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Build your future career with a Grad Soc internship.

Join 1300+ students getting a foot in the door of their graduate careers.

Graduating is bloody hard work.

As a student or graduate, getting work experience could be the key to landing that dream job, yet big employers seem hell bent on adding endless barriers to entry. Whether it’s long winded application processes asking for the same info over and over, impossible psychometric tests, the unrealistic expectations of 5+ years experience a masters in neuroscience and the ability to stand on your hand, or simply the lack of feedback provided with a rejection. I think we can all agree the process is less than inclusive.

So we decided to fix it.

Our 2, 6, 9 and 12 week internships are designed to be fully flexible around university, work or other commitments and can be completed part time, online and remotely. Gaining the experience you need for your CV just got a whole lot easier in the following areas:

Social Media Marketing, Growth Hacking, Content Creation, Business Development, Sales Research, Analytics, Beta Testing, Customer Service, PR, User Feedback, Branding, Email Marketing, User Acquisition & Retention and Fundraising.

Who are the internships for?

If you’ve landed on this page chances are you’re a student or recent graduate who’s panicking about lack of real world experience, looking at career options outside of your study field, or looking to develop new skills.

Probs not for you.

  • You already have a full-time job
  • You’re too busy chillin’
  • You can’t commit to 5 hours / week
  • You don’t want to improve your skillset

100% for you.

  • You’re a current student or graduate
  • You’re an international student
  • You’re looking to gain experience
  • You want to develop new skills
  • You’re interested in Marketing, Business, Operations, Startups, or Data Science
  • You have a great attitude to learning

How Do I Get Started?

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Choose your internship

Below are our next available opportunities. Interested in more than one? Just check the relevant boxes when booking your interview.

Book an interview

No barriers here. Easy to schedule and just 15 minutes long, we’ll ask who you are, what you’re about and why you think you’d be a good fit.

1st Session!

If successful, we’ll let you know by email and start onboarding you right away. If not, we’ll always provide detailed feedback.

What are you waiting for? Get started by choosing your internship below.

Gain 2, 6, 9 or 12 weeks of experience while you study.

Our internships are designed to teach students from any background the fundamentals of succeeding in their chosen field, using a tried and tested format of learn – build – iterate – analyse. We have a 100% success rate.

Business & Marketing with Work-Readiness Training (remote)

 6 weeks

  • Exclusively for Grad Soc members
  • 3-4 hours per week
  • Gain real marketing experience through running a 2 week marketing campaign to an audience of 25k+
  • 8+ live sessions
  • 18 recorded workshops
  • Remote
  • Unpaid (this is a hybrid training programme with tasks designed for your benefit and outcomes)
  • Access to unlimited 1-1 employability coaching
  • 5+ independent task outcomes for your portfolio including data from campaign results
  • A LinkedIn recommendation
  • A certificate of completion

Introduction to Business & Marketing (virtual)

 2 weeks

  • Anyone can apply
  • 2-3 hours per week
  • Complete in your own time
  • 2 live sessions
  • 8 recorded workshops
  • Fully remote
  • Unpaid (this is virtual internship)
  • Outcomes for your portfolio
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fast-track into any another internship of your choice

Introducing: The Dual Internship.

Our first of its kind dual internship offers students the chance to gain real experience both with The Grad Soc and one of our industry partners, in a flexible part-time, remote and paid experience.

With 4 weeks of work-readiness coaching, followed by 8 weeks of blended placement work and CPD accredited training, this opportunity invites students from all backgrounds to take part in an experience that will shape your professional career and fast-track your route into a graduate role.

Dual internship with industry placement + work training (remote)

(12 weeks)

 

  • Exclusively for Grad Soc members
  • 5-6 hours per week
  • Remote
  • Paid @ £10/h
  • Access to unlimited 1-1 employability coaching & 24/h support
  • You will help plan, pitch, develop and deliver a 360 degree cross-channel marketing campaign
  • Content Creation & Management
  • Engagement Data Analysis
  • Optional ad hoc tasks & responsibilites
  • 33+ recorded workshops and weekly optional live drop in support sessions
  • A LinkedIn recommendation
  • A certificate of completion
  • A series of high quality outcomes for your personal portfolio
  • Fast-track hiring opportunities with our partners

*did you know that we guarantee all of our members a place on at least one of our internships or we give you your money back, no questions asked?

Sign up and enrol today »

Enterprise / Startup

(9 weeks)

 

  • Anyone can apply
  • Part-time & flexible
  • End to end depth of knowledge and insight into starting a business
  • 20+ live & recorded sessions
  • 3-4 hours per week
  • Fully remote
  • You will have a full and detailed business plan by the end
  • You will have a clear and step by step strategy for launching or growing your startup
Developed for startup founders or entrepreneurs looking for a place to start, this programme offers a step-by-step blueprint for planning, researching, funding, launching and growing your own business. Sponsored by Innovate Leeds & Leeds City Council, we’re offering a limited number of free places to students, entrepreneurs and early founders based in Leeds.

Want experience in different areas?

We’re always working with new companies to add more opportunities, so why not get notified when we’ve got some that match what you’re looking for.

(We won’t spam you, or send you anything else – unless you want us to).

Frequently Asked Questions

How can an internship benefit me?

Internships can give you a taste of the working world, without the pressure of a full time job role. They are designed to teach and train you, helping you develop new skills and give you a stepping stone to the next stage of your career. Your internship can be added to your LinkedIn profile, put on your CV or resume and talked about in interviews as proof of the superstar you are.

When should I apply for an internship?

Apply for our internships as soon as possible to secure your place in our next group. You can apply for an internship no matter what year of university you’re in, and both before and after you graduate – these are for everyone!

Where can I put this internship on my CV, resume or LinkedIn?

This internship will count as experience on your CV, resume, LinkedIn, cover letter etc. The results you gain and outcomes you produce will be yours to show off as much as you like!

What's included in the membership?

All of our members get priority access to all of our internships, and are free to join as many as they like. You also get unlimited access to 1-1 employability support from the Grad Soc team. This includes CVs, cover letters, interviews, psychometric tests, LinkedIn, job applications and more.

When does the next internship start?

We start new internship groups on the first Monday of each month.

How does the internship work?

After going through our short and easy application process, you’ll be onboarded into our team and be invited to join our company Slack channel. We’ll add you into a groupchat with the other interns for the month and deliver recorded workshops, independent tasks and networking chats within the group, letting you get to know our team and the other interns.

How can I make the most of my internship?

Make the most of your internship experience by engaging with our team, asking for help when you need it and putting your all into the given tasks – anything you create is yours to show off, so make it good! Our internships will also help you develop your networking, time management and problem solving skills – something that every job asks for.

Still have questions?

Get notified when we've got an internship for you.

Internships interested in (can choose multiple)

Woohoo! Whenever we've got a new internship we think you might like, we'll get in touch for a chat.

Sign up to an internship today.

Which Internships would you like to join?

Woohoo! Whenever we've got a new internship we think you might like, we'll get in touch for a chat.

Join the waitlist for our 12 week dual internship today.

What kind of experience are you hoping to gain?

Woohoo! Whenever we've got a new internship we think you might like, we'll get in touch for a chat.

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