Internships are a great way to test the skills you learn over the course of your studies in a professional working environment. As well as showing that you have initiative, enthusiasm and a good work ethic to any potential employers in the future, internships are a great way to explore your career options and gain an insight into working in a particular role or company.
Placements provide similar benefits to internships but last up to a year and are often a part of a sandwich course at University.
As well as visiting the websites highlighted below, your university careers service should be able to provide you with more details of companies, Learned Societies and other organisations which offer internships and placements. For industrial placements you can also try contacting companies’ human resources or outreach departments directly. In the molecular bioscience sector, internship positions are open mainly to undergraduates and higher education graduates, but you can also find some for further education graduates.