Can a Virtual Internship help your manufacturing business?
The PMG iMayflower Virtual Internship Scheme will see current students and recent graduates from across the University of Plymouth’s Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business working on short term projects on behalf of a PMG member business.
Interns working on projects will be paid by the University of Plymouth, at a standard rate of £13/hour, up to a maximum of 38 hours per project (£494), which will be funded and supported by iMayflower.
How does this work in practice?
Bridgewater based Dan’s Engineering Ltd recently collaborated with a 3D Design undergraduate who undertook a small scale research project evaluating the viability of replacing traditional measurement methods with 3D laser scanning. The resulting report supported the team in their assessment of the potential for technology, providing information on everything from the hardware and software required; processing power and file sizes; skills and training; and costs.
About the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business
“I believe the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business is quite unique in the kind of experiences, skills and knowledge it can offer. Our students design and build the spaces we live, work and play in. They are the business graduates who drive forward and support our economic health and sustainability. They learn to change the world through social action. They become the teachers who shape our journeys through primary and secondary school. They are the lawyers, sociologists and criminologists who hold our justice system to account. They are the historians, literary scholars, artists, performers, musicians and writers who engage with, interpret and create our cultural heritage.”
Professor Chris Bennewith, Interim Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business
The Faculty brings together a diverse community to build a culture of ingenuity, diversity and distinctiveness, a culture that has far reaching benefits that go beyond the faculty, beyond the University and reach out into the community, industry and economy at large. Read more about our Schools here:
- School of Art, Design and Architecture
- Plymouth Institute of Education
- Plymouth Business School
- School of Society & Culture
The application process
Businesses and organisations wishing to access support through this scheme are required to provide a brief project proposal for the internship, providing an overview of the research project, details of the anticipated time commitment and the type of skills they are looking for from the student.
Applications are being accepted now, and a maximum of 10 individual projects can be supported for PMG member businesses. Funding will be awarded on a first come, first served basis and will be withdrawn when the maximum allocation has been reached. All projects must now be completed by 30th June 2022.
Internships will be awarded to businesses and organisations who have identified a project that is suitable for a student or graduate to deliver over 38 hours and which would contribute to business development and growth during the COVID-19 era and beyond.
The chosen projects will be promoted through our online careers platform, and directly to 2nd & 3rd year undergraduates, Masters students and 2020 / 2021 graduates through colleagues within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Business.
All applications will be shared with the business (the Sponsor) who will be supported through the selection and management of their intern.
We’re pleased to say that many of our previous clients have continued to work with their intern in a freelance capacity. Any company that continues to work with their intern beyond the initial 38 hours will be responsible for paying agreed costs for student time, materials and other costs directly associated with the project, above and beyond their allocated funding of £494.
To submit a project under the PMG iMayflower Virtual Internship Scheme, please complete the short form in the info doc linked below (Appendix B) and return to firstname.lastname@example.org, copying in email@example.com
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact:
Sarah Holcombe, Knowledge Exchange Specialist – iMayflower