International students

Edinburgh is recognised internationally as a vibrant hub for culture and creativity and North Edinburgh Arts is no exception. Although we work in one of the more economically deprived areas of the city, this centre acts as a hub for creativity which encourages people to come together using the arts.

Successfully for over 10 years, we have been providing high quality practical and creative placements and internships, and have worked with hundreds of International students. Students often come here to improve their English skills, but the varied and challenging placements we provide mean that they often get much more than they expected.

We provide opportunities in the following areas, however we are always open to creating bespoke volunteering opportunities to meet the needs of North Edinburgh Arts and your educational or personal development.

Café: This is often the best place to develop your English skills, get to know local residents, learn skills, work with a supportive and friendly team and gain skills in working in a busy and vibrant cafe.

Administration: We offer students the opportunity to learn about arts administration, such as monitoring and evaluation, funding, reception and box office, and project administration.

Creative: Students can develop their experience working creatively with children, young people and families and can gain skills and greater understanding of child development, facilitating sessions and projects, working within a creative team, and developing their own piece of creative work.

Garden: North Edinburgh Arts has a productive and abundant garden that is used by the community and local projects. There are many opportunities to develop experience in this area such as working with children and young people, learning about horticulture, biodiversity, sustainability, environmental policy and more.

We can tailor educational or volunteering experiences to meet both your and our needs. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact Angela Austin for more information.


Call 0131 315 2151