Web Development Intern


University of Edinburgh
3 Months
35hrs per week
Not Applicable




The Information Services Group (ISG) at The University of Edinburgh now welcome applications from undergraduate students who would be interested in working as a Web Development Intern this summer. The successful intern will work within ISG’s Website and Communications (WAC) team. The team provides the technical and editorial drive behind the University of Edinburgh’s corporate website and Content Management System (CMS).This internship offers a valuable opportunity for a student to hone their technical skills and gain experience working in a professional environment, while also supporting important projects that will have an impact across the University. This internship is a technically-focused role, aimed at students with a background or experience in PHP, JavaScript, and SQL. The student will work to deliver a future-proof, privacy-focused set of web application tools for EdWeb and other websites on the University web estate. 
The salary for this position is UoE03 £9.87 per hour, plus £1.59 per hour holiday pay. The Web Development Intern will start on 31st May 2021 and will work for 12 weeks, with the intern working around 35hrs per week between Monday-Friday.The intern will also be eligible to take part in the Edinburgh Award, allowing them to receive formal recognition for their commitment to gaining work experience during their studies.We anticipate that this internship will be based entirely online (remote working from home), however, if at any point a return to the office is expected, then this could move to the central University campus.

The Web Development Intern can expect to:

• Collaborate with other professionals within the Web Development team to undertake, manage and deliver web-based development projects
• Use their background and experience in back-end web development technologies to contribute valuable work towards solving real-world problems for the University community.
• Participate in back and forth feedback, testing, and code reviews with colleagues within the Web Development Team, and wider Website and Communications Team.
• Participate in (and potentially contribute or present to) University professional groups to provide development updates. 
• Partake in prioritisation and allocation of tasks to technical support teams, both independently and with guidance from the team manager. 
• Critically review and make suggestions for improvements to existing systems, processes and procedures.
• Research and recommend technical solutions to specific requirements. 

Students who meet the below criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

• A current University of Edinburgh undergraduate student.
• Currently residing in the UK, and continuing to be located in the UK for the duration of the internship (due to complex tax and legal issues associated with employing staff overseas, we cannot accommodate any student working abroad while participating in this internship).
• An active interest in back-end web development technologies such as PHP, JavaScript, Python and SQL.
• An active interest in, and ideally some experience of, applying web front-end technologies, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap, etc. 
• The ability to work independently on smaller projects, contributing to high profile work. 
• The ability to self-manage and plan workloads to deadlines. 

• Proven ability to identify areas for improvements to processes and systems, and developing solutions. 
• An awareness of website interface design, user experience and best practices including security and accessibility (standards and legislation applicable to web publishing e.g. Equality Act 2010; Data Protection). 
• A basic level of awareness of web content management systems such as Drupal and / or WordPress, or other related technologies. 

Remote working from home (must be based in UK)
All interns will be eligible to take part in the Edinburgh Award, allowing them to receive formal recognition for their commitment to gaining work experience during their studies. Other benefits interns are entitled to include:Access to apply for internal job vacancies at the University of Edinburgh.For regular users of display screen equipment, a VDU eye test is available at one of the university's chosen optometrists.Access to University of Edinburgh library.Access to subsidised gym membership.

Please apply via the Unitemps link, uploading a CV and cover letter which clearly states how you have the appropriate skills and experience to be considered for the role.

PLEASE NOTE this advert may close early if sufficient applications are received prior to the closing date (21st April)