Funded internships

Our range of internship programmes offer funding to recruit a Sussex student or graduate for a defined period of time.

Covid-19 Response internships

Applications are now closed.

Organisations: any UK registered
Interns: current Sussex students, recent Sussex graduates
Duration: four, six or eight-week internships
Funding: full funding for internships

Find out more about Covid-19 Response internships


First-Generation Scholars summer internships

Applications are now closed.

Organisations: companies of any size, sole traders, partnerships and charities
Interns/shadow students: current Sussex students
Duration: eight-week internships
Funding: full funding for internships

Find out more about First-Generation Scholars internships


First-Generation Scholars work shadowing

Organisations: companies of any size, sole traders, partnerships and charities
Interns/shadow students: current first-year Sussex students
Duration: two-day work shadowing
Funding: Unpaid

Find out more about work shadowing


STEP-UP Programme

Expressions of interest are now open.

Organisations: small- and medium-sized enterprises based within the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership zone
Interns: recent University of Sussex and University of Brighton graduates
Duration: SME skills workshops followed by six-week internships
Funding: full funding for internships

Find out more about the STEP-UP Programme


Sussex Santander internship scheme

Applications are now closed.

Organisations: small- and medium-sized enterprises
Interns: recent Sussex graduates
Duration: four or eight weeks
Funding: full or part funding

Find out more about the Sussex Santander internships scheme


Effective internships

Read the Government’s guidance on internships to make sure you and your intern get the most out of the internship experience.

You can also contact our Placements and Work Experience team at internships@sussex.ac.uk if you have any questions.