20 February 2017
Internship opportunities at growth-hungry enterprises are sought for students studying a range of technical subjects at Lancaster University.

Opportunities during the summer months between July and September are particularly welcome, though part-time positions throughout the year are also desired.

Talented students are available with backgrounds in chemistry, computing and communications, cyber-security, engineering, environmental science, maths and statistics, physics, and psychology.

Academic and enterprise experts at the university work with host organisations to ensure the projects meet specific organisational needs.

Lancaster’s Science and Technology Business Partnerships and Enterprise team have a strong record of arranging mutually-beneficial partnerships between organisations and students through projects and placements, arranging over 500 a year. In a recent survey, 100 per cent of participating organisations in the Science and Technology Internships Programme stated they would recommend the programme to other employers, and 48 per cent of interns gained further employment with their intern hosts. It is considered a great way to trial new staff.

Previous internships have led to tangible benefits for the host.

Chemistry student Callum Wallace did a two-month internship at Thornton Cleveleys-based Victrex where he worked in their labs examining the thermal and mechanical properties of polymers.

Adam Chaplin of Victrex said: “Callum was very helpful and we couldn’t have completed this research as quickly without his help and the Lancaster University Science and Technology Internship Programme.”

Pam Pickles, Student Employability Manager at Lancaster University’s Faculty of Science and Technology, said: “We have a strong track-record of delivering solutions for external partners as well as helping to ensure our talented students gain quality additional experience and skills that will be invaluable for when they complete their studies and begin their careers.”

Internships are available all year round and are flexible in duration. Many organisations use internships during the summer months when students can more readily commit their time. Registering interest now ensures the best chance of matching internship to organisational needs.