a graduate?

Graduates - why get involved?

 Increase your skills

 Enhance your CV

 Earn real wages

 Experience an industry first-hand

With a paid internship through Adopt an Intern you’ll get real responsibility, real work and real opportunities. You’ll also get a manageable project to complete during your time as an intern. It’s a perfect addition to your CV that will help you stand out when applying for graduate-level jobs.

Our internships are a great way to get a glimpse into a particular business, industry or occupation before committing to a full-time job. You'll also get exposure to key business connections, an important networking tool for your future.

Already got the experience? We offer permanent graduate jobs too!


an employer?

Employers - why adopt an intern?

 Skilled help for urgent projects

 Simple, flexible, paperless service

 Low-cost advertising, shortlisting and phone screening

 Fast access to talented graduates all year round

Adopt an Intern is graduate recruitment with a difference. As a not-for-profit organisation, we’re keen to help your organisation while bringing opportunities to struggling but highly-skilled graduates. We're personal, friendly and committed to widening your talent pool and connecting you with the best person for your business.

We'll make your recruiting life easier by doing all of the advertising and shortlisting, saving you both time and money, whilst ensuring that the only applications you receive are from the top candidates for the role.

Simple. Personal. Affordable.

Other News

  • Competition: Win Tickets to the National Business Convention 2014
    20 August 2014

    They say it's all about who you know. Well how would you like the chance to network with over 200 business delegates at the National Business Convention 2014? We're running a competition to offer up to 10 lucky graduates the chance to attend this prestigious event absolutely FREE!

  • Putting an end to unpaid internships in law firms
    15 July 2014

    Here at Adopt an Intern, we've been working with the Law Society of Scotland on promoting high quality paid internships. By partnering with the Law Society we're aiming to help unemployed and underemployed graduates find a role in a law firm which may turn in to a traineeship in the...

  • Adopt an Intern at the Scottish Business Awards
    30 May 2014

    After a long wait the Scottish Business Awards finally came and went. Finalists for two awards, Growth Strategy of the Year and Female Entrepreneur of the Year awards the team put on their best frocks (kilts and suits for the gents of course!) and shined their shoes, ready for an...

  • A workshop with BrewDog
    15 April 2014

    It's not every day you get to host an employability workshop in a pub. But with Adopt an Intern, almost anything is possible!  

  • A Big Day at Adopt an Intern
    03 February 2014

    It's a big day at Adopt an Intern as 32 of our graduates start their paid internships at 4 great workplaces; Rolls Royce, National Express, the Scottish Government and with author Sara Sheridan. 

  • Scottish Government Graduate Funding Launch
    01 September 2013

    Rowena Worthington is currently doing an internship through Adopt an Intern. She accompanied AAI to the Scottish Government's big graduate funding launch in Campbeltown on 27 August 2013. Read all about her story.



Current opportunities

  • Roads and Transportation Intern with East Renfrewshire Council
    26 September 2014

    As a Roads and Transportation Intern with you will assist the department with the review of existing Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO) that control the waiting and loading of vehicles along the council’s roads; as well as assisting with the drafting and promotion of new TROs following the introduction of Decriminalised Parking Enforcement.

    Location: Giffnock, Glasgow
    £7.65 per hour, full-time, 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday) for an initial 12 months.
    Immediate start date.

  • Speech and Debates Officer Intern with English Speaking Union
    23 September 2014

    The English-Speaking Union Scotland works closely with fellow ESUs around the world to co-operate with other organisations in offering a range of cultural and educational programmes.

    Location: Edinburgh
    £18000 pro rata. 35 hours per week for 6 months. Includes some evening/weekend work
    Immediate start

  • Marketing Assistant Intern with ODRO
    23 September 2014

    Driven by a deep held belief in positive conflict resolution and using the latest in innovative technology to achieve their goal, ODRO have designed a technology platform to support their aim of making conflict management accessible, affordable and effective.

    Location: The Hub, Pacific Quay, Glasgow

    £7.65 per hour. 20 hours per week for 12 weeks

    Immediate start.

  • Communications Intern with Scottish College for Educational Leadership (SCEL)
    23 September 2014

    The Scottish College for Educational Leadership (SCEL) is an exciting and innovative development for education in Scotland.

    Location: Glasgow City Centre
    £8.15 per hour. Part-time, 17.5 hours per week for 5 months
    Start date: 27 October 2014 Interviews:20 October PM


Adopt an Intern is a not-for-profit spin-out of the Centre for Scottish Public Policy (CSPP). Learn more about the CSPP here.