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Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. It is set among towering hills, parks, and ancient buildings - many from the middle ages. An internship in Edinburgh is perfect for someone who wants an English speaking placement and a small city feel.

As the capital city and business hub of Scotland, Edinburgh has a wide range of internship opportunities in Business, Marketing, Tech and IT, but also Museums, History and even Engineering. Experience living and working abroad and make your resume stand out with an international internship in Edinburgh!

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Edinburgh Internship Examples

Social Media Internship in Scotland
Social Media Content Specialist

This is an exciting, fast paced role at a growing social media and content agency. They are seeking a highly driven intern who is confident of hitting the ground running. Every day interns will work with their team of social media managers, communicate with clients and make sure they get the best service, organize their freeland team and coordinate content creation sessions, and work with their founder to manage enquiries and sales. If you’re fluent in social media platforms, trends, and memes, this is the perfect internship opportunity for you!

Graphic Design Internship in Scotland
Graphic Designer and UX Specialist

This company operates a plug-and-play software tool, businesses can subscribe to create, promote, and sell quickly and easily using pre-scheduled automated promotion via their websites, email, and social media. They require interns to represent the business in Europe and other global territories from their office in Edinburgh. Interns will gain a deep understanding of the business, prospect customers via digital channels, work with web, print, paid advertising, and marketing communications, provide graphic design works produced in Adobe Creative Suite for use across a range of marketing initiatives, and liaise with their social media team to publish videos and graphics.

Business Internship in Scotland
Archives Intern

This internship is with an organization responsible for the preservation of records. It is an exciting opportunity to work with the records of a 200-year-old archive and help ensure its longevity, and gain skills and knowledge within a busy archive department. Interns responsibilities include creating high level descriptions of new material acquired, destruction of material as instructed, and ad-hoc projects working alongside the Archivist.

Social Work NGO Internship in Scotland
Supporting a Youth Charity in Edinburgh

This is a support role for a charity working with socially disadvantaged children in Edinburgh. The role requires supporting the Community and Business Partnerships Manager with work related to the organization's strategic objectives, supporting the Youth Leadership Manager with any events related tasks, and supporting the Communications team with content development. Interns will also create and lead new processes related to corporate engagement such as content, promotional material, information packs, post engagement processes, and digital/online engagement.

Business Internship in Edinburgh
Credit Analyst Internship

As a credit analyst intern, you will learn to analyse financial statements of multiple SMEs across various industry sectors with the aim of providing balanced feedback to a credit committee investment. Interns will analyse and interpret credit bureau reports, learn inhouse and external rating agency credit rating tools and other economic indicators to supplement analysis, perform on-site evaluation missions, prepare credit papers for review, and improve relationships with entrepreneurs and potential partners.

Is there an internship in my career field?

Edinburgh is known for internships in Business, Marketing, Non-Profits, Psychology, IT, and more!

Think about what kind of work you would like to partake in and where your professional and personal interests lie. Want to find out all your opportunities? Inquire now and one of our knowledgeable Admissions Counselors will get in contact with you.

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Edinburgh Internship Inclusions

We are focused on matching you with the best employer and experiences that will help you achieve your goals. Our internship program in Edinburgh includes a one-on-one Program Advisor, personalized career coaching, social events, housing, on-site local staff, and much more.

  • Edinburgh Program Experience
  • Guaranteed Internship
  • Career Readiness Program
  • Experience Advisor
  • Housing
  • Travel Support
  • On-Site Programs Team
  • Events & Social Excursions
  • Academic Credit

Edinburgh Internship Program 

Internships in Edinburgh are available for university students and young professionals. The program provides an opportunity to be involved in one of Scotland's leading and most vibrant cities, all the while having the support of a well established and trusted international organization.

Along with your fellow interns on the program, you will also connect with local professionals in your career field at your internship placement. As with all capital cities, the working atmosphere can be a little more formal than other places, although it depends on the type of workplace. Edinburgh workplaces offer a welcoming and inclusive culture which helps interns acclimate to their new team and get to spend time learning about the local culture.

Interning in such a vivacious, collaborative culture is step one to expanding your network, enhancing your skill-set and creating the experience of a lifetime.

