Finding Internships


There are many organisations who help students find work experience placements/internships. Some are specific to the West Midlands while others are national and international. Before searching for internships read out Internship Toolkit for advice on securing placements and how to make the most of them.

West Midlands internship opportunities

Keele University Graduate Internships
Keele University's Graduate Internship Scheme offers graduates the opportunity to gain vital experience needed to develop your skills and knowledge in order to stand out in the job market.

Graduate Advantage
Offering roles in the West Midlands, opportunities exist across all business sectors including art & design, marketing, sales, IT and science and engineering.

National internship opportunities

Careers and Employability Internship Database
Careers and Employability advertises work placements and internships online. These can be based both local and national. Click on the above link and then select 'type of work' as work experience or internship.

Graduate Talent Pool 
Aims to provide internships to those who graduated in 2012, 2013 and 2014 along with students about to graduate in 2015. Opportunities exist across all employment sectors and across the UK.

STEP Programme
Launched in 1999 STEP offers paid opportunities to work on real business projects throughout the UK with both undergraduate and graduate opportunities .

Year in Industry
The Year in Industry offers students the option of a 12-month, paid work placement between years 2 and 3 of their degree. Go to the website for further details including undergraduate case studies.

EmployAbility is the not-for-profit organisation that facilitates and manages the selection and recruitment for disability inclusive employers seeking to attract and recruit disabled people onto internships, graduate programmes and other permanent roles.

Prospects work experience
Allows you to search for work placements.

Benefits and practicalities of getting work experience.

A specialised online job portal for part-time work, internships and summer work.

Search for part time, vacation jobs and internships nationwide.

RateMyPlacement is the UK's leading website for undergraduate work experience.


Council on International Educational Exchange
Mostly summer vacation work.

The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE)
Aimed at science students, details of long and short term placements abroad.

Anywork Anywhere
Advertises jobs and voluntary opportunities both in the UK and abroad.

Voluntary Service Overseas
Major overseas volunteering organisation.

Camp Leaders
Opportunities to work at summer camps in the USA.

Internship opportunities in China.

Teach English In China (TEIC)
A salaried year abroad, teaching English.

A recruiter that specialises in placing graduates into teaching roles abroad.