The ABDNConnect Internship Programme provides paid internship opportunities for students and graduates. The programme is supported by completion of a set of skills reflection and development activities to maximise the value of the experience. For current students, successful completion of the programme will be recognised on the Enhanced Transcript.
- ABDNConnect Internship Programme overview
- Why do an internship?
- Gain paid experience in an organisation.
- Develop insights into sectors and roles of interest to inform future career choices.
- Utilise, develop and evidence skills in the workplace.
- Add value to an organisation by inputting to their projects and activities.
- Build evidence of valued workplace skills and experience to enhance future applications.
This opportunity allowed me to meet and form networks. I enjoyed being part of a great team, my own skills were greatly developed due to this opportunity. I now have an enhanced appreciation of some of the challenges the Third Sector faces in Aberdeen.
Lina Dimitrova, Santander Intern, Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations (ACVO).
- Eligibility and how to apply
The ABDNConnect Internship Programme is open to all University of Aberdeen students, undergraduate and postgraduate, as well as graduates.
There are two ways to apply for this programme:
- Key details
- All of the internship opportunities are paid (national living wage or higher).
- Internships can vary in length.
- You must consider your eligibility to work in the UK to undertake an Internship. Details regarding work eligibility and visas can be found at www.ukcisa.org.uk.
- The organisation offering the internship will pay you directly and provide you with a contract of employment, detailing duties and responsibilities, hours of work, induction, location of work, health & safety and holiday entitlement. You will be treated as any other employee within the organisation.
- Some of the internship opportunities advertised are supported by Santander Universities funding.
- Applications will usually be in the form of a covering letter and CV. These will be collated by the Careers and Employability Service. Applications will then be forwarded to the organisation for selection.
- Before submitting your internship application we recommend that you receive feedback on your draft application from the Careers and Employability Service.
- Internship offers are made by the host organisation.
- You are required to complete an ABDNConnect Pathway.
- Finding opportunities
The Careers and Employability Service will advertise internships as they become available on CareerConnect.
For help with finding your own opportunity, access our mini career course on Finding Opportunities.