Scottish Summer Heritage Internship

  • The Scottish Summer Heritage Internship allows students to earn course credit in one of Europe's most beautiful cities.

  • Undertake a placement in a range of culturally significant heritage sites.

  • The internship is taught by expert faculty, in partnership with the Scottish Studies program at the prestigious University of Edinburgh.

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There are three integral components to the program.

  1. Four weeks of courses to put your heritage internship into an academic context: One will be selected from the Arcadia University/University of Edinburgh Scottish Studies Program in either History or Geology. The other will be an Arcadia University course in Heritage Management.
  2. Four to five week internship placement (that follows your four weeks of coursework) in a heritage related sector that our experienced intern coordinator will find to fit your own academic and professional objectives. You can expect to participate in significant projects that require resourcefulness, responsibility, and a mature work ethic.
  3. An academic project based on independent research and your workplace experience. This project is expected to be no fewer than 3,500 words, and will be directed and assessed by your academic supervisor. In the final week of the program, you will present and defend your project in an oral examination.

Sample Placements:

  • At a national institution dedicated to the history, people and culture of Scotland.
  • At an institution dedicated to the preservation of historical artifacts and monuments.
  • At Hopetoun House, a historic house outside Edinburgh.


You will earn the following hours of credit.

  • Summer program: 9 credits.

Hopetoun House

Hopetoun House. CC Image courtesy of
     Supergolden on Wikipedia.
Admission Requirements

GPA Requirements: 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation. You need to submit a complete application including a transcript, letter of recommendation and an advisor's form before your application will be considered.

Application Deadlines

  • Summer: March 31