Global Ambassador Programme

Delivered by the Internship Hub, the Global Ambassador Programme is a cultural experience open to first and second year undergraduate students who ordinarily would not be able to access an opportunity like this. UofG graduates host pairs of students in a global city where they now live and work.

The Global Ambassador Programme will:

  • Give you an insight into what it’s truly like to work in another part of the world
  • Help you to build up experience of the professional work environment
  • Support you to connect with a UofG graduate who has been in your shoes and can provide career inspiration
  • Encourage you to enjoy the cultural aspects of another city

Previous GAP participants have travelled to Amsterdam, Brussels and London. 

What to expect:

You will be paired with another UofG first or second year student and will be hosted by a University of Glasgow graduate who lives and works in the city and will mentor and support you throughout.

They will oversee a programme of activities during the four weeks that could include: work shadowing, attending meetings, networking opportunities, and the potential to take forward a mini project.

Duration: 4 weeks

The Global Ambassador Programme did not run during 2020/21 or 21/22 due to Covid but will be running in summer 2023. Opportunities will be advertised in November 2023.

Please note that to be eligible for this programme you must be a WP student as this will be checked at the point of application.

Experience Brussels with EUK Consulting


Tom Murray graduated with a degree in French and Politics from UofG and his time included spending a year abroad.

After graduation, Tom lived and worked in France and Germany, before moving to Brussels in 2006. Tom did an internship with a Scottish Member of the European Parliament (Alyn Smith), a social NGO (Cecodhas/Housing Europe), worked for a short time with a trade association representing the private radio sector (association of European Radios) and started as a researcher with EUK Consulting in 2007. Tom is now Head of the Brussels office of EUK Consulting.

EUK Consulting is a lobbying firm with offices in Brussels and London and employs around 20 people in total.

While based at EUK Consulting you will have the chance to meet everyone in the Brussels office, some people from the London office, clients and people from the British Chamber of Commerce. You will also have the opportunity to assist with client work during your time at EUK Consulting.

Tom is keen to attract students who are willing to learn and contribute and feels that students from Languages or Social Sciences will get the most out of the opportunity.

Hear more about Tom's career.

The dates for this location are: June 2023

Practical details:

Duration: 4 weeks

Timing: June 2023 (exact dates to be confirmed)

Location:  Brussels

Support provided: Participants will receive £840 from the Turing scheme to part fund their experience.

Find out more about the Global Ambassador Programme.

To apply for this experience, please click here The closing date for applications is Friday 9 December

Experience Brussels with Scotland Europa

Lucie McAnea graduated with a degree in French and Politics in 2019. Lucie was offered a place in the Scotland House Brussels internship programme. This programme was a joint internship between Scotland Europa and the Scottish Government, lasting 11 months, giving three graduates the opportunity to experience first-hand Scotland’s engagement within the EU.

Lucie moved to Brussels in August 2019 to complete the internship. In September 2020, having secured a scholarship from the Scottish Government, she went on to do a Masters in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges.

Afterwards, Lucie worked with the European Trade Union Confederation for around a year, working on EU-funded projects aimed at supporting trade unions in their COVID-19 recovery. In April 2022, she rejoined the Scotland Europa team as a Policy and Communications Executive.

Scotland Europa is part of Scottish Enterprise and is a membership-based organisation that promotes Scotland’s interests across the institutions of the European Union and to the representatives of Europe’s regions and Members States. Their members include the Scottish Parliament, the Scottish Trade Unions Congress, Zero Waste Scotland and many Scottish universities.

While hosted by Lucie, you will learn about the challenges and opportunities involved in living and working in another country. You will also learn about promoting Scotland within the EU and all the strands of work that this entails. You will spend time with Lucie learning about her role, gaining introductions to others in her team and Lucie's wider Brussels network and have the chance to learn from them. Some of the people you can expect to meet:

Sarah English, Head of Scotland Europa
Martin Johnson, Director of the Scottish Government EU Office
Alongside the wider team who cover a diverse range of policy areas
Networks and partners we engage with in Brussels
The dates are not confirmed yet, but likely that the thematic week, EU Green Week, will take place during their visit. This provides an opportunity to follow along workshops and seminars from the EU institutions, as well as actors in the EU. It will also be an opportunity to observe how Scotland continues to engage in this field post-Brexit.

We will ask students to provide a policy briefing which we can decide upon the topic once having discussed the interests of the students selected. If EU Green Week does coincide with the visit, then we may ask them to provide a summary of this.

Lucie is happy to consider students from any degree discipline as long as you have an interest in politics and
are sociable, open to new experiences, willing to fully engage in all activities and able to work independently.
You should be motivated and interested in meeting new people and learning from their experience and ideas.

The dates for this location are likely to be June 2023.

Practical details:

Duration: 4 weeks
Timing: June 2023 (exact dates to be confirmed)
Location: Brussels
Support provided: Participants will receive approximately £840 from the Turing Fund to part fund their experience.


To apply for this experience, please click here The closing date for applications is Friday 9 December.

Application process

There are six places available, with 3 graduates hosting two students each.

The application and selection process is as follows:

  • Stage 1: online application form to assess your motivation and interest in the programme
  • Stage 2: initial shortlisting of applications by a panel
  • Stage 3: shortlisted applications sent to host organisation who will select candidates for an online interview
  • Stage 4: decisions communicated to students and feedback provided


What’s covered/expected

The Internship Hub will guide and support you through the process, making sure you have all the information you need before setting off and keeping in touch while you’re on the experience.

The Internship Hub will not take responsibility for:

  • Any visa requirements
  • Arranging accommodation and flights
  • Arranging travel insurance (we will signpost you to the university's approved travel insurance)

The funding provided will not cover:

  • Excursions
  • Insurance coverage beyond the four week experience (i.e. if you decide to extend your stay or travel further).
  • Alcohol
  • Hire cars