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Liverpool John Moores University’s Discovery Internship Programme is now open to apply For Cohort 2a!

LJMU’s Discovery Internships programme has launched its next cohort of internships which will be fully funded 105 hour work experience with employers who can offer a supportive and structured environment that allows students to grow in confidence and enhance their skills.

1 of the 105 hours includes the student attending a 30 minute appointment with an LJMU Careers and Employability Advisor at the beginning and end of the internship.

The internship programme provides an opportunity that allows LJMU undergraduates, levels 5 and 6 students, to gain valuable work experience that enables the student to discover their unique skills and talents, whilst employers discover the value of engaging an intern in their company.

For cohort 2a, the LJMU Employer Engagement Team and Unitemps is seeking hosts to support skill enhancement and development.

LJMU pays the full cost of wages and also provides full support with advertising the opportunity, candidate selection, processing timesheets and payments to students via our Unitemps branch.

The project form is now open for an anticipated start date in February 2024. If you want to get involved, please ensure you complete all company appraisal questions at the beginning of the project form and meet the eligibility criteria below.  Please be aware that spaces are capped at 40 for this cohort so early application is recommended to avoid disappointment. Only one project per organisation will be considered.

The project form can be found by here. Please complete and submit the project form by midday on Monday 13th November 2023.

Project eligibility criteria:
– Will add value to the organisation and skills development of the student
– Hours not used to cover the role of another employee
– Hours not used to take away the role of another employee

Organisation eligibility criteria (negotiable based on project):
– Ideally 250 employees or less
– Not owned by LJMU staff
– Ideally based in the Liverpool City Region

Businesses and organisations that have participated in our internships programme before are welcome to reapply although we are especially keen to support partners who are yet to benefit.

Please note – we are currently unable to support internships that require a DBS check. Please do not continue with the expression of interest form if a DBS would be required.
Prior to completing this form, if you have any questions or queries please email