Virtual Internship

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

You will undertake a project of commercial significance and deliver tangible results to your host company by applying theoretical learning in a professional environment. Scholars experience a different perspective by working in an organisation with a global focus whilst immersing themselves in a different culture.


I met almost the whole staff that day online and I thought I was going to work with people who didn’t know much about design given the nature of the company. I was out of my depth here because I barely knew much on the topic cardiac rehabilitation and it scared me but what kept me focused was what I could learn from them and what I could contribute to their company.

Timothy Kirya, 2020 Saltire Scholar
Digital Design Intern (Virtual), Moving Analytics, Los Angeles, USA

Saltire Scholar Programme

Virtual Internships provide Scholars with the opportunity to experience working with an International Company from right here in Scotland. If circumstances mean that travelling overseas for a full summer is not possible, a virtual internship can enable you to gain that Global perspective while undertaking a project of commercial significance.


  • Programme Opens for online Applications 13th October 2021
  • Applications to the Programme will close on 15th November 2021
  • Applicants who have been shortlisted for Speed Interviews will be notified w/c 29th November 2021
  • Speed Interviews will take place December 2021 and January 2022
  • Successful Candidates will be notified by 11th January 2022
  • Internship Opportunities advertised from late January 2022 until End-May 2022
  • Summer Internship Dates: Monday 13th June - Friday 19th August 2022.

Download - Saltire Scholar 2022 Information Flyer

Download - Saltire Scholar Blog: Imogen Howard, Network Rail

Download - Saltire Scholar Blog: Iona Godden, Arranta Bio

Applications to join the 2022 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