Santander internship scheme

The Santander Universities Internship Programme is a great way to identify future talent, head up a specific project or campaign, bring fresh ideas to your business or fill a short-term skills or workforce gap. The internships can be for a duration of between 4 and 10 weeks with the intern working on a full-time or part-time basis.


The internships are paid £315 per week (£369.25 in Greater London), half paid by the SME and half by Santander.

Santander Universities will contribute up to a maximum of £1,575 (£1,846.25 in Greater London) per 10-week internship.


We welcome every industry, as long as your business meets the following criteria:

  • An annual turnover of under £50 million and under 250 employees.
  • Your business is registered and based in the UK.
  • A maximum of 1 internship per scheme year (Oct 18 - Oct 19) for each participating business.
  • Have employer's liability insurance.

Getting started

If you believe your business could benefit from the Santander Universities SME Internship Programme, get in touch with us at  to register your interest. We will then send you further information depending on your business needs.

At the end of the internship you will be prompted to provide a short feedback about your experience. You are also invited to follow the Santander showcase and join the exclusive fellows group on LinkedIn. You’ll be able to connect with like-minded individuals and share stories of how the funding has had an impact on you directly.

Key dates

Students are more engaged during vacation time, especially during Easter (1-26 Apr) and summer (14 Jun-20 Sep) holidays. That’s where most of them will be available to work full-time.

Get in touch

If you have any questions regarding the Santander Internship Scheme, please contact the Employer Engagement team: