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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 vary 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 length of the internship will be either three, six or nine months, depending on the role and duties involved.

The number of hours on offer differs from internship to internship but most are limited to a maximum 10 per week during term time and 16 hours per week during holiday periods. There are also a small number of full-timer six week opportunities available.

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

How to apply

You can apply for Frontrunner positions through MyGateway.

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

For general enquiries regarding the Frontrunners scheme, email us at

Graduate Champions

After graduation 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 £8.25 an hour.

How to apply

Applications through the DMU Graduate Champions scheme are currently closed but will open in the spring time for the next round of internships that will begin in June. If you are due to graduate from an undergraduate degree in 2017 then you will be eligible to apply for the upcoming round in the summer.

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

Access our graduates

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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