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Work Experience & Internships

Work Experience & Internships

If you are thinking of taking up any form of unpaid work experience, it is important to carefully consider how this opportunity will further your personal and/or professional goals and to carry out any necessary financial planning in advance to ensure that you can afford to take this up.

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Image for Book link 'Work Experience & Internships' Digital Magazine from Prospects
Image for Book link Work your Way around the World: The Globetrotters Bible Susan Griffith. Oxford. Vacation Work
Image for Book link The Back Door Guide to Short-Term Job Adventures: Internships, Summer Jobs, Seasonal Work, Volunteer Vacations Michael Landes Berkeley. Ten Speed Press
Image for Book link Free magazines on work experience opportunities in the UK (available in Careers Information Centre).
Tip Networking (personal contacts) as many jobs are not advertised. It really, really pays to make use of existing contacts you might have particularly if your School is participating in the GradLink Mentoring Programme. See "Networking" in the Resources section of this website.
Image for Internet link Check the Careers Advisory Service Vacancies website for details on Internships & Work Experience
Image for Internet link Check the SU Jobs List for part-time, casual, and seasonal work
Image for Internet link Activelink:
Image for Internet link AIESEC ( International student society organising exchange programmes and traineeships
Image for Internet link Anywork ( Site with casual, seasonal and short term job opportunities.
Image for Internet link BUNAC ( offers programmes such as Summer Camp USA, KAMP USA and Work Canada.
Image for Internet link Career Insider ( information on career sectors, employers and internships
Image for Internet link Careers Portal ( Database of generic job descriptions (including many video case studies), the current state of the labour market and how to get into the area.
Image for Internet link Chegg internships and jobs ( for unpaid and some paid internships in USA and further afield.
Image for Internet link Council on International Educational Exchange ( provides information on working opportunities, visas, travel arrangements for a wide variety of countries especially the USA. Has links with USIT.
Image for Internet link ( includes info on backpacking, working, and volunteering.
Image for Internet link Going Global ( career and employment resources include world-wide internship listings, job openings, industrial profiles and country-specific career information. For Trinity students and graduates only.
Image for Internet link Gradcracker: ( ) (for Science, Engineering and Technology students) careers website for engineering and technology with specific section on work placements.
Image for Internet link Gradireland ( Select 'Internships' tab
Image for Internet link IAESTE Programme ( This programme facilitates students from faculties such as Engineering and Science to gain technical work experience abroad.
Image for Internet link Internships USA ( The largest internship site on the web. Contains internship information from 2800 employers.
Image for Internet link Internweb ( A searchable database of internships. There are also some useful articles including "Top 5 strategies for landing your dream internship".
Image for Internet link Just Student Jobs ( temporary and part-time opportunities available.
Image for Internet link ( European-wide Technical Job Board for Engineering, Software, Science & Technology jobs/internships
Image for Internet link ( Step is the UK's leading organiser of paid student work placements and graduate internships.
Image for Internet link USArts International Training and Internship Program ( places international and US students and post-graduates with arts and culture-related organisations to complete on-the-job training and internship placements in the United States. Cost is upwards of USD900.
Image for Internet link Worldwide Internships ( A national database of internships for students and recent graduates.
Image for Internet link Worldwide Summer Jobs ( A website providing jobs - full and part-time - internationally.
Image for Internet link See "Taking a Year Out"section for more resources.

J1 Work and Travel Programme providers

Below are a number of organisations which provide advice and assistance with obtaining a J1 visa. Students should ensure that they are fully aware of all of the terms and conditions associated with the provision of this assistance.

Image for Internet link Department of Foreign Affairs ( Advice for J1 students.
Image for Internet link Go4Less (
Image for Internet link Pan Atlantic SMS Group (
Image for Internet link SAYIT Travel (
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Scientific Research Studentships

The following organisations provide some funding to students undertaking scientific research during the summer:

Image for Internet link Health Research Board (
Image for Internet link Amgen Scholarship Programme (
Image for Internet link American Society for Plant Biologists Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (
Image for Internet link Biochemical Society Vacation Scholarship (
Image for Internet link Society for General Microbiology (
Image for Internet link Genes and Development Summer Studentships (
Image for Internet link Para La Tierra Internship ( this is a voluntary internship which will require fundraising and payment by you.
Image for Internet link The Welcome Trust Vacation Scholarship (