Internship/Industrial Placement

I am currently in Second year of a BSc Product Design and Innovation course at the University of Portsmouth, Uk. Next year is my placement year and I’m currently looking for a 12-month Product Design related Internship/placement. I am happy to go any where in the world for a placement but so far most companies have said they dont do placements. If anyone has any advice on where to find placements or companies that do them please tell me. So far i’ve been using Coroflot.com and just searching on google for companies and consultancys. Any help will be greatly appreciated,
thank you,

Simon Diggins