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Internships are temporary positions with an emphasis on on-the-job training, they can be paid or unpaid. We deliver two internship schemes to DMU students and recent graduates, Frontrunners and Graduate Champions.

The schemes offer students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain quality work experience, enabling you to develop key skills that employers look for when recruiting graduates.

Current DMU students can apply for internships through the Frontrunners scheme and recent, eligible graduates can apply to our Graduate Champions Scheme.


The Frontrunners scheme offers you the opportunity to apply for paid internships working on real tasks, with current DMU employees.

Internships in the past have varied from administration roles and social media work to supporting the Vice-Chancellor's Office and project work within faculties and DMU's professional services departments, as well as some lab-based opportunites.

The Internships will be 6 months long for a maximum of 8 hours per week during term time and holiday periods. 

If you want to get a more in-depth guide to the Frontrunners scheme, please read our Information for Students document.

How to apply

Frontrunner Interships are currently closed, if you have any queries regarding the scheme or when the next group of opportunities will be available please email

You can also contact us on social media using #DMUFR on Twitter and log into MyGateway for up-to-date information.


Graduate Champions

If you are set to graduate from an undergraduate degree in 2017 then you will be able to apply to our Graduate Champions scheme, this provides you with the chance to take up a paid, six week internship with a leading UK business to enhance your CV and help you stand out from the crowd in a furiously competitive jobs market.

You will be contracted and paid by DMU to work 18.5 hours a week for six weeks, and the we will pay the Living Wage which currently stands at £8.45 an hour.

The next round of the Graduate Champions scheme will take place from the 8th January until the 16th February 2018. Applications are now open and if you graduated from an undergraduate degree in 2017 then you can apply via the application form.

Any queries regarding the Graduate Champions scheme can be directed to

Find out what our previous Graduate Champions had to say about the scheme.

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If you are a company or organisation and are interested in accessing one of our graduates visit our information for organisations page.

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