Announcing the 2022 Internship Office Photo Competition

We are pleased to announce the launch of the University of Oxford Internship Office Photo Competition! This year we are opening for entries in December to capture all the brilliant internships that take place throughout the academic cycle.

We are inviting all University of Oxford students who take part in internships facilitated or funded through the Internship Office in the 2021-2022 academic year to submit original and interesting photos that best represent their internship experience, accompanied by a short description.

Categories

This year we are inviting students to submit photos in one of two categories:

Internships of 1- 3 weeks duration

If you are on a short placement, perhaps a week-long, or up to three weeks, please don’t assume it’s not photogenic! We’d love to receive photos from students on shorter placements, whether you are remote working or in-person.

4 weeks and longer

If your placement is longer than 3 weeks, this is the category for you. You’ll have more time to think about getting those images of the work you are doing and your work environment. Again, photos of remote working or in-person internships are very welcome.

Show us what your internship looks like

For both categories, please submit original entries that show a visual representation of your working environment during your internship. We want to see your internship experience through your eyes, and we are especially looking for images depicting you as the intern. We recognise that many students are taking part in remote working internships, which means that creativity is key!

Describe your experience

Along with your photo submission, all entrants should submit text of up to 50 words explaining the image, giving us context of your internship experience. Images sent without the accompanying text will be discounted.

Rules and tips

There are two ways to enter the competition:

  • You can enter by filling in the internship feedback form which will be emailed to you by the Internship Office team at the end of your placement. Any photographs uploaded into the form will be entered into the competition, using 50 words of the text you have provided about your internship. If you wish to share photos that you do not want to be entered into the competition, please email internships@careers.ox.ac.uk.
  • You can send your photos and text by email to internships@careers.ox.ac.uk with the items as a file attachment or using a file transfer service such as WeTransfer or Dropbox.
  • You may submit a maximum of 10 photos to the competition, in one category for your internship. If you are taking part in more than one internship, and these fit different categories, you may enter a maximum of 10 per internship.
  • The winning entries will be decided by a selection panel at the Careers Service.
  • For information on copyright and usage permission, please see the terms and conditions.
  • The winner of each category will be awarded with a high street voucher worth £100.
  • We are looking for photographs that communicate your internship experience in an interesting way. Creativity and imagination will be rewarded!
  • Photos sent without the accompanying explanatory text of up to 50 words will be disqualified.
  • The closing date for this competition is 17:00 (BST) on Monday, 19 September 2022.

For inspiration, please see our blog post for details of the 2021 photo competition winners.