Nitika Sharma, Marketing and Events Intern

Lewis McNeill, Architecture Intern

Daniella Dei, Volunteer Coordinator Intern

Olivia Pires, Scottish Government Intern

Joe Wyman, Social Media Intern

Nitika Sharma, Marketing and Events Intern at Mackay Hannah.

"It's my first time working in a practice so seeing how a practice is run has been very eye opening. It's been a really good and varied experience."

Lewis McNeill, Architecture Intern at Dress for the Weather. 

"My internship provided me with the perfect opportunity to expand my skill-set straight out of university. I worked on a diverse range of projects including the exciting Host City Volunteers Programme for the Commonwealth Games. I would definitely recommend Adopt an Intern to anyone looking to kick off their career in style."

Daniella Dei, Volunteer Placement Coordinator Intern at Glasgow Museums. 

"Adopt an Intern helped me find a dream placement in Government that enabled me to contribute my talents and develop new professional skills that will make me stand out in today’s competitive workforce."

Olivia Pires, Generalist Intern at The Scottish Government. 

Joe Wyman, Social Media Intern at the PR Machine. 

Natasha Charlton, PR and Communications Intern

Tom Forster, Logistics and Operations Intern

Serena Mariani, Marketing Intern

Daniel Jones, Commonwealth Games Legacy Intern

Laura Waddell, Literary Au Pair

"Every day as an intern is different and I feel that my input has really been valued. It was such a confidence boost to have an employer drawing on your skills and expertise without questioning your abilities… the positive feedback I have received throughout my internship has given me my drive and motivation back again.

Natasha Charlton, PR and Communications Intern at the Brunswick Group in Germany. 

"This job is exactly what I was looking for, but this experience in its entirety just goes beyond everything I could have possibly expected from an internship." 

Tom Forster, Logistics and Operations Intern at Rolls Royce. 

"Adopt an Intern is a great programme because it gives graduates like me a big boost in these hard times. Looking for a job was a nightmare and by interning, you can learn some basics skills and make connections with people in the sector that you would like to work. What I found most important about Adopt an intern is that by being paid as an intern, I was more motivated in working with the company, resolving issues for them, working on my own initiative and develop some of my ideas to them. I would definitely recommend it to all graduates."

Serena Mariani, Marketing Intern at CPP Seminars Scotland. 

"Working within the Commonwealth Games Division has given me a raft of new skills and helped me to build upon ones I had before. I know that, wherever my career path might take me after my internship is over, I will have a whole range of new skills and competencies to demonstrate to future employers.” 

Daniel Jones, Commonwealth Games Legacy Intern at The Scottish Government.

"Making space in industries which can be difficult for graduates to break into is really something Adopt An Intern do very well. The experience has been invaluable as well as leaving some room for me to develop my own initiatives in the workplace, and I feel very positive that my post-degree career has begun in such a fashion. I now have a much clearer idea of my strengths and how to move forward in my chosen field." 

Laura Waddell, Literary Au Pair for Sara Sheridan.

Graduates - why get involved?

With a paid Adopt an Intern internship you’ll get real responsibility, real work and real opportunities. You’ll get a manageable project to complete within your time as an intern. It’s a perfect addition to your CV that will help you stand out from the crowd when you’re applying for those grad-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. They can also bring a great opportunity to gain exposure to key business connections for your future.

We have new opportunities every week of the year.

    • Earn real wages
    • Make your mark on a business
    • Get your foot in the door
    • Make important networking contacts
    • Experience a particular industry, field or role first-hand
    • Gain valuable work experience, increasing your skills and enhancing your CV

Already got the experience? We recruit for permanent grad-jobs too! 


    Interim Marketing Manager with Glaze & Save



    Location: Perth*

    £8.25 per hour
    Full-time, for 12 weeks
    June start
    Closing date: 7 June 2016


    Ethical Trade Assistant with M&Co



    Location: London Paddington 

    £9.00 per hour
    Full-time, permanent position 
    Immediate start 
    Closing date:  7 June 2016, noon


    Web and Logo Designer with Not Just Words


    Location: Edinburgh* 

    £8.25 per hour 
    Full-time, for 6 weeks (240 hours total) 
    13 June 2016 start 
    Closing date: 30 May 2016 


    Business Development Executive with Orca Telecom 

    Location: Aberdeen 

    OTE of £40k per annum and benefits 
    Full-time, permanent pending a probation period 
    June start 
    Closing date: 3 June 2016 


    Event and Social Media Assistant with Souls Connection

    souls_connection.pngLocation: Glasgow*
    £8.25 per hour
    Part-time, 20 hours per week for 12 weeks, includes regular weekend work
    July start
    Closing date: 1 June 2016


    EDM Implementation Project Manager with Port of Leith Housing Association

    Location: Edinburgh 

    £8.25 per hour 
    Part-time, for 13 weeks 
    June start 
    Closing date: 2 June 2016 


    Service Asset and Configuration Management (SACM) Analyst with Diageo


    Location: Glasgow

    £19,000, full-time, 35 hours per week for 12 months
    Immediate start
    Closing date: 28 May 2016

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