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Employ.ed on Campus

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


We work in collaboration with a range of University of Edinburgh departments to offer a structured summer internship programme called Employ.ed on Campus.

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

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  

Read and listen to Employ.ed Interns discuss their experiences of the programme here: Intern case studies | The University of Edinburgh

How to apply  

Internships are advertised on the University’s student jobs portal. Internships will be advertised between 20th February - 17th March. Please note, some internships may be advertised outside these dates so check the details on each advert.

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 April with the host departments, and internships will start at the beginning of June.  

When you are applying for an Employ.ed on Campus internship you will be required to add your National Insurance Number (NI number) to the application. All staff employed in the UK, whether UK, European or International citizens, require a NI number.  If you don’t have a NI number, then you will need to apply for one. Further information on how to apply for one can be found here: National Insurance number (NI number) | The University of Edinburgh


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.   

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