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

  • 5 reasons to join us at the Festival of Entrepreneurship
    12 August 2015

    Adopt an Intern are partnering with the Scottish Business Awards Festival of Entrepreneurship to bring you exclusive offers on tickets. Here's what's on at the Festival of Entrepreneurship: 

  • Adopt an Intern selected as Awards Finalists
    05 August 2015

    Adopt are delighted to announce their status as finalists for the Association of Scottish Businesswomen Nation Business Awards 2015. 

  • Adopt an Intern partners with the Scottish Business Awards
    24 July 2015

    We’re proud to announce a brand new partnership with the Scottish Business Awards inaugural daytime networking event the ‘Festival of Entrepreneurship'.

  • Brand New Project with Scottish Council on Archives
    15 June 2015

    Adopt an Intern are delighted to announce a brand new project in partnership with the Scottish Council on Archives. As part of the Opening Up Scotland's Archives project, this will provide the opportunity for 6 trainees from a range of backgrounds to spend a year working on real-life projects whilst learning...

  • 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.


Current opportunities

  • Assistant Manager with White Horse Inn
    01 September 2015

    The White Horse Inn is an award-winning hotel situated just North of Aberdeen, on the doorstep of some of the finest and oldest golf courses in Scotland. They provide high quality accommodation with a bar and restaurant serving locally sourced cuisine and also host functions including corporate bookings and weddings.

    Location: Balmedie, Aberdeenshire
    £8 per hour
    Full-time for 6 months
    Immediate start

  • Social Media and Marketing Executive with IPcomplete
    31 August 2015

    IPcomplete provide voice, data and video communications services to Small and Medium Businesses.

    Location: Edinburgh
    £6.50 per hour
    Full-time for 12 weeks with view for permanent role
    Immediate start

  • Social Media Officer with the Brightwork Group
    26 August 2015

    The Brightwork Group are one of Scotland’s largest and most experienced recruitment teams and supply high quality temporary and permanent staff to companies from start up SME’s to major multi-national Blue Chips.

    Location: Edinburgh
    £7.85 per hour
    Part-time for 3 months
    Immediate start

  • Policy Advice Officer with The Royal Society of Edinburgh
    24 August 2015

    The Royal Society of Edinburgh is looking for a Policy Advice Officer to provide maternity cover support for its Policy Advice activities.

    Location: Edinburgh
    £27,559 per annum
    Full-time, 35 hours per week until 7 October 2016

    Ideal start 28 September 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.