Career opportunities in universities

Did you know that The University of Edinburgh is one of the biggest employers for its graduates?  Many students that I speak to assume that university opportunities are all about academic jobs and don’t always think about the wide range of other jobs on offer in a university.  This summer the University of Edinburgh is hosting 40 student interns who are working on a wide range of projects across different departments and I’ve been taking a look at what internships have been on offer to shed some light on the many and varied job opportunities that are available in universities.

About the Employ.ed on campus internship programme

The University internship programme, Employ.ed on Campus is a programme that’s open to second and third year undergraduates at the University and is designed to give students valuable paid work experience in the University over the summer.  The programme has been running since 2012 and during that time the University has hosted over 100 interns working across many different departments and on a wide range of different projects.

What’s on offer?

This year the University is hosting 40 student interns who are currently working on a wide range of internships; everything from working at the Edinburgh Festival as part of the Beltane Fringe, to Digital Communications Intern in the School of Divinity, to working as a Book Collections Intern for the School of History, Classics and Archaeology and Marketing Intern for Communications and Marketing.

Why not take a look at the full list of internships we’ve had on offer for 2015 to give more of a flavour of the wide range of opportunities on offer in the University?  You can also read case studies from 2014 and 2013 interns to see what they got up to during their internships.




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