Internships in Scotland

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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

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Arcadia University Study Abroad
Under the direction of a Member of Scottish Parliament and their team, you will work on policies and issues that will help sh...

Scotland

Arcadia University Study Abroad
Make the most of your summer by gaining invaluable experience working in an organization that is committed to preserving Scot...

Scotland

Arcadia University Study Abroad
Spend your semester in Scotland, and gain professional experience through this internship course, working in various fields....

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Panrimo
Edinburgh, Scotland is a perfect place for interns looking to dive into international work experiences. Panrimo offers a wide...

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IFSA-Butler
IFSA Butler offers students the unique opportunity to study at the University of Edinburgh and intern with the Scottish Parli...

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API
Interns will find themselves wandering along medieval cobble-stoned streets stretching from the base of Arthur's Seat and Hol...

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BUNAC
BUNAC's Intern in Britain program is your opportunity to set yourself apart in today's job market by gaining a taste of profe...

Scotland

Summer School University of Edinburgh
An amazing opportunity for students who would like to spend some time backstage at the one of the biggest Art Festivals in th...

Scotland

Hansard Society
Have an interest in how politics works in the UK? Hansard Society internships in the UK are perfect for you! Hansard Society...

Scotland

Education Programmes Abroad (EPA)
EPA Internships provide challenging pre-professional experience in an international setting. We offer a broad range of intern...

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Travelmania
Travelmania is offering exciting work & study placements in all major cities in the United Kingdom and Ireland. After your En...

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Adelante Abroad
Unique opportunities await you in Scotland. Valuable experience through Adelante's Observation & Research Programs allows you...

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Adelante Abroad
Adelante Abroad offers affordable 1 month, 6-week and 2 month summer abroad programs in Spain, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Scotla...

Scotland

CISabroad
Study and Intern abroad this summer in beautiful Scotland. Enjoy long days, Scottish festivals, friendly locals, and a castle...

Scotland

International Internships
Intern abroad in Scotland for up to 6 months with International Internships! Internships are available in a variety of fields...