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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!

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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

  • 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 a number of graduates. Kat and Ben share their story about a day at the SCDI Forum.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 5 Year Celebration and Inaugural Awards
    23 January 2015

    Adopt an Intern predicts a record year for internships in Scotland. 

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  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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Current opportunities

  • Business Development and Marketing Guru Intern with E.Y.I Love
    27 March 2015

    Everything Yours I Love (E.Y.I Love) is a family-run design company, specialising in wedding stationary, and bespoke prints. They have a passion for producing high quality, stylish stationary from their Glasgow-based studio.

    Location: Glasgow
    £7.85 per hour. Part-time, 20-25 hours per week for 10-12 weeks
    Start date: ASAP

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  • Literary Geek Intern at Sara Sheridan’s Office
    27 March 2015

    The best selling Scottish writer Sara Sheridan wishes to recruit a graduate intern to provide technical assistance, administrative and online support and development. Sara is a Scottish novelist who works in a variety of genres, though predominately in historical fiction.

    Location: Edinburgh
    £7.85 per hour. Flexible 20 hrs a week over 12 weeks
    Immediate start

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  • Brand Development Intern with Eileen Gatt
    27 March 2015

    Eileen Gatt Jewellery create pieces that portray an element of fantasy which in turn bring ancient myths into our modern world.

    Location: Home-based with visits to Ross-shire in the Highlands
    £7.85 per hour. Part-time, 20 hours per week for 12 weeks
    Immediate start.

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  • Segway Tour Manager Intern with Glencoe Activities Limited
    26 March 2015

    Help “The Scottish Segway Centre” grow to new locations – a valuable and varied experience that will blend practical guiding alongside supporting the Director establish Segway Centres elsewhere in Scotland over the 2015 season.

    Location: Glencoe
    £7.85 p/hr, 35 hrs/week for 24 weeks
    Immediate start

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