We recommend that all undergraduates complete at least two internships during their studies (these could be internships over the summer or credit-bearing placements during term time). We would recommend that one of these two is a full summer-long internship lasting 6-12 weeks. Internships do not necessarily need to be related to your core discipline – what matters however is that you use internships to explore sectors and organisations that might be of interest to you in the future. Read more in our guide to getting a summer internship.
"It gave me new information and ways of approaching researching work experience and how to formally and correctly get into contact with possible companies I would want to work for." - UoR Student on Finding remote internships and work experience. Check out our events throughout the year for our sessions on internships.
WHERE TO LOOK FOR INTERNSHIPS
Use MyJobsOnline and sort opportunities by ‘Opportunity Type – Vacation Schemes/Internships‘
- Sign in to your MJO account
Key resources for finding internships…
- Target Jobs
- Rate My Placement
- All About Careers
- Gradcracker for STEM students
Careers have two paid internship schemes for University of Reading students…
Students with a disability will find the following websites useful for vacancies and advice:
Thinking about working abroad?
- Goinglobal the International careers resource
Looking for more specific opportunities?
- Discover Your Career Options
- Read our Guide to getting a Summer Internship for more ideas
- AllAboutLaw Vacation Schemes
- AllAboutLaw Training Contracts