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Summer Internship Scheme 2020: What’s it like hosting a Robertson scholar?

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JLL is a world leader in real estate services with over 90,000 employees in 80 countries. 

In 2017, it participated in our Summer Internship Scheme for the first time, hosting third-year Robertson Scholar, Meg Beattie, for two months in its Glasgow office.

Following the success of this, the organisation last year welcomed Connor MacDougall through the scheme and is now planning to host again in 2020. Both Connor and Meg are now employed by JLL; the former for one day a week during the final year of his studies and the latter full-time through JLL's graduate programme. Hear from all three about their experiences below:


What's it like to host a Robertson scholar? - Mike Buchan, JLL from The Robertson Trust on Vimeo.

The Robertson Trust Summer Internship Scheme - Connor MacDougall from The Robertson Trust on Vimeo.

The Robertson Trust Summer Internship Scheme - Meg Beattie from The Robertson Trust on Vimeo.

Whether you're a small not-for-profit organisation or multinational company, we are interested to hear about any opportunities your organisation may have to help shape the future careers of Robertson Scholars. You can view more video interviews with past hosts here.