"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."

Intern feedback, 2019

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 2019/20 are now closed. We expect applications for 2020/21 to open around March 2021.

Please email info@ukesf.org to be notified when applications open.

You can find information and advice about the application process here. Answer the questions here to find companies that are relevant to you that offered internships last year.