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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 40 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:

The Internship Office frequently runs information sessions and Career Lounges before and during the application process. There is no need to book, you can just turn up. These sessions are operated on a first-come-first-served basis, and provide you with an opportunity to talk to us directly about the experiences on offer in The Internship Programme, and get help with your application. See CareerConnect‘s events calendar for details.

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This information was last updated on 01 October 2015.
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Recent blogs about About Our Internships

Micro-Internship Programme, Michaelmas 2015

Blogged by Andrew Laithwaite on October 7, 2015.

Looking for a convenient way to develop your skills and gain useful work experience to put on your CV?

The Careers Service Internship Office has teamed up with organizations across Oxfordshire and in London to offer convenient, short-term voluntary work placements for current students for 9th week of Michaelmas (7th – 11th December).

Micro-internships are good opportunities to add valuable experience to your CV, and to gain a concise insight into a particular sector or type of organisation. If you are considering pursuing a career in a certain sector, a micro-internship is a great way of helping you to decide if you might like to pursue it further. The length and timing of the placements also makes it easy to fit them around a busy schedule.

To learn more about this exciting programme, and for instructions on how to apply, visit our webpage or email us at

Placements will open for applications on Wednesday 14th October, and will close on Sunday 1st November.

Life after Oxford? The Oxford Guide to Careers 2016 is here to help you move forwards with confidence

Blogged by Hugh Nicholson-Lailey on October 5, 2015.

Whether you are gearing up for Michaelmas Term’s recruitment round,  or just starting to think about what life after Oxford might look like, the new-look Oxford Guide to Careers 2016 is here to help you.

Already online at The Guide 2016 , every Masters student, finalist and penultimate year student should receive their personal copy via their College pigeonhole in the next few days. Hard copies are freely available for researchers and all other students from the Carers Service at 56 Banbury Road and at our nine Michaelmas Term careers fairs starting in 2nd week.

Substantially revised and refreshed, the new look Guide contains:

  • details of companies aiming to recruit at Oxford in over 20 different industry sectors
  • new personal contributions from over 50 Oxford alumni
  • extended advice and guidance on all aspects of career planning and job search strategy.

Already recognised as the country’s leading university Career Guide, this year’s edition has more advice than ever, including:

  • Thinking about which careers would suit you
  • Researching your options and making decisions
  • Finding advice and the right people to talk to about jobs you are considering
  • Identifying opportunities
  • Developing your employability through The Careers Service’s skills programmes
  • Finding work experience, including work shadowing, ‘Springweeks’, volunteering and internships
  • Making successful applications, from CVs to assessment centres.

Use the Guide 2016 as an introduction and to move forward with your career planning and job search. The Careers Service’s website and the full range of services, workshops and employer led events offered will enable you to develop your knowledge, enhance your skills and hone your applications. And remember, wherever you are in your thinking, our team of Careers Advisers is always on hand as a sounding board and a rich source of impartial advice.

Sign up for Internship email alerts for 2015/16!

Posted on behalf of Internship Office. Blogged by Rachel Ruscombe-King on October 2, 2015.

The Internship Office is now inviting all current students to sign up to the Internship Office email alert list for 2015/16.

Email alerts from the Internship Office will keep you up to date on everything you need to know about the Internship Programme (OUIP), Micro-Internships, how to get support from the Internship Office, as well as application dates and timelines.

You can subscribe by filling in your details using the online form.

The email list is being reset, so even if you have signed up previously, you will need to re-subscribe with a current Oxford email address in order to keep receiving email alerts.

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