Apply now for a SAIC Summer Internship!

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by Benedikte Ranum

Head of Marketing & Communications

SAIC is looking for summer interns to undertake eight-week placements related to aquaculture, skills, and knowledge exchange.

The internships will largely be delivered online, so you can take part regardless of where in Scotland you’re based.

To qualify, you should be a life sciences student from a Scottish university. You should have an interest in aquaculture, education and training, and/or marketing and communication. Preferably, you should be just finishing Year 2 or 3, but we would consider Year 1 students as well. You must be living in – and eligible to work in – the UK.

WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE AN INTERN AT SAIC?

Why not have a look at what last year's interns had to say about their experiences?

The projects you’ll undertake will combine knowledge transfer, education and public awareness of the aquaculture industry. Topics will focus on opportunities within Scottish aquaculture, awareness-raising around innovation within sustainable aquaculture, the use of technology and data, and knowledge transfer.

Candidates will need good communication skills, be able to develop networks with our support, work well in teams and independently, and be keen to take on new challenges. Training and work will mainly be completed online, using Zoom, MS Teams, OneDrive etc.

INTERESTED?

To get a flavour of what last year’s interns got up to, you can watch the fantastic videos they made as part of their internship projects here.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Essential:

  • Enthusiastic, curious and committed to learning
  • Interested in aquaculture and knowledge exchange
  • Computer literate
  • Good communication skills

Desirable:

  • Willing to engage with a wide range of new contacts
  • Excellent command of English
  • Interested in creativity and innovation

KEY INFORMATION

  • Closing date for applications: Monday 31 May 2021 at 5pm
  • Interview date: week beginning Monday 22 June
  • Preferred placement start date: Monday 5 July
  • Remuneration details (hourly rate): £9.50
  • Duration of placement: eight weeks

Download the application form here, contact Mary or Benedikte if you’d like an informal chat to find out more, or please help spread the word if you know someone who may be interested!

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