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 micro-interns to attend to explore ways in which they can maximise the opportunities on offer through their placement. Whilst this will be tailored towards those students undertaking micro-internships who want an introduction to both the workplace and key employability skills, all students are welcome to attend. Please note this is not a mandatory session.

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 for a 9th or 10th week extension as soon as you apply for your micro-internship.

Claiming your expenses

If you physically attend your placement, your host organisation will cover any local travel (not inter-city travel) and reasonable lunch expenses, on submission of receipt. You must provide them with all relevant receipts and the host might ask you to complete an expenses form.

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

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 Minimum Wage (where applicable).  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. 

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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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