The University of Birmingham has received funding from Santander to work with exciting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), creating paid, internship opportunities.

  • Are you a current University of Birmingham student?
  • Or have you graduated from the University of Birmingham in the past two years?
  • Are you looking for paid work experience?

These pay £300 per week (for full time positions), and provide the successful candidates with amazing opportunities to gain invaluable experience in a wide range of industry settings. If you would like to kick-start your career and build valuable experience fast, this is a great way to do it.

We are receiving details of new opportunities continuously and will provide brief details on this page, and the full description of the role will be on Careers Connect. Please remember to check back here regularly, to ensure that you don't miss any application deadlines.

10 week full time internship, starting end of May.

Vittoria Enterprises Ltd has been established in February this year with the aim to become a leading British importer and exporter of healthier and alternative snacks under the brand Purely.

  • Role: Finance Assistant
  • Duties: The intern will create financial reports, prepare General Ledger journals, carry out credit checks, and suggest changes or improvements to increase accuracy, efficiency, and cost reductions. As the business is an initial stage the person will be also involved on a strategic level.
  • Degree/discipline: Open to all degree disciplines
  • Salary/Location: £300 per week / Birmingham
  • Deadline: 13 April 2018

10 week full time internship starting in June.

Dating back to its foundation in 1722, the School was original set up as a charity school for the poor on a site adjacent to St. Philip’s Cathedral. The School moved to its present home in 1930 and is now a thriving Independent Co-education Day school for ages 2 to 11 years. 

  • Role: Archive Alumni Project Internship
  • Duties: The intern will be organising the school's existing archives, making enquiries with relevant conservators to ensure valuable pieces are preserved for the future and/or to identify their origin or value, identifying notable pieces to form part of an anniversary collection and begin work to digitalise archives so that they can be accessed online via the Old Scholars’ website.
  • Degree/discipline: Open to all degree disciplines
  • Salary/Location: £300 per week / Birmingham
  • Deadline: 16 April 2018

4-10 week full time internship starting in June.

FitnessGenes is an exciting genetic testing and analysis start up specialising in the study and application of how people respond to exercise, nutrition, and/or certain ingredients found in sports supplements.

  • Role: Nutrition Scientist and Recipe Developer
  • Duties: The role is focused on expanding our range of nutrition products and will interface with our Science, Technology and Sales and Marketing teams, in order to personalise and deliver exciting new products to our customers.
  • Degree/discipline: Sport Science/Dietetics/Nutritional Science
  • Salary/Location: £300 per week / London
  • Deadline: 16 April 2018

20 weeks part time (2.5 days per week), starting in July.

Sport 4 Life UK is the charity that changes the lives of Birmingham's most disadvantaged children and young people through the power of sport. Founded in 2006 as a small community project in the ward of Ladywood, over the past 6 years we have developed into the leading youth and sports charity in the city.

  • Role: Digital Marketing Internship
  • Duties: The intern will be responsible for developing and maintaining digital marketing communications to support and deliver the organisation’s strategies.
  • Degree/discipline: Open to all degree disciplines.
  • Salary/Location: £60 per day / Birmingham
  • Deadline: 1 June 2018

6 week internship starting in June.

Small Woods is the organisation for everyone who is involved in hands-on management of small woodlands, whether as owners, managers, volunteers, workers or community woodlands. 

  • Role: Research Internship
  • Duties: The intern will catalogue the research resources, work to get the collection online and establish the approach to future accessions.
  • Degree/discipline: Open to all degree disciplines.
  • Salary/Location: £300 per week / Shropshire
  • Deadline: 30 April 2018

Two week full time internship, flexible start date.

The Right Ethos are a high quality recruitment consultancy working nationally with the UK’s leading charities and campaigning organisations.

  • Role: Marketing Internship
  • Duties: To support our Marketing Co-ordinator and to add extra capacity as we steadily grow.
  • Degree/discipline: Any discipline
  • Salary/Location: £300 per week / Kent
  • Deadline: Ongoing