Announcing the winners of the 2022 Internship Office Photo Competition

We asked all University of Oxford students who took part in internships facilitated or funded through the Internship Office in the 2021-2022 academic year to submit original photos of their internships, accompanied by a short description. In response, we received 214 fantastic entries from 61 students, making it incredibly difficult for the judging panel at the Careers Service to make their final decision.

We want to share our congratulations with the two winners and thank all entrants for inspiring us and allowing us to celebrate their success. 

The winners are...

Elena Trowsdale, Corpus Christi College, First Year Postgraduate, MSc Digital Scholarship

Summer internship at the Bodleian Libraries, Rare Books Collections (Oxford)

During my internship in the Rare Books office of the Bodleian library I had a fascinating time examining rare and beautiful book-bindings from the Broxbourne collection alongside assisting the other talented librarians with their tasks. This included learning the digital archive system and assisting with retrievals from the Weston's in-house archive.

Tahmid Rayhan, Magdalen College, Third Year Undergraduate in Medicine (Preclinical)

Summer internship at the Ludwig Institute of Cancer Research (Oxford)

I completed an internship at the Ludwig Institute of Cancer Research. I completed a project which aimed to evaluate the cytotoxic capacity of CAR T-cells, and I was able to produce a report and oral presentation on this. I was given a supervisor who helped me throughout the project. I would take the bus to the lab each day. My time was spent reading papers, planning and completing experiments in the lab, and writing up my report. I socialised with other academics in my lab as well as other students in the building from other labs. Outside of work, a group of academics from the lab went to a dessert shop together. I really enjoyed my lab experience. I gained a lot of lab experience that I wouldn't have been able to find otherwise, including many practical skills. This was also a great insight into a career in research, which I had not considered as I was focused on clinical work. I am now considering going into research as an alternative to, or in addition, to clinical work.