Internships in the UK: What you need to know

Nick Clegg, then-deputy prime minister of the United Kingdom, talks to beneficiaries of Microsoft’s apprenticeship programs. There are plentiful opportunities for development internship programs across the U.K. Photo by: Cabinet Office / CC BY-NC-ND

Competition for positions in international development is on the rise — but so are the number of internship opportunities.

Opportunities for work experience programs are at an all-time high in the U.K., where an unprecedented 13,049 paid programs are expected to be made available in 2015 — up by 8 percent since last year, according to a 2015 report by High Fliers Research, which specializes in student and graduate recruitment studies.

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