What is the Aberdeen InternPlus Programme?

The Aberdeen InternPlus programme is a unique opportunity for University of Aberdeen undergraduate students to undertake a part-time (15 hours a week) internship for a 6-month period. Internships are undertaken within the University's Professional Services section and can be conducted virtually, in-person or through a hybrid format. 

Eligibility

This initiative is available to enrolled undergraduate students at the University of Aberdeen. More detailed information on eligibility requirements will be published here when the next round of projects are available for application.

How to apply

Applications are currently closed. 

Internships offered in 2021-22 academic year

Host department: Digital and Information Services (Museums and Special Collections) - CLOSED

Project title: "Developing Content, Creating Visibility and Improving Accessibility with UoA Collections"

The University of Aberdeen Collections is seeking to appoint an Intern to develop digital content for our social media platforms, with a focus on video content. This role would suit applicants looking to work in a museum and archive setting, and gain experience working with heritage sector social media and marketing campaigns and increasing accessibility of collections. Anyone with experience in creating engaging video content for social media should consider applying. Creativity and a keen eye for detail are essential. As we prepare to re-open our public exhibition spaces, this role will play an important part in bringing our collections and public engagement programme to our audience.

Host department: Go Abroad team - CLOSED

Project title: "Outgoing Student Mobility research project"

The University of Aberdeen Go Abroad team is seeking to appoint an intern to work on a research project that aims to widen access to our international opportunities for students. This role would appeal to anyone with, or looking to develop, primary research skills. The international dimension of this role will provide an added level of interest. A commitment to equality and inclusion for under-represented/historically-excluded groups is vital, as we seek to ensure that the transformational impact of an international experience is open to all. The resulting project outcomes will shape policy and be a driver for change within the institution.

 

Host department: Business School - CLOSED

Project title: "Accreditation Assistant"

The University of Aberdeen Business School is seeking to appoint an Intern to work on a database/data collection project, as part of the School’s pursuit of international accreditations. This role would suit applicants looking to gain valuable and transferable skills in data collection, input and manipulation and to gain experience of working in an academic environment.  We also anticipate that you will also be involved in various aspects of our assurance of learning processes and will likely attend a range of meetings with staff and students. An adaptable approach, excellent communication skills and a keen eye for detail are essential. The data we provide in our accreditation activity will help demonstrate the Business School mission to Power change for better businesses and better lives.

Host department: Digital and Information Services (Library) - CLOSED

Project title: "Decolonising our Library Collections Foundational work"

The University of Aberdeen Library seeks to appoint an intern to carry out a project preparing the foundation for future work on the decolonisation of our Library Collections. This role would suit applicants with an interest in promoting diversity and inclusion, particularly within Library Collections. Great analytical skills and attention to detail are essential. This role will underpin a range of future Library projects and contribute to their success.

Host department: Student Support - CLOSED

Project title: "Emily Drouet Internship"

 

Host department: Research and Innovation - CLOSED

Project title: "Pure user experience reviewer"

The Directorate of Research and Innovation is seeking to appoint an Intern to work on a user experience and training review project, to update and revitalise existing training provision for the Research Management System, Pure. This role would suit applicants looking to gain experience of working with a Research Management system, and contributing to skills development and training. Anyone with an interest in improving user training and documentation should consider applying. Great communication skills and a keen eye for detail are essential. Research and Innovation support a diverse range of users and this role will help make sure that staff and students have the skills they need to curate and promote unique research profiles.

Host department: Public Affairs, Stakeholder Engagement and Events Team (PASE) - CLOSED

Project title: "Uni-Versal Project Co-ordinator "

The University of Aberdeen External Relations Directorate is seeking to appoint an Intern to work within the Public Affairs, Stakeholder Engagement and Events Team (PASE) on the brand new Uni-Versal mini Festival series starting in January 2022. This role would suit applicants looking to gain experience of working within event/project management, marketing and communications. Anyone with, or looking for project management experience should consider applying. Great communication skills, a dedicated team player and a keen eye for detail are essential. Our Uni-Versal mini festival concept encapsulates culture, creativity, and stories, connected to the University’s 525 years of global history as well as the stories yet to happen that form part of our brand new future looking ambitions set out in the University’s 20 year strategy.

Host department: Admissions - CLOSED

Project title: "Postgraduate Taught Deposit Analysis"

External Relations is seeking to appoint an Intern to work in Admissions, with the Postgraduate Admissions Manager, to determine if the University should introduce a postgraduate fee deposit scheme. The proposed project is of significant importance; it will enable the University to make informed changes to its current admissions policies/procedures and most importantly ensure we maximise postgraduate applications in the future. This role would suit applicants who are interested in conducting action research with the view to making long term changes.  We are looking for someone who has good communication skills, is able to work unsupervised and has experience in presenting information and explaining outcomes.

Host department: External Relations - CLOSED

Project title: "STEM Marketing and Recruitment Project"

The University of Aberdeen Directorate of External Relations is seeking to appoint an Intern to support the development and implementation of marketing initiatives to attract prospective students to study STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects at Aberdeen. This role would suit applicants studying a STEM related degree who are looking to gain experience of science communications. Excellent communication and writing kills, strong organisational abilities and a keen eye for detail are essential. A willingness to engage and participate in a range of public engagement and outreach events is also required.

Host department: Human Resources Specialist Services - CLOSED

Project title: "Assessing the effectiveness of all University Equality Networks in advancing equality, diversity and inclusion at the University of Aberdeen"

The University of Aberdeen Directorate of People is seeking to appoint an Intern to work on an exciting project relating to the University’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion activities.
This role would suit applicants looking to gain experience of working within the Human Resources Specialist Services team and who would like to contribute to the creation of an inclusive environment where staff and students can thrive and get the maximum benefit and enjoyment from their involvement in the life of the University. Great research skills, an enquiring mind, and an eye for  detail are essential to complete this project successfully.