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About OUIP Internships | About OUIP Internships – Oxford University Careers Service
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Overview

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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Contact us

internships@careers.ox.ac.uk
01865 274 646

The Internship Office

The Careers Service
University of Oxford
56 Banbury Road
Oxford
OX2 6PA

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

Internships for Computer Science, Maths and Engineering students

Blogged by Sara Bram on February 12, 2016.

There’s just over a week left to apply for international internships through the Oxford University Internship Programme. If you need help deciding which to go for, we’ll be highlighting interesting placements in different sectors throughout the week. Today: placements in Computing, Maths and Engineering. This is just a small selection for you to get an idea of what’s out there – there are lots more summer internships in the arts (and many other sectors!) on CareerConnect.

Please note that the deadline for international opportunities is the 21st February and that UK internships open for applications on the 22nd February, so you won’t be able to see the UK placements listed here on CareerConnect just yet.

Sign up for internship alerts if you’d like to be reminded of deadlines, updates and when new placements are released.

DEADLINE for Remaining Micro-internships this Sunday!

Posted on behalf of The Internship Office. Blogged by Andrew Laithwaite on February 12, 2016.

A reminder that the application deadline for this term’s remaining micro-internship placements is midnight this Sunday.

All vacancies can be found and applied to on CareerConnect. The application process is easy, and only requires you to submit a single document containing a 300 word personal statement accompanied by a one-page CV.

The following vacancies are still available:

  • Community Voice on Planning – the voluntary organization seeks two micro-interns to produce a marketing plan, and recommend a strategy for youth engagement. These projects will have an impact on the wider goal of advocating community influence over government policy on land use.
  • Help Me I’m A Medic – the award-winning social enterprise provides students wishing to enter the healthcare sector with relevant, up-to-date advice and work experience contacts, regardless of their social background. Applicants are free to choose a project to work on as part of a large team of eight interns, from sales and marketing to project management and e-content editing.
  • Bodleian Libraries (Legal Deposit UK Web Archive project) – an exciting opportunity to work in the Bodleian’s Department of Special Collections on a key web archiving project. Especially relevant to those interested in archiving, curation, and/or academic research with primary sources.
  • Home-Start Oxford – Home-Start supports families with at least one child under the age of five, irrespective of socioeconomic background. An opportunity is available for an Oxford student to carry out a comprehensive website review, and build experience with online marketing. If there is time, the intern will suggest alternative structure and content for the website.
  • OUSU RAG – Raise and Give (RAG) is OUSU’s student-led fundraising body, and is recruiting a team of eight interns to work together to produce a competitive bid for OUSU RAG to host the 2017 National RAG Conference. This is an ambitious project, which will provide interns with the opportunity to gain demonstrable experience in event planning, marketing, commercial sponsorship, logistical planning and research.
  • Savills Urban Design – Savills Urban Design provides urban design and masterplanning advisory services to a wide range of public and private sector clients. Savills has a number of projects open to be tackled by an intern with a background in architecture or urban design, including detailed work on residential schemes, and land promotional work.
  • University of Oxford Medical Alumni – the oldest and largest of the University alumni groups with 17,500 alumni across the world, Oxford Medical Alumni is looking for an intern to assist with the creation of a yearbook marking an important reunion. An opportunity to gain valuable experience relevant to both publishing and public relations.
  • University of Oxford IT services (Survey Research project / Test Automation project / WebLearn project) – there are a number of projects available with the University’s IT Services, including the development of Test Automation scripts, webpage development, and research into survey use. Each of these is a great opportunity for any student with a strong interest in IT who is seeking to develop their related experience.
  • Wolvercote Young People’s Club – Wolvercote Young People’s Club (WYPC) provides a safe, fun place for the young people of North Oxford and the surrounding areas. The organization is looking for an intern to produce a lively and informative report for its AGM in May, using data about the use of the Club and the activities it runs, as well as interviewing a small number of young people and staff to add their voices to the report. An opportunity of particular relevance to any seeking to use and develop journalistic skills.

Take a look at the sector breakdown of micro-internship opportunities if you would like to see which of the available opportunities would be most relevant to your sectors of interest (please note that many of the opportunities featured on this table are no longer available).

For any queries about the programme, please see the Micro-Internship Programme webpage or email micro-internships@careers.ox.ac.uk.

Internships in Education

Blogged by Sara Bram on February 12, 2016.

