Communications Intern with the Scottish Government (Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband Team)

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband is a £410M programme to deploy fibre broadband across the country including remote and rural areas, and those not covered commercially across Scotland. The programme is a key step in the Scottish Government’s aim for Scotland to become a world class digital nation by 2020.

Location: Glasgow with frequent travel across Scotland
£17,362, full-time, for an initial 6 months, with the possibility of extension to a year for the right candidate
Immediate start date

The role, will require you to assist the Communications Manager to promote the programme across Scotland. You will be pursuing a career in media and communications and must be keen, eager and willing to learn not only about the programme but about the art of communications.

Main Tasks

  • Manage and deal with key individuals’ diaries
  • Research and co-ordination of press releases and photo calls, e.g. booking photographers / scoping a site
  • Update, monitor and respond to social media in a timely and engaging fashion
  • When required, draft and once approved distribute press releases 
  • Attend and manage photo calls, often in areas without public transport
  • Undertake monthly media monitoring 
  • Updating the stakeholder management calendar 
  • Liaise closely with the Demand Stimulation team and Stakeholder Manager around marketing events and key information
  • Confidence to deal with a wide variety of people, often who are at a senior level.
  • Occasional liaison with press and media 
  • Work on and arrange internal communications events, ensuring that they are informative and well attended


The ideal candidate for this role will have demonstrable writing experience, but most of all be outgoing and enthusiastic. Training will be provided to the successful candidate by job shadowing, but also by membership of the CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) and attending recognised courses supplied by them as well as appropriate Scottish Government courses.

A keen eye for good grammar is essential, and acceptance that communications, like journalism is not always a 9-5 role.

Candidates MUST be able to drive and have access to their own transport. It would be beneficial if candidates have a Disclosure Scotland certificate which they must have before starting on the programme.


Closing date for applications is 17th October, 5pm.

Interview date is 29th October.

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. State a. your availability and b. How you meet the requirements of the job specification. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.