Aberdeen Internship

Aberdeen Internship

The Aberdeen Internship is an award winning summer placement programme, exclusively for undergraduate students in their second or third year (or fourth year of a five year course) at the University of Aberdeen. Interns complete a 10 week project within one of the University’s Professional Services sections. Successful completion of the Internship is recorded as an accredited activity on the Intern's Enhanced Transcript.

Applications for the Aberdeen Internship 2023 are closed.

Internships are scheduled to commence on 5th June. 

My internship within the university has provided me with opportunities to use aspects of my engineering degree on real life projects and problems that I wouldn’t normally experience until after I graduate. The level of trust and responsibility given to me by my department enabled me to participate in multiple additional projects during my internship and inspired me to specialise my degree towards Carbon Management.

Roederer Lyne, Energy & Carbon Management Assistant Intern

Eligibility and application procedures

  • The Aberdeen Internship is a paid, 10 week summer placement programme. 
  • In order to apply you must be a registered undergraduate student at the University of Aberdeen in your second or third year (or fourth year of a five year course). For the Aberdeen Internship 2023, you must be graduating in 2024 or 2025. 
  • If you have completed a previous Aberdeen Internship or InternPlus Internship, unfortunately you are ineligible to apply to the Aberdeen Internship.
  • These roles are based in the UK and as such the successful candidates will be required to live and work in the UK from the date you commence employment. You can apply and interview from anywhere but must be in the UK at the start of your employment contract.
  • It is strongly recommended that you view the Careers and Employability Service's mini career course on CVs and covering letters before applying. You can receive feedback on your document(s) prior to submitting your application by either using our Virtual Adviser service on CareerConnect or by booking an online CV/ Application appointment. More information on these services.
  • Applications are accessed and submitted via the University’s Jobs Website.
  • You can apply for as many Aberdeen Internship projects as you like. A separate application should be submitted for each, and you should tailor each application to the specific skills and experiences required within the person specifications.

Aberdeen Internships 2023

Careers and Employability marketing and communications plan - Careers and Employability Service

The Careers and Employability Service is seeking to appoint a summer intern to help design a new marketing and communications approach to maximise the impact of our new Career Readiness dataset on student careers and employability engagement. The aim of this project is to develop a targeted marketing and communications plan and bank of marketing assets.

Narrating decolonisation through text-based games - School of Social Science

If you are passionate about equality and diversity, and would like to develop a new skill in presenting the stories to Aberdeen students in an interactive form, we’d love to hear from you. This collaborative project aims to create interactive, web-based stories based on what it’s like to be a student coming to Aberdeen from outside of Scotland, and will give you the opportunity to help us better understand their experiences and the challenges that they face.

Chinese Social Media Intern - International Office

The International Office is seeking an intern/x2 part-time interns who are enthusiastic, creative, and motivated to join our Team China. You will work on the hottest topics and generate engaging content for our Chinese social media platforms in your way! Your work will be supported by our Team China, and the wider International Office, providing you with excellent insights into the student recruitment sector. If you are passionate about your Aberdeen Experience, can evidence strong content creation ability and want to share that with our prospective student audience, we want to hear from you.

School Support Assistant - School of Medicine, Medical Science and Nutrition

The School of Medicine, Medical Science and Nutrition are looking for someone with knowledge of Microsoft Excel who can undertake a workload data collection exercise for the School. This exercise is key to support the delivery of all activities, ensuring wherever possible, that the distribution of work is equitable. The successful intern will work largely independently but with guidance and support from colleagues and must be a good communicator with the ability to take initiative.

Making careers advice fun for younger pupils from widening access backgrounds - Access & Articulation Team and Careers & Employability Service

Do you want to support others on their journey to university? Passionate about widening access and employability? Enthusiastic about creating activities and content with a deeper message? Work with the both the Access and Articulation and Careers and Employability Service to help school pupils decide on their next steps to University and beyond!

Lease Administration (Management) - Estates and Facilities

This internship would be particularly suitable for aspiring surveyors, although it is open to candidates from other disciplines who are able to evidence both an interest in legal matters, and an ability to work accurately with complex documents. The successful candidate will work with a range of colleagues in Estates and Facilities, gaining experience of working in a professional and friendly environment. The ability to summarise documents, create accurate records and work with different IT systems will be developed.

