Information for businesses and organisations

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UC students are able to put their research and critical decision-making skills to the test on real-world problems with PACE internship courses which are run by the College of Arts.

About the College of Arts

Our goal is to work jointly with businesses and community organisations to provide productive and strategic outcomes on real world projects. Students can bring a fresh perspective, new skills and innovative approaches to your workplace or organisation.

The College of Arts at UC offers education in a diverse selection of disciplines and subjects, and promotes the development of a comprehensive range of skills and expertise.

Benefit from our interns' expertise

PACE interns can offer expertise in a wide range of areas

  • Research and Analysis
  • Media, Communications and Social Media
  • Writing and Research
  • Social and Political Research
  • Community and Social Engagement Projects
  • Archival and Historical Documentation
  • Digital Humanities

How internships work

Students accepted into PACE internship programmes work for a local business or organisation for 75 or 150 hours in a custom-specified project. The hours are completed within a mutually agreed timeframe. A typical placement might start at the beginning of Semester 1 (February) or Semester 2 (July) with a student often working for one or two days per week over a 12 week semester period. Each internship has measurable milestones and agreed-upon end products. PACE courses also include an academic component, with interns working under the supervision of a specialist from the university. Each internship is fully managed by the College of Arts PACE team.

How you can benefit

Interns can provide support for your organisation’s current projects, expedite wish-list projects, or do research to support future projects.  We work with businesses, community and voluntary organisations, local and central government, NGOs and cultural and sporting organisations.

What you can offer

Interns gain valuable work experience and, through a fully supported academic programme, are able to offer businesses and other organisations targeted and tangible benefits. We can work with your business to develop individual internships and we can facilitate larger group internships for social and community engagement projects.

The College of Arts is also able to arrange other forms of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and work experience projects at all levels of expertise.

Could an internship work for your organisation?

The Partnerships Manager can offer further advice and information