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The School of Society and Culture believes that real-world experience is central to success in today's job market. We focus on embedding experiential learning into our courses through our exciting partnerships with external organisations, offering students the opportunity to undertake internships, placements and volunteering. Real-world experience gives our graduates a competitive edge in their careers and helps create a positive impact on the local community. 
During an internship, you’ll complete a period of work experience with an organisation that offers you the chance to develop new skills and gain insights into a particular role, profession, or sector. Internships can last anywhere between a few days to a few months, providing you with invaluable experience for your CV, future job applications, and employability prospects. 

Why get involved?

  • Build a number of key employability skills
  • Put theory from your course into practice
  • Expand your professional network
  • Help your community
  • Learn in a safe environment 

Support every step of the way

Here at the University of Plymouth, we offer a range of support throughout your internship, all the way from when you apply to when you’ve finished, so you’ll always have help where you need it.  
You will benefit from support from Lee Whittock and Karen Bond, our dedicated School of Society and Culture Industry Liaison Officers as well as information, advice and guidance from the Careers Service.

Student experiences

An internship is eye-opening. I don’t have to just focus on books. I can use writing and research skills and go in a completely different direction with it.

I did something different every time I would work, it was never boring.

An internship is the best thing that I've done, and I am hoping that it is something I can do again. I could not fault the experience at all.

I consider that books, poetry, writing and reading are undervalued disciplines and that their therapeutic value is yet to be understood.

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