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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 (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 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 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 2016, where we introduce the programme.

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01865 274 646

The Internship Office

The Careers Service
University of Oxford
56 Banbury Road

This information was last updated on 19 October 2016.
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If you’re in your final or penultimate year, you should have received the newly released Oxford Guide to Careers 2017 in your pigeonhole! A really useful resource, the Guide contains:

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