By completing an internship or work experience you will gain valuable industry experience and get an insight on what your future career could look like.
Ask your lecturers or course coordinators if they know about any work experience opportunities. Or speak with the careers service staff at your university or education institution. You can also search for internships on these job search sites:
There are many opportunities out there for unpaid internships. However, some of these are illegal. For an unpaid student placement to be lawful, it must be a requirement of your course of study and give credit either as a compulsory subject or an elective.
Unpaid work experience, job placements or internships that aren’t a requirement of your study could be illegal. Find out more about work experience and internships.