Applications for the 2022 Parliamentary Internship Programme are now open!

The 2022 Parliamentary Internship Programme will run between December 2021 and April 2022 and is open to all 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students at the University of Glasgow.

Features of the Programme

  • A part-time internship in the constituency office* of an MSP from across greater Glasgow (7 hours per week for 10 weeks).
  • Paid above the Real Living Wage for the placement, all training and evaluation activities.
  • Pre-internship training and support throughout the placement from the John Smith Centre.
  • A visit to the Scottish Parliament, hosted by the Chief Executive.
  • Participation on the Programme recorded on students’ Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR).
  • Membership of the John Smith Centre’s Alumni Network in perpetuity.

How to apply

Applications can be made online via the University of Glasgow’s Internship Hub. Please read the Parliamentary Intern role description to find out more about the Programme, as well as the essential and desirable criteria for the role.

The deadline for applications is 10 October 2021.


*Please note: While we are hoping that the internships will go ahead as closely as possible to previous years in terms of face-to-face experience, Scottish Government COVID-19 regulations and individual host MSP arrangements will dictate the extent to which interns will work physically and remotely.

Intern Role Description

Read the Parliamentary Intern role description as well as the essential and desirable criteria for the role.

Application Process

Find out more about the application process for the Parliamentary Internship Programme.


Read what our previous Parliamentary Interns say about the Programme.