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Opportunities for undergraduates

Paid Internships

Gain work experience in public and community engagement by doing a paid internship for six weeks over the summer. You'll be hosted by an organisation in the West Midlands and funded by Warwick Institute of Engagement. Hosts will include arts and culture organisations (such as theatres, museums and galleries) and other charities and organisations working with and empowering their local communities. You will be paid the real Living Wage during the internship.

Find out more and register for updates here.

Warwick Awards for Public and Community Engagement

These awards seek to recognise the vital contributions Warwick students and staff make in engaging the public. There are categories for individuals and teams and you can nominate yourself or someone else.

Second stage Nominations open 13th March! Keep an eye out for the next call for stage 1 nominations in early 2024.

IATL Public Engagement Module

This interdisciplinary module offered by the Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL) is available at 12 and 15 CATS to undergraduates from across the University of Warwick who are in their second or third years of study.

You'll gain a theoretical and practical introduction to engagement and come away with a strong knowledge of complex challenges involved, and the rewards it can bring to you, universities and society.

Warwick Award

Earn points towards the Warwick Award by developing your skills and participating in a public engagement event.

Attend an event

Attend one of our Resonate events on or off campus as an audience member.

Help with an event

We have a rolling programme of events you can get involved with, from planning your own project or activity to being a helper on the day. The best way to combine training with practice is through our Warwick Award opportunities. If you'd like to explore other options, have a look at our events programme or get in touch with Helen at wie at warwick dot ac dot uk.

Paid opportunities

Sometimes there are paid opportunities to work on public engagement for WIE. These can be found through Warwick Welcome Service or Unitemps. Academic departments might also offer paid opportunities from time to time; ask your department how you can find out about those.

Apply to be a Fellow of WIE

  • An excellent addition to your CV
  • The chance to contribute strategically to Warwick’s vision for engagement
  • A great networking opportunity to meet colleagues from around the university from a variety of backgrounds

The most recent application window closed on 8th January; check here or sign up to our newsletter to find out when the next window opens.

Training and online resources

We regularly run live training and bring in external experts to support you to build your skills. In your own time, explore guides, templates, videos and more to help you develop your engagement practice.

Engagement and your career

Explore how public engagement can help you develop skills that employers are looking for.

Postgraduate study

If you are thinking about continuing on to postgraduate study at Warwick, check out these opportunities:

MASc in Community, Engagement and Belonging

Postgraduate module in public engagement

WIE Collaboration and Co-Production Fund

Awards of up to £3,000 are available to staff and students to support activities that focus on building new, or strengthening existing, relationships, with local, regional, and national community partners, groups or organisations.

Apply to do a summer public engagement project with URSS

The Undergraduate Research Support Scheme (URSS) enables undergraduate students to carry out a summer research or public engagement project. It's a great opportunity to lead your own project, develop valuable transferable skills, try out real life research, enhance your CV and career prospects, and build your confidence. You can either do a public engagement project or do some public engagement at the end of your research project. Find out more.

The application deadline for summer 2023 projects was 12 February 2023.