The Knowledge Exchange Internships scheme is open to current undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as recent graduates from the last two years.
The University of Birmingham is working with UK and international employers from a wide range of sectors to create meaningful virtual internship opportunities for students and graduates. This internship programme provides students with the opportunity to engage in impactful knowledge exchange with employers, gain valuable work experience and develop professional remote working skills.
Internship lengths will typically last up to 55 hours and can be worked part-time over between 2-10 weeks, dependent on the business needs and the successful candidate's availability. The internships are designed to be flexible to fit alongside your studies and other commitments such as part-time work or caring responsibilities. For example, you could structure an internship working 5.5 hours once per week over 10 weeks, or working 5.5 hours twice per week over 5 weeks.
The successful intern will receive a £500 bursary for the opportunity, which will be paid directly from the University. Please note that you do not need to apply to the work experience bursaries for these particular opportunities. The Knowledge Exchange Internships are funded by The Student Knowledge Exchange Re-Imagined project and as a result, successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory evaluations and weekly reflection logs as part of the project's research and may be invited to engage with a case study at the end of the internship. Please see the privacy notice below for more information about how participants data will be used for the purposes of this project.
Knowledge Exchange Internships can be used to gain points towards the Personal Skills Award (PSA) - visit the PSA page for more information about how to claim PSA points.