Jubilee Scotland are happy to provide placement opportunity for students who undertake work experiences as part of their MSc degree. Do keep in mind that only students with support from their university for a mandatory placement will be considered, to ensure that we remain an equal opportunity organisation.
If you have any questions about this placement opportunity then please get in touch with our campaign director, Dr Line Kikkenborg Christensen : email@example.com
Jubilee Scotland is looking for a talented student to join us for the Autumn semester of 2022.
This is a placement opportunity for students who undertake work experiences as part of their MSc degree, and will receive university credit / module credit / unit points for the internship.
About the placement
Jubilee Scotland will be running a campaign against Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) January 2022 – June 2023. The student will take part in this campaign and learn how an advocacy organisation operates and what goes into the process of influencing policy.
PPPs have saddled the Scottish public sector with debt, poor service, lack of accountability, and unsafe buildings. Our campaign will develop a feasible alternative to PPPs, secure political and public support for this alternative and introduce a Member’s Bill which puts an
end to the use of PPPs in Scotland.
Jubilee Scotland has successfully completed Stage 1 of the ‘Scotland against PPPs’ campaign. In this stage, we worked with stakeholders and politicians to expose the extent of the PPP problem in Scotland and published the report “Rethinking Private Financing of Scottish Public Projects”.
Read the report and learn more about the campaign here.
In January 2022 we began stage 2 of the campaign. The focus is on:
- Building a broad coalition of experts on the PPP issue
- Developing a detailed policy paper which outlines an innovative alternative to PPPs
- Securing cross-party support for ending PPPs at the Scottish Parliament
- Building public support for our messages and policy ideas
- Introducing a Members’ Bill which targets PPPs in the most relevant way
Key tasks for the placement student:
- Contribute to the coalition building by assisting with hosting meetings of the campaign task force and helping task force members with their work for the coalition
- Policy development by helping to identify areas where new policy can be developed to target PPPs and assisting with the development of relevant policy papers
- Political engagement through helping with political engagement on the issue; attending meetings with MSPs, and taking part in developing the strategy for securing cross-party support for the campaign
Terms and Conditions
- This placement should be an integral part of the students MSc degree, and we can
only accept applications from students who will receive university credit / module
credit / unit points for the internship. Please state in your application how many points
the internship would earn you according to the European Credit Transfer and
Accumulation System (ECTS).
- While we cannot provide any form of remuneration, we are committed to making this
a relevant and interesting learning experience.
- Working hours will be Monday – Thursday. On Fridays the student will be free to work
on their internship report / mandatory work to be submitted to the University.
- We expect the placement to be from September to December 2022. We are flexible
- Our office is in the Augustine United Church on George IV bridge, Edinburgh. While
the church itself is wheelchair accessible our office in the church tower is sadly not.
- We are happy to consider applications from students who cannot relocate to
Scotland for the internship, and/or who prefer to work from home (wherever that may
We understand that you might not have a lot of work experience to draw from. What is
needed is a passionate desire to learn more about the debt justice crisis and PPPs.
- Currently studying for your MSc in an area related to the work of Jubilee Scotland,
such as Political Science; Social Anthropology; Communication; International
Studies; Development; Political Economy
Please highlight in your application if you have experience with any of the following:
- Campaigning, creating events and lobbying
- Collecting data and writing reports
- Producing content for social media
- Applying for funding
Skills and Competencies
- Ability to work independently under appropriate supervision
- Excellent project management and organisational skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- A flexible approach to working
If you have any questions about this placement opportunity then please get in touch at
To apply, please send your CV and a one-page cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications: 15/05/2022 (midnight, GMT). If successful in your application, we will get in contact with you to arrange an interview over Zoom. We aim to make a final decision before 27/05/2022. (If you need to submit your internship for approval at your university before this deadline please do get in contact, and we might be able to consider your application and give you an earlier answer.)