Work for Tarland Community Housing

Are you looking for a rural-based internship or research experience?

Tarland Community Housing is a community-led housing initiative in rural Aberdeenshire working towards delivering affordable housing that meets local need.

We are seeking two young people who are enthusiastic about sustainable rural development for two paid internships to support Tarland Community Housing develop new and innovative solutions to deliver affordable housing.

The internships would involve undertaking engagement activities with the Tarland community to understand their views on potential housing options locally, as well as to learn from other exciting developments in rural housing across Scotland.

Interns should ideally be 25 years or younger and based in Aberdeenshire or Aberdeen city. This is a great opportunity for young people to build expertise in rural development practice, or in combination with ongoing study, such as preparing for a university dissertation. Tarland Community Housing are committed to integrating young people’s views and opinions into future planning and decision-making.

These positions will run from the end of January 2022 until mid-March, with a final project report due by 30th March 2022. Please note that these positions may require some evening work and travel within Scotland (Covid permitting). Candidates will be required to use their own personal computers and mobile phones, but expenses can be claimed.

Pay: a fixed fee of £1,250 per intern will be paid weekly installments during the internship.

To find out more about the internships and how to apply, please contact Annie McKee (Chair of TCH) at:

The closing date for applications is Monday 17th January 2022. Interviews will be held via Zoom on 21st January.