And the winners of the 2021 Internship Office Photo Competition are...

The annual Oxford Internship Office Photo Competition allows us to catch a glimpse of what students experience during the internship opportunities secured through our programmes, as well as share their creativity with the world. For this year's Competition, we asked students to submit original and interesting photos that best represented their internship experience, accompanied by a short description. 

The internships offered through our internship programmes looked different – for the second year in a row – due to the ongoing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. We saw students working on site and remotely, both in the UK and across the world, wearing masks and working from gardens, but also engaging with employers directly and creating memorable experiences with their colleagues. 

The judging panel at the Careers Service were extremely impressed with the 200+ excellent entries to this year's Photo Competition and had a tough job deciding on only one winner and two runners-up.

We want to share our congratulations with the winners and thank all of this year's entrants for inspiring us and allowing us to celebrate their success. 

WINNER:

Rosie Croysdale, St. Antony's College, MSc in Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology. Summer internship with Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford

Rosie Croysdale, St. Antony's College, MSc in Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology. Summer internship with Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford

This month, I researched Art Historian, Marian Wenzel’s 1964 sketchbooks from Wadi Halfa, Sudan, just months before devastating floods submerged approximately twelve villages. Today, Wenzel’s painterly illustrations of Nubian house decoration preserve the social and material evidence of a region which once sustained over seven thousand years of Nubian culture.


RUNNERS-UP:

Alina Kunish, Regent's Park College, BA in Theology and Religion. Summer internship with One Family People in Sierra Leone

Alina Kunish, Regent's Park College, BA in Theology and Religion. Summer internship with One Family People in Sierra Leone

One of my favourite aspects of the internship was the fieldwork. During trips to the provinces, I conducted interviews for a research paper. Being able to work on a research project of that type while being able to see so much of Sierra Leone, was an amazing experience.


Peter Baker, Christ Church, MEng in Engineering Science. Summer internship with Ambessa Play in Oxford

Peter Baker, Christ Church, MEng in Engineering Science. Summer internship with Ambessa Play in Oxford

I was working on creating the first prototype for a STEM kit toy. This involved using Creo, a computer aided design app and a 3D printer to build and test prototypes and then refine them. As a result of my internship, Ambessa Play went from having no physical design for the torch and only a loose electronics idea to having ten fully functional working kits which can then be used to gather feedback from children.