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 of 2020-21 over 150 internships were advertised to Crankstart Scholars with employers such as The Institute for Public Policy Research, Innovia Technology, The Eden Project, Publishers Association and The Heritage Alliance.
Internships can take place in the Christmas and Easter vacations (for up to 3 weeks) and the summer vacation (for 1 – 12 weeks).
The Crankstart Internship Programme offers both remote internships (which can be undertaken from any location) and in-person internships (which are undertaken at the employer’s premises). These arrangements are considered carefully according to the circumstances surrounding each placement. For in-person internships, 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.