UCL Careers for Employers


Internships and placements

UCL Careers work with UK and overseas organisations to promote internships and placements in a number of ways. You can find details of all of our schemes below. We look forward to working with you.

Benefits of hosting a UCL intern:

  • Support on a particular project or business initiative that you would like to progress at your organisation
  • Fresh ways of thinking, up to date skills and specialist knowledge developed at a top global institution
  • Raising awareness of your organisation at UCL
  • Professional development for staff members who are allocated as intern supervisors
  • A pipeline of future talent into your organisation
  • If you are UCL alumni, an ongoing connection to the university and contributing to the development of current students' skillset
  • For overseas organisations, English language skills, particularly useful for organisations looking to develop or expand operations in English speaking countries
  • For overseas organisations, providing students with experience in a culture that may be new to them and developing their global mindset

Summer Internships Scheme

In association with Santander Universities, we provide subsidised funding for a number of internships across our summer scheme; which will support the training allowance for one UCL student or graduate intern to work with your business during the 2019 summer vacation period (June – September).

This scheme is for SMEs that are based in or frequently trading in London. Places are limited and internship proposals will be assessed against our criteria, on a first come first served basis until all funding is reserved.

Read about two employers’ experiences of participating in the scheme last Summer 2018:

Please see the scheme overview and our terms of engagement


The scheme has closed for Summer 2019 but if you would like to be added to the waiting list for next year please contact Rochelle Symons at rochelle.symons@ucl.ac.uk.

Global Internships Programme

UCL has a diverse student population, with over 150 nationalities represented on campus and 15,000 of our students coming from outside of the UK. You can recruit a globally-minded student for your organisation as part of our Global Internships Programme.

This new initiative aims to connect UCL students and overseas organisations for high-quality summer internships. It will enable students to increase their global skillset and employability, and it will allow your organisation to benefit from an international perspective and new ways of thinking.

The programme is now closed for 2019. Details for summer 2020 will be available in due course. In the meantime, please see our 2019 Information Pack to give you an idea of what the programme involves.

By working with UCL Careers you can expect a dedicated contact to talk through your internship opportunity and support with marketing it to UCL students free of charge. In return, you will be expected to provide a meaningful, developmental opportunity for the intern, some form of compensation (such as a salary, living allowance or other financial benefits) and for the organisation to have appropriate employer's liability insurance. 

Please read our terms of engagement for the Global Internships Programme, which you will need to agree to if your opportunity is part of the programme. You will also need to complete a health & safety checklist before we can advertise your internship.


Please email globalinternships@ucl.ac.uk for more information.

PhD/Post-Doc Level internships.

If you have an internship vacancy suitable for PhD/Post-Doc researchers, we would particularly like to hear from you and will prioritise promoting these vacancies.  If you wish, we can restrict these opportunities just to these levels of students, so that you are targeting those who are highly skilled in data collection, analysis, making recommendations and problem-solving.  Internships can be of any duration and up to 12 months and can be either full or part-time.


If you would like to discuss this further, please email Sylwia Wasiak-Rakowska: s.wasiak@ucl.ac.uk

Departmental Support

We have dedicated support for the following programmes:

  • Arts & Sciences BASc is UCL's interdisciplinary 'Liberal Arts' style course. Students select a combination of science, humanities and social science modules and they study a language alongside core modules designed to foster interdisciplinary thinking. Please email Natalie Flintoff: n.flintoff@ucl.ac.uk for more information.
  • BSc Management Science course is an analytical programme with students using a variety of tools to solve management problems in data-driven companies. Please contact Shak Chowdhury: s.chowdhury@ucl.ac.uk for more information.
  • Engineering Faculty offers recruitment opportunities for a variety of students from our nine engineering departments. Our students think, make, model, design, analyse, challenge, innovate, and practice what they've learned by tackling engaging projects that address real-world problems.  Please email Aroosa Raza: aroosa.raza@ucl.ac.uk to discuss.

Further queries

If you have opportunities for students from other programmes or any other queries around internships or placements please email employers@ucl.ac.uk