Photo of WUIP 2016 8-week Administrative Interns with Mike Glover
Warwick Undergraduate Internship Programme (WUIP) 2017 is now open for registration of interest to Warwick undergraduates who will be entering their final year of study in autumn 2017, completing their undergraduate degree in summer 2018.
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? Attend an information session (details below) to find out more about WUIP, and register your interest to receive notification of when the internship job descriptions become available.
WUIP information sessions will be running on the following dates. Booking is necessary (except for Drop-in on 7 March) as sessions without any take-up will be cancelled. Please click on the relevant session timing to access booking form – you will need to sign in with your myAdvantage login.
- Tuesday 7 March 14:45 to 16:15 Drop in at Rootes Learning Grid (no booking required)
- Thursday 9 March 13:00 to 14:00 S0.18 (Social Science)
- Monday, 13 March 13:00 to 14:00 OC1.04 (Oculus)
- Wednesday 15 March 14:00 to 15:00 S0.20 (Social Science)
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.