An “Internships and Work Placements” Scheme has been developed under the “Young Professionals Programme” by leveraging the “Business and Professionals Programme” in partnership with a range of organizations across industry sectors.
This scheme aims to provide students, graduates and returners the opportunity to gain valuable skills, improve their employability and to encourage greater socio-economic diversity within different industry sectors. At the same time, this scheme also benefits our partners and potential employers by providing them access to talented graduates from a diverse range of backgrounds across industry sectors and helps them meet their diversity targets.
The “Internships and Work Placements” are merit-based, available at different durations and on different payment basis which will be confirmed with the organization providing the specific “Internship or Work Placement” at the time of the interview.
We will update the “Internships and Work Placements” on this page on a monthly basis and candidates will need to apply before the end of each month (please refer to the section “How do I apply” below).
Please note that these opportunities are only available to members of the British Pakistan Foundation and to find out more about how to become a member, please visit the “Join Us” page.

NEW – Mishcon Academy Apprenticeship Programme

We are pleased to announce the official launch of the Mishcon Academy Apprenticeship Programme. Apprenticeships have a number of benefits to the individual, including debt free learning, real-life workplace experience, the achievement of a nationally recognised qualification and the establishment of a professional network. For Mishcon, the apprenticeship programme will allow the firm to access a more diverse workforce and develop talent at an earlier stage. As we have already had a number of successful apprentices in the firm, we now want to develop a more formal structure for the programme.
We are currently recruiting for four apprentices to join our finance and front of house teams, joining our existing IT apprentices. They will undertake an eight-day Academy induction in late July before going to work in their respective departments. The Academy will continue to support them during their programme with mentoring, learning and social activities and will also manage the training providers to ensure consistent quality of delivery is achieved. The Academy would like to expand the apprenticeship programme in future years and incorporate more areas of the business, including legal.
If you know of anyone who may be interested in one of these opportunities, please share the information with them. Details of the roles and how to apply are available here

WardHadaway law firm (Manchester)

 Two work experience placements in the Manchester office.

Work Experience & Interns – Addison & Khan Solicitors

 Addison & Khan Solicitors are looking to hire interns and candidates on a work experience basis, subject to availability on dates. Interested candidates please send your cover Letter and CV to


 DWF LLP is offering 1 legal internship for law graduates this year. Interested candidates please send your Cover Letter and CV to

International Scholarship Opportunities for Pakistani Candidates | The Institute of Housing and Urban Development (IHS) 

 IHS is an research institute dedicated to global international development based in Rotterdam, Netherlands. IHS are currently promoting the OKP scholarship program, a 100% fully-covered scholarship program, for international development professionals from Pakistan. 

IHS is currently accepting applications for the OKP scholarship program for the following programs: 



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Developing Social Housing Projects

3-week short course

Improve social housing delivery by sharing knowledge with social housing specialists from across the globe.

November 2019

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Urban Management and Development Theories

3-month short course

Taught in partnership with the Municipality of Rotterdam. Critically evaluate theories and assess their relevance to the conditions of cities around the world.

October 2019 – December 2019

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MSc Urban Management and Development

12-month Masters Program

Practically-focused and innovative program with six specializations to tailor-make your studies.

October 2019 – September 2020

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  The OKP scholarship will open to applications in February, however candidates need to apply to IHS and gain an admission letter first so it is important apply as soon as possible.

  Al Rayan Bank (Birmingham)

 10 separate internships are available for candidates with a strong finance background within the Birmingham branch. The role will require good analytics and reasoning, decision modelling and presentation skills.

  Amanda Wakeley

 1 internship is available for a candidate with a strong fashion background in London.


 1 internship is available for a candidate with a strong fashion/merchandise background in London.

  Quadreen Capital

 1 internship is available for a candidate with a strong finance background in London.

  Investment Firm

 1 internship is available for a candidate with a strong finance background in London.

 Islamic Relief

 1 internship is available for a candidate with a strong social enterprise background in London.

  Lucy Choi

 2 separate internships are available for candidates with a strong background in sales and PR & marketing in London.

  TKC Country Club

 3 separate internships are available for candidates with a hospitality background in Southall.

  Medical Placement

 Various medical placements are available for medical students in London. Candidates must state what area of Medicine they wish to apply for in the cover letter.

  Mundio Telecom

 1 internship is available for a candidate with a strong telecommunications background in London.

  Goldex Investments Group Ltd

 1 internship is available for a candidate with a marketing/business background in London.

  Farani Taylor Solicitors

 1 legal internship available for a strong candidate with a background in Law to work as a Paralegal and shadow a caseworker.

  Addison & Khan Solicitors 

1 internship is available for a Law or Accounts student at the Addison & Khan Solicitors’ office based in Ilford.

  HGA Accountants

 1 internship is available with HGA Accountants for a Finance student based at the Ilford office.

  HGA Legal Services

 1 internship is available with HGA Legal Business for a Law student based at the Ilford office.

 One Investments

 1 internship available with One Investments for a person who can manage social media.

  Habib Bank AG Zurich (Moorgate Branch – London)

 1 internship is available for candidates with a strong finance background.

  Multi Agency International Training and Support (MAITS)

 1 internship available with the charity for conducting research in the Healthcare.

 Baroness Sheehan (Liberal Democrat)

 1 internship available in parliament.

  Am I eligible?

 The scheme is open to all Members of the British Pakistan Foundation who are undergraduates, graduates, post graduates and returners (who are returning to work from a career break). In some cases, certain organizations will also provide work placements to pre-university students and this should be clearly stated in the application on submission.

 What can I get out of the scheme?

 You will gain valuable work experience and skills which will help you obtain a full-time position in the future. You will widen your professional network and receive useful career guidance. You will also receive guidance on producing an excellent CV and Cover Letter, as well as, good interview technique.

 How do I apply?

Please send your CV and Cover Letter stating the specific “Internship and / or Work Placement” to the BPF Office before the end of each month on 

The BPF Office will review each application and then submit it to the relevant organization who will then get in touch with the candidate to arrange an interview. The candidate must keep the BPF Office informed of progress. 

If the candidate is unsuccessful with their first choice, we will then identify another suitable “Internship and / or Work Placement” and after discussing this with the candidate, we will then submit the application on behalf of the candidate. We will aim to match the candidate with an opportunity that is based within reasonable travelling distance, but this may not be possible in some cases. 

In the event that the BPF Office is unable to identify a suitable “Internship and / or Work Placement” at the time of your application, your name will be placed on a waiting list until a suitable opportunity is available. 

How can I find out more? 

If you have any further questions about how the scheme operates, please contact the BPF Office on