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Essex Interns

Essex Interns creates paid internship opportunities that are exclusively for Essex students and graduates. Membership is open to current students and those who have graduated from Essex within the last three years.

Internships can be part-time whilst you study, or full-time outside of term-time and after graduation, and can vary in length from around six weeks to up to 12 months.

Join the scheme

You can join the scheme by filling out a quick online registration form telling us a bit about yourself.

Once you have joined, if we receive a new vacancy that might be of interest to you we will email the details to you. It is then up to you to decide if you would like to apply. We cannot promise that we will find opportunities in your specific field – but we do work hard to encourage employers to offer internships in a broad spectrum of subjects and an internship is a great way to try out a new role.

We also advertise all of our internships on Essex CareerHub and Facebook. There may be opportunities listed that don’t get sent out to you so make sure you ‘like’ our Facebook page and select 'get notifications' to be kept up-to-date with our latest internship vacancies. Essex Interns is also on Twitter: @EssexInterns.

The value of internships

Undertaking an internship can help you build your confidence, develop workplace skills, apply your knowledge in a practical workplace setting, prove yourself to an employer, and can substantially boost your employment prospects. Completing an internship even after you graduate can give you the edge in the job market, and allow you to try out different career options.

Many of our graduate interns have also gone on to secure good permanent graduate roles with their internship employer.

Think an internship isn’t for you? Think again. A paid internship could be a stepping stone to your career. Check out some of our internship stories to find out how an internship could boost your employability and help you land your dream job.

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Due diligence

The promotion of an internship by Essex Interns does not constitute full endorsement of either the employer or the opportunity by Essex Interns. Information is provided in good faith but it is the responsibility of the applicant to carry out their own research and due diligence in order to satisfy themselves as to the suitability of both the opportunity and the employer for their own purposes.

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