News April 2021

Hosts Sought for Summer 2021 Internship

We are once again keen to hear from organisations who may be interested in hosting a Robertson Scholar for our Summer Internship Scheme this year.

In December 2020, we put out a call to organisations that may be interested in hosting a Robertson Scholar for our Internship Scheme. We asked those interested to get in touch with a job description by the end of January.

We have since received over 90 job descriptions from a wide range of hosts interested in hosting an intern.  Since then, our Scholarship team have been working to collate all the roles available and group them into categories based on the industry.

It has since been identified that there are gaps where students have expressed an interest in a particular field, but no job descriptions have been received. With this in mind, we are interested to hear from organisations working in the following fields:

  • Law (11 roles required)
  • Software Development (3 roles required)
  • Psychology (4 roles required)
  • Accountancy (3 roles required)
  • Pharmaceutical Industry (3 roles required)
  • Politics (2 roles required)
  • Cyber Security (1 role required)
  • Anatomy & Biology (1 role required)
  • Games design and production Graphic design Computer Arts (1 role required)

Key information includes:

  • We can fund up to 225 hours of work for each scholar and this can be completed full-time or part-time. We are completely flexible and leave it up to the host organisation and scholar to agree the working pattern. It can be part-time or full-time and has no fixed dates we ask that you decide this with the successful candidate
  • Fully funded by TRT based on the Real Living Wage (£9.50 per hour)
  • You would get the chance to interview the interested scholars and choose who you think would be best suited to the role/organisation.

If you are an organisation working in any of the above fields and interested in hosting an intern this Summer, you would be required to complete a job/role description for the potential internship. Please email to request the template required for this.

Download our flyer for our internship scheme here.

Who are the Robertson scholars?

Since 1992, The Robertson Trust have identified and assisted over 1000 high achieving young Scots who have the ability but not necessarily the means to get the most out of a university education. As well as receiving a 4 year bursary award from The Trust, all Robertson scholars participate in our Journey to Success Programme which is designed as a personal development and training programme which is designed to build self-confidence, presentation skills and other career related qualities.