The Aberdeen Internship is an award winning summer placement programme, exclusively for undergraduate students at the University of Aberdeen. Interns complete a 10 week project within one of the University’s administrative departments, and undertake a programme of professional development, which concentrates on developing the Aberdeen Graduate Attributes.

The Internship ends with a presentation event, where Interns present their work visually and orally to an invited audience of University staff.  Successful completion of the Internship is recorded as an accredited activity on the Intern's Enhanced Transcript.

Applications for the Aberdeen Internship closed on Friday 10th of May 2019. 


Aberdeen Internship video:

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, 2016

  • The Aberdeen Internship is a paid, 10 week summer placement programme. During the Internship, students are provided with a programme of professional development courses.
  • In order to apply you must be a registered undergraduate student at the University of Aberdeen who is planning to graduate in 2020 or 2021. Applicants who do not fulfil this criteria will not be considered.
  • Please do not apply without reviewing the Careers and Employability Service guidance on preparing CVs and covering letters.
  • Application checks for reviewing CVs are available on weekdays at the Careers and Employability Service: you can book a 15 minute appointment via CareerConnect.
  • Applications are accessed and submitted via the University’s Jobs Website.
  • You can apply for as many Aberdeen Internships 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 2019




Application link

Closing Date


External Relations


10 May 2019

Student Support Services

Student Support Services


10 May 2019

Online Education Data Analyst

Registry Services


10 May 2019

Brand Stories

Marketing & Student Recruitment


10 May 2019

Strategic Digital Review

Development Trust


10 May 2019

Talking Research Research & Innovation closed 10 May 2019
Language Centre Student Experience Language Centre closed 10 May 2019
Careers Service Careers Service closed 10 May 2019
Widening Access & Articulation Support Marketing & Student Recruitment closed 10 May 2019
Factors influencing Engagement with Student Surveys Planning closed 10 May 2019
Communication, Engagement & Accessibility in MyAberdeen Centre for Academic Development closed 10 May 2019


Previous Projects

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

During summer 2016, the following Internships were advertised (please note the closing date has now passed):

  • 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
2016 interns
  • Virtual Server Kiosk Development Intern
  • Student Surveys Data Analyst
  • Widening Access Intern

Aberdeen Internship 2015

During summer 2015, 12 Aberdeen Interns undertook 10 week summer placements in various professional support services within the University. Their internships concluded at a presentation event in August 2015, where they delivered oral presentations to an audience of University staff, and presented posters detailing how their internship had helped achieve the Aberdeen Graduate Attributes.

The Aberdeen Internship 2015 projects were:

  • 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.
A1 2015
  • 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.