National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

NMIS internships 2024

Internship applications are now open

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Gain invaluable experience and enhance your technical expertise with our summer intern programme.

The NMIS internship is a paid flexible 12-week opportunity over summer 2024. Successful applicants will have an opportunity to work at one of our specialist technology centres, based in Renfrew, and the programme will provide insight into a research and manufacturing environment while providing you with skills that will help enhance your future career.  

The 2024 internship programme will operate as a hybrid working model.

Locations will be within centres across the NMIS group or with an external partner at their site.

We encourage you to work independently and as part of teams, which provides opportunities to develop your communication and leadership skills.

You will also gain valuable project management skills through collaborating with multinational organisations and receiving on-the-job training with a structured system to learn new skills, this will significantly enhance your CV.

Depending on your project, you could work with our world-class technology, state-of-the-art equipment and industry partners.

Highlights include:

  • Paid living wage internship
  • A structured programme with mentors
  • Practical experience
  • Research project management development
  • Working on real industry challenges
  • An opportunity to showcase your work
  • Potential to lead to further employment opportunities
  • Weekly training with industry experts

Hear from some of our past interns in our YouTube video.

Internship opportunities are not just for STEM students. Any university undergraduate or college student studying is deemed to be eligible for the internship programme.

The NMIS Group is made up of many teams and people from varying backgrounds and so if you feel that you have the necessary skills and can apply them to any of the range of transformational projects.

There are opportunities for engineering roles, marketing, quality, economics, strategy, and business optimisation.

  • Salary - paid living wage
  • 7 days holiday plus university public holidays
  • Potential to lead to further employment opportunities 

  • Click this link to acces the application form: https://forms.office.com/e/hj81DRpMGR
  • Complete all sections
  • Use the space provided to add a personal statement demonstrating what skills and experience you have to offer to use and how your studies can contribute to a successful summer project
  • Provide clear examples referring back to real-life experiences of project work, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. This is your opportunity to ‘promote’ yourself to the reader, consider what would make you stand out against the rest 

  • There are a limited number of places each year
  • This is a full-time post and candidates are expected to work 35 hours a week
  • This is a temporary post and cannot be used to support a visa application
  • Successful candidates will be expected to provide the right to work information
  • Successful candidates will be expected to provide the highest available qualifications
  • IT equipment will be provided
  • The 2024 internship programme will operate as a hybrid working model

  • When applying, it is important to demonstrate your capabilities and how your skills can be applied to one of our projects.  Think of life skills too, do you work well with others, do you have any transferable sklils from previous employment, are you involved in any extra curricular activities, demonstrate how they could make you a good candidate?  
  • We have a range of technical and operational projects for interns so share your career aspirations
  • You should explain how you have developed these skills, give clear details of any relevant modules, projects, and any previous work experience you’ve undertaken
  • Don't be afraid to show us your enthusiasm!
Download application form

Key dates

  • Closing date Sunday 10 March 2024 at 11:30pm
  • Insight day Tuesday 26 March 2024
  • 12-week internship start date Monday 3 June and end date Friday 23 August 

Highlights include:

  • Paid living wage internship
  • A structured programme with mentors
  • Practical experience
  • Research project management development
  • Working on real industry challenges
  • An opportunity to showcase your work
  • Friendly working environment
  • Opportunity to get involved with social activities