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?
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.
Support with you application and interview
Seen an internship you like? Check out the resources below to make it happen:
Top tips applying for an Employ.ed on Campus internship
Advice on CVs and Cover Letters
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