Assessment Service Intern


University of Edinburgh
Other - See Job
35hrs worked between Monday-Friday
Not Applicable




The University of Edinburgh’s Information Services Group (ISG) are now recruiting for an undergraduate student to join them over the summer months as an Assessment Service Intern. The successful intern will work within ISG’s Learning, Teaching and Web (LTW) Division. LTW brings together educational design and engagement, e-learning, digital skills and training, the University website, web services, graphics, multimedia and classroom technology teams to support learning, teaching and outreach for an enhanced student experience.

For this internship, the team are a seeking a committed and diligent student who understands the importance of assessment & feedback and its role within learning and teaching. It presents a fantastic opportunity for a student to support with and gain experience of data migration, delivering training and developing online support materials.

The salary for this internship is UoE03 £9.87 per hour, plus £1.59 per hour holiday pay. The successful student will start on 7th June 2021 and will continue for 10 weeks, working around 35hrs per week for the duration. The intern will also be eligible to take part in the Edinburgh Award, enabling 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 in Edinburgh.

The Assessment Service Intern can expect to:
•    Help with migrating data from the existing assessment systems into a new cloud-based assessment platform.
•    Liaise between course and LTW staff regarding assessment data migration.
•    Assist in testing and development of assessment workflows.
•    Assist in designing new training and learning resources (e.g. courses, workshops, videos, guides and web pages)
•    Deliver engaging training, focused on the use of Assessment Services.

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 enthusiastic and competent user of digital technology
•    Proven ability in presenting complex information simply and effectively
•    Excellent organisational skills 

•    Familiarity with the assessment & feedback cycle
•    Experience of teaching others, public speaking or developing training materials
•    Experience of using eAssessment systems
•    Knowledge of General Data Protection Regulation 2018

Remote working from home (must be UK based)

All ISG 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 (22nd April)