Grampian Data Safe Haven (DaSH) Internship in Meta Data - Grampian Data Safe Haven, Digital and Information Services

The Grampian Data Safe Haven is seeking to appoint a Summer Intern to work on a metadata improvement project which will expand visibility of our suite of healthcare datasets and improve the quality of our metadata for researchers and data analysts. If you are interested in how data about data is compiled, how healthcare data is maintained in a secure, trusted research environment or in creating a metadata database for backend and front-end use, you should consider applying. You will gain analytical and relational skills between datasets, provenance, and context in a real-world environment. You will also develop your communication skills through working with Data Analysts, Researchers, and external organisations.

Governing instruments: Collation of legislative and internal changes - Directorate of Planning and Governance

We are seeking an individual, to work with the Governance team, who takes enjoyment from creating organised information structures and who has a keen eye for detail. The role will suit an individual interested in contributing to the creation of a valuable resource which will underpin an area vital to the long-term operation of the University.

Digitising Estates for 21st Century - Estates and Facilities/ Digital and Information Services

This internship requires someone with an investigative mind who can gather and interpret information from a range of sources. With an ability to get along with all sorts of people from different backgrounds including analytic technical specialists and passionate generalists, you will be excited about helping us create a baseline picture of where we are so that we can grow better.

Library of Sanctuary Planning Project - Library Services

We are looking for a student with a passion for equality, diversity and inclusion and an enthusiasm to make a difference for those seeking refuge. There is no requirement to demonstrate academic expertise in any particular discipline, but the role will require a high standard of verbal and written communication skills.


Biodiversity Mapping of University Grounds - Estates and Facilities

Do you have good botanical identification skills? Are you interested in building your professional ecological habitat surveying experience? Do you want to be part of making our campus a greener, nature-positive place?

The University of Aberdeen Estates and Facilities Directorate is seeking to appoint a summer intern to carry out comprehensive ecological mapping of our grounds and greenspaces. This work forms an important part of our Aberdeen 2040 commitments to sustainability and will help shape the development of a new Biodiversity Policy and Action Plan for the university.

Emily Drouet Internship - Student Support Services

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 student to embark upon the Student Support (Conduct and Addressing Gender-Based Violence) Internship which will support and enrich the University’s approach to combating Gender-Based-Violence, help with the rollout of a new Code of Practice on Student Discipline (non-academic) and contribute to the review of our Support for Study policy. 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.

Information Records Management Plan - Information Governance Team

Do you have an interest in data protection or international privacy laws or are keen to learn more about information management and looking to experience how to navigate these often complex but interesting areas in a real-life context? The University Information Governance Team is seeking to appoint a Summer Intern to work on two key projects: 1) assisting the Team to progress the University Information and Records Management Plan through the development, co-ordination and input of data gathering exercises and 2) assisting the Team with the assessment of existing international data transfer agreements to ensure compliance with new legal requirements including research into international privacy laws. Anyone with great research and organisational skills with an interest or experience in data protection and information management, should consider applying.

