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What is an Internship?

Internships are paid work experience opportunities lasting between four and six weeks. An intern undertakes normal work activities within the business and they would typically focus on a specific project. The project the intern focuses on is usually something that will support the wider business. At the end of the internship, you commit to providing a written internship reference which may support the student’s future applications for employment and higher education. You may even want to employ them yourselves!

What is the process for an internship?

The recruitment of an intern is similar to usual recruitment in that it follows a competitive format. The process may involve formal interviews or a written application and we ensure that the right students are put forward for any recruitment process.

HSDC fully supports the internship process therefore ensuring it is a positive experience for both the student and the employer. HSDC will work with you to ensure that there is a real business impact from this supportive experience.

If you think you can support internships or any other work experience programmes, please speak to the Employer Engagement Team on 023 9279 4661 or email

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