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Brunel Summer Internship Programme

Brunel Summer Internship Programme (BSIP)

The Brunel Summer Internship Programme offers eligible students the opportunity to gain eight weeks relevant paid work experience over their first summer break. This is open to all eligible first year undergraduates, from any course.

Registration for BSIP 2020/21 is now open, click here to register.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the programme please contact BSIP@Brunel.ac.uk or a member of the BSIP team.

Please note that all internships must be completed in the UK. Internships abroad are not supported by this programme.

What is BSIP

The Brunel Summer Internship Programme is an employability focused project that offers a number of paid internships for 8 weeks during the summer of 2021 for eligible first year undergraduate students (please note that this does not include students in their foundation year). The programme is funded by Brunel University London through their commitment to the Office for Students. 



As a student on the programme, you will be given advice and guidance in a variety of employment related matters, this includes; how to write a CV and cover letter, interview preparation skills and business etiquette workshops. You will then be able to apply to internship that we advertise all based within the UK. Once Placed the university will pay you a tax free bursary of up to £3010 to undertake 280 hours of work.



Why do an Internship?

  • Build your skills, knowledge and personal attributes
  • Increase your self confidence
  • Build your knowledge of graduate recruitment 
  • Find out about a particular industry
  • Make valuable contacts
  • Have excellent experience to add to your CV and your HEAR report
  • A chance for a potential future employer to get to know you 

BSIP Thank You Event 2018 

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To be eligible you can be studying any course but must be a Home/EU (UK) first year student (Not including those in their foundation year).

In addition you need to be able to select at least ONE of the following criteria:

  • Are registered with DDS and have either a disability, dyslexia , long-term health issue or mental condition
  • Are of black/ black (other) ethnicity 
  • Come from a low-income household (under £25K)
  • Are a care leaver 
  • Are a young carer 
  • Are estranged 
  • Are a refugee
  • To be in an area ranked quintile 1 in the government's Index of Multiple Deprivation, to check if your postcode meets this criteria then please search here: http://imd-by-postcode.opendatacommunities.org/imd/2019 The Index of Multiple Deprivation is the official measure of relative deprivation for small areas (or neighbourhoods) in England.  The Index of Multiple Deprivation ranks every small area in England from 1 (most deprived area) to 32,844 (least deprived area)” The government ranks postcodes by deciles, with 1 being the most deprived and 10 being the least deprived. This has been converted to quintiles for use in Higher Education where 1 is the most deprived and 5 the least. IMD will differ depending on country of residence, covering students in England, Wales and Scotland.

Registration for BSIP 2020/21 is now open, click here to register.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the programme please contact BSIP@Brunel.ac.uk or a member of the BSIP team.