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

If you have graduated from an undergraduate degree in 2018 then you can now apply for our Autumn 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.

If you are due to graduate from your undergradaute degree in 2019 then you will be able to apply for the Winter 2020 round of the scheme that will take place across February and March 2020. Applications for this will be accepted from late October onwards.

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 £9 an hour.

Applications are now open for the Autumn 2019 round which will be running across a 6 week period from the 2nd September - 11th October. You can apply by completing the application form attached here and sending this through to We do still have plenty of opportunities available so do apply as soon as possible should you wish to stand a chance of a suiatble internship being found. 

If you have any queries regarding the Graduate Champions scheme please email

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

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