Part-time Internship

Saltire Scholars work with some of the world’s most recognised brands and innovative companies.

Part-time Saltire Scholars will experience working within their Host Company for an extended period of time, alongside their studies.

You will have the opportunity to work on longer-term projects and have extended exposure to the host company environment. You will also benefit from undertaking part-time work that is relevant to your career ambitions.


“My most significant personal achievement through this internship has definitely been maturing my self confidence and general ability to multi-task."

Rory Cunningham, 2020 Saltire Scholar, Sales Intern (virtual)
Ooni, Broxburn, Scotland

Saltire Scholar Programme

The Saltire Scholar Programme is open to all students in their penultimate year of study at a Scottish university. It is open to students from all degree backgrounds which means that whether you’re studying to be a social worker, a physicist or an accountant, you could gain an internship through the programme if you prove you have the right attitude and ability.

This Opportunity will enable you to:

  • Undertake a project of commercial significance and deliver tangible results to your host company by applying theoretical learning in a professional environment.
  • Work part-time whilst studying, providing you with industry experience that aligns with your career ambitions.
  • Experience a different perspective by working in an organisation with a global focus.
  • Engage with all levels of an organisation. Scholars regularly have access to senior management who act as mentors.

By joining Our Community you will:

  • Become part of a Saltire Alumni network of 1200+ members.
  • Engage with Entrepreneurial Scotland’s membership network and events with Scotland’s business leaders.
  • Scholars are encouraged to fundraise and give back to our Foundation during their internship.
  • As a Saltire Scholar, you are an ambassador for the programme, your university and Scotland.
  • Create lasting and meaningful relationships with your Scholar cohort and Host Company colleagues.


  • International Saltire Scholar Internships are fully funded, ensuring the opportunity is open to all students.
  • For Saltire Scholars based outside of the UK, we cover logistical costs. Scholars based in the UK are paid the living wage directly by the Host Company.
  • The Saltire Scholar team provide support to arrange various logistics including accommodation and flights, and are on-hand during internships should any additional support be needed.
  • We have bespoke onboarding processes for each individual to ensure all Scholars are prepared for their internship.


  • Programme Opens for online Applications 14th October 2020
  • Applications to the Programme will close on 10th November 2020
  • Applicants who have been shortlisted for Speed Interviews will be notified w/c 30th November 2020
  • Speed Interviews will take place December 2020 and January 2021
  • Successful Candidates will be notified by 18 January 2021
  • Internship Opportunities advertised from Mid-February 2021 until End-May 2021

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Applications to join the 2021 Candidate Pool are now closed.

Our world-class internship programme prepares university students in their penultimate year of study by undertaking commercially valuable projects in Scotland and all over the world