College update on internships: Work experience placements at Imperial are considered locally within the College’s departments.
A member of staff had agreed with Westminster School to host two work experience placements for A Level students at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, each lasting a week. One placement was to be auctioned, with the proceeds to go towards supporting Westminster School’s bursary programme and capital building projects. The other place was to be reserved for a pupil from one of Westminster’s state school partners.
On reflection the Institute of Biomedical Engineering has requested that the auction place be withdrawn and is considering the best and fairest approach to hosting work experience placements in the future.