CAMBRIDGE, UK – March 26, 2014

The Relational Schools Project has designed a survey asking recent graduates (2009-2013) about their experiences of finding work since leaving university.

The short questionnaire – which typically takes less than five minutes to complete – seeks to find out how many graduates are doing internships, how many of these internships are paid and whether doing an internship significantly boosts employability. In addition, we are also interested in what degree subjects are prevalent among interns and what sectors interns go on to work in.

Jeremy Swan, Research Analyst at Relational Research, said ‘In the past few years there has been a significant rise in the number of companies offering internships and these roles are increasingly seen as essential experience for some graduate jobs.’

‘That said, there is surprisingly little quantitative data on how many people are doing internships, how many are paid, what the average duration of an internship is, and so on.’

‘We want to contribute to the debate on internships by speaking directly to graduates and learning from their experiences.’

The survey can be accessed here

Further information

More information about the Relational Schools Project can be found on our website

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