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Excel Southampton Internship Programme

The Excel Southampton Internship Programme offers paid internship opportunities during vacation periods and in term-time that enhance your CV, expand your network and open graduate recruitment opportunities.

Since it began, the programme has rapidly expanded, offering a massive variation of roles across all industries. We were able to offer over 500 unique opportunities to students over the academic year 2017/18.


How could the Excel Southampton Internship Programme benefit you?


For a detailed overview of this programme, please read our Student Handbook.

Our programme is exclusive to University of Southampton students and is open to students of any degree discipline, at any stage of study, and for up to 12 months following graduation.

It is however the responsibility of the student to check that their academic workload or 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.

Programme Basics:

  • Internships last between 2-12 weeks during Easter, summer or term-time
  • All internships are paid at a minimum rate of £8.44 p/h
  • Working hours for full-time internships are 35 hours per week
  • Opportunities are available within all sectors, working with organisations of various sizes
  • Opportunities will generally be advertised for 3 weeks - new opportunities will be posted on the first Monday of every month between October and May

Application Process:

Please ensure that you read the Student Guide, at the bottom of the page, 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. A small selection of roles will also appear in a feed at the bottom of this page.

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 their decision

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:

  • Attend our Induction and Reflection Activities (if undertaking an Easter or summer internship)
  • Inform the Work Experience Team of any changes in your circumstances which affect your ability to undertake your internship
  • Complete all documentation sent to you by the Work Experience Team or your supervisor as instructed in a prompt manner
  • Complete our feedback forms upon completion of your internship

More details can be found in our Student Guide (found in 'Useful Downloads' below)

New opportunities will be added on the first Monday of every month.

Click the button below to navigate to MyCareer and view all roles by clicking the 'Excel Internships' tab at the top of the page.

For more information about the application process, please see the 'How does it work?' tab.


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Contact Us

We'd like to hear from you if you are considering an Excel Southampton Internship or have any questions about the programme. The Work Experience Team will support as required with our contact details below:


Telephone: +44 (0)23 8059 3501


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