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 12th October 2020 and running for a total of 21 term weeks ending on the 26th March 2021. 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 £9.30 per hour. 

How to apply

Applications for the scheme opened on Monday 2nd March with all positions being advertised on MyGateway until the closing date of Thursday 2nd April. In order to apply you will need to meet the below listed criteria:

1) You must remain a DMU student for duration of internship (until 26th March 2021).

2) You must not have previously undertaken a Frontrunners internship or Sandwich Year Placement.

3) You must have attended a Frontrunners application workshop prior to applying. You can sign up for one of these via this link.

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 (2019) and so the current round has in excess of 150 DMU graduates from last summer currently undertaking an internship opportunity.

The positions themselves started on 10th February and are 6 weeks in length ending on 20th March. All gradautes are contracted and paid by DMU to complete up to 111 hours of work across that time period.

If you are a 2019 graduate and you wish to apply for the scheme then please note that at present applications are closed, they will open again at the start of May to allow you to apply for an internship that would run across September and October of this year.

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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