After looking at these internships I have realised how little pay is offered with these opportunities. This is especially problematic when I consider the fact that many of the opportunities that would be most beneficial to me would require me moving away and needing additional funding for living costs. Considering my aim is to gain experience whilst saving for my masters, Internships are looking like an unlikely option for me.
I am considering the possibilities of continuing working for my current employer where there is the potential to increase my hours. This way I can be working and earning whilst embarking on voluntary opportunities that will expand my knowledge and experience. In addition I could schedule free time to develop my portfolio – perusing personal projects and seeking commissions and other placement opportunities.