The Summer Internship Programme: Sector List
The list of placements available through the Summer Internship Programme, grouped by sector of interest
The 2021 Summer Internship Programme is open for applications!
The Summer Internship Programme offers hundreds of summer internship opportunities, all exclusively available to current, matriculated University of Oxford students.
UK placements are now open for applications, and further global placements will be offered from mid-March until the end of May.
You can now browse and apply for a wide range of fantastic UK summer internships offered through the programme on CareerConnect, and you can submit up to two applications. Please click on the title links below to go straight to the description on CareerConnect.
The deadline for applications for this batch of UK placements is 15 March 2021.
This exciting placement will see a varied workload including helping to prepare a response to a Government consultation, working through research for a briefing for Parliamentarians, attending meetings with Historic England, DCMS or other key partners, updating our website and social media accounts, writing content for our projects or editing our fortnightly newsletter. You will also experience the administrative tasks that keep our organisation going such as researching the heritage related interests of MPs, organising and minuting meetings and communicating with our member organisations.
Based in the Ashmolean Museum's Western Art Prints and Drawings study room, this internship offers an exciting opportunity to engage with visitors, support our digitization programme, and learn about our collections. The role would develop the skills required for a career in the cultural heritage sector.
The Pitt Rivers Museum is the University of Oxford's museum of anthropology and world archaeology. The successful applicant(s) will undertake a range of curatorial tasks with staff in the Photograph and Manuscript Collections department. This will include principally digitisation and cataloguing of original collections material (photographic and/or manuscript), but may also include some other tasks which arise during daily operations of the section. The opportunity will provide an introduction to the types of work available in the museum sector and should be of interest to anyone considering a career in this area.
Four week internship in the Archives and Modern Manuscripts section of the Bodleian Libraries. The intern will gain experience of archive work in a research library and contribute to the cataloguing of collections.
This internship offers an undergraduate or graduate student experience of a world class rare books section that manages early and rare printed collections in Western European languages. Students of any level considering a career in libraries, particularly those with an interest in Special Collections, are encouraged to apply. The post offers the opportunity to contribute to the promotion of the library’s artists books, to research one of our “treasures”, and to gain an introduction to the daily work of the Rare Books section.
Over the course of its history and in recent years, Ditchley has developed an extensive network of contacts. From the past three years alone this includes 4,500 people from 60 different countries. For Ditchley to be successful, it needs a deep understanding of the networks around a given theme, both from within its own network and the world outside. This project revolves around the understanding of people and their networks across areas such as education, climate and politics.
The interns will be expected to perform research on a list of individuals, learning about their attributes and background, as well as the communities of which they are a part. In some cases they may be asked to determine the list of individuals themselves, given a particular thematic direction. All of this information will be managed using a network-analysis tool that will allow them to visualise and reflect on the person’s network, so that they can understand how they fit into the overall network of all individuals. Summary statistics will be produced showcasing the strengths and weakness of this network. The interns will be given a detailed set of guidelines setting out what we are looking for and we will provide constant supervision as they and their team-mates undertake this research. Most of the research will be done through open-source (i.e. online) materials, although for some individuals of particular interest there may be the option to hold one-to-one calls.
The current condition of its catalogues means that it is less accessible than we would like it to be. Recording our catalogues online, and offering an up-to-date record of our holdings would open this resource up to a wider public, offering rich new seams of scholarship. We are seeking an intern with strong data skills, an interest in historical documents and data analysis to analyse, organise, and help us to complete a single, online catalogue, and renew interest in this hidden heritage gem. Could you come and help?
The internship is designed to gain experience of engaging the public to the world of art through summer schools, exhibitions, seminars, visits and workshops. It must be noted that due to Covid-19 restrictions, some or most events may take place online. We will just have to wait and see closer to the time.
Muncaster Castle is a lived in historic house in the Western Lake District and home to the Pennington family for over 800 years. The aim of the project is to develop a comprehensive interpretation tool empathetic with the surroundings and sourcing material from research conducted by the intern and using plans and artworks held in the Castle and elsewhere.
Muncaster Castle is a lived in historic house in the Western Lake District and home to the Pennington family for the last 800 years. The project aims to develop a comprehensive interpretation tool empathetic with the surroundings by sourcing material researched by the intern together with the portraits themselves.
This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a major new digital engagement initiative in the Collections Department at Chatsworth. We are embarking on a project to share our internationally important collection of art, archives and books with a worldwide audience through the Google Arts and Culture platform. We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated intern to prepare a collection of digital content ready for our initial launch on the platform. They will select images of collection items, create accurate metadata, and write interpretation to engage a wide audience.
Discover the world of medieval manuscripts at the Bodleian Library, bringing special collections to new audiences and conducting a research project tailored to your interests.
Deep Edit, a tech startup from the University of Oxford, is offering 1 summer internship of 6 weeks. We provide professional retouching, colour correction and editing services to photographers around the globe and are developing novel technologies to change the photo editing industry forever. Whilst we work hard and strive to be the best at what we do, we also really enjoy having fun! We are looking for a summer intern to help us deploy our algorithm to the cloud and interface it to commonly used photograph editing software packages.
The internship involves organising and labelling the Oxford University Museum of Natural History’s large collection of lantern slides. This is a collection that is unexplored and undocumented. Thus, an inventory will be carried out and the lantern slides digitised to increase access to the collection.
