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We asked [student] to stay on with us for a few extra weeks, to which she readily agreed. [She] is a great asset; genuinely happy, committed, enthusiastic, keen to contribute and pass on new ideas, apply her global knowledge and intellectual integrity, basically she has made herself indispensable(!) I have to say that we are equally impressed by [student], who has blended in seamlessly to our team too. She also demonstrates a great number of the positive attributes and work ethics that we value, so overall we are delighted with the BASc undergraduates this summer. (Prescient - 2018)

Why do an internship?

The main benefits of undertaking an internship are to:

  • Provide evidence of previous work experience to potential employers
  • Enable students to explore a field of work/industry sector
  • Enable students to reflect on their strengths and weaknesses and further improve essential transferable skills such as team-working and commercial awareness
  • Enable students to build their confidence
  • Enable students to gain an understanding of how theory and research relates to practice in an employment context
  • Provide students with opportunities to network with industry contacts
  • Provide students with an opportunity to earn money

 

Natalie Flintoff…

Support Available

All Arts and Sciences BASc degree students are supported by the dedicated BASc Internships & Vacancies Team at UCL Careers if they wish to undertake an internship.

Internship Case Studies…

Case Studies

Not sure why you should undertake an internship? Read comments from some previous BASc students to find out more. 

Things To Think About…

Things to Think About

The internship should be seen as a preparation for the world of work. Undertaking an internship means you will be going through recruitment processes and will be encouraged to practise and reflect on this experience as much as the skills you gain during the internship itself.

Watch three former BAScers talk about the importance of undertaking an internship and how it helped them after they graduated from BASc.

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