Internships

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.

Frontrunners

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 and are paid at the current living wage of £8.75 per hour. 

If you want more information regarding Frontrunners then please get in touch on frontrunners@dmu.ac.uk.

How to apply

Applications for Frontrunners internships are currently closed. The next round of opportuinties will be advertised on MyGateway in March 2019 and these will be for positions starting in either August or October 2019. To apply you must remain a DMU student for the duration of the internship and you must not have undertaken a Frontrunner role or Sandwich Placement year previously. If you have any queries in the meantime then please email frontrunners@dmu.ac.uk.

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 have graduated from an undergraduate degree in 2018 then you can now apply to the Autumn round of 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.

All that successfully gain an internship are paid by DMU to work 18.5 hours a week for six weeks from the 5th November until 14th December 2018, and we will pay the Living Wage which currently stands at £8.75 an hour.

The Autumn 2018 round of the scheme is now open to applications. You can apply to the scheme via the application form here. When applying you provide some key information such as past experience, where in the UK you can undertake an internship and the types of opportunities you would be looking for. This information helps us to try and find a suitable internship opportunity for yourself. The absolute deadline for applications is Friday 5th October however we advise you apply as soon as possible to give ourselves as much time as possible to try and identify something suitable for you.

If you have any queries regarding the Graduate Champions scheme then these can be directed to champions@dmu.ac.uk.

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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