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What are Micro Internships?

Find out more about our Micro Internships programme, and how taking part will help you on your career journey.

What are micro-internships?

The Micro Internship programme is a work-based, skills development programme offering you the opportunity to get a short internship with a UK/International business, charity or social enterprise. Micro-internships can be online or face-to-face, depending on the employer.

Programme Outline 

Over a period of five weeks, you will have the opportunity to work for an employer on a flexible, part-time basis for 40 hours. As part of the programme, you will attend two career training sessions delivered by a Queen Mary careers consultant, one at the beginning and one at the end of your micro-internship. Training sessions are compulsory and focus on professional etiquette, how to make the most out of your internship and how to identify what skills you have developed in the process. You will also have support from a supervisor from the Queen Mary internships team throughout the programme.

Each micro-internship is unique, but you can expect to experience what it is like working in a professional environment and learn how to apply certain academic skills such as research, analytical and communication skills to a real-life scenario. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain work experience and add it to your CV whilst studying.

Past students say:

“I have increased my time management, responsibility and data analysis. I feel most proud of my time management skills.”

“It was very useful and will be good for my chances at a future job in my dream career.”

“It's been an amazing experience. I felt anxious after I was unable to get a traditional finance internship - however I now feel better equipped as I look to apply to grad schemes!”

Application Information

Applications are now closed. Our summer round of Micro Internships will open soon.

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Deadline 6th June

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