Photo of WUIP 2016 8-week Administrative Interns with Mike Glover
Application to Warwick Undergraduate Internship Programme (WUIP) 2017 is now closed.
If you have applied, please refer to the programme timetable on WUIP Key Information webpage for next steps.
If you are interested in WUIP 2018, please register your interest to receive notification when the programme is launched next March. Refer to quick links on right panel.
Warwick Undergraduate Internship Programme (WUIP) 2017 is open to Warwick undergraduates who will be entering their final year of study in autumn 2017, completing their undergraduate degree in summer 2018 (or about to enter a Year Abroad, prior to completing their undergrduate segree in summer 2019).
The University is offering paid 6-week full-time summer internships within administrative and academic departments starting 3 July 2017, complete with learning & development support from Student Careers & Skills.
Interns gained the opportunity to peek “behind the curtain” at their University and gain employability skills, as reflected by Abena Mensa-Bonsu, Law School’s Widening Participation intern:
“WUIP has truly opened my eyes about what goes on “behind the scenes” as it were, in regards to how the University functions as a whole. It is genuinely both intriguing yet satisfying to know how the university operates beyond viewing it from a student's perspective.”
The WUIP experience has also contributed to Daniel McGregor’s career plan, the Student Engagement Intern with Teaching Quality:
“The nebulous ideas of a career I had at the beginning have become firmer. At first, I thought I would take a job in higher education if I must. That "if" has now been removed. I suspect this, though it only seems like a change in semantics, will be the lasting impact for me.”
Interested? Register your interest to receive notification of when the next internship programme is launched.
Here are this year's Warwick Undergraduate Internships:Placements Practice & Process Intern, Placements Practice Group (via Chemistry) International Data Intern, Office for Global Engagement/Strategic Planning and Analytics Office
Postgraduate Student Experience Projects Intern, WMS, Postgraduate Taught and CPD programmes (PGT)
Rankings Projects Intern, WBS, Executive Office: Rankings Team
Digital Resource Technologist Intern, Academic Registrar's Office, Student Careers & Skills - ITS
Widening Participation Digital Intern, Academic Registrar's Office, Widening Participation and Outreach
Sustainable Accommodation Intern, Estates
Sustainability Engagement Intern, Estates
Research Impact Intern, Research & Impact Services
Student Personalised Information Programme Intern, Strategic Programme Delivery
Timetable Improvement Intern, Space Management and Timetabling
What is Higher Education Administration?
Universities employ staff across a huge range of administrative functions from Finance, Marketing and HR to Research Support Services, Conferences and Retail. Universities operate in a highly political, global marketplace and are an important part of the local and international community, as an employer, education provider, business partner and research institution, with roles and careers reflecting this broad scope of operations.
Higher Education resources - overview
What will I be doing?
Each of the positions is project-based and provides an opportunity to do real work, contributing to the delivery of key services across the organisation. You’ll be part of a team, making an impact from day one and you’ll benefit from 1:1 mentoring and learning support. Here is Nia Hughes' account of her WUIP experience as the Environmental Sustainability (Sustainability Buildings) Intern with Estates.
Find out more about WUIP on Key Information.
In the last five years, WUIP interns helped to plan the Autumn Open Day for 8,500 people, delivered the Library’s asset management review, collated and analysed research about graduate students’ experiences across the year and designed content for a new collaborative website across two major departments. Click here to read about the experiences of previous Warwick Undergraduate Interns.
How do I get involved?
Please explore the Quick Links pages on the right for further details. Register your interest to receive notification of when the job descriptions become available.
WUIP 2017 applications will open on Saturday 8 April and close on 10am Tuesday 25 April.