7. How is Adopt an Intern funded?

The majority of internship posts are funded directly by the host organisations themselves. We charge a very small, affordable fee for our services.

Adopt an Intern has to-date received financial support from the Scottish Government since 2010 through a reviewable and recurring grant. This has allowed us to provide funding to small businesses for a limited number of internships. One-off funding grants were also supplied for specific projects including our German Graduate Exchange and Malawi Project with Mary's Meals. We have also received support from the European Social Fund to assist graduates and businesses in the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

We continue to take on specific contracts and bid for grants. We partner with large businesses as part of their CSR programmes. We also accept consultancy work on an ad hoc basis.