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

  • 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. 

  • Could you be part of shaping new services relating to mental wellbeing and employment?
    19 December 2014

    Our friends over at Snook are working on a brand new research project focusing on the relationship between mental wellbeing and employment. 

  • Museums Galleries Scotland Traineeship Programme Now Closed for applications
    31 October 2014

    Adopt an Intern is pleased to announce that we have a large volume of applications to sift through for the Museums Galleries Scotland Traineeship Programme!  The deadline for applications is now passed, and therefore we will not accept new applications.

  • 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.


Current opportunities

  • Project Environmental Support - Graduate Programme with Sir Robert McAlpine
    27 February 2015

    Sir Robert McAlpine is a leading UK building and civil engineering company. Committed to the highest standards of quality, safety and sustainability, they deliver outstanding projects which meet and exceed clients’ expectations.

    Location: Newcastle or North East England

    n the region of £24,000 plus car allowance 
    Full-time. Permanent role

    Immediate start

  • Marketing and Social Media Intern with Edinburgh City Private Hire Ltd
    27 February 2015

    Edinburgh City Private Hire Ltd is an innovative fresh Private Hire Taxi operator based in Edinburgh and West Lothian. Specialising in the supply of Private Hire Taxi’s to both the domestic and corporate market place.

    Location: Edinburgh
£7.85 per hour. full-time, 40 hours per week for 12 weeks
Immediate start

  • Graduate Traineeship – Management Consultant with Aspen People
    27 February 2015

    Aspen People Ltd is a UK professional services firm specialising in executive search services. They typically work in partnership with a broad range of private and public sector organisations, helping them to attract and assess the highest calibre leaders.

    Location: Glasgow
    Salary: c. £25,000 p/a. (negotiable dependent on experience)
    Negotiable start date

  • Graduate Paraplanner with PWMZ
    27 February 2015

    PWMZ are looking for a graduate to join their team as a Paraplanner to support the Financial Planner in providing high quality, compliant financial planning and advice to their clients.

    Location: Near St Andrews
    £8-9 per hour. Potential for Permanent full-time position with pay and performance review after 3 months
    Immediate start


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