We are currently accepting applications for a range of different internship opportunities. The application deadline is 20th July at 5pm.

Our internships present opportunities to work outside the topic area of a student’s PhD to develop a range of transferable skills, enhance employability and provide the experience of working within a public sector organisation.

We offer a range of different internship opportunities open to doctoral students in Scotland. Contact details for queries relating to each internship is displayed with the calls; some of these we only advertise and some of them are our own. 

Please note that not all internships are open to all categories of students so please read any posted instructions carefully and make contact as per each description if in doubt. All opportunities are full time only. 

Please view our video for more information on the opportunities we offer:

SGSSS Internships from SocSci Scotland on Vimeo.

Unfortunately, due to the nature of the scheme and UKBA regulations, students on a Tier 4 visa are not eligible to apply.  

We are currently accepting internship applications for the following organizations:

Scottish Government

NHS Health Scotland

Application deadline: 20th July at 5pm. Please email application documents to

Please note, in addition to the application form, interested applicants are encouraged to submit an equal opportunities monitoring form. Aplicants are also requested to read the additional information document

Students currently undertaking an internship may wish to refer to the Additional Information Document for details regarding expenses, withdrawls, etc.