Careers Service

Employ.ed on Campus internships

An overview of the Employ.ed on Campus Internship Programme

EdinburghAward Employ.ed on Campus recipients 2013

The Careers Service, in collaboration with a range of University of Edinburgh departments, offers a structured internship programme - Employ.ed on Campus - for 2nd, 3rd and penultimate year undergraduate students from the University of Edinburgh during the summer.

As well as great work experience, the Careers Service provides a programme of support, bringing participants together for an induction day, interim and end of placement event. We also offer a framework to support each intern’s employability development goals and self-reflection through the participation in an Edinburgh Award.


I hugely enjoyed my work placement, I've grown a lot, overcome challenges and feel more confident in myself as a result. It has truly been an invaluable experience for me.

Catherine StruthersSummer School Intern 2015,  Summer School Programme

There is no doubt I have taken a lot from the whole experience, not least my development goals that I was asked to work on at the beginning of the internship. The biggest aspect for me though is the greater sense of career direction I now have.

Fraser LennonODL Student Audio Experience Intern 2015, Learning, Teaching & Web Services

Key dates for the programme

  • Internship positions will be advertised on MyCareerHub from 1st to 21st February 2018
  • The majority of internships will begin on 4th June 2018 (for 10 or 12 weeks, depending on the needs of the individual departments).

The following events run by the Careers Service are a compulsory part of the internship programme, and will lead to students being eligible for an Edinburgh Award. Interns must be available for the following events:

  • Induction Event: 31st May 2018
  • Interim Event: 4th July 2018
  • Final Event: 8th August or 22nd August 2018 (depending on the length of your internship)