The perfect destination for an internship in the UK.
There is no lack of fresh air and marvellous landscapes in the beautiful city of Edinburgh! Scotland is well known for its historic castles and landscapes which feature in many films such as The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) or The Da Vinci Code (2006), and the capital city of Edinburgh will not disappoint. With a population of nearly 500,000 people, Edinburgh is a compact but vibrant city to do an internship in.
Edinburgh is surrounded by green spaces, and uniquely has Arthurs Seat (https://www.visitscotland.com/info/see-do/holyrood-park-and-arthurs-seat-p914341), an inactive volcano, in the centre which provides incredible views over the whole city and out to sea.
There are many great cafes, restaurants and bars offering fantastic food and drink options from traditional Scottish to modern fine dining.
Every August, Edinburgh hosts the largest arts festival in the world including theatre, books, storytelling, film, politics and jazz.
Over the last 11 years, Professionals UK have matched international students with companies in a wide range of sectors including:
- Business Administration
- Customer Service
- Entrepreneurial start ups
- Events Management
- Fashion Design
- Football and sports
- Graphic Design
- Museum and Arts
- IT programming
- Science and Laboratories
- Social and Health Care
- Edinburgh has an International Airport with flights from British Airways (https://www.britishairways.com), Easy jet (https://www.easyjet.com), and Ryanair (https://www.ryanair.com). The Airport is only 6 miles away from the centre and is connected by an excellent bus service (Airlink 100 Express bus
- –https://lothianbuses.co.uk– at approx. £7 return). There is also a tram service at approx. £5 for a single ticket. Taxis are roughly £20.
- There are regular direct trains in Edinburgh Waverly from London Kings Cross which would take approximatively 4 hours from £55 standard single ticket and provides excellent connects to the Eurostar from Europe. (http://www.eurostar.com/)
- Travel with megabus (https://uk.megabus.com/) and National express bus (http://www.nationalexpress.com/home.aspx) via London which is roughly 10 hours from Edinburgh to London and costs £31 single journey.
Things to do in Edinburgh
- Walk up Arthurs seat and enjoy breathtaking views from the top
- Have a picnic in The Meadows park near the University https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Meadows_(park)
- Take a wander down the Royal Mile, starting from the famous Castle and finishing at Holyrood Palace.
- Visit the Grassmarket (https://www.greatergrassmarket.co.uk/) for a great selection of bars, cafes, restaurants, clubs and shops. This is also the location of Armstrongs (http://www.armstrongsvintage.co.uk/), Britain’s largest vintage clothing emporium.
- Visit one of the many museums and galleries covering many different interests from Natural History, Modern Art, Childhood to a museum at The Royal College of Surgeons.
- Have a cup of tea at The Elephant House café (http://www.elephanthouse.biz/) which became famous as one of the locations where J.K. Rowling wrote the early Harry Potter books.
- Treat yourself to a beautiful German pastry from Falko Bakery: https://www.falko.co.uk/ based in
- Homestay accommodation is available, and the excellent Lothian Bus service makes travelling around the city straightforward and affordable.
“The view of Edinburgh from the road before you enter Leith is quite enchanting: it is, as Albert said, fairy-like and what you would only imagine as a thing to dream of, or to see in a picture.”
“This is a city of shifting light, of changing skies of sudden vistas. A city so beautiful it breaks the heart again and again.”
Alexander McCall Smith, Edinburgh based author, has written several novels.
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