Previous Projects

Aberdeen Internships 2022
  • Charity researcher, web development and communications organiser - Directorate of Biological Sciences
  • Researching, collating and creating mental health resources - Counselling Service
  • Creation of alumni and donor impact stories content bank - Development and Alumni Relations
  • Aberdeen 2040: supporting our academics to deliver our research ambitions - Grants Academy (Research and Innovation) and Directorate of Digital and Information Services
  • Bespoke matrix of innovative tools for online delivery of skills training - Research and Innovation (Postgraduate Research School)
  • Developing a framework for EDI good practice in engagement activities - Research and Innovation
  • Developing a University of Aberdeen work placements and work-based learning toolkit - Careers and Employability Service
  • "The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place": breaking through the illusion to reality - Estates and Facilities
  • Decolonising the curriculum - Digital and Information Services, Library Services
  • Statistical analysis of online study behaviours - Online Education, Directorate of Academic Service and Online Education
  • Online student case study project (listening project/ storytelling project) - Online Education
  • Chinese social media (content production) - International Office
  • Improving the visitor experience of digital and information services - Directorate of Digital and Information Services: Museums and Special Collections
  • Engagement and conversion market research - Engagement and Conversion, External Relations
  • UNI-versal project co-ordinator - Public Affairs, Stakeholder Engagement and Events (PASE)
  • Contextualising graduate outcomes data - Directorate of Planning and the Careers and Employability Service
  • Addressing gender disparities in employment contract types to address the leaky pipeline - Human Resources Specialist Services
  • Data safe haven - Directorate of Digital and Information Services (Grampian Data Safe Haven)
Aberdeen Internships 2021
  • Orientation and onboarding for New and Returning Students - Student Experience
  • Brand Communications - External Relations
  • Reviewing University Title Deeds in advance of Land Registration - Estates and Facilities
  • Developing International Audiences and Student Engagement with University of Aberdeen Collection - Digital and Information Systems: Museums and Special Collections
  • Data Integrity - Development Trust
  • Analysis and Investigation of Current Research Information Systems and Research Repositories in the UK - Digital and Information Systems (Library), Research and Innovation
  • Engaging communications for the PGR applicant journey - Postgraduate Research School (Research and Innovation) and Postgraduate Admissions
  • Social Media Clearing Support - Engagement and Conversion, External Relations
  • Developing a toolkit to support the student learning experience - Centre for Academic Development
  • Supporting an inclusive research culture - Research and Innovation
  • Supporting preparations for COP26, Research and Innovation, External Relations and Centre for Energy Transition
  • Maximising student engagement in the co-curriculum, Careers and Employability Service
Aberdeen Internships 2019
  • Communications - External Relations
  • Student Support Services - Student Support Services
  • Online Education Data Analyst - Registry Services
  • Brand Stories - Marketing & Student Recruitment
  • Strategic Digital Review - Development Trust
  • Talking Research - Research & Innovation
  • Language Centre Student Experience - Language Centre
  • Careers Service - Careers Service
  • Widening Access & Articulation Support - Marketing & Student Recruitment
  • Factors influencing Engagement with Student Surveys - Planning
  • Communication, Engagement & Accessibility in MyAberdeen - Centre for Academic Development
Aberdeen Internships 2018
  • Digital Media - Divinity, History & Philosophy
  • Access Aberdeen and Outreach Activity - Marketing & Student Recruitment
  • Gender Action Plan - Directorate of Planning
  • Digital Content & Social Media Strategy - Aberdeen Centre for Health Data Science
  • Student Course Evaluation - Centre for Academic Development
  • Digital Asset Management - External Relations
  • Asset Management - Estates & Facilities
  • Online Education - Directorate of Student & Academic Services
  • Postgraduate Research School Marketing - Research & Innovation
  • Student Course Evaluation - Centre for Academic Development
  • Quality Assurance - Business School
  • Website Redevelopment - Student Experience
  • Student Experience Enhancement - School of Education
  • PowerBI for Research Reporting - Research & Innovation
  • Digital Marketing & Communications Analyst - Marketing & Student Recruitment
  • North Atlantic Fiddle Convention Festival - Elphinstone Institute
  • Communications Assistant - Student Experience
Aberdeen Internships 2016
  • Swimming Analysis Assistant
  • Database Compilation and IT Services Coordination Assistant
  • eLearning Intern
  • Energy & Carbon Management Assistant
  • Healthy Working Lives and Well-being Intern
  • PG Admissions Intern
  • Planning Intern
  • Printed Collections Project Assistant
  • Research & Innovation Intern
  • Virtual Server Kiosk Development Intern
  • Student Surveys Data Analyst
  • Widening Access Intern
Aberdeen Internships 2015
  • Educational Developer Intern, Centre for Academic Development
  • Student Engagement and Employability Assistant, School of Divinity, History and Philosophy
  • Aberdeen Intern, Library, Special Collections & Museums
  • Alumni Relations Assistant – Reunions, Alumni Relations
  • CASS Graduate School Intern, College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • eLearning Intern, Centre for Academic Development
  • Gaelic Language Plan, Policy Planning and Governance
  • Institutional Student Survey Analyst, Centre for Academic Development
  • Management Information Reporting Intern, Policy Planning and Governance
  • Researchers' Digital Journey, External Relations
  • Staff Development Partner, Human Resources