Careers and employability

Internship opportunities

Undergraduate Chemical Engineering student on industrial placement

During your time at Leeds you will have the opportunity to take part in a number of internship opportunities which will develop your skills and knowledge, and strengthen your CV.

Industry internships

We advertise a number of exclusive industrial summer internships with local and national employers. Usually focussed on a specific project, these opportunities allow you to develop skills acquired through your studies and often lead to further recruitment opportunities.

School internships

We also recruit a number of students to work during the summer months on research projects or teaching and learning projects. These are supported with personal development workshops and provide an excellent basis for students then wishing to apply for industrial placements within industry. 

Employability internships

We recruit 10 student interns each year to support the work of the Employability Team. One team of interns will focus their time on creative development of current communication channels and social media platforms and the second team, as returning industrial placement students, act as mentors to support current student looking to secure work experience opportunities, through sharing their own experiences, tips and advice.

Leeds Internship Programme

We advertise a range of smaller, 8-12 week paid internships in local SMEs, charities, University of Leeds departments and national organisations. Many of these opportunities are exclusive to University of Leeds students.

Alumni-funded scholarships

We also offer a number of alumni-funded scholarships to support you to develop research skills over two consecutive summers, led by an academic specialist. As well as participating in established academic research, you will develop leadership skills through training, conference attendance and an outdoor trip in the Yorkshire Dales. Recent examples of these projects include:

  • Nuclear Engineering – High Fidelity Computational Solutions
  • Comparing terrestrial lidar and photogrammetry for constructing hydraulic modelling geometry