RNIB Scotland Internship Scheme

To help people with sight loss leaving education to develop the skills and competencies they need in their future career, we are offering a range of internship opportunities at RNIB Scotland.

Who is eligible?

We are offering internships for blind and partially sighted people who are

  • school leavers
  • college leavers
  • university leavers

You must also be based in, or have studied in Scotland, and have the right to work in the UK.

What areas of work experience are available?

Opportunities are available in various areas of work for interns with different levels of experience, and from various fields of study. Interns might work in the following areas of RNIB Scotland

  • Employment and learning services
  • Finance and administration
  • Education and family services
  • Radio services
  • Fundraising
  • Campaigning and PR
  • Fundraising
  • Project work

Support will be provided from those overseeing your work and from a personal mentor.

At the beginning of the internship

All interns will receive an induction where they will spend their work placement. This will cover that section’s work activities, meeting the team, introduction to your mentor, and procedures on health and safety, emergency and IT use. An induction pack will contain relevant information and contact numbers.

At the end of the internship

You will have an overall performance review with your mentor. You will also be provided with a reference and a statement of the experience and skills you have acquired.

Length of placements

Our internships last up to three months and can be undertaken on a full or part-time basis. Hours can range from 15 to 35 hours a week, across two to five working days.


Internships are unpaid, but we will reimburse out-of-pocket expenses on provision of receipts.

How to apply for an internship

You can fill in the application form for an internship in the following ways

Apply online - please download and complete the Application Form:

Apply by post - please phone us on 0845 60 30 575 or 01733 375450 with your address details or email your request to us at volunteering@rnib.org.uk

We can send the application form in whichever format suits you, whether it is braille, audio, large print or standard print. Please let us know your preference and we can have this arranged for you.

Previous candidates need not re-apply.

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