Hire an intern
The Open University is your local university. We have a wide and diverse community of students and recent graduates across the UK who can demonstrate an abundance of experience and skills.
We are keen to offer our students and graduates a broad range of internship opportunities, both work-based and virtual and full-time or part-time. This means that you can be flexible with your commitments and find an intern to fit your requirements.
Rebecca Fielding of Gradconsult's short video series provides key advice for employers and the process involved when looking to hire an intern.
Mark Pragnell of Pragmatix Advisory Ltd shares his experience of hiring OU interns and how they helped him launch his start-up in the wake of coronavirus.
Mairi McLaughlin of sportscotland explains how two OU interns helped develop a new digital platform by bringing new skills to her organisation.
Ling Li of Techarge Ltd talks about how he hired two OU interns and used the opportunity as a 'long-term interview', hiring both interns in full time roles.
If you're a charity or an SME there may be funding available to support an internship. Get in touch with our team to find out more:
Virtual internships are a new approach to providing flexible part-time work experience opportunities. A virtual internship is a work placement that is undertaken remotely, where the intern could be based at home. You’ll have access to a wider talent pool as not restricted to local catchment.
Find out how we can help you offer virtual internships, get involved with our Disabled Veterans Scheme.