Applications are now closed for Welsh Valleys summer internships.

The Welsh Valleys Summer Internships programme aims to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to develop skills to help them in their future careers and to raise awareness of local industry.

Please note: The fully-funded summer work placement internships will be awarded to promising students undertaking two-year full-time engineering courses in either Coleg Gwent or Merthyr College. The internship will take place in the summer following the first year of study.


Nature of the bursary

The successful student will receive a maximum bursary of £1,250 as follows: £37.50 per day for each day of the internship completed up to 20 days (total £750) and further £500 to address any training needs identified (if necessary).

In addition to that, the intern receives support from the host company and the College Champion. The host company is responsible for day to day management of the project, and the College Champion for supporting the student through the process of application, attending the internship and submitting their report and personal development plan to the Academy.



The programme is open ONLY to students from the following specified colleges - Merthyr College and Coleg Gwent - who are in year 1 of a 2-year full-time engineering course.

Internships will take place in the summer following first year of study.

Any applications that are incomplete, do not meet the eligibility criteria or do not adhere to the guidelines may be rejected.

Applicants should consult the guidance notes from below, before submitting an application.

The Academy is committed to diversity and we welcome applications from minority and under-represented groups of engineering, especially from women.


How to apply

First, check the guidance notes:

Welsh Valleys summer internships guidance notes (806.93 KB)

Applications will need to be submitted via the Royal Academy of Engineering Grant Management System (GMS).

Grants Management System


The applicant journey

If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, application or the Internships, please contact Lynda Mann, Head of Education Programmes.