Careers Service

Internships, Placements & Shadowing

Internships, Placements and Shadowing

Discover the different types of work experience you can do and where you can find opportunities.

Getting work experience

Work experience is invaluable. In the competitive job market, work experience provides:

  • valuable employability skills
  • commercial awareness
  • occupational awareness
  • practical examples for job applications
  • networking opportunities 
  • the chance to apply academic knowledge in the workplace

You'll also gain a clearer idea about what job suits you.

Take a look at the types of work experience we can help you with, including: 

If you're thinking of going overseas, you can find resources and practical advice on our Global Work Experience pages.

Find out more about our Career Insights Programme, an employer-led programme of events and activities which can help under-represented students to gain experience and build networks with employers. 

Learn more about funding for work experience, including the Career Insights Bursary available to Newcastle University students undertaking unpaid short-term work experience. 

Further information

Log in to MyCareer to find work experience vacancies or visit Explore Occupations for sources of work experience in specific sectors.

To find out more about the internships and placements undertaken by Newcastle University students, including case studies and top tips, visit the Experience Newcastle blog.

Gain academic credit from volunteering, part-time work or classroom experience in schools with our Careers Modules.

The following publications include advice, case studies and employer profiles:

You can find more advice and opportunities to gain experience on our Taking time out and Volunteering pages.