Applications Closed


InternPlus allows University of Aberdeen undergraduate students (graduating in 2019 or 2020) the opportunity to undertake part time, paid internships from November 2017 to June 2018, within the University of Aberdeen.  The Internships are hosted in a variety of Professional Services departments.


InternPlus students have the opportunity to undertake professional development training alongside their internship.  Details about the projects available in 2017/18 are available in the “Projects” tab.


Application Process

Applications are now closed.



Only undergraduate students, currently registered at the University of Aberdeen and expecting to graduate in 2019 or 2020, are eligible to apply.  Students who have previously undertaken an InternPlus project during 2016/17 are not eligible to take part.

Projects 2017/18

InternPlus Projects 2017/18

Please check closing dates carefully - they may vary by department.

Host Department


Summary of Project


Centre for Academic Development

Supporting a step change in the use of MyAberdeen

This internship will ensure students are an active part of the redesign of MyAberdeen, as part of the institutional project for moving MyAberdeen to Blackboard’s new flagship online learning environment, Learn Ultra.


International Centre

e-Learning Intern

An intern would work on developing two different online modules that would last for between 10-20 minutes each that would address the culture shock and adaptation on arrival for international students, and manage the expectations of university life for both international and domestic students.


IT Services

Project Pocket - Self-service file store management

An opportunity to work on an exciting IT project using the latest cloud server technology, deploying infrastructure and developing a web interface to facilitate user driven self-service of secure areas holding institutional and research data.


IT Services

Student Engagement and Student Services

We need to find new ways to engage and understand requirements in order to impact on student satisfaction levels which would then, hopefully, reflect positively in survey results (e.g. National Student Survey).


External Relations

Student Social Media Officer (SSMO)

The Intern will work closely with Marketing & Communications to strategise, craft and execute original and engaging visual content for use across the University’s social channels.


Marketing and Student Recruitment

Digital intern to support Chinese marketing campaign and website

We are looking for a Chinese native speaker to work with the Marketing team to write creative content and assist in the implementation of the campaign.


Online Education and Marketing

Degree Builder: Mapping the Route from Short Course to Degree

We propose a project for an enthusiastic and creative intern to design, prototype and test an interactive “map” of our programmes and their component short courses.



Defining the Scope: The Strategic Plan 2020+  

The overarching aim of this internship will be to pre-empt the formation of the next strategic plan by undertaking valuable preparatory research – on a range of UK and global institutions of varying levels -  to inform development of future University strategy and the next institutional strategic plan


SRAS (Enquiry Team)

Conversion Support Intern

Building on success of previous IP which was extremely well-received, winning a national marketing award and over 700 offer holders taking part, wish to recruit a Conversion Support Intern who will run this project for another year, but also develop a range of other conversion projects for our international audience looking to study with us in 2018.



AbVenture Zone Intern

The intern would market ABVZ, and identify and promote events organised in Aberdeen aimed at entrepreneurs, to students and staff.  In particular, the Intern would build on the success of the @lightbulb bootcamp and competition to bring about further improvements and deliver this student led enterprise based activity aimed at enhancing our entrepreneurship offerings for students. 


University Secretary's Office

Digital Governance: Refreshing the University's Digital Governance Presence and a new Approach to Induction and Development for Governors

This project would provide support for the Clerk to Court in improving and modernising the information available to Court members and the wider community with regard to Court and governance in the University.


Business School

Recruiting and Improving the Student Experience

With the predicted increases and ambitious targets for the Business School PGT numbers we wish to take a fresh look at how we run our courses and the resources involved.


Elphinstone Institute

Promoting North-East Culture

The intern will work with members of the Elphinstone Institute on its current development project around the University’s Centre for North-East Culture initiative.


School of Biological Sciences

Digital Media Intern

The project will require the intern to capture digital footage by various means (iPhone/iPad/video camera etc.) from a broad range of areas;  field work/courses; practical classes; lectures; one on one editorials; general footage from across campus and ad hoc developments as opportunities arise.


Student Support

Tackling Violence and Harassment

We are seeking an enthusiastic student to develop existing practice into sector-leading policies and procedures around reporting and support for incidents of violence and harassment.