Information for Students

Internships are open to current students and recent graduates of the Faculty of Science and Technology.

Register your interest in completing an internship today!

Internships information for students

Gaining Experience and Skills

Relevant work experience while you are at university is crucial to achieving a good graduate job. Internships offer you the opportunity to apply your academic knowledge in real world situations - and get paid for it!

Internships will help you develop transferable skills such as:

  • Teamwork
  • Time management
  • Leadership
  • Networking
  • Commercial awareness

Many employers use interns to test out a new role and frequently offer graduate roles to interns.

For examples of successful internships, please visit our Internships Case Studies page. 

Download our Science and Technology Internship Programme flyer

Working within your Academic Requirements

We provide full-time 2-3 month summer internship opportunities from July to September. These are normally advertised and recruited between February and June each year. Part-time internships of varying durations are available all year round.

There are no legal restrictions on the number of hours UK and European Economic Area (EEA) students aged 18 or over can work while studying. However, Lancaster University recommends no more than 10 to 15 hours a week during term time. This figure aims to balance financial need and academic workload, so it is not advisable to exceed this limit.

Restrictions for non-EEA students depend on what is stamped in your passport. Many non-EEA students can work up to 20 hours a week during term time and more during vacations. You can find useful information and a regularly updated fact sheet at the UK Council for International Student Affairs.

Pay and Conditions

Interns will receive a monthly payment from Lancaster University for their work. The hourly rate is shown on each internship advert but is always at least the National Minimum Wage.

Most internships will take place at the host organisation with the intern working from their premises for the entirety of the internship. However some research based internships can be undertaken from your own home. The majority of businesses will be located in the North West of England, but opportunities outside this area will be available.

Interns are responsible for arranging their accommodation and/or commute during the internship.

How to Apply

  • Register your interest in an internship today by adding your details to our website
  • Apply for vacancies by submitting your CV and covering letter online. We welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. We value people and their contribution irrespective of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, race, colour, religion, or ethnic origin.
  • Follow us on our Facebook page for vacancy updates

Selection Process

Each internship provides a unique opportunity to work for a company and the selection process is highly competitive. Applicants are shortlisted based on their CVs, interviewed and the most suitable candidates are selected.

Internships team

Talk to us Now

For more information on our internship programme and how to get involved, please contact the Student Employability Team: Pam Pickles and Rachael Sterrett.


Tel: +44 (0)1524 510064 or +44 (0)1524 510193