The Crankstart Internship Programme - Employer Information
Thanks to a generous donation by Sir Michael Moritz and Ms Harriet Heyman, the Crankstart Scholarship offers a programme of enhanced support to UK resident students studying for their first undergraduate degree from low-income backgrounds.
The Crankstart Internship Programme provides additional funding, opportunities to take part in volunteering activities, and the opportunity to access internships during the Christmas, Easter and summer vacations, through dedicated support from the Internship Office.
Holders of the Crankstart Scholarship are encouraged to gain work experience during their time at Oxford, and funding and support are available to help them do so. The Crankstart Internship Programme has been established to enable the scholars to take advantage of this opportunity by undertaking internships or work shadowing placements with a variety of organisations offering internships exclusively to these students.
In the academic year 2018-19, over 100 internships were offered to Crankstart Scholars with employers such as Deutsche Bank, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Orrick Herrington and Sutcliffe, CERN and Visa.
Internships can take place in the Christmas and Easter vacations (for up to 3 weeks) and the long summer vacation (for 1 – 12 weeks).
The Internship Office is advertising both remote internships (which can be undertaken from any location) and in-person internships (which are undertaken at the employer’s premises). While there are currently significant travel restrictions around the world we are hopeful that some of these might start easing by the summer. However, in-person internships can only go ahead if all relevant restrictions have been lifted. It is essential that interns regularly check the Foreign Office website, as well as local guidance on Covid-19 restrictions to ensure the internship can be undertaken. This is particularly important if you have applied for, or accepted, an internship outside of your country of residency. While we are currently facilitating internships in all countries, we may, in due course, have to formally withdraw internships from the programme if the location in which they are due to be undertaken continue to pose significant health and travel risks.