The Manchester Graduate Internship Programme

Exams are fast approaching and graduation is just around the corner. Very soon you’ll need to make some decisions about your career, but don’t worry the Career’s Service has a brilliant scheme that will get your future moving.

The Manchester Graduate Internship Programme (MGIP) is exclusively for 2012 graduates from The University of Manchester and offers paid positions with a variety of businesses and organisations in Greater Manchester. The average salary for a MGIP internship in 2011 was £15,000 per annum pro rata and can last between 4- 12 months, with most start dates falling between June and December.

Katie Franklin, the Marketing Intern for Volunteering & Community Engagement Team at the University of Manchester describes her experiences.

This time last year, with graduation fast looming upon me, I knew I didn’t have long before being thrown head-first into the world of work. As an English Literature student interested in pursuing a career in the media, I was really excited about the arrival of MediaCityUK in Manchester, and the business opportunities this would bring. It was largely because of this I knew I needed to stay in Manchester. 

Doing an MGIP Internship provided me not only with the means to stay in Manchester, but with a relevant graduate job that has given me an abundance of experience I will now be able to use in further jobs.

As Marketing Intern for the Volunteering & Community Engagement team here at the University of Manchester, my role changes on a day-to-day basis. I’ll be doing a manner of things from managing all platforms of social media, developing the marketing strategy for engaging students with volunteering, creating content to interact with students and event management of a large-scale annual volunteering event, ‘Speedmatching’.

Some of my friends have MGIP internships in local businesses too and they’ve really enjoyed the responsibility they’ve been given and the work experience has really helped with their career decisions.

I believe MGIP has provided the perfect stepping-stone from student to young professional, and I am grateful that such a beneficial scheme was available when I graduated. I really recommend MGIP to those graduating in 2012.

MGIP currently has a range of live vacancies on and new opportunities will arise throughout the summer and autumn. To find out if there is anything relevant for you, search MGIP on Careerslink

To get the most up-to-date information about MGIP and the latest vacancy news, register on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @MGIP_2012


One Response to The Manchester Graduate Internship Programme

  1. Not only is this a fantastic opportunity in an intersting organisation, it provides rewards unusual to many internship positions, an opportunity to be grabbed with both hands! Manchester is a great place to be and this looks like it will put any graduates on a great footing for future endeavours.

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