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. Its aim is to provide you with the opportunity to gain some key experience that will boost your CV when it comes to applying for graduate roles.

The next round of Internships will be starting on the 7th October 2019 and running for a total of 21 term weeks ending on the 20th March 2020. The positions will be for a maximum of 10 hours per week during term time only and are paid at the current living wage of £9 per hour. 

How to apply

Applications for the scheme are now closed. The roles starting in October 2019 were advertised for a month from the 4th March 2019 until 4th April 2019 and recruitment for these roles is taking place at present.

The next round of the scheme will take place at the same time in 2020 and so applications will re-open in March 2020.

If you have any queries at all regarding the scheme please contact the team on

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


Graduate Champions

Graduate Champions is a paid internship scheme for DMU graduates to help provide the opportunity to gain relevant graduate level experience in the serach for permanent employment. The scheme is aimed at the most recent cohort of graduates and so those of you who graduated from an undergraduate degree in 2019 will be contacted in early November to invite you to complete an application form.

The positions themselves will take place between the 10th February and 20th March 2020 and will be for 18.5 hours per week across that time period. The internships are paid at the living wage which currently sits at £9 per hour.

The application form will appear here in early November when the next round is launched.

If you have any queries at all regarding the Graduate Champions scheme please email and we would be happy to help.

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

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