Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 2023 Intern

£10.42 per hour
Fixed term contract, 35 hours per week, up to 10 weeks over summer 2023

We are seeking to appoint two motivated and proactive individuals to support a variety of different teams across the College. One internship is available within the Examinations Team and would suit a College Student studying Administration or Business Studies; the second position is with the Education Team (with some time spent with the wider College) and would suit a University student studying education, digital skills, IT, AV, podcasts or video editing.

About the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

The College is an independent professional membership organisation and registered charity, which exists to support the profession to deliver the gold standard in healthcare provision.

We represent over 13,000 Fellows and Members worldwide by improving their skills and knowledge, setting standards and developing policy and guidance. The College helps qualified doctors to pursue their careers in specialist (internal) medicine through our world-renowned education and training programme. We ensure that the views and practical clinical experiences of our membership are taken into account by health policymakers throughout the UK and communicated to the media and the public. We provide resources and information to support and facilitate professional development for physicians throughout their careers.

One of our previous interns wrote a short blog of her experience at the College: 2022 RCPE Internship Blog Post | Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

About the roles

  1. Examinations Internship

The role will be based in the Examinations team. This is an active, high paced team delivering MRCP (UK) Examinations across the UK. The post will require a high level of detail for administrative tasks, particularly focussing on preparations for the new examinations format launching in October 2023 (PACES 23). The successful candidate will work as part of a team both in the office and from home. Familiarity with Microsoft Office will be essential. Experience of working with confidential data would be beneficial but not essential. 

  1. Education and wider College internship

The role will be based with the Education, Training and Assessment department but there may be an opportunity to spend time with different departments across the College. The main area of focus will be contributing to podcast editing within education but there will also be a chance to find out more about the administrative and delivery side of the College, working as part of a team. There is the opportunity to develop short projects on an area of interest, for example on marketing, the use of social media, website development, data gathering and analysis, or online educational delivery, so would suit someone with an interest in these areas.

The role will involve some remote working and some days in College, so candidates need to be able to travel to Edinburgh. The Education role will be predominantly based in the College with some home working.

Who we are looking for

The successful candidate(s) will satisfy the following requirements:

  • Be a self-starter with a proactive approach.
  • Possess excellent IT skills including experience of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Possess well developed attention to detail skills.
  • Be an excellent team player.
  • Be able to work alone and as part of a team.
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn about all areas of delivery and the work of the administrative team.
  • Have an interest in social media, and be willing to document their internship online.
  • Have effective communication skills


To Apply

  • All applicants are required to submit a completed application form.
  • A CV may be included with your application. Please note an application form and CV are the only two documents to be considered.
  • Please send your application form and supporting documentation in word format only (not converted to .pdf).
  • Please note agencies need not apply.


Closing Date:                    9am Tuesday 18th April 2023
Interviews:                        w/b Monday 1st May
Informal enquiries to:     Dr Mary Fraser, Head of Education, Training & Assessment

Completed applications should be returned to:


Application Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 18 April, 2023