Discovery Internships for level 5 and 6 students open for applications

The second round of paid Discovery Internships this semester are open for applications.

Students have got until midnight on Sunday 17 December 2023 to apply. Interviews will take place before the end of January 2024 and the internships will begin from early February 2024 (start dates may vary for each role).

The opportunities for level 5 and 6 students are hosted by organisations from the Liverpool City Region and are designed to enhance your employability skills and career insight. During these 105-hour internships, which can be completed part-time alongside your studies, you will be working on a suitable project or piece of work for the organisation. You will be paid a living wage for your time.

Discovery Internships are advertised via Unitemps, LJMU’s own recruitment agency. If you have already signed up for Unitemps, you can start applying immediately.  If not, register first so you can apply for the internships. You can apply for as many internships as you like.

View the Internships.

(Please note: further rounds of Discovery Internships will be available in 2024 for level 5 and 6 students.  There will also be a new initiative, Discovery Spring Internships, available for first year students (level 4) who have little or no work experience to connect you to an employer in the Liverpool City Region. These opportunities will be advertised in February 2024).

Why apply for a Discovery Internship? 

Discovery Internships are an opportunity for you to: 

  • test out your career ideas  

  • gain invaluable workplace skills, experience and professional connections 

  • have examples to draw on and evidence on application forms and during interviews for future roles 

  • discover if this is the type of job/role you want to pursue after graduation 

  • show your commitment and enthusiasm to any future employer 

  • earn 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. With your new aquired skills, this could lead to more suitable experiences with the same company, or it could be good preparation for other opportunities.

Discovery Internships timeline 

  • Open for applications – Monday 27 November 

  • Applications close – Midnight on Sunday 17 December 

  • Interviews – to take place before the end of January 2024 

  • Internships begin – from early February 2024 (this may vary slightly for each role)  

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

Remember, if you need help with a CV or application form, or want support preparing for an interview, you can book a 30-minute 1-2-1 careers meeting with one of our experienced Careers and Employability Advisors from the LJMU Student Futures team. Details of how to do this can be found here. 

You can also access our handy digital careers apps including CV builder (ideal for building your first CV), CV360 (to give your CV an AI-driven polish) and interview360 (to practise interview questions and scenarios) in Careers Zone 24/7.

Apply for a Discovery Internship 


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