Can the Internship Office provide funds for external internships?
No. Unfortunately, we do not provide funds/bursaries for external internships (i.e., those not offered through the Summer Internship Programme), however, the Internship Office sometimes has access to leftover funds that are not fully used by our Summer Internship Programme, if this is the case, we usually publicise it towards the end of the academic year in May/June time. Please join our Internship Alert mailing list here: https://www.careers.ox.ac.uk/internships-alert to be notified about this opportunity. We strongly encourage you to contact your college/department as they may have grants/bursaries available for this purpose.
Can the Internship Office or the University cover my travel insurance for my international placement?
No. Internships offered through the Summer Internship Programme fall outside of “university business”, therefore University insurance cannot be used. The University of Oxford travel insurance is for university business only, such as work-related travel for staff, or specific research field trips, etc. Internships are not connected with your course of study, so they are not considered to be university business. Therefore, we request that all students taking part in internships source their own private insurance that meets their needs.
I would like someone to have a look at my CV and personal statement before submitting my application, can you help?
Yes. You can book a one-to-one application support session with a member of our team on CareerConnect in the ‘Appointments’ section or book a session with one of our Career Advisers.
I’m a visiting student. Can I apply for the Summer Internship Programme?
No. Unfortunately, visiting students are not eligible to apply for our internship programmes. However, you are entitled to book an appointment with a Careers Advisor and attend talks, workshops and fairs offered by the Careers Service. See our Careers Service eligibility grid.
I have suspended my studies. Can I apply for the Summer Internship Programme?
Yes. Students who have suspended their studies are eligible to apply for our internship programmes.
Can the Internship Office sign a modified internship agreement?
No. The internship agreements offered by the Oxford University Internship Office have been carefully and thoroughly checked and agreed by the University's legal services team, and we can only sign the version approved by the University. See more details on our Internship Agreements webpage.
I’m an international student and I’m not sure if I have the right to work in the UK for a UK placement, can the Internship Office help?
Please note that the Internship Office is not allowed to provide any immigration advice/guidance. Therefore, please contact the Oxford University Student Immigration team directly at email@example.com to check if you have the right to work in the UK.
I have been selected for an international placement and I’m not sure which type of visa I should apply for. Can the Internship Office provide advice on this?
No. The Careers Service and Internship Office cannot provide any advice on visas, and students are encouraged to research the visa they require. If you need a visa, check with your employer which visa you should apply for and read our Practical Advice on Work Experience Abroad.
What’s the maximum duration for summer internships?
In general 12 weeks, but UGs and PGs non-finalists can do maximum 8 weeks, and finalists and 1-year masters students can undertake summer internships for up to 12 weeks.
Can I accept two summer internship offers?
Yes, as long as the two summer internships do not overlap during the summer vacation.
I am a masters student and I will be writing my dissertation in the summer. If I want to join my host from September/October onwards, can I apply to the Summer Internship Programme?
Yes, as long as you submit your application while you are a matriculated student and your internship host agrees to a delayed timeline. Final year students can start their summer internship in September as long as the maximum duration is 12 weeks. Please note that Turing funding will be unavailable in this case.