The Excel Southampton Internship Programme offers paid internship opportunities during vacation periods and at term-time that enhance your CV, expand your network and open graduate recruitment opportunities.
Since it began in 2009 the programme has rapidly expanded, with over 400 positions filled in 2015/16.
Within the Excel Southampton Internship Programme, we work collaboratively with other programmes to provide exciting opportunities for University of Southampton Students.
Undertaking an internship through the Excel Southampton Internship Programme will allow you to enjoy a number of benefits including:
Open to undergraduate STEM undergraduate students looking for a life changing experience. Are you excited by technical problems because you see them as opportunities to grow as a person? Are you fascinated by the opportunity to gain practical experience in a dynamic global business located in China? If so, Huawei want to hear from you.
Huawei, one of the world's most innovative companies and a leading telecoms solutions provider, is offering you the opportunity to spend 4 weeks in China during August 2017. The initial stages will include Mandarin language training and group tours to some of China's most famous attractions including the Great Wall of China and The Forbidden City. The programme also includes a visit to Shenzhen at Huawei headquarters, learning about their products and solutions. Technical training will be provided and you will be given the opportunity to take trips to their F1 Exhibition Centre, Logistics Centre, Enterprise Exhibition Hall, R&D labs and one of their state-of-the-art factory facilities.
Visa application costs, travel/accommodation cost will be covered, plus sundry living expenses in China.
“It was probably the best summer I have ever had. This is a unique placement offering the chance to gain an insight into market leaders Huawei, immerse yourself in a completely new culture and language, and experience one of the most dynamic markets in the world, Asia”
James Bevan—MEng Mechanical Engineering, University of Southampton, 2016 Huawei ‘Seeds’ Intern
To apply, please download and complete the application form below. Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with an accompanying CV.
Want to find out more? Read the Huawei Factsheet at the bottom of the page and attend one of our ‘How to apply’ presentations! Click on the dates below.
Working alongside friendly professionals made me feel valued, welcomed and most importantly, challenged. The experience and skills I gained will aid me in later life for sure.
Excel Southampton Internship Programme
Our programme is exclusive to University of Southampton students and recent graduates. It is open to students of any degree discipline, at any stage of study, and for 12 months following graduation.
It is however the responsibility of the student to check that their course does not prohibit them from participating in the Excel Southampton Internship Programme.
If you have a Tier 4 visa, we would recommend that you read the 'Protecting your Tier 4 Visa' document in the 'Useful Downloads' below.
There have been numerous changes to the Santander Programme this year so please contact a member of the Internship Team for more information.
Please ensure that you read the Student Guide in full before applying to the Excel Southampton Internship Programme.
1.Search for an opportunity on MyCareer using the 'Excel Southampton Internships' tab at the top of the page. If you are a graduate, you will need to register before searching for opportunities.
2.Submit your application and CV to your chosen role on MyCareer
3.We will review your application and notify you of the outcome
4.If successful, your application will then be passed on to the employer
5.The employer may choose to shortlist further and will notify you of the outcome
6.If selected for interview, the employer will contact you to arrange a date and time
7.If appointed, you will be sent an Internship Agreement to complete. This must be completed and returned to us before you begin your internship
In order to ensure that you gain the most from your internship, we require you to commit to the following:
More details can be found in our Student Guide (found in 'Useful Downloads' below)
Want to hear about the Excel Programme from those who have already completed an internship?
Katie Bunce, Internship and E3 Consulting in 2015
Clayton Jones - Winner of the Excel Southampton Award for Excellence 2015, Internship at FX Digital in 2015
For more detailed experiences from students in 2014/15 please check out our Yearbook found in 'Useful Downloads' below!
Alternatively, take a look at our new blog for updates from students and the Internship team http://generic.wordpress.soton.ac.uk/excelinternships/
Click on the button below to search and apply for opportunities. Select the 'Excel Southampton Internship' tab at the top of the page.
You can browse our full list of opportunities at the bottom of this page.
We now advertise new opportunities every Monday.
For more information about the application process, please see the 'How does it work?' tab.
If you have any queries, please contact a member of the Internship team:
Telephone: 02380 593501
If you are looking for a particular type of internship that you haven't been able to find through the Excel Southampton Internship Programme so far, please enter your request and it will be sent directly to the Internship Team for consideration.