 days per week which are inclusive of bank holidays. For example, a full-time ten-week internship will comprise of 45 paid working days and 5 days’ paid absence for holiday or bank holidays only. The number of days of paid holiday entitlement will be reduced if the internship terminates early.

Intern of the Year Award

You will have the opportunity to enter your intern for the UWE Bristol Intern of the Year Award, which is presented at our annual Celebrating UWE Bristol Talent ceremony. You will be able to make a nomination through our feedback form.

To enter your intern for this award, you will need to nominate them with supporting evidence. We will then invite all nominated interns to submit a statement reflecting on their internship experience. This allows the student to consider each part of the internship, and will provide you with a valuable case study to take forward. It is also another excellent opportunity for positive publicity for your business.

Contact our Internships Team

If you have any further questions, please email uweinternships@uwe.ac.uk or contact one of the team on +44 (0)117 32 85353.

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