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 internship with organisations largely in the Reading, Thames Valley and London areas. The Reading Internship Scheme team source internships for you and upload these onto My Jobs Online for you to apply for.
I’ve heard about this scheme before. What’s new?
The majority of our current internship vacancies are for remote internships, done from the comfort of wherever you are! This means you do not need to worry about having to travel back to Reading to complete your internship. The internships will still involve a project with regular catch ups with the team you’re placed within, however these will all be done via call or message.
Is it paid?
Yes! Every opportunity through the Reading Internship Scheme will be paid £9 per hour, even if it’s a remote internship. If you find your own unpaid internship you may be eligible to apply for our living cost bursary through the scheme, please email the scheme’s coordinator Holly (email@example.com).
Can I use an internship from the scheme towards any modules on my course?
The Reading Internship Scheme is an extracurricular work experience programme, which cannot be used towards any credit baring initiatives as part of your degree programme. The scheme is a great way for you to gain experience and also transferable skills which you will need for future employment.
Who can take part?
If you are an undergraduate (or have graduated in the last year) from the University of Reading, you are eligible to apply to the vacancies. You can apply to any of the vacancies that you’re interested in, and believe you would do well in, even if it’s not within your specific degree sector!
When and how can I take part?
New Summer internships are being posted regularly on the My Jobs Online page, so head over there to have a look. The application closing dates will vary between opportunities, so make sure to check those before starting your applications!
How many internships can I complete on the scheme?
You can complete one internship on the Reading Internship Scheme per academic year. We operate the scheme this way to ensure that as many students as possible can access support through the scheme.
Why not read of some of our previous intern’s experiences of remote internships?
If you have any questions, please email the Reading Internship Coordinator, Holly Forsyth (firstname.lastname@example.org).