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Student Internship Bureau 2022

Posted on 11 January 2022

Careers and Placements would like to invite Academic and Professional Service departments to submit an Expression of Interest form for student interns for the Easter and Summer vacation periods. 

Internship projects

Intern projects are between four and twelve weeks in duration and can be completed full time, or part time during vacations.

They centre on projects with defined outcomes which will add value to the work of the department and do not replace or ‘stand in’ for existing, regular work.

All internships should be project based and offer tangible benefits to the department while providing challenging and graduate-level work experience to the student, allowing them the opportunity to develop and build skills.

The intern rate of pay is £9.96 per hour. The cost to the Department is £10.96 to allow for on-costs.

The full administration and payment of the internships will be managed by the Student Internship Bureau (SIB); a section of Careers and Placements. 

Previous intern projects have involved designing activities to enhance student engagement, creating online outreach and learning activities for local schools, auditing marketing channels and creating new content to support departmental outreach and recruitment, evaluating inclusion and diversity in the curriculum, reviewing the accessibility of learning resources and providing research assistance and data analysis support for existing projects.


There is Access and Participation funding to cover up to 50 per cent of the cost of a project. Each Department can express an interest in accessing funding for up to two interns.

Alternatively, you are able to recruit student interns using your own funding on the condition that this expenditure has been approved by your Management Accountant. You are very welcome to submit more than two projects if you wish to fund from your own resources.

YCEDE Research Internships

As a member of the Yorkshire Consortium for Equity in Doctoral Education (YCEDE) the University has access to resources to support five fully funded undergraduate internships. Each internship should provide insight into the day-to-day experience of postgraduate research; enabling the participants to gain the confidence and skills that will enhance both their CVs and any future postgraduate applications.

YCEDE funded projects are aimed at undergraduate students from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.  Any suitable project is potentially eligible to receive funding, however, you are invited to consider how the student’s lived experience might influence the terms of reference for any specific project you might be considering. Administered through the University’s Student Internship Bureau (SIB), YCEDE funded projects should be scheduled for six weeks at some point in the summer vacation period. 

How to Apply

  • Please submit project ideas using the SIB expression of interest form by Friday 22 April, and include YCEDE in the email subject line.
  • Please note that this funding is additional to APP supported projects; it is therefore possible to submit a project idea even if your department has already requested its allocation of internships under the APP budget. 

Easter Vacation projects

  • Please submit the Expression of Interest form by Monday 31 January. 
  • Projects can start from Monday 14 March and must be completed by Friday 15 April.

Summer Vacation projects

  • Please submit your Expression of Interest form by Sunday 31 March. 
  • Projects can start from Monday 20 June and must be completed by Friday 23 September.

Expression of Interest forms will be reviewed and awarded as they are received. The full recruitment process can take up to five to six weeks in total. The above deadlines allow for this.

To download a copy of the Expression of Interest Form, please visit the Internship Bureau web page.

If you have any questions email the Placements team at