Undergraduate intern opportunities

Each year the School is approached by local sports clubs offering opportunities for our students to work with them as interns. Both full and part time opportunities become available and selection is through a competitive application process across all our undergraduate students. Below is a video on a recent internship with West Bromwich Albion Football Club

 
Undergraduate Sport and Exercise Students from the University of Birmingham describe their experience as interns with West Bromwich Albion Football Club

Video transcript here

Internships are also available in staff laboratories; e.g. Biochemistry, Human Movement, and also as part of on-going research projects. These opportunities help to enhance your CV and prepare you for the world of work upon graduation in a field of interest to you.

Full time internships require that a student takes a break in their studies for the year of the internship before returning to complete their degree after a year. Part time internships allow students to balance their work and internship commitments completing their degree whilst gaining valuable practical work experience.

Past placements and internships

  • Birmingham City FC 
  • Birmingham City Council Sports Clubs/Healthy Living Programmes 
  • Bournville RFC 
  • Aston Villa Academy, 
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 
  • British and German Triathletes 
  • Sports club coaching 
  • Outdoor education 
  • PE teaching in schools 
  • The NHS and local hospitals 
  • Hotel health clubs