Find a Solution – intern with the Third Sector

Funded by the University of Glasgow, the Internship Hub facilitates the Find a Solution programme on an annual basis.

We work with local Third Sector community-based organisations to identify issues of strategic importance and to develop project based internship that can be carried out by a University of Glasgow student and will have a lasting impact for the organisation. 

Find a Solution projects are typically advertised in January* of each year and internships take place either on a part-time basis from February onwards or during the summer. Internships are advertised via Glasgow Careers 

*In 2023, the Find a Solution Programme will be running in summer 2023 (June and July). Internships will be advertised in early May.

What student interns can expect:

  • To be paid at the Scottish Living Wage
  • A part time working pattern of no more than 20 hours per week
  • To work on a structured and realistic project that will leave a lasting legacy
  • To be well supported by key contacts at the host organisation, and treated like any other member of the team

Previous projects have included:

  • Evaluating Blue Triangle’s Psychologically informed environment (PIE) services in Ayrshire and North Lanarkshire.
  • Devising, trialing and implementing fundraising and communications strategies to enable Refuweegee to raise awareness, connect with new partners, and collaborate more within the city.
  • Developing an appointment scheduling and reminding system for Roar’s service users. The project management of trialing new ideas, assessing risk and ultimately progressing full roll out of the new management and scheduling system.
  • Researching the Coach House Trust’s digital presence (web, social media and on-line engagement) and prepare a report, with recommendations, for the development of a web and social media strategy for the organisation.
  • Mapping and analysing data and local trends to allow Richmond's Hope to target areas accoridngly and support more bereaved families.