This internship opportunity at Oxford University Museum of Natural History involves accessioning and documenting a recently acquired, scientifically important collection of small finds from the Ice Age of Oxfordshire, including bivalves, gastropods and some small vertebrate remains. The small finds are associated with a large collection of megafauna remains including those of mammoths, woolly rhinos, bison and reindeer, and are extremely important for helping us to better understand the ecology and environment of Oxfordshire during the Middle-Late Pleistocene.
This internship at Oxford University Museum of Natural History involves cataloguing and conserving fossils from localities where the preservation includes pyrite (also known as ‘fool’s gold’). Such specimens can be susceptible to degradation as the iron sulphide reacts with oxygen and water vapour in the atmosphere. Specimens will be catalogued, assessed and, if necessary, treated. The project will feed into a wider analysis of factors affecting susceptibility to pyrite degradation, including biological parameters such as the shape and composition of shells.
Working alongside the NLHF project team at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History to label, re-curate and re-lay a portion of the British insect collection according to modern collections standards and taxonomic arrangement. Images of the completed collection materials to be captured with training given on modern digitisation methods and standards, including photo-stacking.
The Oxford University Museum of Natural History intern will help construct and test hypotheses about the development and growth of eyes in a range of spider species with different ecological niches. The museum has a large and historically important spider collection. The student will select specimens from the museum’s spirit collection and compile a large photographic dataset to measure eye size in different groups. They will examine the proportional growth of eyes and its relation to e.g. hunting modes.
This Oxford University Museum of Natural History internship project is based on the recording, amending and organising information about the preservation, conservation and history of the zoological specimens in the collection. The conservation of museum specimens seeks to stop natural decay processes in its tracks and technical information about materials, techniques and processes used to sustain, repair and preserve biological specimens is key to managing these natural history collections.
This internship at Oxford University Museum of Natural History supports 3 strands of activity in 2 sections of the public engagement team at the Museum. (Applicants may express a particular interest or preference for each strand in their application).
We’re looking for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit, naturally inquisitive and not afraid to roll their sleeves up and get stuck in! Ideally someone with an interest in history, heritage and conservation but also a desire to learn the full range of business functions. A proactive mind with an eye for detail, who can identify an opportunity and act on it appropriately. We’re keen to work with the appointed person to tailor their time with us so they get the experience they want, in a supportive and enjoyable environment. The ability to work well within a small team is essential.
At Redfield & Wilton Strategies, your internship will involve every stage of a research process as we poll the public and various groups on the critical issues of the day across multiple countries. You will learn how polls are conducted and, critically, how to analyse and make sense of polling data. At the end of your internship, you will be asked to deliver a report on a specific subject area, to be coordinated with our Lead Research Manager and our Head of Research.
IQVIA European Thought Leadership summer internships are an opportunity for individuals considering a career in the pharmaceutical or healthcare industries to work in one of the world's leading provider of services to pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. The interns will work on major healthcare industry issues, and become familiar with the IQVIA data resources and the way in which we develop thought leadership on these issues.
3Keel has been offering internships to students from Oxford University for a number of years now. During 2020, we continue to look for bright and enthusiastic people to join us on internships, and contribute to our many different projects, across our different business practice areas:
This role is flexible and will involve a mixture of project delivery support within our consultancy team and exposure to business development activities. Day-to-day experience may include:
supporting the delivery of commodity supply chain projects (e.g. soy, palm oil)
improve the quality, efficiency and impact of 3Keel’s advice to clients through better use of data & software
providing research support to the wider 3Keel team in each of our practice areas (listed above)
The intern will have the opportunity to work in three main areas: Projects, Research & Development and Operation/Admin. The particular task mix will depend on the chosen intern's interests and project support needed at the time of the internship.
Pamela Steele Associates (PSA) is a niche technical consultancy, training and professional development organisation that specialises in supply chain capacity development for the health and humanitarian sectors in developing countries. The intern will support PSA's research projects and advance the organisation’s intellectual growth and productivity by offering insights and contributions to the projects, including nascent efforts to collect and utilizing extracted sector data for the future evolution of the international development supply chain matters.
You will jump right into an exciting and busy environment, blending advisory work with groundbreaking product development. Your project will be focussed around linking climate risk channels (we'll train you on those!) to financial and business drivers, then building/improving frameworks, tools, and approaches to assess and model those risks. Our focus sectors are the financial sector, real estate investment, and mining/heavy industry, with some agriculture - you may be working in one or across all four. You'll be contributing to clearly articulated goals and outcomes, with a high level of support and hands-on coaching/mentoring from our senior executive team, working alongside passionate and experienced team members.
Pragmatix Advisory is a start-up consultancy looking for help to produce proprietary research and insight. This is a challenging internship for a talented student interested in policy, economics and the social world around us.
This is an opportunity to conduct cutting edge research on the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in an innovative SME in central London.
2degrees is an Oxford based technology company, working with some of the world’s biggest businesses, to reduce the environmental impacts of manufacturing. Several of our clients ask the companies who supply them to submit environmental performance data each year, in order to assess performance across the supply chain and accelerate environmental improvement. You will lead efforts to communicate with contacts within these global companies, encourage them to submit their data and get involved in a supplier improvement programme.
As a Sustainability Reporting Intern, you will be responsible for running a data collection process from manufacturing sites to assess performance across their operations.