Placements and Internships

Information for students

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Information for students

As a Ravensbourne student you will be encouraged to pursue work placement opportunities. Here you’ll find information on finding a placement, different kinds of opportunities and where to seek further advice.

For students undertaking a compulsory unit please see our guide to credited placements for students and employers.

Placement, internship or work experience - what’s the difference?

An internship is a temporary position of work that has an emphasis on learning and gaining some of your first working experiences within an industry.

Interns are usually students and an internship can last between one week and 12 months. The term ‘internship’ in most cases is interchangeable with ‘placement’ and, if it’s shorter in length, the term is ‘work experience’.