Bound by the Atlantic Ocean, the North and Irish Seas and by more than 790 islands, Scotland is a paradise for those who treasure the outdoors, filled with sweeping landscapes and abundant with Roman ruins and Medieval churches. From the revered Scottish Highlands to the rolling farms, Scotland's countryside tells the story of a people who transitioned from paganism to Christianity to industrialization. While the past is always present in Scotland, the country today is a thriving economic and cultural hub presenting numerous opportunities for professional development in areas including medicine and science, the arts, business, and education, and is home to the prestigious University of St. Andrews founded in 1413.

Exploring the Sciences and Business: Edinburgh is an ideal place to study social sciences, including government, and business, and was designated by UNESCO as a "City of Literature." Panrimo is a Michigan-based organization that offered internships dedicated to cultivating skills in these areas and offers in-depth study focused on marketing, public relations, history, library science, and health care, to name a few. Panrimo offers eight- to 12-week internships during the summer or full spring or fall semesters and applicants can customize their internships. International Internships, based in Florida offers university and international students the chance to earn credit while studying overseas. Eight- to 12-week programs in a wide variety of subjects from communications and international studies to environmental science and government.

Developing Your Green Thumb - Horticulture: For individuals looking specifically for a summer internship, Adelante Abroad offers six-week internship research programs in Edinburgh. There are opportunities to study veterinary medicine, horticulture, agriculture business, marketing and economics, and nutrition science. For the true botany lover, Aeldante offers a horticulture/historic landscape internship in nearby Pitlochry, the gateway to the Scottish Highlands, where students learn botanical design, study flora biology and the history of gardening.

Culture and Teeing Up: Many internships offer participants cultural immersion excursions, including visits to the famed Edinburgh Castle and literary pub tours--after all the man who brought the world Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, was born in Edinburgh. The Edinburgh Castle should not be missed—built nearly 1,000 years ago, it is formidable fortress that was used to protect the city from the British.

When and Where to Look for an Internship

Scotland offers internship opportunities throughout the year, and there are a variety of international and Scottish companies based in Edinburgh and Glasgow, making Scotland a great country for students pursuing internships in a variety of fields. For students interested in outdoor activities and botanical studies, which are popular in Scotland given its incredible landscape and biodiversity, the summer may be a better time to intern, since the fall and winter seasons can be quite cold.

Work and Labor Laws in Scotland

When exploring programs candidates for internships need to familiarize themselves with the program's visa policies if they wish to work overseas. For example, with International Internships, applicants from the United States must apply for BUNAC's Intern in Britain program to obtain visa sponsorship. If you're not clear on visa requirements, be sure to contact a program advisor and ask.

Contributed by Katrina Woznicki

Internship Programs in Scotland

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BUNAC: Intern in Britain
Multiple Countries
9 •7 reviews

BUNAC's Intern in Britain program is your opportunity to set yourself...

Adelante Abroad
Observation & Research Internship Placements in Scotland
8.88 •24 reviews

Unique opportunities await you in Scotland. Gain valuable experience...

Arcadia Abroad
Arcadia University- Scottish Parliamentary Program
10 •1 review

Under the direction of a Member of Scottish Parliament and their team...

Intern or Research Abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland with Panrimo
9 •2 reviews

Edinburgh, Scotland is a perfect place for interns looking to dive...

Hansard Society
Hansard Society Internships in the UK
Multiple Countries
9 •1 review

Have an interest in how politics works in the UK? Hansard Society...

Arcadia Abroad
Arcadia University- Museum Studies Internship Program

Make the most of your summer by gaining invaluable experience working...

International Internships
International Internships in Scotland

Intern abroad in Scotland for up to 6 months with International...

Learn International
Internships in the United Kingdom
Multiple Countries

An internship in the United Kingdom allows students to expand their...

Educational Programmes Abroad (EPA)
EPA - Internships in Edinburgh

EPA Internships provide challenging pre-professional experience in an...

British Antarctic Survey
Geology Research Experience Placement
Multiple Countries

NERC recognizes that there is a shortage of individuals with...

PIC Management
Paid Customer Service Internship, in London, Dublin or Edinburgh
Multiple Countries

Your main objective is provide the best attention to the customers to...

Research & Intern Abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh. Not only Scotland's capital, but also one of the most...

Intern in the UK with Travelmania!
Multiple Countries

Travelmania is offering exciting work & study placements in all major...

Arcadia Abroad
Arcadia University- Edinburgh Napier University

Spend your semester in Scotland, and gain professional experience...

API International Internships in Edinburgh, Scotland

Interns will find themselves wandering along medieval cobble-stoned...

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Living and working in a new environment is definitely a good experience - provided that you are personally ready for it. This program is best suited to individuals who are self-motivated and are...

View from Arthur's Seat

When I was an undergraduate student, I was ambitious, to say the least. I double-majored in Nutrition and Psychology, I was President of multiple organizations on campus, and I worked at my university...

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The experience was very beneficial. It was important to be able to do things on your own and be able to meet other people. In this sense, I am in Agriculture, which is different then others. I was...

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