Overview

As Scotland’s largest city, and the UK’s third largest economy, Glasgow is a welcoming location for interns looking for a thriving city that’s big enough without the challenges of a large metropolis. Glasgow has a long history as a well-established financial and industrial center. Add to that a high quality of life and a dynamic arts and entertainment scene, it’s no wonder why new businesses continue to find Glasgow an attractive area to set down roots. Many interns discover that the internships available are as diverse as those found in London, yet Glasgow offers its own unique culture that can’t be replicated anywhere else.

ABOUT GLASGOW

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and has a mild oceanic climate despite its northern location, making it an ideal travel destination. The city is over 1,500 years old and has seen cycles of prosperity and decline over its lengthy past. Present day Glasgow is seeing a rebirth as a booming town where the industry and shipbuilding of the past has been replaced by a successful services-based economy. In fact, Glasgow has much to boast about – a wealth of performing arts, museums, shopping, grand architecture, and trendy restaurants to name a few. Its greatest attribute, however, could very well be its residents and culture. Living and working among “Glaswegians” or “Weegies” will prove delightful and you may actually pick up some memorable phrases in Glasgow Patter if you are lucky!

 

Eligibility

  • World Endeavors interns should be 18 years or older and should have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the start of their program.
  • Keep in mind that all countries have different visa restrictions for varying types of passports.
  • It is recommended to have a background in your desired internship field, but not absolutely required. Internship placement opportunities increase with experience or relevant coursework.
  • Interns participating in an internship in Scotland will be required to obtain a visa, which has its own eligibility requirements. Currently, citizens from the EU would not be required to apply for a visa. Interns from other countries would apply for one of the following visas:
  1. Youth Mobility Scheme visa (Tier 5)
    • To obtain this visa applicants must be 18 to 30 years old and hold a passport from an eligible country.
    • The countries eligible for this visa include, Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Taiwan
    • You can find more information on the United Kingdom immigration website
  2. Temporary Worker – Government Authorised Exchange (Tier 5)
    • To obtain this visa applicants must be a current full-time university student or start their internship within one year of graduation.
    • You can find more information on the United Kingdom immigration website

 

Experiences

I feel incredibly grateful. My experiences there were all positive, and the people I worked for really felt like family to me. I realize that at my age, I'm very lucky to be so well-traveled.

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“While I didn’t stay in Scotland long, I immediately felt at home there, and definitely struggled with leaving. The rugged beauty of the land is invigorating and peaceful at once; the people are incredibly welcoming and love to share stories of their day to day lives, as well as their history. I found in Scotland a happiness I didn’t know existed, and yearn to return every day.”

- Nyssa, Program Advisor

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Fields

World Endeavors offers internships in a wide range of professional fields in Scotland, and our advisors are proud of their ability to find great opportunities in unique and highly specialized fields.

World Endeavors offers internships in Scotland in the following fields:

Do you want to earn academic credit for your international internship? Nearly half of World Endeavors participants earn credit while interning abroad. Many students are required to participate in an internship to fulfill a requirement for their degree program. World Endeavors works closely with students and their academic advisors to ensure that our program meets those requirements. If you don’t fall into that category there is another exciting option for you. Through our collaboration with University of California Berkeley, students can earn UC Berkeley credit by taking one of two online courses while interning abroad.University of California Berkeley

INTERNSHIP CREDIT INFORMATION

 

Housing

World Endeavors interns in Scotland live with local host families with breakfast and dinner included. Shared apartment may be available for an additional fee.

 

Dates And Costs

Internships are available year-round, and each placement is customized for the participant. This means World Endeavors interns can choose when they would like to start their program, the duration of their internship and their desired field. Due to holidays, traditional vacation schedules, and seasonal work availability, there might be better times than others to intern in a specific location or in a specific field.

When you are ready to start planning your internship, contact us. Our experienced advisors will help you sort through any timing consideration unique to this internship destination or your internship field.

Please wait until after you are accepted into the program and you have received the confirmed arrival and departure dates before you book your flight.

Please note: generally, the minimum program duration for interning in Scotland is 2 months. Also, due to visa constraints, the maximum duration is 6 months. Contact World Endeavors if you would like to go for duration outside of this.

Program Name First Month Each Additional Month
Intern In Scotland $4,190 $1,490

INCLUDED FEATURES

  • Program Advisor: dedicated, experienced, and accessible for one-on-one guidance
  • Internship placement: coordinated with special attention to your goals and experience
  • Flexible durations from 2 to 6 months with year-round start dates
  • Academic credit facilitation
  • Professional counseling: to consult on application materials, job readiness, and interviewing skills, etc. before, during, and after your program
  • Local On-site Coordinator with 24/7 availability; pre and post arrival orientation
  • Personalized Program Success Plan with ongoing support
  • Re-entry Handbook: to help you reflect on and integrate your experience abroad into your daily life and future career, deal with reverse culture shock, stay connected to the culture of your host country, and get involved in future service and travel opportunities
  • Host family accommodations with Breakfast and Dinner included
  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Travel visa guidance and support
  • Advice on how to get a local phone number
  • 24/7 Emergency Travel Assistance
  • Travel protection
  • Discounts: to stores, restaurants, and entertainment located near your home and/or university!

 

OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS

  • Round-trip transportation to Scotland
  • Meals
  • Visa expenses
  • Optional trips and excursions
  • Daily transportation
  • Personal expenses

 

How To Apply

Congratulations on your decision to embark on this one-of-a-kind, life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip memorable and meaningful.

For most applicants, the first step is to contact a World Endeavors advisor. Our advisors are available to answer questions and offer guidance along the way. With our help, you may be surprised at how easily your dream of going abroad can become a reality.

Enrollment in the World Endeavors program begins formally with an application. Due to visa requirements and other processes involved in coordinating international programs, participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible. We recommend that applications be submitted at least 16 weeks in advance of the intended program start date. If your intended start date is less than 16 weeks away, please contact World Endeavors for more information.

 

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