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Scottish Life Sciences Internship Programme 2018 is on the Lookout for Ambitious Students

The Scottish Life Sciences Internship Programme has now opened for its fourth year, offering a range of paid opportunities to boost your CV and provide vital work experience in Life Sciences organisations.

Published: 23/02/2018

If you’re a first, second or third year student studying a Life Sciences undergraduate degree in Scotland and you’re looking for relevant work experience in a life sciences organisation this summer then look no further.

Skills Development Scotland manages the Internship Programme, supported by ScotGrad, to offer full time paid internships (£8.75 per hour) in the life sciences sector. These placements last between 10 - 12 weeks and take place from June to September 2018.

Placement projects are available in a variety of roles across a number of businesses in locations around Scotland and include: research & development; aquaculture analysis; laboratory work; business development; sales and marketing; purchasing and procurement; and project administration.

The application process isn’t complicated; all you need to do is submit your CV. If you’d like a refresher on how to write the perfect CV, then please take a look at our blog and contact your Careers Service to have a thorough review before you submit.

Make sure you set aside plenty of time to read through all the placements available as each student is limited to applying to a maximum of three placements. Before applying, please also ensure your undergraduate degree course is eligible.

And most importantly - the closing date for applications is Sunday 11th March 2018 so give yourself plenty of time to prepare your application and take the first step on your career journey.

Life Sciences Internship Programme 2018

The full list of Scottish Life Sciences Internships on offer can be found here. We’ve highlighted just some of the opportunities available this summer:

Yarrow Fishery Ltd: Animal Welfare and Business Efficiency

Based in the Borders, Yarrow Fishery is an independent trout farm offering a placement in the aquaculture sector. It is looking to grow its business and as such, would like an intern with fresh eyes to come into the business and suggest improvements. This placement will involve the chance to develop branding and marketing for Yarrow Fishery.

Charles River Laboratories: Chemistry

Charles River Edinburgh is looking for an intern to join its chemistry department to be part of a team investigating the nature and magnitude of residues that occur in the human food chain using chromatography and mass spectrometry. The work by Charles River contributes to the licensing of novel medicines, plant protection products, and veterinary pharmaceuticals. This placement will give you the chance to develop laboratory skills and contribute to the development of new medicines and plant protection products.

PPD: Clinical Monitoring

PPD is a leading global contract service organisation with offices in 51 countries. PPD uses innovative technologies and therapeutic expertise to help the pharmaceutical and biotech industry in the field of drug development. It is offering a 12-week internship in its Bellshill office to work in the Clinical Monitoring group to assist clinical research professionals in clinical trial deliveries.

Eurofins Scientific: Analytical Assistant

Eurofins Biopharma Product Testing performs analysis for customers to ensure medicines and pharmaceutical grade products are certificated for use and general purchase. It conducts a variety of chemical testing and is looking for an intern with a strong chemistry background to join the team of analysts in Livingston for a three-month placement to be involved in the general testing of pharmaceutical grade products for release.

For more opportunities, search for student summer placements in Life Sciences now: Scottish Life Sciences Internship Programme. Check your eligibility