So your flat lease doesn’t end until August, and you have no money to travel this summer. Your CV is looking a little thin, and you can’t quite bring yourself to leave Edinburgh – especially after struggling through the dark months only to feel like you have to leave as soon as the weather actually improves.
Fascinating Edinburgh internships
The University is here to help! On Thursday 1 February, the Career’s Service released a series of 10-13 week internships within the university itself. These range from communications and marketing to motivations researcher, to project management, to even something called ‘Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas’.
This is an awesome opportunity to gain insight into the inner workings of the university. It seems kinda strange to say that you can make friends with the uni staff, but you’ll realise that they’re human too. You’ll also be able to network with people in career paths you didn’t even know existed within a university.
Stand out from the crowd
These Employ.ed internships tend to start in early June and continue until August. The pay is excellent at £9.33 an hour, and you’ll be working for approximately 35 hours a week. If you’re an overachiever, or simply want to make the very most of this experience, you can also work towards an Edinburgh Award. If you document your progress, and self-reflect on the skills you are developing, then you’ll gain Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) recognition and an invite to an amazing reception at the end of the year.
What are you waiting for? Prep that CV and apply:
Apply on MyCareerHub
Applications close at midnight on Wed 21 Feb. The Careers Service (3rd floor of the library) are also super nice people, who will help you with your application if you need it.
Honestly, the University is just trying to give students the best chance at succeeding in life. This experience will be interesting, and nothing like working as yet another intern in a faceless company. Good luck applying!