Internship Project

Your VP S&E for 21/22 has been working with Careers and Enterprise and the Faculty of Science and Engineering to promote internships for S&E students.

Two students look at a laptop in a lab.

Introduction

 

With this project, we are aiming to help you to find internship project and improve your CV and increase your employability. Also, some undergraduate degrees require internship projects before graduation so this project will help and guide them. As a SU, doing an internship will give you a chance to apply your theoretical knowledge to industry and help you to develop new skills in a working environment. This project will mostly focus on summer internship and graduate internships.

Applying an internship could be challenging sometimes and we are aware of some difficult steps and will try to guide you through this process and increase your chance of being an intern in leading companies. We will share some tips which can strengthen your application.

This project will contain external and internal internship projects. Some internal internships will be either paid or credit-bearing. All external ones will be only paid. Also, there will be career events either in person or online or both where you will find a chance to increase your network and get some ideas and understand more about working environment while you study.

If you would like to get involved, please feel free to contact us via email
su-vpse@qmul.ac.uk

 

5 benefits of doing an internship as part of your studies

  1. Create a professional network
  2. Prepare you for graduate roles
  3. Looks good on your CV
  4. Gain valuable work experience
  5. Increased Professional Confidence
  6. Application of Knowledge

 

Queen Mary Internships

As you may be aware Queen Mary has many internship opportunities and will launch new ones soon.

 

Internship programme

Queen Mary offers students the opportunity to undertake an internship as part of the Study Abroad Programme. Internship opportunities are run in collaboration with our partner, Arcadia University, the College of Global Studies through the London Internship Programme.

Internship programme - Global Opportunities (qmul.ac.uk)

 

Micro-Internships

Our Micro-Internship programme connects employers with a Queen Mary University of London intern, who will commit 40 hours of their time to a designated project.

Please click on the link for detailed information.

Micro-Internships - Careers and Enterprise (qmul.ac.uk)

 

Internships and Insight Weeks

Internships and insight weeks are short-term periods of work experience designed primarily for first- and second-year university students, and they are a great addition to your CV.

Please click on the link for detailed information.

Internships and Insight Weeks - Careers and Enterprise (qmul.ac.uk)

 

Jobs and experience

Gaining work experience allows you to develop skills, make contacts and help you to make decisions about your future. Having experience on your CV will impress employers and increase your chances of finding work in the future. Below is a selection of opportunities to gain valuable experience - see our how to section for further job-hunting advice.          

Please click on the link for detailed information.

Jobs and experience - Careers and Enterprise (qmul.ac.uk)

 

Work Experience at QM

Please find below information about work experience at QM.

Work Experience at QM - Human Resources (qmul.ac.uk)

 

External Internships

This section will give the direct links to pages and platforms where you can apply for an internship yourself. If you are willing to do your internship in a specific company, we advise you to directly go company’s website and find the related link or email. Most of the time, companies provide internship options on their website. Also please check the links below where you can find many internship opportunities while searching with key words.

 

Applying for Internships

Having a range of work related activities on your CV will show employers you’ve had the opportunity to develop your skills and understanding of the workplace.  Doing an internship will help you improve yourself in many ways.

Finding work experience

One of the most important parts of getting an internship is having a strong CV. Alongside CV, adding a Cover Letter and explaining yourself clearly will increase your chances of getting employed. Make sure you prepared professional CV and Cover Letter before applying for any position.

CVs and Cover Letters

An application is the first impression that the recruiter will have of you and is your opportunity to convince them of your ability and motivation for the role. Follow these tips to increase your chances of being selected for the next stage.

Making applications

On this page you will find resources around preparing for interviews, as well as online tools to help you practise. We also have a downloadable background for your video interviews.

Preparing for interviews

Looking to build your skills and experience? Our programmes are a great way to explore your career ideas, and acquire new sought-after skills.

  • QMentoring - Explore career ideas with a mentor from the Queen Mary alumni community or a UK-based professional.
  • QTaster - Gain insight into different companies and roles to discover what’s out there and what might suit you.
  • Student Consultancy Project- Work in a team with other Queen Mary students on a real-life consultancy project, gaining skills for future work/study applications.
  • Micro Internships- Build skills by working on a short internship with a business, charity or social enterprise.

There might be differences on applying internships on different industries. So please make sure you check guides for your area before applying.

Industry guides

 

If you are unsure and need further support, please contact:
Career - https://www.qmul.ac.uk/careers/

Advice and Counselling Service – https://www.welfare.qmul.ac.uk  

Students’ Union – https://www.qmsu.org/advice/finance/

 

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