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.

Latest News

  • Which of Scotland's big employers do graduates most want to work for?
    21 April 2015

    We all have aspirations of what we want to do in our early years - mainly because every parent, relative and family friend asks it of us. As we grow older career guidance can instigate a course of action and this may involve further education.

  • Nominations Now Closed for April's Adopt an Intern Awards
    01 April 2015

    Adopt an Intern is finalising the shortlists for its inaugural awards evening at the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 30 April 2015.

  • A Day in the Life of a Graduate at the SCDI Forum
    31 March 2015

    In March 2015, Adopt an Intern attended the SCDI Forum with 18 keen graduates. Kat and Ben share their story about a day at the SCDI Forum.

  • Applications now OPEN for our Inaugural Awards in April
    06 March 2015

    Adopt an Intern are now accepting applications for our Inaugural Awards in April.

  • Win Tickets to Network with Key Cross-Sector Leaders
    27 February 2015

    Adopt an Intern are excited to offer the opportunity for a select number of graduates to join them at this year's SCDI Forum.

  • 5 Year Celebration and Inaugural Awards
    23 January 2015

    Adopt an Intern predicts a record year for internships in Scotland. 


Current opportunities

  • Facilities Management Intern with Telford Construction
    22 April 2015

    Facilities Management is one of the most rapidly expanding professions in the Construction & Property sector.

    Location: Onich, Near Fort William
    £16-18k per annum. 35 hours per week for 3 months
    Immediate Start

  • Workin’ Wood Ranger with Lochbroom Woodfuels
    22 April 2015

    Lochbroom Woodfuels is a start-up social enterprise that creates training and employment opportunities for young people of all abilities.

    Location: Ullapool
    £7.85 per hour. Part-time, 20 hours per week for 12 weeks
    Immediate start

  • Fundraising Officer with BE United
    22 April 2015

    BE United deliver a series of programmes to harness the potential of the younger generation and enable communities to grow and improve together.

    Location: Edinburgh
    £7.85 per hour. Part-time, 20 hours per week for 12 weeks
    Ideal start: May 2015

  • Trainee Cycle Shop and Cycle Hire Manager with Magic Cycles
    22 April 2015

    Magic Cycles is a family run business based at Bowling Harbour in the former and now renovated railway arches, ideally positioned on the Glasgow to Loch Lomond and canal cycle tracks.

    Location: Bowling, West Dunbartonshire,
    £7.85 per hour, 20 hours per week for 12 weeks
    Ideal start: 1 June 2015


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