What is the Aberdeen InternPlus Programme?
The InternPlus Programme has operated successfully since July 2016. Since its inception, it has seen over 70 University of Aberdeen undergraduate students complete an InternPlus internship giving them invaluable experience. The initiative offers students the opportunity to contribute to defined projects or activities within the University during term time, within a supervised and supportive environment which helps develop transferrable skills for future work or study. InternPlus students complete their internship part time (up to 15 hours per week) during the University’s academic year alongside their studies.
This initiative is available to enrolled undergraduate students at the University of Aberdeen. Additional eligibility criteria will be detailed here when the next application window opens.
How to apply
Applications are currently closed. See below for details of projects offered in 2022/23.
Aberdeen InternPlus Projects - 2022/23
- Host department: Student Support
Project title: "Emily Drouet Intern "
Emily Drouet was a student at the University of Aberdeen who took her life in 2016 following an abusive relationship with her partner. The Directorate of People is seeking an enthusiastic, passionate undergraduate student to embark upon the Emily Drouet internship, which will support and enrich the University’s approach to combating Gender-Based-Violence (GBV) as well as consider improvements to enhance the range of student support services available. The successful candidate will gain experience in research, bespoke student support provision, and the professional working environment, as well as having access to personal and professional development opportunities.
- Host department: Go Abroad team
Project title: "Go Abroad - systems review and update"
We are ideally looking for a candidate who can understand the parameters of the task, ie what is required to satisfy both the needs of external funding agencies and the accessibility needs of our students, explore creative solutions using the available technology and then provide clear instructions in a user-friendly format, which students can follow and complete with minimal confusion or difficulty.
- Host department: PGR School, Research and Innovation
Project title: "Changing Culture through Governance"
The Postgraduate Research School is seeking to appoint a forward thinking and driven intern with an interest in governance and developing positive cultures.
This exciting role would suit applicants with strong communication skills, interested in critically analysing internal governance structures and policies in order to develop sustainable sector-leading research culture changes.
- Host department: Public Affairs, Stakeholder Engagement and Events
Project title: "Civic University Engagement Support Coordinator"
Do you love community engagement? Do you want to play a part in shaping the University of Aberdeen’s civic contribution to the north east of Scotland? Work with the University’s Public Affairs, Stakeholder Engagement and Events Team to support the development and delivery of an engagement programme targeting internal and external audiences as part of the University’s commitment to becoming a Civic University. This role would suit a strong communicator and collaborative team player with the ability to work proactively and with an interest in developing their experience in a community engagement and partnership working setting.
- Host department: External Relations
Project title: "Brand Communications Intern"#
The University is embarking on a large brand refresh project to strengthen our reputation on a global scale and you could be a part of it. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a creative mind and a keen eye for detail. This is an exciting project that will have a big impact on the future of the University. If you are interested in how we position the University and build our reputation on a global scale then this is the role for you.
- Host department: Human Resources
Project title: "EDI Actions – Development of robust monitoring and evaluation process to drive action on EDI to support Aberdeen 2040 commitments"
This internship is an exciting opportunity to be at the heart of equality, diversity and inclusion work, supporting the University to ensure that progress is being made in this area, which is of strategic importance to the University. This internship would suit someone who can work well as part of a team, is comfortable working with systems and data and who wants to gain excellent experience as part of a busy HR team.
- Host department: Online Education
Project title: "Online student testimonial/feedback project – Phase Two"
Would your friends describe you as an active listener? Do people feel at ease sharing their experiences with you? The Online Education team are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and empathetic intern to help us collect and share the experiences of our online students. A natural storyteller, you’ll work with us interviewing students, writing case studies, and producing testimonials for a range of media.
- Host department: External Relations; Engagement and Conversion with Music, LLMVC
Project title: "Digital Content Developer"
This joint position between the central Digital Marketing Team and the Department of Music seeks to appoint an individual who will bring a fresh, genuine perspective towards reaching and engaging with our audiences.You will help build user-centric, user-generated and authentic content across a range of platforms with a focus on short form video (including TikTok & Instagram Reels), while working with specialists across the University to strategise and develop a sustainable content framework.
