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.