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UoS Internships

UoS Internships
Create a Brighter Future

The Employer Engagement team can provide support to faculties and professional services wishing to recruit students for internship projects at the University.

Please contact us at to find out how we can support you.



UoS Internships specialise in providing support to faculties and professional services seeking to recruit students for internships throughout the year. Working across the University, we help to arrange student/graduate internships, whether you have previous experience or require assistance with developing your first opportunity.

Since the programme began in 2009 it has rapidly expanded, with over 500 positions filled in 2018/19.

How could it benefit you?

Appointing a student for an internship will enable your department to enjoy a number of benefits including:

It’s a great scheme for giving students work experience opportunities and employers a good route for recruitment.

Who can apply? 

We are seeking internships across all areas of the University. Whether you have previous experience of hiring interns, or are looking to create your first opportunity, we have the expertise to guide and support you through the process.

Please see the Employer Handbook and MyCareer Employer Guide for further details.

Internship Criteria

In order for an internship to be eligible for the programme it must:

  •  Provide a meaningful project giving real value to your department and allowing students to properly develop their skills
  •  Be exclusive to University of Southampton students
  •  Be based in the UK
  •  Be paid at a minimum rate of £9.42 p/h

Application Process

Please ensure that you read the Internal Host Handbook in full before applying

1. Complete a Job Description & Person Specification form (HR5) (found in ‘Useful Downloads' below)

2. Register on MyCareer as an organisation.  Please name your organisation 'UoS - Your faculty/department', e.g. 'UoS - Humanities'.  Post your internships in the 'UoS Internships' tab at the top of the homepage. If attempting to post before your registration has been approved, please select 'Post Career Development Opportunity' in the 'UoS Internships' section.  Please see our MyCareer Employer Guide for further information about how to register and upload your opportunity.

3. If approved, your vacancy will be advertised to the student body (see the Host Handbook for a timeline, found in 'Useful Downloads' below)

4. Once the vacancy has closed, all applications will be collated and sent to you by the Employer Engagement Team

5. All applicants should then be contacted and any interviews arranged by you (interview facilities at the University may be available upon request)

6. Once a suitable candidate has been chosen, the Employer Engagement Team must be informed


To offer our students the best possible internship experience, we ask that you commit to providing:

  • A meaningful project-based internship
  • A supervisor or line manager to whom the student can report and receive support
  • A formal induction for your student(s) including any appropriate Health & Safety training (we will also provide a general induction for all Easter and summer students*)

*NB - Easter and summer internships must not commence before the designated general induction day stated in our Host Handbook

For more information about our terms and conditions please read the Host Handbook found in ‘Useful Downloads’ below

If you have any queries, please contact a member of the Employer Engagement Team


Telephone: +44(0)23 8059 3501

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