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 2020/21 programme operating?
Our preference for the 2020/21 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.
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):
- 28th September – 11th December 2020 (Autumn term)
- 11th January – 26th March 2021 (Spring term)
- 19th April – 11th June 2021 (Summer term)
Full-time internships (35 hour per week) in vacation periods:
- 14th December - 8th January
- 29th March - 16th April
- 4th June - 24th September
2020/21 Employer Handbook
The Reading Internship Scheme 2020/21 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.