Paid Discovery Internships for level 5 and 6 students

The final round of Discovery Internships for this academic year is open for applications

Students from second year (level 5) and final year (level 6) can apply for a Discovery Internships ahead of the deadline at midnight on Sunday 5 March.

These 140-hour, paid internships are based with a local organisation, working on a suitable project or piece of work that will enhance your employability skills and career insight. You are paid a living wage for the internship, which will begin in early May once teaching and assessments are complete. Interviews will take place before the end of March prior to assessments.

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

Why apply for a Discovery Internship?

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 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 for the summer

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 will also gain skills in the process and 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.

What is the Internship timeline?

  • Close for applications – Midnight on Sunday 5 March
  • Interviews – to take place before 31 March
  • Internship begins – from Tuesday 2 May (this may vary slightly for each role) 

How do I get support with my application?

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 on the book a careers meeting page.

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

How to view the Discovery Internships?

You can view all the Discovery Internships and apply for them on the Unitemps website.


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