Kick-start your career while you’re still at university by taking up an internship.

Launched in partnership with Santander Universities, the university wide Stirling Internship Programme offers you paid internships on a full-time and part-time basis, from first year to final year. You’ll find your strengths and gain valuable skills working with organisations in the local area.

We also have links to a range of internships offered by external organisations, including the Saltire Scholar Internship Programme, which offers great opportunities if you’re a third year student.

Looking for international work experience? Visit our Global Talent Portal to access a wide range of internships, apprenticeships and graduate opportunities around the world. 

Six reasons why you should consider an internship:

  1. Make yourself more employable: Boost your CV and stand out from the crowd in order to have an advantage in the graduate job market.
  2. Help fund your studies: Earn while you learn.
  3. Network with employers: Make professional connections.
  4. Test your career options: Benefit from an insight into the sector.
  5. Develop practical experience: With ‘real world’ business experience, you’ll be able to put theory into practice.
  6. Build transferable skills: Communication, team work, problem solving, decision-making, initiative, creativity and confidence building.

Case studies

Stirling Internship Programme:

Katie Brown – Impact Arts, Stirling Internship Programme
Kieran Skelton – Lane Agency, Stirling Internship Programme

Internships with large employers:

Emily Jenkins – GlaxoSmithKline
Monika Gopal - Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Omari Whyne - Edinburgh Airport