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

  • Adopt an Intern partners with Museums Galleries Scotland for a second year
    10 October 2014

    Adopt an Intern is excited to announce its partnership with Museums Galleries Scotland once again in 2014 to recruit 20 individuals into the MGS Heritage Horizons Traineeship Programme, funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund. 

  • Being an Intern in the Creative Industries Event
    09 October 2014

    On Wednesday 1 October we hosted our first 'Being an Intern in the Creative Industries' workshop, a networking event in partnership with the Glasgow School of Art.

  • Adopt an Intern at the Association of Scottish Businesswomen Business Awards 2014
    08 October 2014

    On Friday night our CEO Joy Lewis found herself in the company of many of Scotland's top businesswomen at the Association of Scottish Businesswomen (ASB) Business Awards 2014.

  • Germany Interns: Meet and Greet
    07 October 2014

    Emily Cook (at Euro London Appointments) and myself, (at Brunswick Group) are two interns currently taking part in the Adopt an Intern Germany-Scotland Exchange.

  • Adopt an Intern at the National Business Convention 2014
    02 October 2014

    Carly MacKay, an adopted intern at Transport for Tongue was one of 5 lucky graduates who joined Adopt an Intern at this year's National Business Convention 2014. Read some of her highlights of the day. 

  • September: A New Season
    22 September 2014

    It's all new here at Adopt an Intern with our brand new website and lots of new internship opportunities cropping up. But September always feels like a bit of a new season anyway...

    What little sunshine and good weather we get over summer in the UK seems to be drawing...


Current opportunities

  • Web & Social Media PR Campaign Manager with Parkure
    16 October 2014

    Parkure is a new, Edinburgh-based drug discovery company. They have an innovative method to look for a cure for Parkinson’s disease. 

    Location: Edinburgh
    £7.65 per hour, part time for 10 weeks.
    Mid-November 2014 start

  • Marketing Intern with The Scottish Salmon Company
    16 October 2014

    The Scottish Salmon Company is the leading independent producer of Scottish salmon. They produce approximately 20% of all Scottish salmon output, providing superior Scottish salmon to local and international markets.

    Location: Edinburgh
    £20,000 pro rata, Full-time, 40 hours per week for a minimum of 3 months.
    November start date

  • EAPP Alumni Community Coordinator with DEM Solutions
    16 October 2014

    DEM Solutions is the market leader in simulation software for engineering of bulk materials handling and processing equipment.

    Location: Edinburgh
    Full-time for 3 months.
    Salary £18,000 per annum (pro rata). Immediate start.


  • Graduate Analyst with QMPF LLP
    14 October 2014

    QMPF is a leading corporate finance adviser in the UK, specialising in education, renewables and social infrastructure.

    Location: Edinburgh
    £21,000 plus benefits
    Full-time, Permanent position



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