Adopt an Intern takes to the Highlands

23 April 2012

In a bid to expand the programme and bring even more graduate placement opportunities to the Highlands, Adopt an Intern secured funding from the Highland Council’s Innovation Challenge Fund. The grant is being used by Adopt an Intern with the aim of enabling local graduates to take up jobs in their own communities as well as encouraging enthusiastic job-starters with links to the Highlands to make the move back after studying in the Central Belt and London.

The Innovation Fund contribution is paying for two graduate interns, who are raising awareness of the programme with public sector organisations and businesses in the area. Eilidh Finlayson and Gemma Gentles have already begun their paid, three-month internships in the Highlands and are busy working with our Highland Council partners in the Planning and Development Service Department who are kindly assisting the new team with useful local knowledge.

Eilidh and Gemma are already touring the Highlands and are working hard to deliver a range of exciting graduate opportunities in the very near future.

 The whole Adopt an Intern team is looking forward to further expanding the programme and continuing to work towards creating an accessible and fair internship culture in all of Scotland’s regions!


From left to right:
Stuart Black, Director of Planning and Development, Highland Council

Gemma Gentles, Adopt an Intern
Eilidh Finlayson, Adopt an Intern
Andy McCann, Economy and Regeneration Manager, Highland Council

Read a press released issued by Highland Council about the collaboration with Adopt an Intern here: ‘Adopt an intern’ promoted in the Highlands by graduates

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