The John Smith Centre Parliamentary Internship Programme has been running since 2017 and places students with host MSPs for invaluable work experience. 

Through the structured 10-week placement programme, our interns work in parliamentary and constituency office settings in close cooperation with their host MSPs and their staff, enabling them to develop a range of workplace relevant skills and an appreciation for the value of a career in public service.

We are proud to pay our interns above the Real Living Wage. All current and past interns join our Alumni Network.

Applications for the 2024 Parliamentary Internship Programme have now closed. 

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Programme Resources

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Application Resources

About the Programme

Before applying for the Parliamentary Internship Programme, familiarise yourself with all the information in the Application Pack and watch our video about the Programme.

Online Application Process

Applications to the Parliamentary Internship Programme can be made on our website until 8 October 2023.

Interviews for the Programme

Interviews for the Parliamentary Internship Programme will take place online.