Funding for internships
We provide bursaries for undergraduate students in their first, second, or penultimate year to undertake work experience that they might not otherwise be able to afford.
International Work Experience Bursary
The University of Birmingham International Work Experience bursary offers financial support of up to £800 for undergraduates (except final years) to undertake work experience overseas in the summer vacation. In addition, one successful candidate will be able to request funding assistance of up to £1,000 through the prestigious Enterprise Award, made available by Enterprise Rent A Car.
UK Professional Work Experience Bursary
The University of Birmingham UK Professional Work Experience bursary offers financial support of up to £800 for undergraduates (except final years) to undertake work experience in the UK in the summer vacation.
Pertemps have arranged some bespoke opportunities for University of Birmingham students - see the latest opportunities here
Enterprise Rent a Car
We have a bespoke summer internship and a year-long placement with Enterprise Rent a Car.
You can apply to any of the positions available using Careers Connect or on the Enterprise Rent a Car website. Enterprise Rent a Car will offer two of their current positions to students only from the University of Birmingham. The positions are paid and you will also be eligible for performance bonuses, incentives and employee referral awards. Impress with excellent skills, great potential and a friendly personality, and there’s a good chance you’ll have a job waiting for you once you graduate.
Apply before 31 March 2013.
Research Experience Bursary
The University of Birmingham Undergraduate Research Experience scheme offers financial support of up to £500 for undergraduates to undertake research experience in the summer vacation.
Gateway bursary scheme
Financial support of up to £2000 for undergraduates (except final years) from the following priority groups to undertake work experience: A2B students, registered disabled, leaving care, first generation of the family into higher education, in receipt of a grant or scholarship, lone parent, ethnic minorities. Awards are available for work experience placements throughout the academic year.
Additional funding opportunities
In addition to the University of Birmingham bursaries, you may be eligible to apply to external organizations for funding to help with your work experience or internship. We will add these to the Careers Network database, where you can find details by searching for "Funding opportunities".
There are also some national funding schemes available for doctoral students.
In the past we have funded work experience in field archaeology, the Poetry Society in London, advertising and buying positions, health care (both in the UK and overseas), community development placements, scientific and biological research, international development opportunities and many more.