Birmingham Undergraduate Internship Programme

The Birmingham Undergraduate Internship Programme (BUIP) offers unique internships within the University of Birmingham during the summer vacation. The internships provide an opportunity to learn more about Higher Education as a career choice and undertake a wide range of exciting paid internship opportunities within departments across the University. Internships are open to all students from the University of Birmingham in their first, second or penultimate year of study.

BUIP internships offer students the chance to develop their employability skills in areas such as written and verbal communication, problem solving, project management, meeting deadlines, prioritisation, data analysis and research, and using IT professionally. Students gain direct experience by undertaking real life projects. The programme also offers a unique tailored training programme to help interns analyse and demonstrate these skills to future employers. This includes training in areas such as professional etiquette, CVs, interview techniques and presentation skills.

Read about what type of projects previous BUIP interns have been involved in through our intern blog

The details

The internships take place over the summer vacation period and can last from 4-10 weeks. All internships are fully paid above minimum wage and are based at the university (perfect if you have accommodation nearby over the summer). A variety of internships are offered, and previous successful interns have come from a variety of degree backgrounds.

Please note that the programme is currently closed and applications for next summer’s internships will open in early 2015.

To give an idea of the types of roles that have been available, find below job descriptions for summer 2014 internships (please note these positions are no longer available to apply for).

Summer 2014 internships

For more information regarding BUIP please e-mail Harjinder Kundra at h.s.kundra@bham.ac.uk 

What previous BUIP interns thought

"BUIP is a unique opportunity to make connections and has shown me a host of new options in higher education and in Birmingham."

"I would highly recommend the Birmingham Undergraduate Internship Programme to others in the future." Rebekah Myatt, BUIP intern 2013

"The high level of responsibility and independence I was given [was the best part of my BUIP internship]. It felt like a genuine experience of a career on this sector. A huge step from my previous work experience."