Guaranteed Custom Internship Placement

From your dedicated Admissions Counselor to your Program Advisor, we continuously speak with you one-on-one to learn all about you, your academic background, and your internship goals.

If accepted into the Edinburgh internship program, we guarantee you an internship in your chosen career field. Your acceptance into the program is based on a combination of relevant college or university level courses, relevant work experience, and an assessment of maturity and readiness for a professional abroad experience.

After you've committed to the program and enroll, we continue to work with you to further understand your skills, talents, career objectives, and overall internship expectations. Knowing this, we are able to place you in a dynamic work environment providing real-world work experience that benefits you.

Once we match you with an employer, you will interview directly with them by phone or Skype before your internship placement is confirmed. We work with you until you have an internship confirmed with a host organization and then you're officially on your way to interning abroad in Scotland!

When you arrive on location and start your internship, we have staff in Edinburgh to support you and ensure you make the most of your internship.

Career Readiness Program

Included in all programs is the award-winning Global Career Readiness Program which combines assessment, coaching, and experiences to connect students academic experience with their professional ambitions. We take a Strengths-based approach and focus on helping every participant meet their potential and find a career their love. 

Core Components Include

  • CliftonStrengthsFinder® Assessment
  • On-on-One Career Strengths Coaching
  • Career Webinar Series
  • Goal Setting and Career planning
  • Interview preparation
  • On-Site Career Seminars and Networking Event
  • One Day Global Career Workshop
  • Leadership Training and Recruitment Opportunities

Your Experience Advisor

Global Experiences is built by a team of passionate and experienced travelers, who love working with our participants to help them get ready for both living and interning abroad. We know that it is a big step to move to an unfamiliar city, make new friends, and explore a unique culture, all while going to work everyday. This is where your program advisor and location coordinator will become your new travel experience advisors, taking care of you from the day you join the program, to the day you head home. 

Your advisor will help you prepare for what will become the most life changing experience that you may ever have, including helping you navigate through travel bookings, visa requirements, academic credit and financing questions, as well as any nerves you have about living in a new city. We will help you get to know the rest of the program group so you'll have friends as soon as you arrive on location, and get a head start on weekend travel planning.

Housing & Accommodations

Edinburgh is a compact city and so wherever you are located you are never far from the action.

To ensure interns can experience "living like the locals," we include housing in student apartments located near main areas, or close to public transport lines.

Interns can expect to live in a shared bedroom in a shared apartment with other participants on the Global Experiences program, or other students attending language or study programs in the city. The apartments will have a shared kitchen and the necessary amenities, including Wi-Fi. All participants take a roommate questionnaire to help our team assess the right housing match for you.

If you have any special living requirements, please mention this to a staff member at your time of application and we will discuss accommodation options available.

Travel Support

Included in your program are many essential travel services to help your experience be as easy as possible so you an focus on enjoying your new home and rocking your internship.

Inclusions:

  • Travel and Medical Insurance.
  • 24/7 Emergency support on location.
  • Visa processing support.
  • Partnership with STA Travel for discounted and group flights.
  • Social and weekend events on location.
  • Closed Facebook Groups for each group, so you can get to know your new friends and make travel plans before you arrive.
  • Visa support as needed

On-Site Programs Team

Global Experiences' program team in Edinburgh are lead by qualified staff that are trained and supervised by our head office in Annapolis, Maryland, USA.

Your Location Coordinator will get to know you before you depart and will meet you on arrival in your new home. As a local of the city, all of our location staff are experienced in providing hands-on support to new visitors to the city. There can be lots of adjustments and culture shock when you first arrive, but we are more than ready to help you feel comfortable and get to know the amazing new culture in your new city.

You will have an outline of events and experiences to take part in as well as plenty of opportunities to give your career skills an extra boost so you come home not just as a world traveler, but also ready to take a big step forward in your journey to finding a career you love.

Events & Social Excursions

Global Experiences is committed to maximizing your experience interning in Edinburgh. Included in your internship program are orientations, events and social excursions designed to connect you with your host city and create hands-on opportunities for learning and community engagement.

Cultural events interns may include a Scottish Parliament tour and a visit to a comedy club. Day trips may include visits to the island of Lindisfarne or a trip to Stirling Castle, or a visit to the neighboring city of. Glasgow. Enjoy pop-up social events planned throughout the program based on events happening in Edinburgh while you are there.

