Southampton Solent University Internship Scheme
What is an Internship?
- An internship is a time limited work experience placement, which usually includes an element of training.
- Graduate internships are a flexible way to attract talent to your business for a specific period of time.
- The opportunity will give graduates the chance to enhance their employability and career prospects.
- They are not a substitute for permanent jobs.
- Accessing talented and ambitious individuals who are keen to work for you
- Building your business through new skills and flexible resources
- Enabling flexibility within your workforce by bringing in graduates with specific skills to complete time-limited projects.
GJS recommends graduate internships should be paid and structured around delivering a specific project or piece of work. They give your organisation an opportunity to assess the quality of potential, long-term staff.
Types of Internship
They could be designed with a specific project or piece of work in mind, or offer graduates a varied programme of work experience. Typical projects undertaken by graduates include:
- Marketing and market research
- Developing IT systems
- Design and implementation of databases
- Creating a website
- Research and development
- Writing new software
- Reviewing work processes and efficiency
Offering graduate internships could also be:
- Part of your wider talent attraction strategy
- Part of your Corporate Social Responsibility commitment