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International Talent Internship Scheme

Please note: The summer scheme has now closed. The programme will re-open in 2019, and further information will be available closer to the time.

The UWE Bristol International Talent Summer Internship Scheme is a chance to get paid work experience in the UK. If you’re an international student, this is an exciting opportunity to build your skills and experience in a professional work environment.

You’ll be paid a minimum of £600 for 74 working hours or £1,200 for 148 working hours. Both full-time and part-time options are available.

You can find your own internship with a small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) in the UK. We’ll also list internship opportunities on InfoHub (login required) that you can apply for.

If you take part in this scheme, you're responsible for ensuring that it will not be in breach of any conditions attached to your visa.

Eligibility

Your eligibility depends on whether you're an undergraduate or postgraduate student.

Undergraduate international student eligibility

As an undergraduate international student, you're eligible for the below internships:

  • 74 hours over two weeks (full time)
  • 74 hours over four weeks (part time)
  • 148 hours over four weeks (full-time)
  • 148 hours over eight weeks (part-time)

Postgraduate international student eligibility

As a postgraduate international student, you're eligible for the below internships:

  • 74 hours over four weeks (part time)
  • 148 hours over eight weeks (part-time)

Please note: You're not eligible for the 74-hour or 148-hour full-time schemes.

About the internship

  • If you take part in this scheme you are responsible for ensuring that it will not be in breach of any conditions attached to your visa.
  • Your working hours must be one of the below, depending on the internship option you've chosen:
    • 74 hours over two weeks (full-time internship)
    • 74 hours over four weeks (part-time internship)
    • 148 hours over four weeks (full-time internship)
    • 148 hours over eight weeks (part-time internship)
  • Companies can choose to employ you for longer if they wish. However, if you agree to that you’re responsible for ensuring that this will not be in breach of any conditions attached to your visa.
  • If you choose a full or part-time internship lasting 74 working hours you’ll be paid a minimum of £600 during your internship.
  • If you choose a full or part-time internship lasting 148 working hours you'll be paid a minimum of £1,200 during your internship.
  • All internships must take place between 28 May 2018 and 16 July 2018.
  • The last date to confirm your internship with us is 13 July 2018, as the scheme will shut on this date.
  • Your internship must be based in the UK.
  • The company you intern with must be an SME (small to medium-sized enterprise) with a workforce of under 250 employees and turnover of up to £50 million.
  • You cannot undertake an internship with an employer that you have previously worked for in any paid capacity.
  • You can only complete one UWE Bristol International Talent internship between 28 May 2018 and 15 September 2018.
  • You must be employed by the business and not self-employed.

Benefits to doing an internship

An internship will give you:

  • valuable, high-quality work experience
  • insight, knowledge and the opportunity to develop skills
  • an enhanced CV
  • a competitive advantage in the job market
  • a way to build up a network of useful contacts
  • increased confidence
  • an opportunity to apply knowledge gained during your studies
  • the chance to broaden your career options by getting experience in a sector that isn’t directly related to your degree.

Applying for internships

We’ve contacted all the SMEs on our database to advertise any suitable internship vacancies that they may have. These will be listed on InfoHub (login required).

You can also find your own internship by approaching companies speculatively. Once you’ve found somewhere, the company should contact our International Talent Team at international.talent@uwe.ac.uk to formalise the arrangement.

Log in to InfoHub

You can see International Talent internships within InfoHub. Log in and then:

  1. type key words ‘International Talent’ in the Search Vacancies toolbar
  2. click ‘Find vacancies’
  3. a list of International Talent opportunities will appear – look for opportunities that include ‘UWE Bristol International Talent Summer Internship Scheme 2018’ in the job title
  4. apply for the internship you are interested

CV and interview help

If you need assistance with your CV, covering letter or interview preparation you can:

What do I do after confirming my internship?

Complete and return the internship agreement

If you get an internship offer, the company will tell us and a copy of our internship agreement will be sent to you.

You’ll need to confirm the required details and your eligibility to work. Once we’ve received these details from both you and your employer, we’ll countersign the agreement and send you with a scanned copy of the internship agreement.

Read our information pack

We’ll send you an information pack before your start date with guidance on how to make your internship a successful experience.

Complete your evaluation forms

We’ll send you a feedback form midway through your internship. As detailed in the internship agreement, it’s essential that you complete this.

Frequently asked questions

International Talent Internship Scheme FAQs

Contact the UWE Bristol Internships Team

If you have any further questions, please contact the UWE Bristol Internships Team at uweinternships@uwe.ac.uk or on +44(0)117 32 85353.

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