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

  • The #AdoptAnInternAwards and 5th Birthday
    04 May 2015

    Adopt an Intern announces the award winners at its inaugural awards night held at the Scottish Parliament on Thursday, 30 April 2015.

  • Adopt an Intern Awards - Celebrating Our Talented Graduates
    27 April 2015

    Adopt an Intern looks forward to welcoming over 300 guests at its Inaugural Awards reception to be held at the Scottish Parliament on Thursday, 30 April 2015.

  • 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.


Current opportunities

  • Corporate Partnerships and Events Assistant with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO)
    22 May 2015

    The RSNO is Scotland’s national symphony orchestra and one of the five National Performing Companies, supported by the Scottish Government. 

    Location: Glasgow (with occasional travel to Edinburgh, Dundee, Perth and Aberdeen)
    £7.85 per hour. Part-time (2.5 days per week) for 12 months
    Mid-late June 2015 start


  • Marketing Executive Intern with Mrs Tilly’s
    20 May 2015

    Mrs Tilly's Confectionery is a family run business committed to producing traditional Scottish confectionery of outstanding quality. Created by hand using traditional methods, they produce tablet, fudge and macaroon using the finest ingredients, which are free from artificial preservatives and additives.

    Location: Larbert
    £18,750 p/a. Full-time for a minimum of 3 months.
    Mid-June start.

  • Graduate Account Manager with MDG Group
    19 May 2015

    MDG Group is a small, adaptable cost-management consultancy with an intelligent, motivated team that is keen to provide excellent customer service.

    Location: Perth
    £17,000. Full-time for 6 months with the possibility of a permanent job and salary increase for the right candidate(s).
    Start date: 1st July 2015 but flexible

  • National Youth Assembly Event Intern with The Church of Scotland
    18 May 2015

    The Church of Scotland has over 400,000 members involved in local congregations. There are around 800 ministers serving in parishes and chaplaincies across Scotland, as well as in England and elsewhere in Europe.

    Location: Edinburgh
    £7.85 per hour. Full-time for 3 months

    Start date: 9 June 2015. You must be available to work on 14-17 August


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