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Glasgow, Scotland

Summer Global Internship

New for Summer 2024

Study Program Full-Time Internship



8 weeks



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Spend your summer gaining real-world work experience and broadening your global perspective by interning abroad in Glasgow, Scotland's largest city and cultural epicenter. Make Glasgow’s thriving business scene your backdrop while interning in government, policy, technology, innovation, financial, or third-sector firms and organizations. As Glasgow is a major center for both tourism and education, CIEE also offers internship opportunities in the life sciences.  

When you apply to become a CIEE intern, you will have access to internship opportunities that best suit your professional goals and unique needs. While internships are competitive, CIEE will help you navigate the internship interview process to set you up for success. Our staff will offer constructive resume revisions, provide you with the tools to succeed in your interview, and ensure you are placed with the right opportunity.

Learn more about our personalized placement process.   

Unique Experiences

Taste traditional Scottish cuisine

like Cullen skink (fish and potato soup), haggis (a large spicey sausage), and cranachan (dessert with oats, raspberries, and cream)

Explore the city center and Glasgow’s West End

where you’ll find plenty of shops, restaurants, and pubs with live music

Take trips to Edinburgh and The Highlands

to explore all Scotland has to offer



330 M




  • glagow cathedral and cemetery
  • Glasgow girls on cliff taking a selfie together
  • glasgow famous castle sunny day

Your Destination

Home to renowned art galleries, world-class museums, inspiring street art, leafy green spaces, historic landmarks, world- renowned architecture and a legendary music scene, Glasgow is considered Scotland’s commercial and cultural epicenter. The city’s particular location between Highland and Lowland Scotland and its distance from Edinburgh, the country’s capital, make Glasgow a prosperous market center. Not only is Glasgow the largest city in Scotland – it’s also the largest economic region of the country, and accounts for a third of Scotland’s business base, research, power, and employment opportunities.  

When you study abroad in Glasgow, you’ll quickly discover why this city is considered one of the friendliest in the world. Glaswegians are known for their warmth and welcoming hospitality, making this city a lovely place to become better acquainted with Scottish tradition and charm. In addition to befriending locals, you’ll spend your time appreciating Glasgow’s industrial prowess, 19th-century Victorian architecture, dynamic arts scene, and how the city became designated a UNESCO City of Music site. With its tourist-friendly culture and cosmopolitan vibe, your time learning and living in Glasgow will be nothing short of epic! 

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Glasgow. 

The Culture

glasgow downtown building sunny day

Excursions & Activities

  • Go on a guided walking tour of Glasgow’s outstanding historic city center, such as the Merchant City neighborhood, where wealthy traders had their homes in the 18th century   
  • Discover unique street art, which is one of the best expressions of Glasgow’s vibrant urban culture    
  • Visit Glasgow Cathedral, one of the oldest buildings in the city, and learn its fascinating tales   
  • Visit the Celtic Park Stadium    
  • Wander around Glasgow Necropolis    
  • Attend a traditional Ceilidh to see culture in action    
  • Enjoy live music at Kings Tuts Wah Hut     
  • Honor Saint Valentine in the Blessed St. John Duns Scotus Church    
  • Enjoy a picnic in the Kelvingrove Park on a sunny day with friendly locals  
  • Admire current exhibitions at the Gallery of Modern Art, The Burrell Collection, and Kelvingrove Museum   
  • Wander down The Lanes, a hipster attraction down Byres Road in the West End     
  • Cycle along the Forth and Clyde Canal  
glasgow interns walking

Professional Development 

  • Take advantage of resume help and interviewing skills based on local business culture  
  • Explore the professional working world of Glasgow through organizational site visits, industry networking events, and guest lectures  
  • Participate in workshops that will help you make the most of your internship  

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As a CIEE intern in Glasgow, you’ll have access to a diverse set of industries and service work placements in unpaid positions. Extra-curricular cultural activities in and around Glasgow complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city and surrounding Highlands of Scotland  

This eight-week program includes a full-time internship and a required integrated academic course  



Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide proof of English Language skills with an IELTS score of 6.0+.  

Additional Requirements

Certain visa restrictions may apply and CIEE will advise students as part of the early application process. 

Please refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.


Students participate in an academic course taught in a hybrid learning environment alongside the eight-week, full-time internship. Participation in the integrated academic course and internship are mandatory for all participants.

Program Credit

Total Credit: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits 

Course Credit

Internship: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits; 15 integrated academic course hours, 225-300 internship placement hours  

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship project and are subject to the agreed upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organizations. The academic course is designed to prepare students for leadership in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse workforce.  

Class Format

Students participate in an eight-week CIEE full-time internship and academic course taught in an online learning environment. Class and/or work hours may be scheduled Monday-Friday, and attendance is strictly enforced for all. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel away from the city when classes are in session.  


Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the academic course, including but not limited to online discussion forums, reflective papers, individual or group presentations, analysis of readings, an internship work plan, and feedback from the internship supervisor. Internship supervisors and students each provide written evaluations of progress toward goals.  

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

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Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.


Course Information

Summer Session I 2024

Semester Credit

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.


Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • MSI Grant
  • CIEE Stem Scholarship
  • Trailblazer Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application.

Learn more about scholarships

Dates & Fees

Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.


Application Due

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Fees & Housing

Program Summer 2024 8 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $7,450

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $4,453**

Housing = $2,500

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $7,450

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $233

International Airfare = $1,300††

Local Transportation = $200

Books & Supplies = $100

Visa Fees = $1,300

Personal expenses = $180†††

Total Costs = $3,313

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

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**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

For students in homestays, families provide 2 meals (breakfast and dinner). For students in apartments, you should budget approx. $350 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.

††Round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

What's Included



Pre-departure Advising

Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions

Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet


Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city

On-site Staff

Full-time program leadership and support in your city

Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities

Excursions and/or Study Tours

Travel Protection

CIEE iNext travel protection

24/7 emergency on-site support


Our Staff

Claire Kinloch Anderson

Center Director

Claire is an experienced professional with a strong background in broadcast journalism, working for the BBC, Sky TV, and STV. With an M.A. in Modern Languages from Cambridge University, she...

Calum Williamson

Program Manager

Calum is a seasoned professional in student recruitment and international education, having held key roles at prestigious institutions like the University of St Andrews and the University of Edinburgh. A...

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