Internships Abroad in Edinburgh

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A Guide to Internships Abroad in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland, is the land of enchantment in every aspect. The city features rolling hills where ancient castles perch, kilted men playing bagpipes, and quirky nooks that beg to be explored as you search for the country’s national animal — the unicorn! Take away the mythical creatures, and you have Scotland’s capital and economic hub, overflowing with opportunities to step into an international career. Intern in Edinburgh, and you’ll get a taste of Viking history, boost your resume, and if you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of the Loch Ness Monster!

Life in Edinburgh

Edinburgh combines a down-to-earth nature with majestic views, mythical legends, and late-night drinking. Whether you want to sip on hot whiskey, search for Nessie, or embrace festival life, interns will never cease to find magic while interning abroad in this stunning city. 

Interns can spend their days visiting primeval castles, like the Edinburgh Castle, where they’ll feel like royalty, and their nights in crowded pubs with new friends. Feast on haggis (a savory pudding made with sheep’s heart, liver, and lungs) with a deep-fried Mars Bar for dessert, and then burn off those calories with a climb up an extinct volcano that is now Arthur’s Seat. And no matter what time of year you intern abroad, be sure to check out some of the famous international festivals, like Edinburgh Fringe Festival or Hogmanay.

In between adventures, interns can rest their heads in flats or dorm rooms offered through university programs. Consider budgeting, as the city is quite expensive. If your program does not include accommodation, rent can cost between $800-$1000. If you choose city life, try cooking at home, as a meal out will cost over $15, and a small cappuccino will be about $3.50.

GoAbroad Insider Tips

As in every workplace, interns in Edinburgh should follow a certain protocol to fit in with their new company. Interns should always dress to impress (yes, sometimes this means wearing a kilt), be punctual and polite, and accept the fact that there will many tea breaks filled with laughter

Once you settle into your internship in Edinburgh and start to befriend locals, you’ll notice immediately that the Scottish accent and slang are truly unique. While you may struggle at first (after all, it hardly sounds like English!), the Scots are welcoming, fun-loving people who will teach you all the tricky lingo you need to know. Keep the heid (stay calm) and approach the language with a sense of humor, because as they say, “failing means you’re playing” (it’s better to be doing badly than not taking part). 

If you’re looking for a challenging and legendary internship, Edinburgh will provide an experience that is full of laughter and learning, so look no further than here. Interning abroad in Edinburgh will surprise and delight every traveler, and you’ll undoubtedly fall in love with this mystical land. Get ready to have a pure dead brilliant time interning abroad in Edinburgh.

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