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The Sci-Tech Futures Opportunities Portal

Information for students

Opportunities listed on this portal are open to current students and recent graduates from the Faculty of Science and Technology at Lancaster University. Getting some good and relevant work experience at university will help you stand out when applying for graduate jobs.

They will help you develop transferable skills such as:

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

Case studies of successful internships are available on our website.


We provide full time 2-3 month summer internship opportunities from July to September. These are normally advertised and recruited between February and May each year.

Part-time internships are available all year round at varying durations to fit around your academic requirements.

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. UKCISA: UK Council for International Student Affairs - Working in the UK during your studies has useful information and a regularly updated factsheet.

How to apply

  1. Register your interest in an opportunity today by adding your details to our website
  2. Follow us on Facebook and check our email newsletter for vacancy updates
  3. 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.

Selection Process

Each opportunity provides a unique chance to work for a company and the selection process is highly competitive. Applicants will be shortlisted based on their CV and Cover Letter’s, interviewed by the organisation and the most suitable candidate will then be selected.