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.  

Internships will be advertised around February and will take place during the summer.

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. 

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 


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.