Placements and Internships for students and graduates

These are great links if you want to undertake a placement or intership

How will this help me?

  • Invaluable in giving you an advantage over other students/graduates.
  • Gain business specific experience using the skills you have learned during your studies as well as transferable skills such as communication, team working, time management and organisational skills amongst many others.
  • Try before you commit! Try working for a particular type of company or in a particular environment before committing yourself to it for the long-term.

Paid internships with local businesses

Paid internships with local businesses

The university Enterprise & Business Development team are running two business support programmes that are recruiting students to work with local businesses on innovation research projects.


The type of project will depend on the individual businesses and will give you the opportunity to focus on a new idea or particular issue that a company has. You will be supported by an academic and someone in the business.


 How to apply


Current Opportunities: 

Opportunities will be advertised on My Career Enriched, your career hub. 

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Bright Futures Fund

Bright Futures provides financial support to students at the University of Cumbria undertaking internships or work experience relevant to their future career.

Bright Futures is linked to the Skills Development element of the University of Cumbria Employability Award, Career Ahead, whereby students need to undertake 100 hours extra-curricular activity, for example, volunteer/paid employment, coaching, mentoring, caring, student ambassador work etc.

The aim of Bright Futures is to assist students in improving their personal and professional development by allowing them to take up critical experiences they may otherwise not be able to afford and providing life-changing experiences. 

Find out more and apply here: Bright Futures

Contact us:

For any queries regarding placements and internships, please contact Joanne Watson, Team Manager on 01228 616323 or by emailing

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