An internship is a period of structured work experience that will often relate to your career goals. There are plenty of internship and work experience opportunities advertised throughout the year.
An internship is a period of structured work experience that will often relate to your career goals. The experience should enhance your career and personal development, allowing you to develop knowledge and skills to inform your career choices.
Most large graduate employers have an internship programme as part of their graduate recruitment activity aimed at 2nd, 3rd and penultimate year students. However, there are general internship programmes that offer opportunities with a range of employers and sectors open to all students and graduates.
There are internships advertised throughout the year on MyCareerHub. Watch our video for tips on how to search for them. For internships with graduate employers, the deadline for applications can be as early as November for the following summer.
The Careers Service also offers a range of internship programmes exclusively for University of Edinburgh students called Employ.ed .
Try not to worry if you miss these deadlines, there are plenty of other internship and work experience opportunities advertised throughout the year. Many employers will take graduates with a wide range of experience – everything you do will count.