Edinburgh is known for being one of the most beautiful cities in the world with its historic attractions, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and rich history. It is set among towering hills, gardens and parks, and archaic buildings – many from the middle ages. The city hosts an entire season of various festivals throughout the summer and early fall, and supports several theatres and production companies year-round.
The capital city and business hub of Scotland, Edinburgh has the strongest economy of any city in the United Kingdom outside London. This ensures a plentiful, wide range of internship opportunities in Business, Marketing, Tech and IT, but also Tourism, Museums, History, Engineering, and so much more.
Internships in Edinburgh, Scotland are ideal for participants who want an English speaking placement and a small city feel!
The AIFS Abroad inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help interns make the most of their time abroad.Review Our Policies
Once accepted into program we guarantee an internship in one of your approved career fields.
Connecting academic goals to professional experiences
Day trip to Stirling Castle
A wide range of AIFS-organized cultural activities and social events to enrich your experience.
to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
Airport transfers to and from accommodation
Credit can be obtained through our School of Record, Fairfield University
Earn up to 6 credits during the summer, and up to 12 during the semester
Some universities require credit to be earned, and we cannot change a universities requirement
AIFS Abroad provides excellent accommodations, activities, resources and staff to help interns learn about and integrate into their host community.
Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities in the United Kingdom. It is set among towering hills and the city is set among parks and ancient buildings – many from the middle ages.
Scotland was united with England through the Act of Union in 1707 following years of conflict. Until 1999 Scotland was ruled directly from London but following the Scotland Act in 1998 Scotland now has its own parliament and is responsible for making most of its own laws. Edinburgh, as the capital city is at the heart of a dynamic period in Scottish history in which the country re-establishes its own identity and is developing progressive social measures modelling on their northern European neighbours.
Jenni is the Edinburgh Location Coordinator at Global Experiences. Born and raised in Scotland’s capital city, Jenni loves seeing how excited the interns are when they first arrive. She understands that excitement as she is an Alumni of the Global Experiences Florence program!
Outside of her role with GE, Jenni loves to travel to cities on her bucket list. She also spends some time buying and selling vintage clothes on Etsy, so we’re confident she knows all of the great shopping spots around Edinburgh!
In addition to day trips and excursions, a cultural calendar of weekly activities and social events is included in your program fee. These activities will include both typical tourist sites and attractions and lesser known visits which take advantage of the expert knowledge of our local AIFS Abroad staff and give you a more authentic and insightful view of life in England. Typical activities, tours and visits include:
You may be asked to pay a small supplementary fee for some events.
Historically and architecturally speaking, Stirling Castle is the largest and one if the most important castles in Scotland. One of the highlights include the newly restored Great Hall. Wallace Monument is Stirling’s famous landmark that tells the story of William Wallace, who became Scotland’s National Hero.
Ceilidh is a social event with Scottish folk music and singing, traditional dancing, and storytelling. Take in all of the Scottish culture while dining with other interns during a 3 course meal.
Students can select an optional transportation package for all AIFS programs. Students who choose to book their own flights should meet up with group at the program location and will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements.
Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)
Social identity & access
One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.Learn more