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.
"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.
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Full-time, 240 hours over 2 months*
Late August start
Closing date: 8 August 2016, 12 noon
£12,000-20,000p/a dependent on experience/qualifications
Full-time, permanent position
Closing date: 12 August 2016, noon
Part-time, 20 hours per week, for 12 weeks
Immediate start - negotiable for the right candidate
Closing date: 8 August 2016, 12 noon
Full-time, for 5 months (potential for permanent positon)
Closing date: 3 August 2016, 12 noon
Part-time, for 12 weeks
Closing date: 27 July 2016
Location: Field Based – Working from Home
Closing date: 10 August 2016, noon
An internship is an opportunity for you to work with an employer for a fixed term (with Adopt an Intern internships this usually last between 2 and 12 months) on a specific project. Internships offer you practical experience of the industry, which not only helps you determine if you have an interest in a particular career but also gives you crucial experience for your CV. ALL of our internships are paid.
Adopt an Intern was created to provide a pathway into graduate-level employment for underemployed and unemployed graduates. Therefore the majority of our internships are aimed at those who have not held a graduate-level position since graduation. We also welcome applications from those who are considering a career change or those finding it difficult getting a graduate-level position after a period of not working.
Due to funding restrictions, some internships are only open to graduates who have attended a Scottish school or university.
Do I have to have graduated in a particular year?
No! You could have graduated in 1979 and still apply.
I was a mature student, can I apply?
The majority of our internships do not have an age restriction. In fact, our interns have ranged from 21 to 54 years old!
You can apply for as many internships with Adopt an Intern as you are interested in. However, CVs and cover letters must be tailored to each internship as we won't accept generic applications that fail to address the requirements of the specific vacancy.
Once you have been successful in gaining an Adopt an Intern internship you can still apply but we recommend candidates complete a maximum of two internships. After this point we encourage you put your experience into practice in a graduate-level job.
However we cannot provide repeat positions for either interns or employers on internships funded by Scottish Government. If you are wondering whether this will affect your application, please contact us to check.