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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 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

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

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The Internship Office

The Careers Service
University of Oxford
56 Banbury Road

This information was last updated on 12 January 2017.
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Fantastic MIPS and where to find them.

Posted on behalf of Internship Office. Blogged by Rachel Sene on January 13, 2017.

The Micro-Internship Programme offers you the chance to access exclusive, project-based placements that can significantly increase your employability within just a few days. Whether you’re working towards a specific career or simply interested in exploring a new sector, these 2-5 day placements are a convenient and effective way to work towards your personal career aspirations.

If you are looking for a placement in a particular sector or city, you can now see which Micro-Internship Programme placements are most relevant to your interests by using the sector and city lists below:


With over 100 placements available, spread across a comprehensive range of sectors, you ought to be able to find an opportunity which suits you.

Remember that the deadline for micro-internship applications is midnight on Sunday 29 January. All applications should be made through CareerConnect.

If you’d like some guidance with your application then you can download our Application Support Sheet to see the full range of support on offer.

Internships available exclusively for Oxford students!

Blogged by Rachel Ruscombe-King on January 11, 2017.

A huge range of exciting internship opportunities is available through the Micro-Internship Programme (MIP) and Internship Programme (OUIP). All opportunities are available exclusively to Oxford students, and can be applied to through CareerConnect.

The Micro-Internship Programme

The Micro-Internship Programme is now open! Convenient, short-term voluntary work placements offered by organisations across Oxfordshire and Greater London will be taking place in 9th week of Hilary Term (13th-17th March). This term’s opportunities include Oxera Consulting, Hogrefe Publishers, SmartWorks, and Pamela Steele Associates. The deadline for micro-internship applications is midnight, Sunday 29th January.

Oxford University Internship Programme

Applications open for the Oxford University Internship Programme (OUIP) on Monday 16th January. Hundreds of global summer internships are available. International placements feature with the United Nations (Amman, Beijing, Nairobi and Bangkok), CERN (Geneva), consulting in China and historical research in Budapest. The deadline for applications to the first batch of international placements is midnight Sunday 19th February. Applications for UK placements open on 20th February, and further international and UK placements will be available from 13th March.

Application support sessions will be available for advice on CVs and applications, and can be booked through CareerConnect. Alternatively, please see our comprehensive application support guide.

Stay up to date with Internship Programmes by signing up to the Internship Office email alerts and visiting the Internship Office facebook page.

Email or with any questions about either programme.

Laidlaw Internship Programme: application support session

Blogged by Caroline Thurston on January 10, 2017.

If you are in the process of preparing your application to the Laidlaw Internship Programme in Research and Leadership and would like one-to-one help or feedback on your research proposal or personal profile, come along to our application support session on Tuesday 24th January (2nd week) from 10am to 12 noon at the Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road.

Please note that for this session you must book a 15-minute slot via the event listing on CareerConnect.

For more information about the Laidlaw Programme, see our webpages or email us with your questions:

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