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 2022/23 programme operating?We are supporting both office based and remote internships. 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. If you need some support with managing your interns remotely, you can find out more here.
The scheme will operate throughout the academic year with part time and full-time internships available.
Part-time internships in term time (up to 20 hours per week):
- Monday 26 September – Friday 09 December 2022 (Autumn term)
- Monday 09 January – Friday 24 March 2023 (Spring term)
- Monday 17 April – Friday 09 June 2023 (Summer term)
Full-time internships (35 hour per week) in vacation periods:
- Monday 12 December - Friday 06 January 2023
- Monday 27 March - Friday 14 April 2023
- Monday 12 June - Friday 15 September 2022
The Reading Internship Scheme 2022/23 employer handbook includes all information on this academic year’s programme. You will need to 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. The scheme is changing this year, so even if you are a returning employer, please ensure you read the handbook.