Find out how to build your experience, further develop your skills, and start thinking about where your career may go.
Junior Research Associate scheme
This scheme is perfect if you want to go on to further study. You get the opportunity to spend eight weeks in the summer working on a real-life research project at the University of Sussex. A bursary and research expenses will be paid to all successful applicants.
Applications open in Spring 2023.
Work Experience Preparation Programme
Build your careers confidence with bespoke preparation activities to support your applications for Career Lab opportunities and beyond. The Work Experience Preparation Programme is a structured programme that includes relevant sessions and training to boost your confidence, understand your strengths and overcome imposter syndrome.
More information coming soon in Spring 2023.
Taking part in opportunities
In your second year, you can apply to take part in all opportunities but can only accept either the UK internship or the Virtual Global Internship or the Junior Research Associate scheme. You cannot take part in the Introduction to Digital Skills session if you already took part in your foundation or first year.
Information about Career Lab internships
The internships will take place during the summer and may be based in the office, online or a combination. This can be decided between you and your employer if you are successful, and we can offer support.
To be eligible for Career Lab funding, all internships must take place in the UK. To gain a global experience, you can apply for the Online Global Internship programme.
If you are returning home for the summer (UK) you may be able to find an opportunity locally that we can include in the programme. We will provide further details, and details of the support available, when the programme launches in the spring term.
Many internships will be suitable for students from any degree course. Any roles that require knowledge or a specific degree background will say so in the advert.
Disability support and reasonable adjustments
We have partnered with EmployAbility to provide disabled students, and students with neurodivergent, mental health and long-term health conditions, with individualised advice and support about adjustments for recruitment and the workplace, information about your rights, and support you with your applications.
Register with EmployAbility for more information and support.