St Andrews Summer Internships Scheme 2019


The  St Andrews Summer Internships Scheme provides interesting project-based work experience, within a variety of professional services units of the University, for registered 2nd and 3rd year University of St Andrews undergraduates - or 3rd and 4th years on 5 year degrees - during the summer vacation.

As well as the work experience, each intern will receive feedback on their performance for future development. The main intention is to give good quality, challenging experience which will help students to apply successfully later on for graduate positions. St Andrews Summer Interns are eligible to apply for the University's Internship Experience Certificate.  At the beginning of each internship the intern will have an induction which will include an introduction to the overall purpose of the unit, as well as an explanation of the different functions within it. The intern will be given a real life project to carry out, through which they will gain insight into the knowledge and skills needed to function successfully in that particular area of work.

The intern will carryout useful tasks within the unit through the project they complete, which has been specifically devised for the graduate level working challenges which it provides. The primary motivation in offering these internships is to ensure that the intern receives and can communicate valuable insights about the requirements of working within an organisation, and can provide evidence to future employers about their successful contribution to a particular project. 

The University will provide the following financial support for each intern:

  • a vacational scholarship of £298.00 per week (paid monthly) to cover the intern’s self-organised board and lodging or
  • accommodation, where available, within a University Hall of Residence (and, depending on the cost, any remaining vacational scholarship)

Each eligible applicant may apply for up to three internships within this scheme (but may accept only one).  Students who had an internship within the scheme last year may not re-apply.

The deadline for applications by CV and covering letter is midnight on Monday 4 March.

After you apply:  Most interviews will take place between Monday 1 April and Friday 12 April.   You should expect to hear whether or not you've been shortlisted for interview by Friday 5 April.  Occasionally it may take us longer to let you know, for example if you have been placed on an interview reserve list (to be called for interview if another candidate withdraws their application).

Before you start, please read this advice about the application process

If you have any queries about the scheme, please email with the subject line ‘St Andrews Summer Internships Scheme Query’.