Internships and Artist Residencies

Paid doctoral internships and artist residencies

SGSAH organises internships and artist residencies for PhD researchers to spend up to three months at a partner host organisation, enabling you to enhance your research skills in a wide variety of contexts. These exciting opportunities give you the chance to make a difference to an organisation, whilst developing your skills, networks and CV to take you to the next stage of your career. 

Projects can be worked full time, part time or flexibly in blocks. We will pay you the equivalent of an UKRI stipend rate for the duration of your internship or residency and can help with travel and accommodation costs if these aren’t funded by your host organisation. The programme is open to arts and humanities PhD students in Scotland, regardless of funding source.

Our 2021 Internship Opportunities are now available to view! Please click the box below to view and apply.

Opportunities Advertised to Students

Fri 9th October 2020; deadline for student applications Fri 30th October 2020.

Internships to commence

From late Jan/Early Feb 2021.



The programme is open to arts and humanities PhD students in Scotland, regardless of funding source. Any doctoral researcher that meets the following criteria can benefit from this programme:

  • You are registered at SGSAH member HEI;
  • You are in 2nd or early in your 3rd year* (full time equivalent) at 1 October 2020;
  • You are studying an arts and humanities discipline. The AHRC’s subject coverage is here;
  • You are eligible to work in the UK;
  • You have not already undertaken an internship or residency through SGSAH’s programme.

*You are not eligible if you are within 6 months of the end of your study period or writing up.


For an informal discussion about any aspect of the programme, please contact Helen Kendrick, SGSAH Partnerships & Placements Manager on or 01413302635