What is the Reading Internship Scheme?
The Reading Internship Scheme offers University of Reading undergraduate students the opportunity to undertake 4 – 8 week paid internships with professionals. It allows organisations to connect with students who are motivated, proactive, and keen to experience the working-world.
By hiring one of our talented students, they will be able to assist you in a project that you may be looking to gain some extra resource in, or some work that could do with a fresh perspective, for up to 280 hours (8 week full time equivalent).
Support towards your intern’s salary whilst on their internship is available through the scheme. We provide profit earning organisations with a 50% contribution (with the employer matching the other 50%), and charities with 100% contribution to their intern’s salary.
How is the 2021/22 programme operating?
Our preference for the 2021/22 programme is for internships to take place remotely, however we do understand that some internships may need to take place in the office or perhaps a mixture of both, providing the work place is COVID secure (if applicable).
Working remotely has meant we have been able to support a wider range of employers and that you have access to a wider talent pool. Find out more about remote working.
The scheme will operate throughout the academic year within with part time and full-time internships available.
Part-time internships in term time (up to 20 hours per week):
- Monday 27 September – Friday 10 December 2021 (Autumn term)
- Monday 10 January – Friday 25 March 2022 (Spring term)
- Tuesday 19 April – Friday 10 June 2022 (Summer term)
Full-time internships (35 hour per week) in vacation periods:
- Monday 13 December - Friday 07 January 2022
- Monday 28 March - Friday 14 April 2022
- Monday 13 June - Friday 23 September 2022
2021/22 Employer Handbook
The Reading Internship Scheme 2021/22 employer handbook includes all information on this academic year’s programme. Including; how the funding works, how to advertise your vacancy on our jobs portal and more. Please read through the handbook before registering your interest in the scheme, as you will be asked to agree to the terms and conditions referenced in the handbook.