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

  • 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.

  • 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.


Current opportunities

  • Funding and Marketing Intern with Environment - Scotland’s Towns Partnership (STP)
    19 December 2014

    The intern will work closely with the Chief Officer and support staff of Scotland’s Towns Partnership.

    Location: East Renfrewshire
    £7.85 per hour. Full-time, 35 hours per week for an initial three months (up to 12 months)
    Immediate start.

  • Marketing and Admin Intern with Hostel Hub
    17 December 2014

    Do you love to research, learn new skills and devise ways to improve things? Would you enjoy producing results that will help you get your next full-time post? Then Hostel Hub could be the internship for you.

    Location: Edinburgh
    £7.85 per hour for 20-25 hrs per week, for 12 weeks
    January start date

  • Events and Marketing Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) Intern with East Renfrewshire Council
    15 December 2014

    The successful candidate will work closely with two ambitious East Renfrewshire Business Improvement Districts: I Love Clarkston and Giffnock Village.

    Location: East Renfrewshire Council, 2 Spiersbridge Way, Thornliebank
    £7.85 per hour. 35 hours per week for 6 months
Ideal start date 26 January 2015

  • Evaluation and Policy Assistant with The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland
    14 December 2014

    The ALLIANCE is the national third sector intermediary for a range of health and social care organisations. The ALLIANCE has over 750 members including large, national support providers as well as small, local volunteer-led groups and people who are disabled, living with long term conditions or providing unpaid care.

    Location: Glasgow
    £16,000 pro rata. Part-time (14 hours per week). Fixed term until June 2017.
    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.