Discovery Internships for second and final year students open for applications now

Secure a paid internship that can be completed around your studies in semester 1

LJMU are offering our second and final year students (Levels 5 & 6) the opportunity to undertake a paid 'Discovery Internship' with a local organisation, working on a suitable project or piece of work that will enhance your employability skills and career insight. You will be paid a living wage for the internships can be completed alongside your studies.  The internships are open for applications now.

Discovery Internships are sourced by the LJMU Student Futures team and will be advertised via Unitemps, LJMU’s own recruitment agency. These 105-hour, paid internships will be with a local organisation working on a real-life project that you can really get stuck into.  Discovery Internships are an opportunity for you to:

  • Test out your career ideas 
  • Gain invaluable workplace skills and experience
  • Have examples to draw on and evidence on application forms and interviews for future roles
  • Discover if this is the type of job/role you want to pursue after graduation
  • Show your commitment and enthusiasm 
  • Earning some spending money

If you do not know what direction you want to take in future, or you cannot find your perfect internship opportunity, any work experience on your CV is of huge benefit. Whatever role you try, you’ll learn more about yourself and working life. 

You'll also gain skills in the process. It may even lead to more suitable experience with the same company or it could be good preparation for another opportunity that’s closer to what you want to do. 

To see what opportunities are currently available, go to the LJMU branch of Unitemps and use the search term ‘Discovery Internship’ or click here.  A breakdown of the available internships by job sector is available here.

Internships are open for applications now and will close for applications on 5 October.  Interviews will take place from mid-October with anticipated start dates from late October

Please note: if you intend to apply for a Discovery Internship you must be registered with LJMU's Unitemps branch and have completed a right to work check.

Support with your CV/application(s) for an internship

Use this LJMU internships CV template if required.  Remember, if you need help with a CV or application form, or want support preparing for an interview, you can book a 30-minute careers meeting with one of our experienced advisers from the LJMU Student Futures team. Details of how to do this can be found here.


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