Undergraduate Internship Scheme FAQs

The scheme provides funding and support to SMEs that want to recruit a student for an eight-week remote-working summer project. It is a cost-effective and low-risk opportunity offering recruiters £2,960 funding.

Frequently asked questions

What work is suitable for a remote internship?

The internship needs to give the undergraduate a meaningful opportunity to build skills, knowledge and confidence whilst aiding recovery of your organisation during the pandemic.

We expect interns to work remotely unless the organisation is an essential business. Interns are not allowed to work from their employer's home.

The opportunity should be designed to enable the intern to effectively and efficiently work remotely whilst following the latest UK Government COVID-19 advice.

Our employer resources document contains guidance and links for creation and implementation of a remote-working internship.

What ongoing support can the University offer?

We have a dedicated Internships Team on hand who will:

  • provide help and support for you and your intern for the duration of the internship
  • be available to answer questions and queries made by interns or organisations before, during and after the internship via email.

Whilst we are always available to offer support to our undergraduates, the mentor role provided by the 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 eight-week internship will comprise of 40 days, 36 days are paid working days and 4 days are paid absence for holiday or bank holidays only. The number of days of paid holiday entitlement will be reduced if the internship terminates early.

Contact our Internships Team

If you have any further questions, please email uweinternships@uwe.ac.uk.

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