Internships in Edinburgh are available for university students and young professionals. The program provides an opportunity to be involved in one of Scotland's leading and most vibrant cities, all the while having the support of a well-established and trusted international organization. 

Along with your fellow interns on the program, you will also connect with local professionals in your career field at your internship placement. As with all capital cities, the working atmosphere can be a little more formal than other places, although it depends on the type of workplace. Edinburgh workplaces offer a welcoming and inclusive culture which helps interns acclimate to their new team and get to spend time learning about the local culture. 

Interning in such a vivacious, collaborative culture is step one to expanding your network, enhancing your skill set and creating the experience of a lifetime.



Complete a full-time internship abroad and lay the groundwork for your future career! Work in a global environment and learn about your field from a cross-cultural perspective.   

ISEP and our partners at Global Experiences work with you to find an internship placement that matches your career aspirations, educational background and location preferences. During the application process, you will conduct a brief phone call with an ISEP Advisor to learn about your goals for interning abroad. If accepted, you will be guaranteed an internship in your desired career field and location.   

In the months leading up to the term abroad, you will be matched with potential employers and interview with them directly to learn more about each other. If everything goes well, the internship is finalized. You will know your internship placement and role before you depart to your host country.  



What an experience!! I was a bit reluctant when I signed up for the program, but Global Experience made it so easier and simple for me to navigate all the steps. All of this would have not been possible without all the GE coordinators that were here to guide us through the whole journey. 10/10 would recommend this program. 

-Benito K. | Iowa State University | Finance 



Edinburgh is a compact city and so wherever you are located you are never far from the action. 

To ensure interns can experience "living like the locals," we include housing in student apartments located near main areas, or close to public transport lines. 

Interns can expect to live in a shared bedroom in a shared apartment with other participants on the Global Experiences program, or other students attending language or study programs in the city. The apartments will have a shared kitchen and the necessary amenities, including Wi-Fi. All participants take a roommate questionnaire to help our team assess the right housing match for you. 

If you have any special living requirements, please mention this to a staff member at your time of application and we will discuss accommodation options available. 



Internship placements are available in career fields including Arts Administration, Finance, Graphic Design, Social Media, Social Services, and more.

Check out internship examples based on placements of former GE interns.

Course Description

Included in the Intern in Edinburgh program is the award-winning Global Career Readiness Program which combines assessment, coaching, and experiences to connect student's academic experience with their professional ambitions. A Strengths-based approach is utilized, with a focus on helping every participant meet their potential and find a career they love.  

Core Components Include: 

-CliftonStrengthsFinder® Assessment 

-On-on-One Career Strengths Coaching 

-Career Webinar Series 

-Goal Setting and Career planning 

-Interview preparation 

-On-Site Career Seminars and Networking Event 

-One Day Global Career Workshop 

-Leadership Training and Recruitment Opportunities 


Earning Academic Credit 

You can add academic credit to your program! Adding credit can allow students to access existing financial aid options and gain credit towards graduation for many majors. This is suitable for students who attend a university that does not offer credit for internships. For more information please discuss your situation with your home university study abroad advisor and your ISEP student advisor. 

You can add optional transfer credit to your program through the school of record, Fairfield University, for an additional fee of $600 per course. Credits may transfer as elective or major credit, with a letter grade or pass/fail, depending on your home institution's policies.  

Available courses: 

GE 298: Global Experiences International Internship  

3-6 credits in summer 

6 credits in fall/spring 

GE 301: Global Workforce and Leadership Development (online, 3 credits) 

GE 302: Intercultural Communications in a Global Workplace (online, 3 credits) 


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Career Field

  • Agriculture

  • Architecture

  • Biology

  • Business

  • Communication

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Engineering

  • Human Services

  • International/Global Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Psychology

  • Social Sciences

  • Visual and Performing Arts

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