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Marketing Internships in Edinburgh

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Marketing internships in Edinburgh are the perfect opportunity to gain professional experience while exploring all that the UK has to offer. The Scottish capital is beautiful and welcoming, and an economic powerhouse. Whether you’re a student, recent graduate, or seasoned professional, Edinburgh is the perfect destination to take your career global.

Edinburgh is easily a top contender for Europe’s most beautiful city. It combines history (think castles and cobbled streets,) with a thriving modern business community. From top-tier marketing agencies to in-house teams, Edinburgh has it all. Interns in this amazing city have the best of both worlds – world-class professional experience and the whole of Europe at their fingertips.

Marketing is an incredibly dynamic, international, and competitive field. Marketing internships in Edinburgh offer a unique chance to be fully immersed in the industry. In such a broad, desirable career field, having professional experience and technical skills is absolutely key. Whether you’re drawn to social media, digital design, corporate branding, or content writing, experience with a top-tier firm will set you apart.

A Scottish residential street

Break into marketing

Interns will expand their professional network, building connections with industry insiders. These professional connections are key in today’s marketplace – referrals are how you get the job! Interns not only get to know other interns and students, but managers and other professionals at their host organizations. Networking on a global scale is the best way to get ahead in a tough job market, and to make sure your resume heads to the top of the pile.

Of course, the top takeaway from an internship in Edinburgh is the hard skills. Depending on the placement, interns can gain hands-on experience and skills in everything from customer research to search engine optimization. Getting to know customers on an international level can be incredibly valuable – no good marketing campaign can take place without a strong understanding of the customer base. From market segmentation to building customer profiles, these are the skills that set marketing interns up for success.

Other key skills include storytelling, social media management, and data analysis. From online platforms to optimized web pages, alumni of internships in Edinburgh will have a toolkit of skills desirable skills making them excellent candidates for any position.

Life in Edinburgh

While living in Edinburgh, interns will get to experience all that Scottish has to offer. It’s impossible to be bored in Scotland. There’s a vibrant pub life centered around live music and community, gorgeous rolling hills, and world-class museums. However, one of the best parts about living in Edinburgh is the easy access to the rest of Europe. It’s easy to hop on a train or bus to London, or a flight to Dublin, Paris, or Rome. As an added bonus, travel around the United Kingdom is fairly affordable, meaning weekend trips are accessible and frequent! Whether you’re searching for your next international home, or just want to check of a few places on your bucket list, Edinburgh is a great home base.



1 Central Edinburgh as viewed from Calton Hill August 2020, by Stuart Hay on Unsplash.

2 Ramsay Garden, by Emran Yousof on Unsplash.

Photos and blog by Maeve Allsup

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