King’s Internships 2020 – what are the Advance and Springboard programmes?

King’s Internships is a team full of passionate people, helping students to be equipped for work experiences during university and beyond. In this blog, the team tells us all about the exciting new programmes that are designed to increase access to work experiences… help all students build success!

a simplistic staircase rising upWherever you are in your career journey, King’s Careers & Employability is here to help you succeed. However, some students from certain backgrounds or with certain characteristics might face additional barriers to finding work, through no fault of their own. We’ll talk you through King’s Internships’ exciting programmes and exclusive opportunities which are designed to address this.

These programmes are part of King’s Internships’ new portfolio, helping students across King’s be empowered to succeed and get support towards finding work experience. Read more on our KEATS pages. 


Advance internships

This is our programme which is specifically for undergraduate students with disabilities. Advance internships are up to 4 weeks long and take place in the Easter vacation, giving you time to get some experience before you sit your exams.


Springboard internships

Springboard internships take place during Summer, and last between 4 and 10 weeks. Students from a whole range of backgrounds that are underrepresented at King’s are eligible – find out if you are on our KEATS pages here.


Why get involved?

By registering for one (or both!) of these programmes, you can get access to exclusive internships with a whole range of employers. The employers we work with are all interested in you, whether you’ve already had work experience or not. Don’t believe us? Take a look at what our partner employers say about King’s students.

But it isn’t only work experience on offer – by taking part in these programmes, you’ll be able to complete our e-learning course, and better identify your interests and goals!


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How to get involved?

The best thing about Springboard and Advance is that you don’t have to wait until Spring or Summer to get involved – the programme starts now!

Springboard and Advance have three stages to help you along your internship journey.

  1. Identifying your strengths
  2. Meeting employers
  3. Applying


If you are interested in either or both of these programmes, go to explore our KEATS pages for more information and registration. In addition to this, we’ve developed a Pathway to go alongside it and to keep you on track – just head to the Pathways section of King’s CareerConnect to get started.


Other internship schemes

There are loads of other opportunities you can get involved in – check out our Insights and our Accredited Internships Programme. We’ve also got loads of advice on finding and applying for external internships.


Make sure you sign up for our King’s Internships newsletter via your profile section in King’s CareerConnect to keep up to date with opportunities!