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Ever thought about what it’s like to work in a start-up? 

Start-ups and small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) are BIG business. They account for three fifths of employment in the UK and around 99.9% of the UK’s business population (Federation of Small Businesses). 

Working in a start-up or small team can give you valuable practical skills and knowledge in a range of areas, from business planning and sustainability, to sales and digital marketing.

Each year we offer two paid opportunities to current King’s students. 

Entrepreneurial Summer Internships

Gain first-hand experience in a start-up by working with one of King’s ventures! 

Applications for our 2024 summer internships are now open. You can access the full details and apply via King's CareersConnect using the links provided in the table below. You'll need to login to your CareersConnect account to view full information. 

Key details:

  • 9-week internship available over the summer, working 20 hours a week (one week of training followed by 8 weeks of project work) from Monday 17 June - Friday 16 August.
  • Open to current King's students from a widening participation background.
  • Paid at London Living Wage (£13.92 per hour).
  • Applications open: 27 March 2024
  • Applications close: 21 April 2024 (23:59 BST)
  • Internship dates: 17 June 2024 - 16 August 2024
  • Mandatory training week: w/c 17 June 2024
  • You must be able to commit to 20 hours per week over the summer period, plus the training week.

Eligibility criteria

To apply, you must be a UK fee-paying student and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • You are either a Careers+ student or from an underrepresented background as per the Careers+ eligibility page
  • You are in receipt of King's Living Bursary
  • Able to commit to 20 hours per week over the summer period
  • This is your first office-based work experience

Please note: You can only apply to two roles, and if successful you will only be able to undertake one. If you are applying to mulitple roles, you will need to submit a different application for each role. If you apply for more than two roles, we will only count your first two submissions, and any after that will be deleted. This does not exclude you from applying to our Gamechangers programme, but you will only be able to accept one position if successful. 


Venture Internship
Applied Neuroscience Association (ANA) Digital Marketing & Content Intern
Entrepreneurship Institute Marketing & Communications Intern 
Gravida (Maa Global) Marketing & Social Media Intern
Greenspark Digital Marketing Intern
Kinhub Data Scientist Intern
LiveLink Content Writer
New Motion Labs Sustainability Research Intern
Outclass Marketing & Sales Intern
Panakeia Technologies Histopathological Image Annotation Specialist
Smile Research Analyst
SOJO Brand Partnerships Assistant 
Supernotes Growth Marketing Intern

In a start-up environment adaptability is key, and I've been exposed to a wide range of responsibilities beyond my initial scope, which has broadened my skill set considerably.

Hanh Nguyen, Global Health Social Medicine and Biosciences student, and Summer Intern.


Operations Superstars 

Join the EI team and work alongside your studies - share your ideas and support our work!

Key details:

  • Flexible, part-time paid roles available on a one-year contract
  • Work on a variety of assignments including event support, research and administration tasks, social media marketing and more
  • Open to current King's students
  • Paid at London Living Wage
  • Applications open: June 2024

The thing I’ve liked most is the range of different activities I’ve undertaken, including attending focus groups, coming up with ideas and talking to different students. I’ve never encountered such an emphasis on personal development in any of my previous jobs.

Selin Akdemir, Law student and Operations Superstar.