Graduate Profile: Thomas Younger

"Through Adopt an Intern, I have been able to work with a small NGO, which otherwise would not have had the resources to take me on. From the application process, which was swift and straightforward, to the internship itself, I have learnt a great deal in a short time. I have worked with some inspiring people who have extensive experience in a field to which I am relatively new. I have had a wholly positive experience of Adopt an Intern. I am grateful for this opportunity and hope others can benefit similarly."

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Graduate Profile: Colin Adam

"I’d advise recent graduates to look at paid internships as an alternative to traditional graduate schemes. Being able to express your creativity and your learning can be a lot more satisfying than being swallowed up in a large organisation (or by a large application form). There are many startups, small businesses, charities and nonprofits who require the help of a good graduate and the chances are your job satisfaction will be much higher there. Own your projects. The energy spent on office politics and in long meetings is better spent elsewhere. Create products that help people and seek meaning above... READ MORE

Graduate Profile: Ryan Archibald

"I am very grateful for the opportunity that Adopt an Intern has given me, if it wasn't for them I don't think I'd be where I am today in a dream job doing what I studied hard for at university."

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Graduate Profile: William Russell

"The best part of the internship was that it was my way into one of the best-recognised employers in the world. It is a huge organisation, which has an excellent culture, and this internship gave me the opportunity to work here."

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Scottish EDGE, Alphabet Babies and Adopt an Intern

We asked Alexis Viswanathan, Alphabet Babies, about the benefits of winning £20,000 at the Scottish EDGE and hiring an intern through Adopt an Intern.

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Graduate Profile: Marie Montondo

"Getting this internship means that I can finally use the skills I've worked so hard to develop. After over two years of waiting tables I can contribute to an organisation whose goals I really believe in. I'm very happy and so grateful to Adopt an Intern for giving me a chance." 

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Graduate Profile: Allan Gray

"The support and opportunities provided by Adopt an Intern and have changed my life. It gave me an opportunity which otherwise seemed impossible. My internship at Newbold Trust gave me a chance to prove my worth, knowledge and passion and present it in a way that helps build my confidence and aid the local community."

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Internships provide 'real value' - Linda Urquhart OBE

"I'm absolutely clear that organisations need to draw on the broadest talent pool possible to achieve success. 

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Working on Wheels - Why Internships Work

Working on Wheels were the winners of the Adopt an Intern Outstanding Achievement Award 2015. Director, Neil Logan and one of their 8 interns, Rachel Hopkins share their experience of why internships have benefited them. 

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Muckle Media

Muckle Media, a creative PR and social media agency with offices in Edinburgh and Inverness, hosted Marianne Gallagher as an intern through Adopt an Intern during the company’s first year in business.

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