Solent University

Graduate Intern - Communications

Working in a small and friendly team, you will be aiming to improve the efficiency of communications within the Research and Innovation team. 

Finding that first big career break isn’t easy, especially if you haven’t had work experience.

Southampton Solent University has 30 micro-internships available to 2017 graduates who may be unemployed or who haven’t had relevant work experience related to their studies.

You will be working in Research and Innovation, a team which supports the development of the University’s academic staff to engage in research related activities. This is a small, friendly dealing with research staff and postgraduate research students.  The team organises professional development opportunities and training for researchers and postgraduate research students. The team supports researchers to plan projects, find funding for their projects and develop ways to create and monitor the impact of their research on the wider community. It works with other teams within the university to communicate effectively, identify and celebrate successes and organises an annual conference for staff and students.

Full details about this role can be found on the attached Job Profile below. Please ensure you read this fully before making your application.

This role is for 4 weeks starting on 8 January 2018 and finishing 2 February 2018. The salary is £1249.04 gross.

This role may be considered part-time if you are unable to apply for a full-time job. If you are intending to apply as part-time please specify your suggested hours of work within your cover message.

Please note that if you are applying part-time the salary will be adjusted accordingly.

Also note that your working hours should be within the University's usual working hours: Monday – Thursday between 8.30am-5pm and Friday between 8.30am-4.30pm.

Interviews will take place during w/c 13 November 2017.

Why should I apply for an internship?

Take a look at what a previous Solent graduate intern thought about his internship.

In January 2017 Kundai Musara, a BA (Hons) Writing, Fashion and Culture graduate, was successful in gaining an internship as a marketing and PR executive at Hampshire County Council.

“This has put what I learnt on my course into use and I’ve gained more experience from it as well. Gaining that experience will make me more sellable to employers. It’s been definitely worth it.”

I’m interested, can and how do I apply?

This opportunity is only available for 2017 Solent graduates who have not previously been involved in any other SSU Graduate Programme.

In order to be eligible to apply for this post:

  • You must have graduated with an undergraduate degree from Southampton Solent University this year (July 2017)
  • You are currently unemployed or you have a full or part-time job where you are not using your degree skills
  • Not studying towards any postgraduate qualification
  • You need to be available for work from Monday 8 January 2018 until Friday 2 February, 2018

You must be eligible to work in the UK full-time without restriction. If you were an overseas student you will need to have a visa that is valid for the duration of the role.

To apply please submit your CV and Cover message by midnight 3 November.


Please get in touch with us if you'd like us to help you find accommodation in the area for the duration of your contract; email Please note that the cost of accommodation is covered by you.

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