C3 - Getting the most from internships

Day 2 at 11:00 - Vitae developed three new guides on internships written for the three main stakeholders; institutions; researchers and the host employer. The workshop enabled participants to learn more about the guidance and to discuss their own experiences in developing internships, whether that be as part of a policy directive, i.e. BBSRC DTP scheme, or as a means to explore other careers. Strand - All Researchers (practice).
Day Day 2
Session C
Start time 11.00
Strand All Researchers (practice)
Code C3
Presenters Ms Madeline Paterson - Career Coach and Consultant, Symmetry Coaching


Topics covered:

  • reviewed the new guides as a tool for those considering internships and as a reference to those already engaged
  • started an action plan of steps needed to put an internship scheme in place at their own institutions
  • discussed how to increase employer engagement by reaching out to local communities and SMEs - using social networks, digital media and existing business networks.

Workshop outcomes:


  • gained knowledge of the new internship guides' content, purpose and context
  • had an opportunity to develop recommendations and actions for their own institutions
  • learned about experiences and recommendations in engaging employers with internships/placements.


Information, interaction and discussion.