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 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

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

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 will be able to apply for our Spring 2019 round of the 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 and we will pay the Living Wage which currently stands at £8.75 an hour.

Applications for the Spring 2019 round of the scheme are now open. If interested in applying please complete the application form here and send this through via email to The internships themselves will take place across a 6 week period from the 4th March until 12th April 2019.

If you have any queries regarding the Graduate Champions scheme in the meantime then these can be directed to

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

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