Psychology student Charlotte and her Discovery Internship experience

Find out how Psychology student Charlotte Ilderton secured a Discovery Internship alongside her studies and how you can apply for one too.

Psychology student Charlotte Ilderton is one of 50 LJMU students currently undertaking a paid Discovery Internship with a local organisation alongside her studies, having applied during the first round of internships in September, along with over 800 other students.  We asked Charlotte about her experience, why she applied and how you can too.

Why did you apply for a Discovery Internship?

I applied for the internship as the field I want to go into is very competitive and to get a place on my MA course I need research experience.  The internship gives me the step up and also helps develop those skills early, which will look great on my CV.

How has your internship helped you?

The internship has given me the opportunity to apply learnt skills to real life research that is happening and have an input on certain projects. It has also been a great opportunity to gain insight into the role, to see if it’s what I expect and to see if it’ something I want to consider in the future. It also added such valuable experience to my CV and portfolio.

How to apply for a Discovery Internship?

To apply for a Discovery Internship, students must be registered with LJMU’s Unitemps branch, where the internships are advertised.  These 105-hour, paid internships (including 1 hour training) will be with a local organisation working on a real-life project, across a range of sectors, that you can really get stuck into. 

The internships are open for applications, from second (level 5) and final year (level 6) students now, and will close on Sunday 4 December.  Interviews will take place from mid-January 2023 with anticipated start dates in early February 2023 (this may vary depending on the role). 

You can view the different internships and apply here.


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