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Student Internship Programme

Do you have a project which you just never have the time or the manpower to do?

Then this could be of interest to you!

The York St John University Student Internship Programme has been set up to allow students to gain paid work experience with employers during their degree.  The scheme is project based therefore allowing the remuneration to be on a training allowance basis, thus eliminating the tax and NI costs.

The details of the Scheme are as follows:

  • Companies who wish to take a student to undertake a project based role will work in conjunction with Careers and Employability at York St John University to produce details of the project with clear objectives and expected outcomes.
  • The cost of the intern will depend on the timescales of the project.  The intern is paid £6.30 per hour and would usually work a 37 hour week (£233.10 per week) outside of term time and a maximum of 16 hours per week during term time.  The cost would then depend on the number of weeks the project would take.
  • We are happy to consider projects undertaken on a part-time basis out of term-time also.
  • Once the project details and person specification have been agreed we will advertise the internship to our students.
  • Applications will usually be in the form of a CV and covering letter unless agreed otherwise.
  • All applications will be sent to ourselves and we will shortlist to an agreed number.  These will then be forwarded to the employer to make the final decision for interviewing. 
  • Once a suitable candidate is chosen they will meet with our Internship Co-ordinator to complete the relevant paperwork.
  • A contract letter will be sent to both the student and the employer for signature before the commencement of the project.
  • The student will be paid a training allowance via the university on a fortnightly basis.  A weekly timesheet is to be submitted by the employer on a weekly basis.
  • The employer will be invoice for the full amount of the internship on commencement of the project.
  • The intern will be issued with a set of Learning Outcomes and a Learning Log to comply with the training agreement.
  • A visit will be made during the internship and on completion of the internship.

If you are interested in taking a student on an internship basis or would like more information please contact Suzanne Dickinson on 01904 876519 or E: s.dickinson@yorksj.ac.uk