Welcome events may include tea and scones on the Royal Mile and a walking tour of the city. At the end of the program, we conclude with an exit orientation and a farewell celebration.

Add Academic Credit to your Program

All Global Experiences' international internship programs are designed to complement a student's academic degree program. You could earn credit from your own institution, from our School of Record, or one of our partner schools.

There are many options for gaining credit and securing financial aid for your internship abroad program, and we're happy to help you find what works best for you. For more information, please discuss with your Admissions Counselor at time of application.

Add optional transfer credit to your program through our school of record, Fairfield University. 

Option 1: Summer, 3-6 Credits, $600
Option 2: Semester, up to 9 Credits, $900

  • Transfer credit - letter grade or pass / fail. Determined by the home institution.
  • General Elective credit - letter grade or pass / fail.
  • Major credit - transfers as DEPT000 with letter grade.
  • Financial Aid available. 

Why You Should Intern Abroad

Don't just take our word for it. Hear it from our interns themselves!

Benito after watching a soccer game

What an experience!! I was a bit reluctant when I signed up for the London program, but Global Experience made it so easier and simple for me to navigate all the steps. All of this would have not been possible without all the GE coordinators that were here to guide us through the whole journey. 10/10 would recommend this program.

Benito K.

Iowa State University - Finance

Ryan relaxing in Barcelona
 

When I interned in Barcelona through the Global Experiences program the world opened up- it was like living in paradise and having the most fun of my entire life. With GE there were only positives and 100 percent I would recommend this program to anyone and everyone who wants to have a truly amazing experience.

Ryan R.

Aurora University - Business

Julia loving her internship in Sydney

I had the most amazing experience in Sydney through Global Experiences. I worked on unique projects and had extraordinary responsibilities during my internship that definitely helped me grow and develop and gain a sense of what it is like to be a part of the working world rather than just a student in school.

Julia S.

Princeton University - Marketing

Bryanna exploring Milan

Milan is a beautiful place to live, explore, and cherish, but what makes it an even better experience is attending the program through Global Experiences. Join this program and have the time of your life in Milan. It will grow you, work you, and open up your eyes to all the amazing possibilities that lie ahead. I promise you won't regret a single bit.

Bryanna W.

University of Southern California - Fashion Business

Fiona during a Dublin daytrip

Completing a 12-week internship with a film production company in Dublin, Ireland has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life both personally and professionally. I would absolutely recommend the experience of going abroad.

Fiona M.

Bellarmine University - Film/Video Production

Alexandria enjoying her time in Italy

I only have a few days left with my internship here in Florence, Italy, and I could not be more proud and surprised at what I have been able to accomplish in just 8 weeks. This internship has really pushed me past my comfort zone in the best way possible. And if you are thinking about interning abroad, do it! Just try! It has been one of my best decisions I've made ever!

Alexandria H.

University of Arkansas - Interior Design

Dates and Tuition

Join us for a summer or fall internship in Edinburgh, Scotland. Review the program dates and tuition below.

Season

Summer 2021

Fall 2021

Length

8 Weeks

12 Weeks

Start Dates

May 29

Sept 4

Program Tuition

$7,490 USD

$9,990 USD

2018 Early Admissions
(Enroll by 8/31/2017)

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

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Edinburgh, Scotland

Season: Summer 2021

Length: 8 Weeks

Start Date: May 29

Full Program Tuition: $7,490 USD

2018 Early Admissions: Not Available

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Edinburgh, Scotland

Season: Fall 2021

Length: 12 Weeks

Dates: Sept 4

Full Program Tuitions: $7,990 USD

Full Program Tuition: $9,990 USD

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Dublin, Ireland

Season: Fall 2019

Length: 12 Weeks

Start Date: 09/14/2019

Full Program Tuitions: $9,990 USD

2018 Early Admissions: Not Available

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Virtual Internship With a Company in Scotland

Can't travel right now but still want to experience interning with a company in Edinburgh, Scotland? Our Virtual Internship program lets you do this! Not only can you work from the comfort of your home but the internships can be part or full time, making them much more flexible. Plus, it's our most affordable program and you're eligible for a discount on future in-person programs!

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