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The University of Sussex is pleased to offer the opportunity for organisations to benefit from financial support to employ a Sussex student. Now in its second year, the University of Sussex First-Generation Scholars’ Summer Internship Programme is designed to offer relevant and meaningful work experience to students, and additional support with projects or tasks to employers.

First-Generation Scholars are current undergraduate students at the University of Sussex who are either the first in their family to go to university, or have a family income of less than £42,620 per annum.hr

The University invites you to express interest in receiving £3100 funding to offer a First-Generation Scholar a 10 week internship opportunity (organisations based in London attract £3600). Internships should commence during June 2015 and last for 10 weeks. Please note:

  • Applicants will be second year undergraduates, returning to the University of Sussex in September 2015.
  • We ask you to conduct your usual recruitment process; the University will not be matching candidates to your opportunity.
  • Internship providers should pay interns a minimum of £7.85 per hour (the UK Living Wage, organisations based in London are encouraged to top this up to £9.15 per hour).
  • Interns will be expected to work 37.5 hours per week for 10 weeks.

They are also interested in hearing from individuals who are able to offer 2 days’ work shadowing to First-Generation Scholars who are in their first year of study.

Your support for First-Generation Scholars will provide them with access to the social networks, contacts and experiences which allow them to explore future careers.

If you would like to express your interest in the either the fully funded Internship scheme or work shadowing programme please visit www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/aboutus/employers/findoutmore