Employ.ed on Campus: focus on remote working

Henrietta Cameron, Internships Adviser, gives a great insight into what you can expect this summer with an Employ.ed on Campus internship.

Like most of Scotland, University staff that can work from home have been since March last year. This includes the summer Employ.ed on Campus interns. It is hard to predict what the guidelines will be this summer, but it is likely that interns will be working remotely again.

For some people this is a perk of the pandemic, although for others it is a little daunting to think about starting a new job when you haven’t met anyone in person. We wanted to share the experience of last year’s interns to give you a flavour of what you can expect this summer if you get an Employ.ed on Campus internship:

“I became much more comfortable with working online, for example, in communication, problem solving and group work which have hopefully prepared me for the next academic year and future employment.” Jakub Wieczorkowski, Geography student – Learn Foundations Student Intern 2020

“This internship has prepared me for the remote working world. I have a good understanding of MS Outlook and teams which are essential in most virtual offices. The chance to work remotely for 12 weeks has helped me [to] learn what are good strategies to employ and what are some habits to avoid. e.g big carbohydrate lunches!” Jai Shah, 3rd year Chemical Engineering student – Research and Resource Development intern 2020

I would recommend the internship programme; it was very well run especially given the circumstances. In addition, it will provide good practice of working in an office or remote environment which are both extremely valuable as experiences to have. I definitely think this work has prepared me better for the workplace and will hopefully make the transition to work easier!” Anon, 2020 Intern

“Working from home really trained my discipline. Full-time work provided me with an insight of the workload in my future career.” Anon, 2020 Intern

The Careers Service will support all interns through an Edinburgh Award alongside their internship, and this support will also be held online.

How to apply

  • Internships are advertised on the University’s student jobs portal. Most internships will be advertised from the 8th February – 7th March. Please note some internships may be advertised outside these dates.
  • You need to upload a CV and Covering Letter for each internship you want to apply to. We recommend you apply to no more than three.
  • Interviews will be held in March and April with the host departments, and most internships will start on the 31st May.

Support with your application 

Seen an internship you like? Check out the resources below to make it happen:

(Image credit: Tima Miroshnichenko)

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