Internships

A 6 week summer internship for Guernsey students keen to work in the Digital and Creative sectors.

Applications for 2019 are closed

Taking place over 6 weeks during the summer, the Discover Digital Summer Internship Program offers summer employment to post-16 students who are passionate about digital and want to work with some of the island’s leading employers on their digital projects. 

Who is it aimed at?

The Discover Digital Summer Internship is open to all post-16 students, currently in full time education, who have shown a passion for and experience in digital (this could be gaming, video, programming, website building, robotics, social media, digital arts, etc) and a desire to work on digital projects with some of the island’s leading companies. 

What’s in it for the candidate? 

Students will be employed by local companies who require digital skills to work on a range of projects. This internship will give them a real taste of where these skills can take them. Whether the business is focused on wellness, insurance, marketing or consulting, digital is the common thread for skills sought by many of today’s top employers. After the internship, candidates will have experienced working on real challenges while learning about the role digital plays in these company on a day to day basis. 

Which businesses are involved?

What is involved? 

Lasting six weeks over the summer, the programme has two pathways. The first is a 2 weekly rotation where you work as part of a group of students in 3 different companies for 2 week each, the second route is one 6-week project based in one company. Both culminate in a presentation of the projects over the five previous weeks, to be held on the evening at the end of the internship. The first week is eligible for Activities Week for those students at the Sixth Form Centre. 

How does the payment system work? 

This is a full-time position, 9-5pm, Monday-Friday. The pay is £14/hour for each 35 hour work week. Additional hours on an unpaid basis will be required to prepare the final presentation.

Is a job offered at the end of the three month term? 

There is no guaranteed job offered at the end of the internship, however, the candidate will have picked up valuable work experience in areas such as research, coding, presentations and working with data. 

I'm interested. What now? 

If you you are interested please complete the application form (closed April 19).

Meet Past Students

Nathaniel Jones

Rotation Group 2017 Student at Falmouth University

What would you say to others interested in the internship?

Go for it! It's a great opportunity to learn new skills necessary in the world of digital and design. Great experience working with a talented group of individuals.

What did you enjoy about the internship?

The teamwork, the variety of the work, new skills and working for companies on forward thinking projects.

What skills did you develop over your internship placement?

Skills in design thinking, app development, presentation skills and teamwork.

How did you feel the internship benefited you?

It gave me greater confidence on working as a team on projects. It also allowed me to learn new skills and implement them into a variety of projects.

Lillian Woodall

Rotation Group 2017 Student at Durham University

What would you say to others interested in the internship?

This internship was absolutely invaluable to me and I cannot recommend it enough.

What did you enjoy about the internship?

I loved tackling challenges alongside a cracking bunch of other post-16s with different skills and backgrounds - we were a tight and varied team and felt we could tackle anything.

What skills did you develop over your internship placement?

As a member of the rotation group, I was able to explore a variety of areas including macroeconomics, marketing, and the process of developing a business idea from nothing to a fully formed plan. I picked up skills in data processing, design and particularly verbal presentation to a panel.

How did you feel the internship benefited you?

The internship opened my eyes to the vast scope of the digital industry, and to the possibilities and opportunities available to our generation as we consider the direction of our careers. It also allowed me to learn new skills and implement them in a variety of projects.

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