Guide to Internships

This guide is intended to support organisations that want to hire an intern from the University of Edinburgh. We have summarised key points from frequently asked questions and from feedback from former interns.

Internships are an important part of professional development for students and graduates, and an equally important opportunity for you to recruit talent that will bring new skills and perspectives to your organisation. A good internship gives the intern an opportunity to make a significant contribution to your company, and their professional development.  

What do you want the intern to achieve?  

We have addressed some FAQs specific to internships here.

This section covers specific queries around remote internships.

The CIPD guide to Internships that Work is an excellent resource that provides detailed recommendations on best practice for internships. We recommend looking at this before planning your internship.

CIPD guide to Internships that Work

The Good Practice Guide is an overview of good practice that we would hope all employers who recruit students/graduates will work towards.

Good Practice Guide