"Really enjoyed my time with the company ... The project I was assigned to was a perfect level of difficulty and I felt very valued as an equal despite still being a student."

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Internship Programme

Getting relevant work experience is a vital part of any engineering degree. The UKESF Internship Programme is especially for first-year undergraduates and foundation-year students at our partner universities, offering the opportunity for a paid work placement in the real-world Electronics sector, in addition to networking and building professional relationships.

What You Get

  • A one-off paid summer placement of least 6 weeks that follows your first academic year
  • Minimum of £330 per week
  • Work experience at an Electronics company, with no long-term commitment

Internship Programme Eligibility

You must:

  • Be in your first year or foundation year at university (second year also applicable in Scotland)
  • Be registered at a UKESF partner university (check the scrolling banner on the Universities main page for your university) on a course containing a substantial amount of Electronics or Electronic Engineering
  • Have the permanent right to work in the UK after graduation
  • Not hold any sponsorship/scholarship funded by a single commercial organisation, such as the IET Power Academy or E3 Academy, etc. (university scholarships/bursaries and the IET Diamond Jubilee Scholarship are accepted if they do not involve paid work)


Applications for 2020/21 are now closed.

Email [email protected] to ask to be notified when applications for 2021/22 have been opened (expected Spring 2022).