We run a successful internship scheme across all of the cities we work in. It is designed to give you experience within the charity sector and is suitable for any students or recent graduates who are interested in education, social justice or working with young people. All of our interns gain an excellent understanding of the life of our charity.
We are currently accepting applications for Youth Engagement internships in LEEDS. Please see below for details.
Interns choose to volunteer with us for a variety of reasons and we are committed to helping you make the most out of your time with us. We understand that it can be difficult to find a job without experience; our internships do not require any experience and will help prepare you for your career. We will provide you with thorough training and assign you to one of our centres where you will receive structured support with your development.
As an intern, you will gain a wide variety of skills and experiences that are relevant to working in education and with young people. Interns usually volunteer with us for 2-3 days a week for a period of 2-3 months, but our internships are designed to be as flexible as possible.
Internships are voluntary roles with reasonable travel expenses reimbursed. We usually have four intakes throughout the year for London and a variety of our regional centres. These generally take place in February, April, June and September. Vacancies will always be advertised on this site. Applications are not usually accepted outside of these intakes.
For more information, please read the Information Pack below.
This should be returned no later than 5:00pm on Monday 30th January.
We do not accept CVs. Please be aware that this is a voluntary position.
Please direct all enquires to the Internships Manager (Ellie Newbery, internships@
Head Office internships
As well as internships at our learning centres, we also run an internship scheme at our Head Office. To find out more, click here.
Hear from our Interns
"I am really enjoying my internship at Bristol East because I was hugely welcomed the day I arrived and I felt like a member of the team straight away. I have been actively involved in all parts of the IU programmes so far, which is brilliant as I feel I'm helping to make a difference already. I have most enjoyed getting to know the IU staff and all the students involved, as they are all so friendly and positive. My future goal is to become a permanent member of the IU team, so this internship is enabling me to gain the exact training and experience I was hoping for."
- Amelia Willis, Youth Development Intern at IntoUniversity Bristol East, 2015
"The team at the centre have been extremely welcoming and supportive, and have been very efficient at ensuring my needs are met, with regards to my personal and professional development. I have enjoyed how dynamic IntoUniversity is, how every day is different and how thorough they work to provide a stimulating and educational experience for the children."
- Stephanie Edwards, Youth Development Intern at IntoUniversity Haringey, 2015
"This is a great opportunity for those who have just finished university and like to work with young people, or those who want to change their career into something more meaningful and of course for those who love children and are able to see their potential and want to accompany them through their journey. Being an intern allows you to participate with different programmes and I recommend you get involved as much as you can. Enjoy every moment because the time will fly by."
- Giada Liu, Youth Development Intern at IntoUniversity North Kensington, 2015