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:
GraduateJobs.com
Indeed.co.uk
Reed.co.uk
Moster.co.uk
Totaljobs.com
Tragetjobs.co.uk

Current students are also encouraged to take advantage of our university resources by heading to our Careers Portal via the link below.

Contact us

For information on internships please feel free to contact our team. Office open hours are Monday to Friday – 9am-5pm GMT.

Cecile Loyen
International Internship Coordinator

or contact:
Daniel O’Meara
Associate Dean for Student Support & Career Services

or contact:
Abi Oyetade
Alumni Relations & Engagement Manager

Postgraduate Prospectus

Recent placements include:

Internships are offered in all Master’s programmes and recent placements include:

MA Visual Arts Management

  • Contini Art UK
  • Ben Uri Museum
  • Diorama Art Centre
  • Horniman Museum
  • Leighton House Museum
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Film and Video Umbrella
  • V&A
  • South London Gallery

MA Advertising & PR 

  • Chaos Design
  • Ralph Lauren
  • In Spaces
  • Pitch Media
  • CCD PR
  • KK Communications
  • Tinman Communications

MA International Relations:

  • Labour Party – London
  • CARA
  • Democratic Progress Institute
  • Commercial Service
  • International Rescue Committee

MBA

  • Virgin Startup
  • British American Business
  • Orchid Partners
  • IHS Global

What Employers think about our graduates

Maher Lababedi, Sterling Bros Investment
“[The student] was very self motivated and always gave 110%. He took initiative and this helped him make contacts within the industry. The programme gave him insight into the world of investments, but it also gave me support in areas that helped me grow my business.”
Sam Shoro, IHS Markit
“[The student] worked well with commercial colleagues and produced excellent results. She gained a good appreciation of the commercial significance of projects and also got to experience working in a multinational environment”
Tom Brennan, Allmed Group
“[The intern] gained valuable, real world experience while at Allmed and we were able to streamline some of our business processes and make positive changes with an extra pair of hands.”

Graduate Success Stories

Dounia Saadi Drissi
MBA, Class of 2015

Dounia is currently a Consultant of Wealth and Asset Management at Ernst Young in Paris. She has been working there for two year after previously working as a Business Analyst.

Alessandro Sansica
MA Advertising & PR, Class of 2015

Alessandro is currently a Senior Account Executive at Pitch Marketing Group in London after interning for them as part of his Master’s Internship Programme. He has been working for Pitch Marketing Group for three years.

Contact us:

For further information on graduate internships please feel free to contact our team. Office open hours are Monday to Friday – 9am-5pm GMT.

Cecile Loyen
International Internship Coordinator
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7368 8508
Email: loyenc@richmond.ac.uk

Address
The Careers & Internships Office is located at Atlantic House in our Kensington Campus.
1 St Albans Grove
London
W8 5PN

Daniel O’Meara
Associate Dean for Student Support and Career Services
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7368 8511
Email: daniel.omeara@richmond.ac.uk

Address
The Careers & Internships Office is located at Atlantic House in our Kensington Campus.
1 St Albans Grove
W8 5PN

Abi Oyetade
Alumni Relations & Engagement Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7368 8508
Email: abiola.oyetade@richmond.ac.uk

Address
The Careers & Internships Office is located at Atlantic House in our Kensington Campus.
1 St Albans Grove
London
W8 5PN

Where to find us