Distance Lab offers internships to individuals wishing to increase
their research or business experience independently or in conjunction
with academic degree programmes. Interns at Distance Lab undertake
short projects or provide help on projects already in progress, as
defined by the project leader with whom they work. These positions
are open to students seeking summer work or a work placement, or
recent graduates looking for a short-term work opportunity.
Internships may be paid, unpaid, for-credit, not-for-credit,
part-time, or full-time depending on various circumstances.
How to apply
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. We may advertise
specific internship vacancies when there is a need for specific skills
or experience, and these may have an application deadline. If no
specific vacancies are listed on our web site recruitment
section, you are still welcome to apply and we will consider such
applications regularly, based on our current needs and resources
available. If no other dates are given, we will aim to respond within
1 month of receiving your application. If we are unable to offer you
a position, we may request to keep your application on file for future
All applications should be submitted through our online application system. The principal
components of an application are:
- Basic personal information
- Previous academic and work experience
- Portfolio illustrating previous projects, clearly indicating
roles taken in each project. We understand this may be small for
- Personal statement: This statement should give us an impression
of "what makes you tick". Who are you? What do you know how to do?
What personal experiences or projects are you most proud of? What
excites you about Distance Lab? What kind of experience are you
looking for? If you are not responding to a specific advertisement,
what would you like to do while at Distance Lab? (Maximum 1 page)
- Timing information: For example, are you interested in a summer
internship? Do you want to work part-time? What dates are you
available? How many weeks or months would you ideally like to work at
the Lab for? Is the timing of your internship fixed by a degree
programme? When will you no longer be available?
- Two referees: Referees can be professors of courses you have
taken; supervisors of earlier internships, practicums, or research;
clients or supervisors in industry employment; people for whom you
worked during summers or while in school...
- Post-specific application materials: Check the information
presented by any specific vacancies you wish to target with your
Applicants from anywhere in the world are welcomed and encouraged.
If you are not a citizen of the European Union, a work permit may be
necessary to work in Scotland. We will advise accepted applicants of
any required procedures.
Distance Lab is an equal opportunity employer.