Study Abroad in SCOTLAND with IFSA
University of Edinburgh Parliamentary Internship
About the Program
Can you imagine setting agendas for an MP meeting with the Security Council or co-authoring investigative reports for a campaign initiative? As an Intern in the Scottish Parliament, you will take Political Science courses from a top-ranked European university while completing research and interning with a Member of the Scottish Parliament.
The capitol city of Scotland, Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Students will enjoy excellent shopping, pubs, trendy cafes, clubs and indoor and outdoor sports, as well as many film, music and cultural festivals.
- Gain unparalleled access to political life in Scotland
- An opportunity to pursue independent research and participate in political activity
- Course work component balances participation in the development of Scottish political life with learning about the history and culture of Scottish society
- Participants spend a large part of the internship semester at Parliament but still participate in university life, clubs and campus social life
- Weekly orientation sessions help students become familiar with their internship duties and determine research possibilities
- Students can combine an internship semester with a second semester of regular classes at the University of Edinburgh
IFSA scholarships are primarily need-based and factor in any additional cost your study abroad program might have over home school tuition. The awards are $500 for summer programs, $1,500 for semester programs and $2,500 for full year programs. These scholarships may apply to any IFSA program, with the exception of our custom programs.
Take the Next Step!
WSU Student Instructions to Apply to this Program
6201 Corporate Drive Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46278
1. Attend a Global Cougs 101 session where you will learn more about the Global Learning opportunities available, choosing the right program, application procedures, the course approval process, financial aid and scholarships, transcript and credit information, and passport & visas. To view times and sign up for a session click here
2. Apply for your passport if you don't already have one. If you have a passport, make sure it is valid until 6 months after you will return from abroad. Click here
to download an application.
3. Please note that you are required to complete 2 applications – the program provider's application found on their website, and the WSU application found on this website.
4. If you plan to use financial aid to fund your study abroad experience, please visit Financial Aid's study abroad FAQ webpage
for more information. Information on Education Abroad scholarships can be found in Bryan 105.
After you attend the Global Cougs 101, spend some time exploring different program options. Before making a final decision many students find it helpful to have a one-on-one advising session with a Global Learning Advisor. To make an appointment with a Global Learning Advisor call 509-335-6204 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WSU places a high importance on serving every student and their specific needs. We welcome applications from members of diverse groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in study abroad programs, including multicultural students, GIESORC students, students with disabilities, and non-traditional students. Please visit the Diversity Issues section
of the Education Abroad website for more information and resources.Ask a GL Ambassador
to contact a WSU student who has participated on this program or another program in this part of the world.