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The Internship Programme provides access to hundreds of summer internship 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 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 Oxford University students, undergraduates and postgraduates, including those in their final year of study. Visiting students are not eligible to apply.

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 Support with OUIP Applications

There is lots of support available from the Internship Office and Careers Service to help you with your application, which you can find out more about in our Application Support document.

Throughout the application period for the Internship Programme, we hold twice-weekly Application Support Sessions at the Careers Service, where you can get a ten minute one-to-one meeting with a member of the Internship Office. We can discuss your internship goals, clarify any questions you have about the programme, or provide feedback on CVs and personal statements. Sign up to a session on CareerConnect to guarantee a place.

The Internship Office aims to make opportunities equally available to all current, matriculated Oxford students, regardless of race, gender or degree of disability. This policy is in accordance with the Careers Service mission statement, and the University’s Integrated Equal Opportunities Policy. To discuss any confidential issue relating to any additional needs you may have, please email

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 in January 2017, where we introduce the programme.

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Like and follow our Facebook page to keep updated with deadlines and new internship opportunities. To sign up to our email alert list, fill in the form below.

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The Internship Office

The Careers Service
University of Oxford
56 Banbury Road

This information was last updated on 31 January 2017.
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Recent blogs about About OUIP Internships

More summer internships on the Internship Programme!

Blogged by Sara Bram on March 16, 2017.

More exciting international and UK internships have just been released as part of the Internship Programme’s ‘late batch’ of vacancies, exclusively for Oxford students! You can make an unlimited number of applications to internships available through the late batch.

Internships now available include:

The next main deadline is 29 March! See CareerConnect for details and to apply.

Internships with extended deadlines:

We will continue to advertise more internships throughout the academic year with individual deadlines. You can stay up to date by signing up to the Internship Office email alert or liking /following the Internship Office Facebook page.

Over 100 Internships Remain in Consulting and Finance

Blogged by Julia Hilton on February 23, 2017.

Feel like you’ve missed the boat on getting an internship in finance or consulting? Think again. There are still over 100 internships with upcoming deadlines in these popular sectors. From strategic consulting at Vivid Economics to market risk at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG). Many of these opportunities close before the beginning of March so book an appointment with an adviser at the Careers Service for some advice and/or to have your applications reviewed before you submit.

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