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The Saltire Foundation Internships – University Information Session: Book Now


We are hosting an Information Session on Wednesday, 9 February in the Careers and Employability Centre, M015 George Moore Building (ground floor), 3.30pm-5pm. Book now for this event and find out more about the Saltire Foundation internship programme.

Information from The Saltire Foundation:

In 2011 the SaltireFoundation will offer 40 of the most capable and motivated penultimate year undergraduate students from across Scotland the chance to undertake a highly competitive funded internship abroad.

Our host companies are top international organisations in destinations such as the USA, China, Australia and Singapore. If you are successful, you’ll be given the chance to work on an exciting and challenging placement, which will help you develop the skills and experience that future employers value most.  You will also be exposed to an array of exciting networking opportunities.

The SaltireFoundation will cover the cost of return flights (from Scotland to placement destination), accommodation, insurance, visa fees and a generous living allowance.


Have you got what it takes?

All of the placements on offer in 2011 are truly first-rate and will serve to provide you with an unparalleled opportunity to make a real and positive impact on your future career prospects. If you are successful you won’t only be representing yourself out there, you’ll be representing Scotland, and you’ll be doing it on a global scale.

We are keen to hear from proactive students who have the character and determination to succeed. You should be able to demonstrate a broad range of skills and personal attributes and have already been active in gaining work experience and/or volunteer opportunities to help develop your skills. If this sounds like you, then you’re exactly what we are looking for.

In offering these prestigious placements we ask that you are committed to Scotland and want to play your part in its long-term economic success. We recognise that a number of Scotland’s current international students have a desire to play their part in developing the country’s long-term future and so this programme is open to all penultimate year (Honours) undergraduate students studying at a Scottish university.


Find out More

Your university is hosting an Information Session where you can find out more about the SaltireFoundation internship programme.  It will be led by a 2010 Saltire Scholar who will be able to provide you first-hand experience about what the programme is really like.


Key Dates

University Information Session: Wednesday 9 February 2011, 3.30pm – 5.00pm in the Careers and Employability Centre (M015, George Moore Building – ground floor)

Application deadline: Applications open on 18 February and close on 28 February 2011.

First stage interviews: 23-24 March 2011 (Glasgow)

Second stage interviews:  First week April 2011 (by telephone)

Placements Confirmed: 15 April 2011

VISA application begins: May / June 2011

Pre Placement briefing: June 2011

Placements begin: July 2011

*This year we will not accept applications from students who have undertaken or will undertake an overseas business placement as part of their course.

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