Finding an Internship

The following companies collate placement vacancies and allow you to search and compare them. You may need to register on their sites to access the internship vacancies but none of these listed companies charge students for their services. Remember that for quality purposes all externally found placements will need to be approved by the QUADRAT DTP Management Board.   

Name of website  

Brief description Other info  Website
UKRI Policy Internships Scheme  Annual Policy Internships Scheme for UKRI funded PhD students to work with influential policy organisations.  Usually advertised June to September annually. 


Our training grant reference is: NE/S007377/1 

UK Research & Innovation policy internships webpage 
Prospects  An interface of the Prospects job search tool specifically for placement vacancies.  
Student Employment Services  Dedicated placement recruitment and employing agency.  
Shell Step  A national scheme that organises project-based work experience opportunities in SMEs.  
RateMyPlacement  Placement and internship vacancies  
Employment4students  Placement and internship vacancies    
Target Jobs  This has work-experience / internship as a specific search criterion.    
The Big Choice  This has work placement as a specific search criteria.  
Top Internships  A dedicated placement search and compare site.     
Adopt An Intern  Scottish Government internship program.  
nidirect  Internship opportunities in Northern Ireland.  


UK Government  UK Government internships search tool.  
Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (MASTS)   Placement and internship vacancies  
Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)  Placement and internship vacancies  
Marine Scotland (MSS)  Placement and internship vacancies 


Applicants must be affiliated with a MASTS institution e.g. University of Aberdeen, JNCC, MSS  
International Institute for Environment & Development   Placement and internship vacancies  
Conservation Careers  Placement and internship vacancies  


BES Policy Internship  Placement and internship vacancies  


Internwise  Placement and internship vacancies  
StudentCircus  Placement and internship vacancies  
Milkround  Placement and internship vacancies  
Environmental Science  Internships within the Environmental Sciences  
WWF UK  Offers internships and volunteer options working with animals and environment  




Royal Society for the Protection of Birds  Offers internships and placements surrounding the protection of birds  


British Geological Survey  Offers internships surrounding geology 


Bright Green Business  Places students within Scottish businesses to undertake projects with an environmental focus  Found on University of St. Andrew’s website.  
Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSS)  internships with the Scottish Gov