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Bridges Internships

Partner with students to solve real-world challenges and foster growth. Local businesses can give students hands-on experience for future opportunities.

About Bridges Internships

Our Bridges internship programme supports small local independent organisations. It enables them to engage with our students and work with them on a business challenge.

The Bridges programme will fund a small number of projects, allowing our students to undertake valuable work for local organisations.

The projects identified by the organisations must be related to:

  • inclusive economic growth
  • social value
  • sustainability goals
  • other objectives related to social and economic value which will benefit the organisation

Benefits for all

Both businesses and students benefit from an internship.

Businesses receive support to help address their real-world challenges. They can foster growth, gain valuable insights, and get fresh perspectives.

In turn, students get valuable real world experience in the workplace. This enables them to put academic learning into practice. It exposes them to potential employers and job opportunities.

A female business student in business dress having a conversation

Information for businesses

Internship duration

Internships last for up to 100 hours of student time, to be completed by Friday 12 July 2024. There is a maximum limit of 20 hours per week.


Internships are offered free of charge to participating businesses.

Intern working location

We aim to give our student interns experience in a “real” work environment, so a hybrid working model where the intern spends at least some time on your premises would be ideal.


To participate in the Bridges Internships programme, businesses need to meet our eligibility criteria.

Businesses must:

  • Be small independent organisations
  • Employ between five and 49 people
  • Be based within walking distance of Newcastle city centre, or be easily accessible by local public transport


  • can cover a wide range of business and/or management topics
  • must be related to social and economic value and bring benefits to the organisation

How to apply

To apply for this internship, you will need to complete our Expression of Interest form.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Monday 8 April 2024.

Related news

Local organisations awarded fully funded student internships

Newcastle University Business School has awarded Bridges Internships to three North East businesses, enabling students to support their sustainability and growth objectives.