We’re looking for individuals with an enquiring mind, excellent communication skills, adaptability and a drive to succeed. Outstanding academic achievements should be combined with interests outside education. A business-related degree is definitely not a pre-requisite and other interests need not be confined to finance. In fact, our Research team comprises a mix of academic backgrounds, experience and interests, and such cognitive diversity is integral to the enduring success of our team-based approach.

A CV and covering letter should be sent to [email protected]. The application window for our 2023 internship is now open. For information on how to apply, please see our FAQs.

A glimpse into the internship experience

To find out more about life as an intern at Walter Scott, we sat down with one of our interns who joined
us over the summer of 2022. Tiffany Yang is studying towards a Master’s degree in Climate Change,
Management and Finance at Imperial College Business School in London. We asked her all about
introduction week at Walter Scott, the typical day for a research intern, as well as life in Edinburgh.

Laura Clark, Investment Manager
BSc (Hons) Mathematics, University of Bristol
Joined: 2017

The internship is challenging but intellectually rewarding. I was given the freedom to explore any industry or trend that I found interesting for my research project. I was actively encouraged to attend meetings with company executives and immerse myself in debates at research meetings.

Our internship programme is designed to give you a feel for what the investment analyst job is really like. You get the chance to analyse a company – a project designed to stretch you. You do this investment research with help from a mentor in our team to ensure high quality learning.

Alex Torrens, Investment Manager – Co-Head of Research; Investment Research Internship Sponsor
MA Law, University of Cambridge
Joined: 2010