All current LEC students and recent graduates can apply for relevant paid work experience through the Faculty of Science and Technology Internship Programme.

Work around your studies

The Internships programme provides full-time paid summer internship opportunities for Science and Technology students. The posts are advertised and recruited from April to May, and posts run from July to September. Part-time internships are available all year round at varying lengths to fit around your studies. You can receive up to £1,000 per month for full-time work. Part-time work is paid pro-rata.

Location and travel

Internships usually take place with a host organisation and you'll work from their premises for the entirety of the internship. The majority of businesses will be located in the North West of England, but opportunities outside this area are sometimes available.

Gain experience and skills

An internship will give you relevant work experience, whilst you are at university. This can be crucial to launching a successful career in Environmental and Biological Sciences. An internship will help you develop transferable skills such as:

  • Team working
  • Time management
  • Leadership
  • Networking
  • Commercial awareness


  • Choose from a wide spectrum of science and technology roles
  • Test potential career options
  • Gain further employment - many employers use internships to test a new role and frequently offer graduate roles to interns