There’s just over a week left to apply for international internships through the Oxford University Internship Programme. If you need help deciding which to go for, we’ll be highlighting interesting placements in different sectors throughout the week. If you’re interested in a career in Education, have a look at the teaching opportunities available to teach in India, China, Brazil and more. This is just a small selection for you to get an idea of what’s out there – there are lots more summer internships in the arts (and many other sectors!) on CareerConnect.

Please note that the deadline for international opportunities is the 21st February and that UK internships open for applications on the 22nd February, so you won’t be able to see the UK placements listed here on CareerConnect just yet.

Sign up for internship alerts if you’d like to be reminded of deadlines, updates and when new placements are released.

OUIP International Internships: Just over a week to apply!

Blogged by Rachel Ruscombe-King on February 11, 2016.

A huge variety of global internships is on offer exclusively to Oxford students through the Internship Programme. The application deadline is coming soon: midnight Sunday February 21st. Opportunities range from museum curation in St Petersburg, to environmental research in Brazil, international development in Kenya, and management consultancy in Hong Kong.

All internships are listed on CareerConnect, and applications are made directly through the system. Students can apply for up to three international vacancies, and two in the UK batch which will be listed from February 22nd onwards. More international internships will also be added from March 14th, at which point an unlimited number of additional applciations can be made.

For help with any OUIP internship applications students can come to a drop-in session to get one to one support. Stay up to date by signing up for Internship Office email alerts – our internships in the UK will be made available as soon as applications for international internships close…

Extension of Application Deadline for Selected Micro-Internships!

Posted on behalf of The Internship Office. Blogged by Andrew Laithwaite on February 10, 2016.

The application deadline for a number of key micro-internship vacancies has been extended by one week, to midnight Sunday 14 February.

The following vacancies are still available:

  • Bodleian Libraries (Legal Deposit UK Web Archive project) – an exciting opportunity to work in the Bodleian’s Department of Special Collections on a key web archiving project. Especially relevant to those interested in archiving, curation, and/or academic research with primary sources.
  • Community Voice on Planning – the voluntary organization seeks two micro-interns to produce a marketing plan, and recommend a strategy for youth engagement. These projects will have an impact on the wider goal of advocating community influence over government policy on land use.
  • Help Me I’m A Medic – the award-winning social enterprise provides students wishing to enter the healthcare sector with relevant, up-to-date advice and work experience contacts, regardless of their social background. Applicants are free to choose a project to work on as part of a large team of eight interns, from sales and marketing to project management and e-content editing.
  • Home-Start Oxford – Home-Start supports families with at least one child under the age of five, irrespective of socioeconomic background. An opportunity is available for an Oxford student to carry out a comprehensive website review, and build experience with online marketing. If time, the intern will suggest alternative structure and content for the website.
  • OUSU RAG – Raise and Give (RAG) is OUSU’s student-led fundraising body, and is recruiting a team of eight interns to work together to produce a competitive bid for OUSU RAG to host the 2017 National RAG Conference. This is an ambitious project, which will provide interns with the opportunity to gain demonstrable experience in event planning, marketing, commercial sponsorship, logistical planning and research.
  • Savills Urban Design – Savills Urban Design provides urban design and masterplanning advisory services to a wide range of public and private sector clients. Savills has a number of projects open to be tackled by an intern with a background in architecture or urban design, including detailed work on residential schemes, and land promotional work.
  • University of Oxford IT services (Survey Research project / Test Automation project / WebLearn project) – there are a number of projects available with the University’s IT Services, including the development of Test Automation scripts, webpage development, and research into survey use. These are a great opportunity for any students with a strong interest in IT who are seeking to develop their related experience.
  • University of Oxford Medical Alumni – the oldest and largest of the University alumni groups with 17,500 alumni across the world, Oxford Medical Alumni is looking for an intern to assist with the creation of a yearbook marking an important reunion. An opportunity to gain valuable experience relevant to both publishing and public relations.
  • Wolvercote Young People’s Club – Wolvercote Young People’s Club (WYPC) provides a safe, fun place for the young people of North Oxford and the surrounding areas. The organization is looking for an intern to produce a lively and informative report for its AGM in May, using data about the use of the Club and the activities it runs, as well as interviewing a small number of young people and staff to add their voices to the report. An opportunity of particular relevance to any seeking to use and develop journalistic skills.

These placements can be seen in more detail, and applied to, on CareerConnect. You can also take a look at the sector breakdown of micro-internship opportunities to see which of the available opportunities would be most relevant to your sectors of interest (please note that many of the opportunities featured on this table are no longer available).

For any queries about the programme, please see the Micro-Internship Programme webpage or email micro-internships@careers.ox.ac.uk.

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