Join us at Career Lab – a series of opportunities designed to develop your skills, experience and confidence, to help boost your career prospects.

Select your year of study

Choose your year of study to see the Career Lab opportunities available to you.

About Career Lab

Career Lab is a programme primarily for undergraduate students. It is a series of opportunities designed to develop your skills, experience, connections and confidence throughout your time at Sussex. The programme is open to all undergraduate students, with places prioritised for students from underrepresented groups.

Career Lab programmes take place primarily in the Spring term. Find out more about when programmes will be advertised and take place.


Students from UK-domiciled underrepresented groups will be prioritised. 

We define our underrepresented groups based on research-informed evidence relating to access to the graduate job market. Career Lab opportunities are funded through the University’s Access and Participation Plan budget. Applications from the following groups will be prioritised:

  • black, asian and minority ethnic students
  • disabled students
  • students who are residents in certain postcodes
  • mature students (students who have started an undergraduate degree aged 21 or over)
  • students who are care experienced or estranged
  • students from military families
  • students from refugee or forced migrant families
  • students from Gypsy, Romany or Traveller families
  • students who are First Generation Scholars (year 4)
  • students in receipt of the Sussex Bursary (foundation, year 1, year 2 and year 3).

How to apply

You can apply directly for each programme on the programme page, where you will find further information. But theres some restrictions: 

  • if you are in year two you can only accept either the UK internship or the Online Global Summer Internship or the Junior Research Associate scheme
  • if you are in year two you cannot join the Introduction to Digital Skills session if you completed it in year one/foundation year
  • in your final year you can only participate in either the Spring or Summer Student Consultancy Programme
  • in your final year you cannot do the Online Global Summer Internship if you did it in year two/penultimate year.

Opportunities may be subject to change

Important: We will make every effort to deliver this programme as outlined in these web pages. In certain circumstances Career Lab opportunities may be subject to change, such as application dates and locations. Information will be updated on these pages if this happens.