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Find experience that will help you define your personal career path

Having some experience of work before you leave university has many benefits. Not only can it help you gain genuine examples and evidence to support future applications and interviews, it can also help you make important decisions about what career you want to pursue. Getting experience helps you hone in on exactly what it is you want from your career, and gives you skills and evidence to help you get there.

Anything that allows you to develop professional skills can be a form of work experience, so there are many different possibilities to suit different needs. Whatever your career goals, there are some key ways to ensure you make the most of your experience and get as much out of it as you can.

Work experience programmes for Warwick students

There are a number of formal programmes, support and funding opportunities available to students at Warwick. Some of these are available all year round whereas others have specific application dates, so be sure to check the details at the links provided.

Teamwork Programme

A virtual international internship experience, part-time for 4-weeks, open to all students and degree disciplines. Recognised as a valuable experience by organisations and recruiters in the UK, and beyond.

Warwick Internship Programme

WIP: your career in progress. A funded programme exclusively for undergraduate students. Paid 6-week flexible internships with SMEs, charities & university departments.

Think Pacific virtual internships

2-4 week online internships to support community projects in Fiji. 10 fully-funded scholarships available to Warwick students.

Warwick Advance Programme

Open to UK/Home students with a widening participation background, will help you apply for a paid spring or summer internship with a graduate employer, in the UK or overseas.

Work experience bursary

£50 per day, up to £500, available to students who have secured unpaid work experience. Funded by the generous donations of Warwick alumni to help you maximise your career prospects.

Erasmus+ internships

Erasmus+ funding that you can receive when undertaking a 2-12 month, international work placement in Europe within 1 year of graduation.

Moodle courses

Further resources

More ways to find opportunities

Warwick Volunteers

With a wide variety of opportunities available each year and the chance to set up your own projects, join Warwick Volunteers and help support your local community.

Short Term Mobility

Short international study, work or volunteering opportunities that do not add time on to the length of your degree.


The Undergraduate Research Support Scheme enables undergraduate students to carry out a summer research project.

Internship Experience UK

Virtual Internships from Bright Network.