NMIS internships 2023

Internship applications have now closed.

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

The NMIS internship is a flexible 12-week opportunity (until the 1 September). Successful applicants will have an opportunity to work at our specialist technology centre, the National Manufacturing Insitute Scotland, 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 2023 internship programme will operate as either a hybrid working model or fully remote.

Locations will be within centres around the NMIS group in the Renfrewshire area.

Head on over to our YouTube channel to watch a video answering the frequently asked questions around internships: https://youtu.be/MV-A463hqBM

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, which will significantly enhance your CV.

Depending on your project, you 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

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 an NMIS project then please apply. 

We always have opportunities for non-engineering roles, such as marketing, quality, economics, strategy, and business optimisation.

  • Salary - paid living wage
  • 7 days holiday plus university public holidays
  • Potential to lead to permanent employment opportunities (subject to performance and availability)
  • Download the application form
  • Complete all sections
  • Use the space provided to add a personal statement demonstrating what you have to offer to the centre and how your technical skills/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
  • Please submit your application form to nmis-stem@strath.ac.uk and save as FirstnameSurname_Application
  • 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 2023 internship programme will operate as a hybrid working model or 100% home working
  • When applying, think about the role you are interested in, it is important to demonstrate your capabilities and how your skills can be applied to the centre
  • We have a range of technical and operational projects for interns so share your career aspirations to ensure that we can find the right 'fit' for you
  • 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
  • Think of life skills also, do you work well with others, do you have a part-time job and any added responsibilities that could make you a responsible intern?
Download application form

Key dates

  • Closing date Wednesday 19 April 2023 at 17:00
  • Insight day Thursday 27 April 2023
  • 12 week internship start date Monday 5 June until Friday 1 September 2023

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

Case studies

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I left my NMIS internship with increased confidence, skill and expertise due to the self-led project and support provided by staff. This opportunity allowed me to interact with many different companies such as Rolls-Royce. I was delighted when I was invited back to continue working at the NMIS on a flexible part-time basis.

Erin Caldwell
Quality Intern

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I was given a state-of-the-art industrial project to work on during my internship at NMIS. The best thing about the internship is having the freedom to develop your own research idea and design your experiment to test it. Staff at NMIS are experts in their field so it was great to learn from them too. I then went on to do my EngD at NMIS.

Chee See
Machining Intern