Flexible, paid, internships for all undergraduates at UoR
What is the Reading Internship Scheme?
If you are looking for paid, professional work experience and the chance to develop your transferable skills, the Reading Internship Scheme could be for you! The scheme is exclusive to University of Reading undergraduate students and gives you the opportunity to undertake a 4 – 8-week paid internships with professionals. The Reading Internship Scheme team source internships for you, and uploads these onto My Jobs Online for you to apply for.
As part of the Reading Internship Scheme, you can do remote internships, office-based internships, or even hybrid ones that are a mixture of both!
I’ve heard about this scheme before. What’s new?
Applying to RIS
If you’ve done RIS before, you might remember that the standard process to apply for a RIS internship was to submit a CV and a Covering Letter. This is no longer the case.
The standard application process for all RIS internships is now an anonymous application form. We want as many of you to get an internship as possible so we want the process to be simple, to-the-point, but also as fair as it can be. Why not check out our application hints & tips so you can really ace your application form?
RIS Expense Bursary
If you meet a select criteria, you may be eligible for the RIS Expense Bursary. This is a £100 grant RIS administers on the first day of your internship, so you should receive it within your first week. This grant is an addition to the salary you will be getting from your employer.
You don’t have to apply to the RIS Expense Bursary; if you are eligible, you will get it automatically. Find out if you’re eligible at our RIS Bursaries page.
How and when can I take part?
The scheme operates throughout the academic year and features part-time and full-time internship opportunities. Please keep an eye on our latest vacancies page to keep up to date with the latest information.
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 hours 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