University of Oxford Summer Internship Programme 2013
Please note that applications are now no longer accepted for summer 2013.
The Nuffield Department of Medicine offers opportunities for summer internships to undergraduate and masters students. We offer several fully-funded awards to students from some of our key collaborating countries (further details below). You will get the opportunity to work in a laboratory environment with an Oxford University Principal Investigator (PI) and their team in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine for a period of approximately eight weeks. You will also get the opportunity to live in Oxford – one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the UK.
Previous interns on similar schemes have gone on to successfully apply for fully-funded places on our DPhil (PhD) in Clinical Medicine programme (the NDM Prize Studentship).
Take a look at our internship podcast to learn about the experience of three of the 2012 interns.
Supervisors from the newly-formed Radcliffe Department of Medicine (RDM) are also eligible to host an intern. To see the list of eligible supervisors, please visit the RDM supervisors page. As RDM is in its first year of operation, NDM will manage the administration and applications, therefore please use the email@example.com email address for all enquiries.
How to apply
Our summer internships are open to outstanding students about to enter the final year of their undergraduate science degree or first year of a Masters degree in the biological or medical sciences. You are invited to contact one of our Principal Investigators (PIs) with whom you are interested in working. Please refer to the complete list of supervisors and themes.
We encourage you to read through the research area links listed below:
1. Ask the PI to contact us confirming his/her agreement;
2. You should then email us the following information:
You should submit your application by Friday 1st March 2013. Once all applications have been received, shortlisting will take place and successful applicants will be contacted around mid-March 2013. A Skype/telephone interview may take place before a final decision is made.
This year the department has several country-specific awards for internships. The awards will cover the travel and living costs for a two-month internship in a departmental research laboratory. The scholarship awarded is to the value of £3,000. Accommodation will be arranged at an Oxford college for students funded through these awards and costs will be deducted from the award and paid to the college on your behalf. The award payments will be made in regular instalments after your arrival in the UK, with the final amount being paid upon return to your home country.
Please note that the number of awards available is restricted and that this is therefore a competitive application process. Fulfilling the criteria listed above does not guarantee you an award.
In addition to country-specific awards, some funding may be available from individual PIs to well-qualified students who are not eligible to apply for the awards below. Students funded directly by a PI would be responsible for arranging their own accommodation in Oxford, although the department can offer help and suggestions.
Funding for students from Japan
The department has funding for five students from Japanese universities.
Funding for students from Brazil
The department has funding for two students from Brazilian universities.
Funding for students from China
The department receives funding from the Victor and William Fung Foundation for approximately five students per year.
One scholarship is also available to a student from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in celebration of their Golden Jubilee year.
Funding for a student from Singapore
One scholarship is also available to a student from the National University of Singapore (NUS).
Awards are subject to the relevant visa approval. Most interns from countries outside the EU/EEA would need to apply for a Tier 5 (Government Authorised Exchange) visa for which the University of Oxford would act as their sponsor.
Contact us if you have any questions about the internships or about how to apply.