The Postgraduate Internship Programme
Although optional, the Internship Programme is an important element of our Master’s Degrees, as it integrates theory with practice. Postgraduate students will be challenged to relate theoretical learning to real workplace situations, develop contacts which may prove valuable in creating future employment opportunities, and to gain confidence in their capabilities and their employability. Internships are designed to be both demanding and rewarding; providing students with an opportunity to learn from professionals in the workplace and to be guided by faculty as they produce assessed records of their experiences that will count towards their Master’s Degree. In an increasingly competitive graduate careers market, internships are an invaluable means to supplementing classroom learning with hands-on experience, thus creating a direct link to careers and further opportunities.
Benefits of doing an internship
An internship provides students with exposure to the demands of specific jobs in specific sectors and allows students to learn from professionals in their chosen field. The practical skills and experience that students gain by carrying out an internship not only provide a taste of what it would be like to work in a given sector, but it also greatly increases a student’s employability in an ever-competitive job market. As a student on Richmond’s Internship Programme, you will have the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge in the workplace, make contacts which may prove valuable to your future employment prospects, and gain confidence in your capabilities, creativity and communication skills – all while gaining 6 academic credits that will count towards your Degree.
Internship and Academic Coursework Integration
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, academically-accredited work placements carried out over an 8/9 week period, and worth 6 academic credits. Postgraduate internships are only completed during the summer semester.
A postgraduate internship is optional but highly encouraged. During their summer semester, students can opt to do an internship and their dissertation/research project (10,000 words) or opt to complete an extended dissertation/research project (15,000 words). However, this may vary by course.
Students are expected to search for internships on their own however, students can contact the Career & Internship office for assistance on their internship/job search, CV/ cover letter reviewing and help, 1-to-1 interview preparation sessions, support and advice.
Popular Internships/Job Search Portals
We recommend you first visit the following portals popular in UK to search for an Internships that interests you, and approach us if you need support you with your application, CV or cover letter:
Current students are also encouraged to take advantage of our university resources by heading to our Careers Portal via the link below.
Recent placements include:
Internships are offered in all Master’s programmes and recent placements include:
Graduate Success Stories
Where to find us
For further information, Please email:
International Internship Coordinator
Associate Dean for Student Support & Career Services
Faculties & Research