Employers guide to internships
A Richmond internship is a supervised, work-based learning placement that, combined with reflective, academic study, enables students to apply theoretical knowledge in your workplace and to develop employability skills in the process.
Available to Junior or Senior (3rd or 4th year) students in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters, Richmond internships normally last for 8 or 9 weeks.
During their placement, we ask that students receive the support of a nominated supervisor in the workplace, these students will also receive the guidance and mentorship of a member of the university’s academic team. The programme has been designed to enable both your business and the student to gain benefit and to have sufficient time to work on valuable and constructive projects.
Students at Richmond are bright, motivated and eager to learn. Selected on the basis of their strong academic record and their personal qualities, Richmond interns are also familiar with the mainstream computer programs and many of them are multi-lingual.
As the programme works mainly with students who are close to completing their degrees, the majority of interns are knowledgeable about their specialist area and therefore able to make a meaningful contribution to an organisation’s work.
Being more mature also means that students on the programme are more focused on their careers and on creating opportunities to broaden their connections.
As the internship is a credit-bearing academic course, students on the programme do not require a full work visa – even if they are non-EU nationals. Non-EU students on a Tier 4 visa are legally permitted to complete a full-time, work-related course, as long as it counts towards their academic studies. A copy of the student’s passport and visa can be provided for your records upon request.
What happens next?
If you are interested in accessing the support of high-calibre, motivated student interns, please contact the Internship Coordinator, Cécile Loyen for information about how to get involved.
For further information on graduate internships please feel free to contact us.
- Cécile Loyen
International Internship Coordinator
Call: +44 (0) 20 7368 8508
Office open hours are Monday to Friday • 9am – 5pm GMT.
What have employers said?
“Our intern was delightful and we’ve loved working with her!“.
“It was a smooth and pleasant experience, we were happy to have a well-qualified intern contributing to our company’s output, as well as providing the student an opportunity to learn and accumulate valuable work experience. The intern was well-prepared to execute all tasks and projects to our satisfaction. The relationship and communication with the University’s internship coordinator was efficient, easy and pleasant. We would definitely consider having an intern again.“.
“Very positive and beneficial. We look forward to having more interns from the university in future.“.
“Working with Richmond’s internship programme has been a very smooth and easy going process and all staff are extremely helpful and friendly.“.
“Brilliant, and we hope our intern enjoyed and gained from this experience as much as we did. “.
“Excellent – great liaison with the department, and excellent communication and working experience with our intern.“.
“I found it a very positive and helpful process. Our intern has been a great help to our tiny start up and I hope she has accumulated some beneficial work experience.“.