Taught course

Internship Graduate Certificate

University of Dundee · Centre for the Enhancement of Academic Skills, Teaching, Learning and Employability

Entry requirements

All applicants should have a minimum of an Ordinary Degree or equivalent from a recognised institution. Applicants should note that due to UK Government restrictions on the length of time international students can participate in work experience, this programme is NOT currently open to International Students Visa holders. As such, this programme is only open to international candidates who have a right to remain and work in the UK for the duration of the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is delivered by teaching staff in the Careers Service.

During the initial 4-week Preparation and Planning module, learning and teaching will be based around intensive, face-to-face, highly interactive and participatory lectures, seminars and tutorials.

During your internship, you will make full use of MyDundee, the University's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to enhance and extend your learning. Students on the Scotland pathway will return to university 4 times during the internship to continue your career management development in a collegial environment. Students on the China pathway will have regular 'virtual seminars', Skype-chats and online learning tasks to complete. Assessment is by continual assessment; there are no exams for this programme.

The programme consists of two credit-bearing modules:

Module 1: Preparation and Planning (20 credits)

This module, commencing in January, is a 4-week intensive University-based course taken prior to the internship. This module aims to enhance your self-awareness, career management skills and understanding of the world of work and thus prepare you for your internship. You will participate in highly interactive learning sessions where you will explore topics such as project management, team working, commercial awareness, networking and presentation skills.

Module 2: Internship and Development
(40 credits)

This module combines a graduate-level internship placement with further developmental learning which will help equip you with all the career planning skills you need to search for your next job or opportunity and to manage your career into the future.

Internship Placement

Prior to the beginning of the programme, students will be carefully matched to an internship opportunity which relates to their degree and/or complements their career aspirations. Internships can be suitable for graduates of any discipline and we will work with you and do our best to secure you an internship opportunity to suit your needs. Internships may be anywhere in Scotland.

During the internship you will undertake work which is beneficial to your internship host and which also helps you to develop or make full use of your skills, knowledge and experience.

In addition to the internship placement, you'll learn how to create a winning CV, how to succeed at interviews, how to make an impact at assessment centres and how to ace aptitude tests. You'll further hone your presentation and report writing skills and there will be ample time to reflect on your internship experience and learn from it and to network with fellow professionals.

Qualification and course duration


full time
6-7 months

Course contact details

Sophie Morrison
+44 (0)1382 384923