First Step Spring Internships available for Level 4 students

A new pilot internship programme for first year students (level 4 only) with little to no previous work experience launched on Monday 15 January.

First Step Spring Internships are 70-hour paid internships that give level 4 students the opportunity to work on a suitable project or piece of work for an organisation in the Liverpool City Region.  The internships can be undertaken part-time alongside your studies, but must be completed within a 6-week period.  You will be paid a living wage for the internship.

The internships opened for applications on Monday 15 January and close at midnight on Sunday 4 February. There will be no interview process for these opportunities, the Student Futures team will undertake a matching process between participating organisations and students. The internships will begin on Monday 4 March (start dates may vary for each role).

First Step Spring Internships are currently advertised via Unitemps, LJMU's own recruitment agency. If you are a level 4 student who is already signed up for Unitemps, you can apply for a role now.  If not register on their website so you are eligible to apply for the internships. View Internships and apply.

Why apply for a First Step Spring Internship?

 First Step Spring Internships are an opportunity for you to:

  • gain professional experience in an area relevant to the career you want to pursue in future
  • elevate your CV with professional over and above any retail or service industry experience you may have
  • have examples/evidence to draw on for application forms and during interviews for future roles
  • make connections and grow your professional network
  • earn some spending money

First Step Spring Internships timeline

  1. Open for applications – Monday 15 January
  2. Applications close – Midnight on Sunday 4 February
  3. Internships begin – Monday 4 March (this may vary slightly for each role)

Support with your CV/application for an internship

If you need help with a CV/application for an internship, 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.

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



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