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

  • Museums Galleries Scotland Traineeship Programme Now Open
    31 October 2014

    Adopt an Intern is excited to announce that applications are now open for the Museums Galleries Scotland Traineeship Programme!

  • 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.

  • Adopt an Intern at the National Business Convention 2014
    02 October 2014

    Carly MacKay, an adopted intern at Transport for Tongue was one of 5 lucky graduates who joined Adopt an Intern at this year's National Business Convention 2014. Read some of her highlights of the day. 


Current opportunities

  • Research and Information Intern with The Third Sector Employability Forum
    31 October 2014

    The Third Sector Employability Forum (TSEF) was created to be a collective voice on employability issues for the Third Sector in Scotland.

    Location: Eurocentral, North Lanarkshire
    £7.80 per hour. 21 hours per week for 26 weeks. December start

  • Graduate Analyst with Big Noodle
    28 October 2014

    Are you a natural-born problem solver? Do you like to question the norm and think outside the box? Then Big Noodle might just be the place for you.

    Location: Edinburgh
£7.65 per hour (negotiable). Full-time, permanent role.

    Ideal start: November 2014

  • Marketing and Duty Manager Intern with White Horse Inn
    28 October 2014

    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
£17,000 - 18,000 pro rata. 25-30 hours per week for 4-6 months (negotiable).
    Immediate start.

  • Graduate Client Officer with Big Noodle
    28 October 2014

    With offices in London and Edinburgh, Big Noodle are expanding and want to add to their team a brand new Client Officer.

    Location: Edinburgh
£7.65 per hour (negotiable). Full-time, permanent role. 

    Ideal start: November 2014


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