On-campus internships

Over the last 2 years we have placed over 250 students into paid, on-campus internships.

The majority of these roles are part time during the academic term but full time summer roles are often available too.

Internships typically fall into 4 categories:

Student Support

Peer support plays a really important part in ensuring an excellent student experience here at UofG. We facilitate internships in a variety of student siupport areas, for example:

  • recruiting students to help run a successful social and cultural programme for the International Summer School.
  • recruiting Law students to provide Tier 4 Visa Application support with the International Student Support Service
  • facilitating a student-run Pre-Sessional Social Programme with the English for Academic Study Unit
  • working with two Student Enterprise interns to enhance the delivery of Enterprise support within the Careers Service

Research Support

These roles are an excellent opportunity to gain professional experience in a research environment. Our interns work alongside academics, often within their own area of study, providing support on key research-related projects. These roles are especially relevant to students considering a career in academia. Previous roles have included: 

  • assisting with organising and conducting a pilot study on the equal pay dispute at Glasgow City Council

Marketing and Communications

Many departments across the univeristy understand the value, insight and support current students can provide to their marketing and communications activities. Previous roles have included:

  • undertaking digital media and marketing activity on Chinese channels for the Communications and Public Affairs Office
  • supporting Marketing and Conversion for student recruitment within the College of Arts
  • creating content for the University's Alumni Magazine, Avenue

Project Support 

These internships support projects within the university. These are often one-off but strategically important roles and have previously included:

  • assisting a university-wide project team working on embedding LGBT equality in the curriculum
  • supporting Moodle Active Learning with the Learning Enhancement and Academic Development Service
  • developing and supporting an outreach programme for the Olive Tree Initiative to facilitate student and community engagement

What student interns can expect:

  • To be paid above the Scottish Living Wage
  • An opportunity to gain experience working in Higher Education
  • A chance to work on interesting projects that are significant to the university’s overall strategy