LJMU Discovery Internships – Deadline this Friday

“Funded LJMU Internships with the aim of connecting a student to a project with an employer for 140 hours, enabling the student to discover their unique skills and talents whilst employers discover the value of engaging an intern in their company.”


Applications are now open for a start date week beginning 15th November 2021 on an in-situ (based physically at the company address), virtual (home-based), or blended (a mix of in-situ and home-based working pattern) basis.  The deadline for expressions of interest is Friday 8th October 2021 at midday 2021.

*Start date week commencing 15th November is for the first round of internships. Dates for rounds 2 and 3 will be confirmed a later date.

Places are limited therefore expressions of interest are based on a first come basis and the project offered. Businesses and organisations that participated in our 2020/21 internships programme are welcome to reapply although we are especially keen to support partners who are yet to benefit.

LJMU has a long history of supporting local employers. We have promoted graduate retention in the Liverpool City Region for over 20 years and we know that students and graduates are an important part of the labour market.

We are delighted to invite your organisation to take part as a host for a part time (no more than 15 hours per week), in-situ, remote, or blended (remote and in-situ) Discovery Internship.

We are looking for companies that can offer meaningful projects for students to undertake over Winter.

Internships are 140 hours in duration and we have the following start date available – week commencing 15th November 2021

In return, LJMU will cover the full cost of the wages of the student.  

We ask that all hours worked by student are confirmed by the host. This process is managed by our in-house agency Unitemps.

So, if you can offer
• A supportive environment to learn about the workplace
• An opportunity to get involved in, or lead, a short project with tangible results
• A safe space to develop their confidence

Then please get in touch

Expressions of interest can be completed via this link https://bit.ly/LJMUDiscoveryInternships
The deadline for expressions of interest is Friday 8th October 2021 at midday. This is a first come, first served process and we have a limited number of opportunities.

Project eligibility criteria:
• Will add value to the organisation and skills of the student
• Hours not used to cover the role of another employee
• Hours not used to take away the role of another employee

Organisation eligibility criteria:
• Less than 250 employees
• Not owned by LJMU staff
• Based in the Liverpool City Region (surrounding areas will also be considered e.g. Warrington)

Businesses and organisations that participated in our 2020/21 internships programme are welcome to reapply although we are especially keen to support partners who are yet to benefit.

e-mail: internships@ljmu.ac.uk