About the University of Edinburgh Parliamentary Internship Program
With the establishment of a Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh in 1999, the University of Edinburgh offers students the opportunity to serve as interns to MSPs (Members of the Scottish Parliament) in a semester-length program. Interns complete a five-week academic program at the University of Edinburgh’s Academy of Government (AOG) before being assigned to MSPs in the Scottish Parliament. Interns are required to undertake a research project. Places are restricted to 20 students per semester and, therefore, the program is very competitive.
Edinburgh (pop. 495,000) is the capital city of Scotland. The city is both ancient, with its 12th century castle dominating the cityscape, as well as modern and cosmopolitan with an impressive range of cultural venues and events. Edinburgh is called The Festival City, as host of the world’s largest arts festival each summer. Students can enjoy outings to the Scottish Highlands, beautiful lochs or the Isle of Skye; venture to the rest of the UK or travel easily from Edinburgh to European destinations.
Fall Semester: Late September to mid-December
Spring Semester: Early January to late May
Courses & Credits:
Three courses and a 10-week internship earn 4.0 Wheaton credits.
Relevant courses and experience necessary
Housing & Board:
Students apply and pay directly for housing through the University’s Accommodation Services. College Wynd is the residence hall where interns usually live because of its close proximity to the Academy of Government. Students manage and pay for their own meals.
Visit the Accommodations Website at: www.ed.ac.uk/studying /accommodation/
Click here for the Edinburgh budget worksheet
Other Items to Note:
- All students accepted to a study abroad program will be assessed a $500 non-refundable confirmation fee at the time of final confirmation of study abroad participation.
- Students are not charged the technology, laundry, or student activities fees while on a study abroad program.
- Fees billed by Wheaton will be charged to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July/December).
For Wheaton specific questions contact:
Center for Global Education
5 Howard Street
Norton, MA 02766-2322