The Alternative Internship - Baillie Gifford 2021

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The Alternative Internship

Curious about the world?

  • Win a unique opportunity to discover, explore, and imagine the future.

We’re looking for people who are curious about the world around them. People who combine intellect, insights and a fresh perspective. If that sounds like you, then you could win £5,000 to deliver a research project next summer. All you have to do is complete our quiz and answer the following question, in no more than 300 words:

The Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, once said that “change is the only constant in life”. It is happening all around us: industries, societies, environments – the list goes on. Pick an area where you see rapid change and tell us why you’re optimistic about the future.

If chosen, you will complete four weeks of research during June and July 2021. This will be followed by two weeks in our Edinburgh head office at the beginning of August (either virtually or with paid accommodation in the city), where you’ll write up and present your findings, as well as learn more about our approach to investment management.

Address an area that’s specific enough to draw firm conclusions. Be original, creative and thought provoking. This is going to be an intellectually rigorous and challenging project. We are expecting high-level research and convincing, well-structured arguments that will challenge the way we think.

Find out more about our Alternative Internship and enter at

Closing date for entries: Sunday 22nd November 2020.


Baillie Gifford & Co

As an investment management firm, we manage money for a wide range of international clients, from the large pension funds to individual private investors.

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