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About OUIP Internships | About OUIP Internships – Oxford University Careers Service
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The Internship Programme provides access to hundreds of summer internships opportunities. They are offered by our international alumni, by multi-national corporations, by world-leading NGOs, by cutting-edge research institutions and many other organisations, and all are exclusively available to Oxford University students. Since the programme’s inception students have undertaken internships in over 30 countries and have gained valuable work experience while travelling to exciting and exotic locations. The Internship Programme also gives you the chance to explore work experience options in a variety of sectors in the UK. The programme is open to all current matriculated (ie. not visiting) Oxford University students, undergraduates and postgraduates, including those in their final year of study.

The internships are advertised from the beginning of Hilary term each year.

What do the internships offer?

Although every internship is unique, we try to ensure that they provide the following common elements:

  • Full-time work for 4-12 weeks during the summer vacation
  • A defined project, which creates real value for the host organisation and a valuable learning experience for the student
  • Interaction with an assigned supervisor or mentor within the host organisation
  • A stipend, or some assistance with travel or accommodation
  • Payment at the national minimal wage or better, if the internship is in the UK, and in the for-profit sector
  • An international experience or access to an internship placement in the UK that is not readily available through alternative internship programmes
Find out more

More information about applying for opportunities on the Internship Programme is available on our webpages:

Get Advice about OUIP Applications

If you would like to receive some help with your OUIP internship applications, you can come to the Careers Service during a OUIP drop-in session to meet with a member of the Internship Office. Meetings are given on a first come first served basis, and can last up to 15 minutes, during which you can discuss your internship goals, or seek feedback on a CV or personal statement. The drop-in sessions run twice a week throughout Hilary term, the dates of which are listed in the Internship Programme drop-ins table.

Audio intro

If you’d rather learn about the Internship Programme through an MP3, you can listen to the recording of our talk at International Careers Day 2016, where we introduce the programme.

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This information was last updated on 11 February 2016.
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Recent blogs about About OUIP Internships

Exciting Marketing Internship available for Oxford students!

Blogged by Rachel Ruscombe-King on May 27, 2016.

The Internship Programme is offering an exciting marketing internship with a new deadline, exclusively to Oxford students.

Excellence in Learning (Career Connect Job ID 22526) is a company based in Amersham that specialises in high quality training courses, delivered at top prestigious venues, such as the London Grosvenor Hotel and the Crowne Plaza NEC Birmingham.

The company is seeking marketing interns to explore new international markets, and to devise new approaches to expanding sales within the UK. Interns will work on all aspects of a marketing project life cycle from planning through to implementation. This internship provides the opportunity for creative and outgoing interns to take ownership of a project from start to finish and steer its direction.

For further details and to apply please see CareerConnect before the new deadline of June 5th.

Sustainable Urban Development Internship in Chile!

Blogged by Rachel Ruscombe-King on May 26, 2016.

The Internship Programme is offering a unique opportunity for an Oxford student to take part in a research project into the Smart Cities Concept in Chile.

Exxacon Desarrollo Inmobiliario (Opportunity ID 23190 on CareerConnect) is a real estate company in the city of Santiago de Chile. The company is offering an internship involving research into major trends relating to the ‘Smart Cities’ concept, especially the idea of ‘Smart Living’. The successful candidate will research how the Smart Cities and Smart Living concepts are brought into practice in other parts of the world (Barcelona, Tokyo and New York are strong examples). Based on the research, the intern will produce a report including a set of recommendations that they will present to the Company’s Director at the end of the internship. This position would be particularly suited to a student with research skills and an interest in sustainable urban development. Some knowledge of Spanish would be useful.

For further details and to apply please visit CareerConnect before the deadline of June 5th 2016.

Brand new media internship in Malaysia!

Blogged by Rachel Ruscombe-King on May 25, 2016.

The Internship Programme has an incredible opportunity for Oxford students to gain experience in a leading media company. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Astro Malaysia Holdings (Opportunity ID 23160 on CareerConnect) is a leading media entertainment group in Malaysia and Southeast Asia with operations in Pay-TV, Radio, Publications and Digital Media. With a customer base of 4.3 million, Astro offers 184 TV channels; and its radio output includes Malaysia’s highest rated stations across key languages reaching approximately 12.9 million weekly listeners. Its digital arm is involved in digital publishing, applications, platforms and publication of entertainment and lifestyle magazines.

Astro is offering Oxford students the chance to take part in a tailor-made internship project in one of its many departments. Projects are wide-ranging and can be aimed at applicants’ interests and backgrounds. Internships will include hands-on training in the media and broadcast industry, as well as a range of classroom-style training sessions.

For further details and to apply, please visit CareerConnect before the deadline of June 5th 2016.

Micro-Internship Opportunities Still Available

Posted on behalf of The Internship Office. Blogged by Andrew Laithwaite on May 16, 2016.

A range of micro-internship opportunities are still available for Week 9 of Trinity term.

Applications to these vacancies will be considered by the internship hosts on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply as soon as possible in order have the chance to secure your favoured placement!

Don’t forget that if you already applied to a micro-internship before the initial deadline of 8 May, you can still make a second, additional application if you have not done so already.

Some of the available placements include:

  • Mastiha World – an award-winning start-up based in Oxford which imports gourmet liqueur from Greece, offering roles in Sales & Communication and Marketing & Strategy.
  • The Big Choice Group – an online careers portal which services a community of 51,000 school leavers and 550,000 graduates and university students. The organisation is seeking to recruit 10 interns to help on a range of custom-made projects, and is offering to pay £10/hour.
  • Help Me I’m A Medic – a fast growing start-up social enterprise which seeks to support students wishing to enter the healthcare sector with access to independent up-to-date advice and work experience. A variety of dynamic roles are available, ranging from marketing to business development.
  • Wilkinson Partners – a London-based marketing internship with a boutique executive recruitment firm which specialises in tax, legal and governance.
  • Land – a new peer-to-peer bike-sharing community, aiming to do for bicycles what Airbnb did for living spaces. It is looking for students interested in social media to work on a strategy and implementation of attracting and interacting with targeted virtual communities.
  • OUSU Raise and Give (RAG) – RAG (Raise and Give) is OUSU’s student-lead fundraising body. RAG is looking to hire a team of up to 8 micro-interns to work together to devise and produce a comprehensive preliminary plan for a new large, free-standing fundraising event, in collaboration with the RAG Executive team.
  • One-Eighty – an award-winning charity specialised in providing behavioural support to young people at risk of exclusion from school. The charity plans to run a psychology conference in October 2016 to profile itself as a leader in child and behavioural psychology, and is seeking students to help make the conference happen: to identify and arrange speakers, and decide on location, marketing and target audience.

All remaining vacancies can be seen and applied to via CareerConnect.

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