Careers Service

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.   

Applications for Employ.ed on Campus 2023 internships will start to go live in February 2023 and will be advertisted on the University’s student jobs portal.

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 between the start of February - mid March. Please note, some internships may be advertised outside these dates so check the details on each advert.

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 internships will start at the beginning of June.  

National Insurance Number (NI number)

When you are applying for an Employ.ed on Campus internship you will be required to add your 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

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.