Preparing for your future, Work Experience

Enhance your degree with an Explore Internship – over 40 available!

Catherine and Annie from WCVA have joined the Careers & Employability Team, here’s more about the Internships they will offer …




We provide Internships to students and graduates to develop skills, gain meaningful work experience and build networks within Wales’ voluntary sector. Since 2011, over 970 individuals have participated in the programme, will you be the next? 


What is Explore?

Our Internships are different from regular volunteering, as they are structured, project-based placements designed to complement your studies. Internships are available all year round and are typically 1-2 days per week for 2-4 months, and are arranged on a flexible basis to suit your needs! Compete them during term time or in the holidays.


What kinds of internship can I do?

A broad range of opportunities are available including business, finance, education, IT, marketing and communications, events management, policy, research and health and social care. Placements are typically within the voluntary sector, in organisations’ such as: charities, community groups, housing associations, social enterprises, museums and youth clubs.


Where can I find these Internships?

The current list of available Internships can be found in our catalogue at: and click ‘for individuals’. Alternatively to be added to our distribution list please email: Anneka Bisi or visit us on Facebook:


Is there a cost?

Travel expenses will be reimbursed in all cases to ensure you are not out of pocket. If an internship is paid, this will be clearly stated on the placement description.


The Explore team are based in the Careers & Employability Centre at 37 Park Place on Mondays and Tuesdays. If you wish to meet with an Explore staff member, please contact Anneka Bisi to arrange an appointment:


For more information on work experience please take advantage of this Spring’s Careers Events, including the 1st Year Internship Bootcamp and Work Experience Fair.


Best wishes
Catherine & Annie, WCVA

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