Paid internship opportunities for L5 and 6 students

Get some paid work experience at a local business working a real-life project that you can really get stuck into

If you are a current level 5 or 6 student (second or third year), we have a range of exciting, paid internship opportunities that will be opening for applications the week beginning 13 December with the roles due to start in February.

These are a great way to get some paid work experience at a local business/SME working a real-life project that you can really get stuck into. 

The internships are available across a range of sectors and will help you gain invaluable workplace skills and experience, discover if this is the type of role you want to pursue after graduation, as well as earning some spending money.

Employers taking part in the internships include Liverpool John Lennon Airport, The Women’s Organisation, Writing on the Wall, Merseyside Police, Draw and Code, FACT, Liverpool FC Foundation, Active Profile and Professional Liverpool.  Job titles include digital marketing assistant, creative designer, web designer, exhibitions assistant, sport and wellbeing coach, data engineering lead, project manager, social media manager, policy and research lead, net zero NHS project support officer and junior trainee reporter.

You will be paid a living wage and you must be in the UK when completing the work.  The internships can be completed on a part-time basis.  Some are remote internships while others will require you to be present at a workplace, so check the terms and conditions before applying.

We have internships available across two different projects each with a different application process, but Level 5 and 6 students can apply as many internships as you want across the two projects.

Internships will be added on a rolling basis throughout the year so if you can’t find anything that appeals to you at first glance, don’t worry, more opportunities will become available.

If you are successful in securing more than one of the internships, you can decide which to accept, but you may only complete one internship per project. 

What do you need to do to take part?

Discovery internships

Discovery Internships - Are you a level 5 or 6 student? Ready to get some paid work experience on a real life project?These internships will be advertised via LJMU’s Unitemps branch so make sure you are registered with Unitemps and have completed a right to work check.  Once you are registered, you can go to the Unitemps website to check out the internship options and to start to apply.   Adverts go live on 13 December 2021 and close on 4 January 2022; internships start approx. 7 February 2022.

LJMU Graduate Futures internships

LJMU Graduate Futures - Connecting SMEs to Graduate TalentTo be eligible for these internships, make sure you register your interest today by completing this online form; the deadline for expressions of interest via the form closes at 5pm on Friday 17 December. Adverts will go live in December and the deadline for applications will be 7 January for a mid-February start. For more information about these internships, email the team at   

Support with your application(s)

Remember, if you need help with a CV or application form when applying for an internship, or want support preparing for an interview, you can book an appointment with one of our experienced advisers from the LJMU Careers, Employability and Enterprise team. Details of how to do this can be found here.

You can also access our handy digital tools including CV builder (ideal for building your first CV), CV360 and interview360 in Careers Zone 24/7, or read our mini guides on CVs and Covering LettersApplication Forms and Preparing for interviews.



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