Internships on the Careers Portal

The Careers Portal is a great place to find internship opportunities. Go to the Jobs tab and use the tags to filter for the opportunities that match the criteria that suits your needs. Apply for the roles that best suit you, and receive notifications for relevant opportunities.

You can also use the Careers Portal to register for networking events and careers workshops, as well as to access careers resources in the Information Zone such as our blog.

Oxford Brookes are working with Santander Universities to bring you the opportunity to be paid £1000 for completing one of 10 paid projects with a Local Small to medium business.

The projects are around 88 hours (or 2 weeks equivalent) long and each project will vary depending on the individual business needs.

To search for Paid Projects visit the Careers Portal and use the filters to select Vacancy tag: SME - Fully Paid Work Project. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter to keep up-to-date with new opportunities. You can talk to a member of our Careers team for help with any applications.

Virtual internships with Forage

Virtual internship programs replicate work at top companies, and connect students to the companies themselves. In only 5-6 hours, learn relevant workplace tools and skills. You will also earn a certificate.

Build real world skills direct from leading organisations with Virtual Experience Programmes that are free for all students.

By completing a virtual internship you can:

  • Trial what it’s like to work at leading global companies in a range of industries and find out if it is the right career for you
  • Gain confidence and learn skills to help prepare you the graduate workplace
  • Boost your CV with a virtual experience programme
  • Earn a personalised certificate that you can add to your CV or LinkedIn profile.

Bright Network

Bright Network connects the next generation with the opportunities, insights and advice to succeed as the workforce of tomorrow. They are partnered with over 250 leading employers including: Accenture, Aldi, Bloomberg, Civil Service Fast Stream, Clifford Chance, Deloitte, Dyson, Goldman Sachs, KPMG, M&S, Morgan Stanley, Police Now, Teach First, UBS and Vodafone. 

Bright Network aims to connect students to employers across all sectors through our unique blend of innovative events, insightful and rich content and personalised advice. 

Bright Network Internship Experience UK

Internship Experience UK is a three-day virtual internship programme which takes place every summer - each year is a completely new programme designed to support you with your career. So far, over 140,000 students and graduates have taken part and reaped the rewards of spending a few days of their summer with the world’s top employers. 10,000 of them have even secured roles with the firms they met on the experience.

Internship Experience UK usually runs over the summer period. The website also separately lists a number of internship opportunities year-round that you can browse currently and apply for.

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteering is an excellent way to gain work experience and skills that will make you more employable, as well as networking opportunities. By connecting with a charitable cause, you demonstrate motivation and initiative - as well as developing vital skills throughout your volunteering activities such as team work, communication and problem solving skills. 

Take a look at the current opportunities on the Volunteers Portal, or send an email to to get started.