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Salary:Real Living Wage

Job type:Internship

Job location:Edinburgh/Hybrid

Direct reports:None

We’re hiring two interns in 2024.

Are you an ambitious and hungry student who is keen to secure an internship and work with a team making a real impact in the world? 

Do you want to work with some of the world’s biggest brands in financial services, technology, education and luxury?

Nile is a close-knit team of experts in strategic design, research, foresight and inclusion. The people we work with are united by a desire to change things for the better.

For 18 years, we’ve stayed small. Small is our superpower. It helps us cut through complexity, lets us move with purpose, and ensures nobody feels like a cog in the wheel.

We work with organisations like NatWest, Mastercard, Tesco Bank, Edrington, the Premier League, the NHS and Edinburgh Futures Institute.

What’s important is that you have bags of potential and passion. We look for raw talent and provide the team, tools and opportunity to learn and grow.

What will you do?


Working with, and learning from our ultra-friendly team, you will work on client-facing and internal challenges. These could include…

  • Understanding how things connect – The world is complex. To make sense of that complexity you will help teams map services, ecosystems, futures and more. 
  • Using your AI, commercial, or data skills to analyse market trends, identify opportunities, and develop innovative solutions.
  • Working closely with our multidisciplinary team to brainstorm ideas, conduct research, and create strategies that push the boundaries of innovation.
  • Gaining valuable insights into the intersection of AI technology and strategic design, helping to shape the future of business and society.

Desired skills and experience

We don’t expect you to tick all the boxes on day 1 but you should be hungry for an exciting and challenging internship.

Life as an intern at Nile

Apart from working with some of the loveliest people (we think so, anyway), you’ll get:

  • Ten weeks’ experience over the summer of 2024
  • Real Living Wage
  • Work from our Edinburgh HQ on the city’s most instagrammed street
  • Flexible working, 3-4 days in the office with 1-2 days working from home
  • 1:1 mentoring from a senior team member throughout your time with us
  • Your own laptop
  • Ongoing training through Nile Academy
  • Your own personalised mug – because coffee (and tea) is important!
  • Loads of healthy and indulgent snacks when you are in the office
  • Plenty of team socials and activities

How to apply

Send your CV and portfolio to our Head of People, Susie Walker, by 5pm on Friday 24th May. (Note updated date! Don’t delay!)

Be sure to tell us about yourself, why you want to work at Nile and the type of challenges you’re most passionate about. 

We want to hear the stories behind how you went about creating your best work to date. What inspired you, what went wrong and what did you learn?

If you prefer verbal communication, drop us a little intro video alongside a portfolio link. 

You will hear back from us (we promise!) 

P.S. No recruiters, thank you.