UCL Careers


Sourcing and making the most of internships

At UCL Careers we know that students gain a variety of skills and career-boosting experience through internships so we wanted to give you some information to help you with this.

Internships include:

  • Optional internships that take place during university vacation periods
  • An internship taken after your degree programme has finished
  • A year in industry where you have interrupted your degree

Take a look at our Internships Toolkit, which will help you source and secure an internship, think about goals for your internship and different tips to help you before, during and after the experience.

If you have any concerns about a potential internship, want advice on how to approach an employer or want to reflect on the experience after an internship please come and see a UCL Careers Consultant for a short guidance appointment.  For CV, cover letter and applications advice, please book an applications advice appointment.

Benefits of an internship
Sourcing an internship
Make sure the internship is safe 
Internships and placements that are in your academic programme