Undertaking Your Micro-Internship

'Making the Most of Your Internship' workshop

Each term, we run a number of 'Making the Most of Your Internship' workshops for students undertaking internships to attend. In this workshop we explore ways in which students can maximise the opportunities on offer through their placement. To find and register for these sessions, check the Careers Service term planner.

Please note these sessions are not mandatory.

Accommodation details

Accommodation is not provided through the programme. It is the responsibility of applicants to arrange, and cover the cost of, their own accommodation. We strongly recommend that you research this before applying. For Oxford-based placements, if you live in college accommodation we recommend that you approach your college with a request an extension. Alternatively you can also contact the University Accommodation Team to discuss accommodation that may be available in 9th or 10th week. 

Claiming your expenses

If you undertake an In person or Hybrid placement, your host organisation will cover any local travel (inclusive of bus journeys between Oxford and London) and reasonable lunch expenses, on submission of receipts.

If the internship is completed remotely from home, the employer will not cover any part of your expenses, unless they require you to travel as part of the internship.

Accepting further work experience

The Micro-internships are designed as short-term voluntary, learning and development opportunities, therefore we do not allow hosts to extend the period in which the opportunity is undertaken.  However, should the host wish to employ a student outside of the programme they are welcome to do so as long as the host organisation ensures that it complies with any employment law or other legal obligations including payment of National Living Wage.  The UK Government webpages provide useful information on minimum wage policy and employment rights for interns.

Any further questions?

Please contact us! You can email micro-internships@careers.ox.ac.uk

To keep updated with the launch of vacancies and deadlines for the submission of applications, make sure you sign up to our Internship Alerts mailing list and follow the Internship Office on Facebook.

If you are a recruiter looking to offer a micro-internship then please take a look at our Micro-Internships Employer Information webpage.


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