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Okay, so maybe you’d rather be doing the above, but there are good reasons to consider doing a summer internship as well:

  1. Summer internships are paid  – this could be your ticket to funding a summer holiday.
  2. A summer internship with the right company could give you experience that’s directly relevant to your degree.
  3. It looks great on your CV, particularly when you go on to apply for graduate jobs.
  4. If you are hoping to eventually do a sandwich placement/graduate role with a particular company, a summer internship could give you the edge when you apply.

Applications for Summer 2017 are already starting to close, so there’s no time to waste.

Start your search for opportunities at:

Finding placements and Internships – links to lots of specialist sites.

Gradcracker Summer Internships – for all things STEM.

LinkedIn – get your network on and see who’s recruiting and who might be worth approaching speculatively.

Rate My Placement Summer Internships – for all things generally!

Vacancy Service – check out current opportunities and update your email preferences to get alerts when new roles are advertised.

Working and volunteering outside the UK – specialist job sites and individual country profiles.

And while you’re at it:

Boost Your Job Prospects with a Summer Internship – check out our latest guest blog post from the good peeps at Inspiring Interns.