Internship Office Newsletter
What is an internship?
Richmond internships are supervised, career-related work experiences, combined with reflective academic study that help students apply theoretical knowledge in the workplace. They are full - time work learning placements carried out over a 9 week period, and are taken for 6 academic credits.
Benefits of doing an internship
An internship provides exposure to the demands of specific jobs and allows you to learn from professionals in your field. The practical skills and experience that you will gain by carrying out an internship will not only give you a taste of what it would be like to work in your chosen sector, but it will also greatly increase your employability in an ever competitive job market. You will be able to relate classroom situations to the workplace, make contacts which may prove valuable to your future employment prospects, and gain confidence in your capabilities, creativity and communication skills.
Who is eligible for the Internship Programme?
The Internship Programme is open to Junior and Senior degree students of any discipline with a minimum of 75 completed credits on application. Your GPA must be greater than 2.75 (3.00 for Finance, Policy & World placements; 3.2 for Psychology) at the time of application, and you must have the prior approval of your Advisor and two strong academic referees.
* As with any university academic programme, a course fee for the internship programme does apply.
The academic component:
As well as the work-learning placement, you must complete a learning journal, prepare an internship portfolio, and make a presentation on your internship to a panel of advisors and fellow students.
* All students are required to attend an interview with the organisation that they would like to intern, and the final decision lies with the organisation. It is a competitive process, not only with your fellow Richmond students, but also with students of other universities. For this reason we cannot guarantee an internship with specific organisations, but we will guarantee that we will find an internship relevent to your sector.
What happens next?
If you are interested in an internship, contact Sarah Goodyear to arrange a meeting to discuss your internship possibilties and the placement process in detail or stop by 16 Young Street for an application.
Link to this page: http://www.richmond.ac.uk/s/213.aspx