Work Experience, Placements and Internships

Work Experience, Placements and Internships can be invaluable in helping you to attain your career goals.

Faculty based schemes

Your faculty may offer help with finding work experience.

Industrial Placements - Lancaster University Management School.

Science and Technology Internships - Faculty of Science and Technology.

Placements for Arts and Social Sciences students - Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Clinical Psychology Placements - Faculty of Health and Medicine


This is used by Careers, the Students' Union and others within the university.

You can use TARGETconnect to search for work experience opportunities.

Or set-up a job alert to be automatically notified of new opportunities when they are posted.

Digital magazine

TC Internships‌A guide to internships published by GTI Media which includes advice on how to find opportunities and the importance of a strong application.

It also contains links and information on opportunities offered by some of the top graduate employers.

Other sources of information

Explore these options covering work experience, placements, internships, and work shadowing:

TARGETjobs – internships, work experience, and placements.

Prospects Work Experience – a range of opportunities.

Step – paid student work placements and graduate internships.

Graduate Talent Pool – connecting graduates to businesses through internships.

Inside Careers – official career information and the latest graduate vacancies.

Employment4students‎ – internships and work experience.

RateMyPlacement - placements, internships and insights opportunities

NB - not all placement and internships are advertised.

A speculative approach to an employer, supported by a good quality CV and letter of introduction is also worth considering.

Ask Careers if you want help or feedback on any applications you wish to make.

Employment law

The subject of unpaid internships and work experience is one that you should be aware of.

Most employers recognise and reward the work that is carried out within a work placement or internship.

The legal position within the UK is outlined on this government site.

If you have any queries or need advise, please Ask Careers or visit careers staff in the Base.