- Host department: Centre for Academic Development
Project title: "Students’ View of Academic Integrity - Pitfalls and Opportunities"
The Centre for Academic Development is looking for an intern who is passionate about the student learning experience and has an interest in carrying out research to understand students’ perception of academic integrity. Candidates should have good interpersonal skills, an ability to work in a sensitive area, and convey a non-judgemental and supportive approach to understanding students’ experiences with academic integrity. They should have an awareness of how to manage data in a confidential and professional manner, good analytical and research skills, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Host department: Digital & Information Services - Library Services
Project title: "Digital Skills Enhancement: Equipping graduates for the digital workplace"
Are you enthusiastic and curious about new technologies and digital transformation? Do you like engaging with people and finding out about their skills and experiences? Would you enjoy using research skills such as literature searching and running focus groups? Then we want to hear from you! This project seeks to provide insight into digital skills requirements for the modern workforce to enable the development of relevant and impactful educational interventions to enhance students’ digital skills.
- Host department: Directorate of Digital and Information Services - Museums and Special Collections
Project title: "Improving the accessibility of Museums and Special Collections digital holdings"
Digitisation is a field that is rapidly growing within the Cultural Heritage sector. University of Aberdeen Museums & Special Collections is seeking to appoint an intern to assist with and learn how to digitise a wide range of items. This role would suit someone who is skilled in photography and is passionate about ensuring today’s history is available for future generations.
- Host department: Research & Innovation, and Planning
Project title: "Research Dashboard Development with Power BI"
Are you passionate about Data? Do you like helping others to understand complex information? Do you take pride in accurate and robust data gathering? Join colleagues in Research & Innovation, Planning, and Scholarly Communications to deliver a series of data visualisations for research and contribute to a growing collection of research dashboards that support benchmarking and data analytics activity across the University.
- Host department: Estates and Facilities (Sustainability Team)
Project title: "Net Zero Research – Staff and Student Travel"
If you are interested in the concept of Net Zero and making a contribution to tackling it, and want to be part of the University’s 2040 Net Zero journey, then this opportunity with the Sustainability Team is for you. As the race to Net Zero begins in earnest, this is your opportunity to make a real difference as we grapple with this challenge and seek to influence behaviour and reduce emissions. This is a fantastic chance to gain first-hand experience working on a major sustainability challenge facing every organisation
We are looking for an analytical and data confident student who is keen to gain experience in a sustainability related environment. The role involves investigating methodologies and calculating aspects of our travel emissions footprint. You will engage with a number of key sections across the University and as such the successful applicant will need to be able to work both independently and as part of the Sustainability Team.
- Host department: Business School
Project title: "Business School Student Insights"
Do you want to contribute to enhancing the overall teaching & Assessment and student experience within the Business school? If so, please apply to work with us on an exciting project which will enhance your portfolio of skills around the organisation of focus groups and the collation of materials to assist staff in setting exciting and rewarding authentic assessment within the Business School.
- Aberdeen InternPlus projects - 2021/22
Digital and Information Services (Museums and Special Collections) - "Developing Content, Creating Visibility and Improving Accessibility with UoA Collections"
Go Abroad team - "Outgoing Student Mobility research project"
Business School - "Accreditation Assistant"
Digita and Informarion Services (Library) - "Decolonising our Library Collections Foundational work"
Student Support - "Emily Drouet Internship"
Research and Innovation - "Pure user experience reviewer"
Public Affairs, Stakeholder Engagement and Events team - "Uni-Versal Project Co-ordinator "
Admissions - "Postgraduate Taught Deposit Analysis"
External Relations - "STEM Marketing and Recruitment Project"
Human Resources Specialist Services - "Assessing the effectiveness of all University Equality Networks in advancing equality, diversity and inclusion at the University of Aberdeen"