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.


Benefits Include:

  • 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