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King’s Internships

Crafting Meaningful Work Opportunities for King's Students

Our specialist King’s Internships Advisers work closely with employers to find the best talent from current cohorts of King’s students, to bring you impact and positive results, designed to support reflective learning and with employers to generate and curate bespoke opportunities.

King’s Internships provide meaningful, quality-assured work experience as part of curricular and co-curricular portfolios enriching the student experience, together with advice and consultancy with your organisation to develop, promote and support you reaching to the most relevant students.

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Our Internships Learning Journey

The starting point for both students and employers working with us is our Internships Learning Journey, focusing on supporting you to gain most benefit from our partnership and build opportunities which can be curated and targeted to our students supported by our Advisers and digital careers education.

This allows us to frame all of our work, and create innovative portfolios of programming for you to engage at King's.

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Our Internships Programmes

The Insights Programme allows students to discover new sectors and interact with industry experts to gain a deeper understanding of specific lines of work.

These opportunities may involve a combination of observation and some hands-on work and can last a few hours to a few days. In the 2020/21 academic year, we will be endorsing the following activities:

A Q&A session with a junior member of your organisation, focusing on their first steps in the role

A Lunch & Learn session, sharing key skills that your team are experts in

One-day immersive experiences, taking participants through a workshop activity

• A few day's residency, gaining insight into how a project is delivered

In the Insights Programme you will interact with:

  • Undergraduates

    Increasing access to first-hand experiences are fundamental to enable graduating students to choose the career that is right for them while allowing you exclusive access to King’s talent pool.

  • PhD Candidates

    We aim to inspire confidence in employers that are interested in defining roles and responsibilities that motivate these highly skilled specialists and to highlight how they can draw on their specialism to maximise impact in your organisation.

    Interested in this programme? Advertise your internship on King's CareerConnect

  • Springboard Scheme

    Our flagship scheme offers Summer internships for students from groups that are under-represented at King's as well as the graduate labour market. Ranging from 4-10 weeks, they allow interns to fully integrate with the team and the projects they will be working on. This is our effort in helping you to diversify your workforce by building confidence in students packed with potential.

    Advance Scheme

    Our respected Advance Scheme has been designed to make internships more inclusive to disabled students. It surfaces best practice around the principles of inclusive design, from website to office space, and enables the organisation to make the workplace a positive space for the personal growth and professional development of all involved.

    Interested in this programme? Advertise your internship on King's CareerConnect

    Accredited Internships
    Students enrolled in some programmes in the following faculties can gain credit towards their degree by completing the Accredited Internship Module:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Social Science and Public Policy
  • The Dickson Pool School of Law
  • Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience

    Other internship opportunities

    Enrich is the space where students can develop their employability in alternative ways. If you would like to offer a unique opportunity that meets one of the following strategies, we want to hear from you.

  • Short-term project work
  • Part-time work during term time
  • Academic Research projects
  • International exchanges
  • Service to the Community

    Interested in this programme? Advertise your internship on King's CareerConnect

  • If your internship does not fit with one of our programmes, you can still advertise with us free of charge under our Fastrack to Internships page on King's CareerConnect, which is accessed by nearly 2,500 students and the most recent graduates on a daily basis.

    Advertise your internship on King's CareerConnect

    We support colleagues across King's College London and King's Health Partners to understand how to recruit from our own student population, either for fixed internships to support their learning gain or for structured graduate internships.

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    Why host a King's Intern?

    • Cost effective method of recruiting and evaluating potential employees
    • Flexible source of quality candidates for ad-hoc or short-term projects
    • Increased brand awareness and visibility for the organisation among King's College London students
    • International interns can help increase cultural diversity within the workplace
    • An injection of fresh perspectives, ideas and up-to-date professional skills
    • Mentors/supervisors can develop their leadership/managerial skills, up-skilling you workforce and improving staff retention
    We are grateful to the support of the following partners and donors for these programmes:
    • Santander Universities
    • Pagoda Projects
    • The Forage (formerly InsideSherpa)
    • Practera
    • Michael Abbott (LLB)
    • David Martinelli (Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies BA)
    • Stephen Moss CBE (LLB)