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Trust seeking to extend internship programme

Please note that The Robertson Trust has published its new Giving Strategy. This sets out the priorities we will have when awarding funds through our open grants programme. The existing application form and guidelines can still be used until July 31st. In line with our existing procedures, we will aim to assess and present all applications received by this date to our September Board meeting. In the event that we are unable to do so, your application may be held until our November meeting. In such cases a member of staff will contact you and provide any assistance required to realign your application with the new Giving Strategy. Find out all you need to know here.

The Robertson Trust is looking for businesses to help extend its internship programmes.  Presently, two programmes are offered:

Undergraduate: Current 3rd year bursary scholars can take an 8-week paid summer internship before starting their 4th year. The Robertson Trust will fully fund this internship at £910 per month with no cost to the employer. Current summer internship candidates include students in the following subjects:

  • Accountancy/Maths/Finance (7 scholars)
  • Nursing (8)
  • Social Science (11)
  • Biomedical Science (4)
  • Building Surveying (1)
  • Computing (3)
  • Earth Science (1)
  • Pharmacology/Pharmacy (2)
  • Primary Education/Community Learning (4)
  • Construction Management (1)
  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (1)
  • English Literature (2)
  • Design, including Silversmithing and Jewellery, Graphic Design and Product Design (4)
  • Law (1)
  • Medicine (1)
  • Optometry (1)
  • Sports Development (1)

Graduate: In partnership with Santander Bank, we offer our graduates a 3-month paid internship with an employer matched as closely as possible to their career interests. This often acts as a stepping-stone into permanent employment.

Any interested businesses are encouraged to download our information pack. The internship programmes were also recently featured in an article in the Scotsman, which can be accessed here.