Now in its sixth year, the Social Impact Internship Scheme runs each summer and seeks to match talented and dynamic students with exciting social impact organisations to carry out a 6-8 week placement. We recruit students from Hub universities (Bristol, Cambridge, Oxford, Oxford Brookes, Kingston and Winchester) who are interested in pursuing a career in the social impact sector. Organisations approach us or we ask them if they would be interested in hosting a student intern. Student Hubs then matches students to the placement opportunities available. Furthermore, we provide support for organisations and students throughout the placements including training days for student interns.
Organisations often lack the capacity and resources to complete all the work they woud like to achieve. Meanwhile students are eager to develop their skills; increase their professional experience and gain insights into the sector. The Internship Scheme connects these two desires, enabling organisations to consolidate their impact while increasing entry points to the sector for socially committed students. The Internship Scheme has a dual benefit for the organisation and the student interns.
We welcome applications from host organisations from January onwards. After receiving your application, we check that it meets some basic requirements and standards. We will then call or email you to welcome you as a host and you will receive an Information Pack.
Students are recruited from our network of 21,000 students across England. There are two rounds of selection – online application and an interview. Students who pass both rounds are then accepted onto the Scheme.
We carry out a matching process, which aims to align the student’s skills and interests with the work project proposed by the organisation.
If you can offer a meaningful work project at your organisation this summer or you’re looking for some extra capacity, this is the scheme for you!