Study Arts Administration in Scotland | Edinburgh Summer Programs
Arts Administration, Edinburgh Festival Internship
Welcome! We're so excited that you're considering IFSA-Butler's Arts Administration, Edinburgh Festival Internship summer program. This unique program will give you a fun-filled summer in Edinburgh, combined with a once-in-a-life internship experience with the world-famous Edinburgh Festival.
What the this program has to offer
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Please keep in mind that while IFSA-Butler guarantees housing, we cannot guarantee your preferences.
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Dates & Fees
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*All students should arrive in Edinburgh between 8 and 10 a.m. on the day marked "Mandatory Scotland arrival." Students who arrive after 10 a.m. will not be met at the airport by IFSA-Butler staff. Directions to the orientation venue are included in the Travel Essentials mailing. All students must arrive by 11:30 a.m. for the start of orientation.
Your program end date may change due to circumstances beyond IFSA-Butler's control. Upon arrival at your host university, be sure to verify your exam schedule and program end date. We also strongly recommend that you investigate fees and penalties associated with your airline tickets in case you need to make date or route changes.
Program housing is available only until the day shown on the calendar as “Program ends.”
Exams must be taken where and when scheduled. Under no circumstances may students request that an exam time be changed.
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Payment Due: May 15
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These figures are designed to assist students with financial planning but are only estimates based on past students’ experiences at the current exchange rate. They do not include any entertainment or vacation travel costs.
The above numbers are general estimates of expenses during a program abroad. We recommend taking into account your current spending habits, the cost of living in your host country and the current exchange rate. Your IFSA-Butler program advisor can be helpful as you attempt to work on a personal budget for your experience abroad.
Personal Miscellaneous: Covers general expenses of college life, including course supplies, photocopying, toiletries, snacks, personal care, etc.
Commuting: Estimates are for transportation between housing and university. Transportation for personal or recreational purposes is not included in the above estimates.
All costs are in U.S. dollars.
To apply to the Arts Administration Edinburgh Festival summer program, use our easy online application.
Applicants to this program must complete an additional form as part of the application process:
We must receive these materials before we can send your application to the University of Edinburgh for an admissions decision. It can be sent to IFSA-Butler via email, fax or regular mail. Please submit it with the remainder of your program application.
If you have already started an application to the Arts Administration Edinburgh Festival Internship program, you can track which forms IFSA-Butler has received by logging into the student portal.
Meet Your IFSA-Butler TeamIFSA-Butler has a dedicated team of staff who are here to help students prepare for their program in Scotland:
Program Advisor Renee Lopez assists with the application process and is here to answer program, cultural and academic questions before departure. Renee can be reached at the email link above or at 800-858-0229, ext. 4256. Renee studied abroad twice, in France during high school and in Ireland during college. In addition, she has also traveled to Scotland, England, Germany, Mexico and St. Lucia. She graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University and has been with IFSA-Butler since 2013. She is very excited to help students plan their own study abroad adventures because her own travel experiences have been so meaningful.
Student & Parent Services Manager Donnetta Spears is available to both students and parents for travel questions and information. Donnetta has worked with IFSA-Butler since 2000, and she has traveled through parts of Europe, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. As the mother of 4 college students (including one who studied abroad on an IFSA-Butler program), she has a deep understanding of the ins-and-outs of study abroad from a parent perspective. Donnetta can be reached at the email link above or at 317-940-4252.
Once abroad, our students are in the capable hands of our on-site office in Edinburgh. Click here to read more about Resident Director Ruth Casey.
Upon return from your study abroad program, Academic Affairs Coordinator Paige Ward processes your Butler University transcript and assists with any academic record queries. Paige graduated from Butler University, and she studied abroad for a semester in Paris, Belfast, London and the English Lake District. Studying abroad for Paige was an eye-opening and knowledge-gaining experience, and she is excited to work with students who are looking for the same. Paige can be reached at the email link above or at 800-858-0229 ext. 4254.
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InternshipsA business and arts internship associated with the Edinburgh Festival is a required component of this program. Internships are available in a wide range of fields related to the arts, including entertainment and production, stage management, public relations, marketing and venue management.
Interns will interview for their placements upon arrival in Edinburgh and will be matched with their employers prior to the start of the festival. Interns will be supervised by a University of Edinburgh faculty member and will also write a 1,750–2,000 research report related to their internship.
Eighty percent of the internship is based on the research report. Twenty percent of the grade is based on attendance and the supervisor assessment.
All interns will experience the exciting, fast-paced festival atmosphere and will be able to purchase tickets for shows and productions throughout the festival in August.
Click here to view the festival's website and lineup of performances.
Please note that the University of Edinburgh has a very strict withdraw policy for summer. Be aware that if you withdraw from the program on or after June 3, you will be charged a fee of £1,000.
Although IFSA-Butler students pay their fees to us instead of to the University of Edinburgh, we are responsible for any fees incurred on behalf of our students. Therefore, we are obligated to follow the university's refund policy for summer withdraws. Please contact our office with any questions about this situation.