apply now8-week Fixed Date Internship Program
MINIMUM AGE: 18 (and high school graduate)
ACCOMMODATIONS: Apartments or student residences
ACADEMIC PROGRAM: Gap students participating in the fixed date internship program in Edinburgh can participate in one or more of the four available start dates (see list below). Placements are available in a wide variety of areas; for more information, see the 'Placements' tab.
  Spring 2018:
January 10 - March 10, 2018 $8,395
  Summer 1, 2018: May 30 - July 28, 2018 $7,995
  Summer 2, 2018:  June 20 - August 18, 2018 $7,995
  Fall 2018: September 12 - November 11, 2018 $7,995
  Spring 2019 January 16 - March 16, 2019 $7,995


Scotland has seen many centuries of high quality learning and is recognized as being one of the most inventive nations on Earth. Scottish breakthroughs include the first cloned mammal, the telephone, television and penicillin. This makes Scotland a great place to intern with some of the most inspiring and inquiring minds.


The dramatic and romantic appeal of Edinburgh is endless, set atop its volcanic crags with medieval cobble-stoned streets, a majestic castle and a skyline of turrets, domes and spires. It is easy to see where the inspiration for Harry Potter came from! The elegant Georgian facades of the New Town are a contrast to the winding, twisting alleys and hidden courtyards of the medieval Old Town. Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, is not just a historic city, it is also forward looking, seat of the Scottish Parliament and boasting a vibrant cultural scene of live music, performing arts, galleries and museums and plenty of buzz. It is a great place for students, who make up 20% of the population and is home to one of the largest arts festivals in the world. Overlooked by the extinct volcano of Arthur’s Seat, sitting in the open parkland of Holyrood Park, Edinburgh is one of the greenest cities in the UK.

Why Intern in Edinburgh, Scotland?

  • Safe, self-contained campus only 20 minutes from the center of Edinburgh
  • Compact city center
  • Very walkable
  • Year-round sporting and cultural activities
  • World-famous music festivals
  • Cosmopolitan city surrounded by a dramatic landscape of mountains, valleys, and lochs

Earn College Credit

API has partnered with the Center for International Programs at Siena College to offer students the opportunity to earn academic credit for the 8-Week Fixed Date Internship Program. Siena College is a private liberal arts college located in Loudonville, NY. Throughout the program, students will be in contact with a Siena College professor and will be given various assignments to complete in conjunction with the internship placement. At the end of the program, an official Siena College transcript will be issued to the student.

  • Course:BUDV781 – Global Career Development Internship
  • Credit: 6 credit hours issued as a letter grade
  • Tuition: $500

Course description: This course explores the role of culture and international work experience in shaping students personally and professionally for their future careers. Through assignments and reflection exercises, students will learn about global communication, competence, cultural understanding, and soft skills gained through the challenges and opportunities of living and working abroad. The course encourages students to integrate their academic coursework with their work experiences, career development goals, and their personal skills and values.

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