Careers Service

Employ.ed on Campus

On-campus internships for undergraduates in 2nd, 3rd and penultimate years

We offer this structured internship programme, Employ.ed on Campus, in collaboration with a range of University of Edinburgh departments.    

The programme is for 2nd, 3rd and penultimate year undergraduate students of any School.   

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, your internship may take place remotely rather than on campus. We have resources available to help you make the most of these high-quality work experiences.  

Please note: If you have applied for an Employ.ed on Campus Internship with the closing date March 9th or March 14th, it is likely that you will not hear back about your application until after April 4th due to a current HR system update. 

Why should you apply?  

You will:  

  • gain paid work experience at the University  

  • take part in activities designed to offer you structure and support, including an induction day, interim event and end of internship event  

  • complete an Edinburgh Award where you will enhance your employability, develop your self-awareness by reflecting on your progress, and learn how to articulate your experience to future employers  

Edinburgh Award 

Case studies from previous interns 

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 StruthersEmploy.ed on Campus Intern  

How to apply  

Internships are advertised on the University’s student jobs portal. Most internships will be advertised in the period 8th February - mid March. Please note some internships may be advertised outside these dates so check the details on each advert, for example an internship might be advertised after the 8th February, or have a different closing date. 

University's student jobs portal   (secured)

You need to upload a CV and Covering Letter for each internship you want to apply to. We recommend you apply to no more than 3.  All opportunities close at 5pm UK time.

Interviews will be held in March and April with the host departments, and most internships will start on the 6th June. 

Support with your application  

Seen an internship you like? Check out the resources below to make it happen: 

Advice on CVs and Cover Letters   

Careers Information and Advice Online Drop In 

Top Tips : Applying for an  Employ.ed on Campus Internship

Support for your interview  

Got an interview? Congratulations! Check out the resources below to make it happen:  

Read resources on how to prepare and practice for interviews 

Take an online mock interview with Interview 360  

Watch the Top Tips Video on Digital Interviews  

Book a practice interview with a Careers Consultant   


The programme is for 2nd, 3rd and penultimate year undergraduate students of any School based in the UK. If you have done an Employ.ed on Campus internship before you are not eligible to apply again.  

If you are studying on a distance learning course, or  visiting the University on an exchange programme, you are not eligible to apply.