Finding work experience
Newcastle University resources
Work experience in the UK
Global work experience
- Vacancies Online - search for summer internships and year long industrial placements
- Going Global - global internship listings
- Global Placements
- AIPT - a variety of work experience/internship opportunities in the USA
- ihipo - international career networking and internships
- Projects Abroad -
volunteer projects for gap years, electives and summer placements
- Europe-internship - work experience in Europe
- IAESTE - work placements for UK resident engineering, science and architecture students
- Vulcanus in Japan - an EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Co-operation placement programme for engineering or science students.
- RISE - summer internship program for undergraduate science or engineering students to research in Germany.
- AIESEC -
student organisation offering paid and voluntary international placements, ranging from 6 weeks to 18 months, in 110 countries. Includes an application fee to view available placements.
- InterExchange jobs - paid internships and J-1 visa sponsorship for the USA. Includes a non-refundable application-processing fee.
- Work experience in the USA - Newcastle University Careers Service guide to temporary employment routes in the USA (PDF: 241.69KB)
- Working outside the UK - information about working abroad and resources for finding vacancies
Not all jobs are advertised! In fact, many people create work experience opportunities through networking or by developing their own business ideas. Making a speculative approach to a company can also be an effective way to secure a job. Once you have identified a company you would like to work for you should approach them about possible vacancies. This is often done through an initial phone call or e-mail and followed up with a CV and covering letter. Visit our Making applications for hints and tips on presenting yourself successfully on paper.
Unpaid work experience
Some competitive occupational areas can be difficult to break into without first gaining experience through working on an unpaid basis. Such areas include media, politics, journalism, and the creative arts.
If you are considering working on an unpaid basis, then you may have questions about your employment or payment rights. The following websites give information about unpaid work experience:
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