Applications Open for the 2020 Saltire Scholar Internship Programme

Entrepreneurial Scotland is delighted to announce that applications for the 2020 Saltire Scholar Internship Programme are now open!

The Scholars Programme offers fully funded internships to penultimate year undergraduate students from Scottish universities. Saltire Scholar internships provide Scotland’s most talented individuals with the opportunity to work with leading organisations and work alongside global thought leaders, providing them with the experience required to establish their careers and create the next generation of business leaders in Scotland.

If you are interested in applying and meet our eligibility criteria, please click here to sign up to the application platform.

Applications are open until 11.59pm on Wednesday 6th November 2019. Application outcomes will be conveyed to candidates on 10th December and the next stage of the process will involve speed interviews in January. Successful interviewees will then go on to join our candidate pool and receive lists of the internship opportunities available.

2020 marks the 13th year of the Saltire Programmes and Entrepreneurial Scotland hopes to build on the success of 2019, which saw 181 students from 14 universities across Scotland take part in meaningful internships in 65 different towns and cities across the world. The programme worked with more than 80 host companies spanning sectors such as financial services, fashion, oil & gas, technology, life science and media. Some project highlights included: presenting data in a report that led to a new room type opening in CoDE Pod Hostels; being the first ever intern to present to 300-400 people at the PVH Supply Townhall in New York; various interns working closely with top-level management; and fundraising over £10,000 for the Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation.

2019 Scholar Rosie Beattie said of her experience, “The growth I have experienced on this internship has been extraordinary. I went on my internship doubtful and hesitant, with no clue what I wanted to do or where I wanted to be after university. I left confident and optimistic about my future.”

Applications for the programme must be submitted via our online platform and further information can be found on our website.

The Saltire Scholar Team look forward to receiving high-quality applications for the 2020 programme and would like to take this opportunity to wish all candidates the best of luck!