Saltire Scholars 2022 — Open for Applications

Penultimate year, undergraduate students at Scottish universities are eligible to apply for life-changing paid internships at top worldwide companies.

Entrepreneurial Scotland is pleased to welcome applications for Saltire Scholar internships in 2022 — your best foot forward into a promising career.

Available to undergraduate students in their penultimate year of study at Scottish universities — in any degree subject — these internships pair high-potential, hardworking and enthusiastic interns with forward-thinking host companies of all sizes and across many sectors.

The application window for students to apply for Saltire Scholar internships closes on Wednesday 10th November 2021.

Scholars in Every Specialism

The Saltire Scholar Programme open to students in all degree disciplines and we do not take exam results into account. Over the last 15 years, Saltire Scholars have worked on commercially relevant projects in leading entrepreneurial companies from large multinational corporations to incubator start ups. All internship projects have tangible outcomes and our Scholars have worked in marketing/comms, sustainability initiatives, non-profits, investment banking, business development, research, AI, VR and beyond.

Typically, we have a good mix of students from Business, Engineering, Life Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences — but we're always looking to expand the candidate pool and their specialisms.

Based on application numbers from recent years, we'd like to make a particular appeal to any eligible Computer Science/Informatics students to consider applying to the Saltire Scholar programme. There are many host companies who'd greatly benefit from your fresh perspective and it would be an excellent opportunity for you to kickstart your future career path.

We encourage host companies to make specific plans that best utilise the skills and thinking of each Scholar, and the feedback we've received from companies has been exemplary.

Virtual Internships Available

Following their highly successful launch in 2020, virtual internships will continue to be available at companies in the UK and internationally — allowing Saltire Scholars to complete their internships remotely via digital communications and opening up a wide range of possibilities for host companies.

There are companies across the globe looking for fresh perspective and enthusiasm from our candidates, and virtual internships provide a great CV opportunity without the complication of international travel and accommodation.

More details on virtual internships — including perspective from 2021 Scholars — can be found here.

The Team at Entrepreneurial Scotland are delighted to announce the launch of the 2022 Saltire Scholar Programme! In the weeks ahead we are looking forward to receiving high-quality applications that will demonstrate talent, ambition, and leadership.

We always encourage applications from candidates who will bring transferrable skills, a fresh perspective and we welcome dynamic, motivated students studying any degree discipline across Scotland’s universities.

As the Programme enters its 16th year, we continue to be amazed by the passion and experience of our candidates. We know that the quality will continue to be exceptional during this programme cycle as applicants seek to hone their potential, and entrepreneurial spirit, through these transformative internship experiences.

The Saltire Scholar Team are excited to be engaging with a new group of applicants, new and existing Host Companies and we are very much looking forward to sharing the range of opportunities that 2022 will bring.

Kelly Glass
Saltire Scholar Programme Manager

For more details on the 2022 Saltire Scholars programme, including Eligibility Criteria, previous Scholar Blogs and a video guide to the Application Process — see our Become a Scholar page.