Don’t miss these internship closing dates……..


Employer: What Could I Be?

Job title: Partnership Development

Closing: date 21/09/2015

Job description:

  • Research sector information including weekly update of news stories
  • Website updating
  • Social media activity
  • Organise and brief bloggers
  • Organise and send out partnership/membership packs
  • Administration support

Rate of pay is £250 a week (negotiable depending on experience), as part of The Stirling Internship Programme for SMEs, supported by Santander. There is also the possibility of some bonus payments.

Person requirements:

  • Organised
  • Computer programmes word, excel and powerpoint
  • Great communication skills (on phone, email, social media)
  • Good research skills

Company information:

We design and publish career education i-ZINES for 11-15 year old young people and their parents.

We are a social enterprise.

Accepted degree subjects: Any

Application information

Please send your CV and Covering Letter to the University Career Development Centre ( who will then forward them on to the company. To take part in The Stirling Internship, you must get your CV and Covering Letter checked before applying. Our bookable 15 minute appointments with the Duty Careers Adviser for this are on Monday – Thursday, 11am-3pm in Cottrell 3A1. If you have any difficulties accessing our service, please contact us on 01786 467070.


Events Administrator and Member Relations Internship

A fantastic opportunity has become available to join The Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) team. ‘During your three month internship you will have immediate access to responsibility and be involved in an interesting range of tasks. By working with us and our 250+ members the STA will provide the individual with a better understanding of the sector and also develop practical skills for future employment.’

The role will provide support to the Business Support Manager and Business Development Manager and will include the following tasks:

  • Assisting with the co-ordination and planning of STA events.
  • Providing administrative support with the membership renewal process.
  • Maintaining the membership database.
  • Dealing with and responding to new membership enquiries.
  • Supporting the STA Business Support Manager with general finance admin when required.
  • Responding to general member telephone and email enquiries.
  • Other ad-hoc admin tasks as required.

Closing date: Tuesday 23/06/2015. Interviews are likely to be close to the week of graduation.

Salary and benefits: £1000 per month

Ross Wallace, intern, 2014

Ross Wallace, intern, 2014

Start date:– Monday 17th August for existing graduates and graduating students. They will consider a later start date of 1st September for completing MSc students.

Person requirements

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with the following skills:

  • Attention to detail
  • Sound knowledge of MS office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good telephone manner
  • Able to work on own initiative
Having a “can do” attitude is essential, and a good understanding of Scotland’s geography and sound knowledge of the tourism proposition desirable.

Company information

The Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) is the leading ‘voice of the tourism industry in Scotlandand the “guardian and co-ordinating arm” of Scotland’s national tourism strategy– Tourism Scotland 2020

Formed in March 2012, the STA has gone from strength to strength and grown from 100 to 255 members (May 2015) strengthening its credibility within the industry, government and public agencies as the body that “Leads on Industry Matters”. The STA is an independent trade body comprising of trade associations, individual businesses, marketing services and local area tourism groups who earn their living from tourism or have an active interest in tourism.

Accepted degree subjects Any

Location Stirling

Working hours Full-time

Contract Fixed term

Application information

Please send your CV and Covering Letter to the University Career Development Centre ( who will then forward them on to the company. To take part in the Stirling Internship, you are advised to get your CV and Covering letter checked before applying. Our drop in service for this is on Monday – Thursday, 1pm-4pm in Cottrell 3A1. If you have any difficulties accessing our service, please contact us on 01786 467070.

Career Development Centre Open Day and the Launch of Work Fest

Find out what the Career Development Centre can do for you at our Open Day on Thursday 22 September, 10am to 4pm in Cottrell 3A1.

There will be the opportunity to speak to our qualified careers advisers, get advice on your CV, check out the free information and resources available and sign up for future events. There’s even a free chocolate fountain!

So whether you have no idea what to do after uni, or need some advice to pursue your dream career, come in and find out how we can help.

Our month long programme of employer events called ‘Work Fest’ also launches at the Open Day. Graduate employers are visiting the campus so find out when and where you can meet them.

Don’t forget to register with us on the day for entry into a free prize draw!

Graduating next week?

First of all congratulations on successfully completing your studies and gaining your degree – all that hard work has paid off!

Completing your time at university and looking ahead is an exciting time in anyone’s life. At the moment, in times of economic downturn, it might also feel a bit daunting. In the weeks leading up to graduation there has undoubtedly been a great deal of press coverage on the employment prospects for 2011 graduates. Although the newspapers have focused on the doom and gloom stories, there are still jobs and opportunities out there, and we would really encourage you to take a positive and proactive approach to your career decisions.

Whatever you might be considering next the Career Development Centre and its services remain available to you as graduates of the university. So have a look around the website, or come into the Centre to speak to us to see what is going on and how we can help.

Good luck and best wishes for whatever path you choose to take after your time at Stirling.

Lesley Grayburn

Joint Head of Career Development Centre