NDM Summer Internship Programme
The Nuffield Department of Medicine offers opportunities for summer internships to undergraduate and Masters students from some of our key collaborating countries. We currently offer several fully-funded awards to students from China, Japan, Mexico and Brazil. 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.
Some previous interns on this scheme have gone on to successfully apply for fully-funded places on our DPhil (PhD) in Clinical Medicine programme (the NDM Prize Studentship)
- You should be considering applying to undertake doctoral-level research within one of NDM’s research themes
- You must be from one of the countries mentioned below (see Funding)
- You should have an excellent GPA
- You should be fluent in English
- You must be available to come to Oxford for approximately 8 weeks during the summer, preferably for July & August 2018 (please indicate the period when you would be available when you apply)
How to apply
Our summer internships are open to outstanding students about to enter the final year of their undergraduate science degree of final year of a Masters degree in the biological or medical sciences. You are welcome to contact one of our Principal Investigators (PIs) with whom you are interested in working, but it is not compulsory to contact them before you apply. Please refer to the list of supervisors who are interested in hosting a summer intern.
We encourage you to read through the research area links listed below:
- Immunology & infectious disease
- Cancer biology
- Physiology, cellular & molecular biology
- Genetics & genomics
- Protein science & structural biology
- Tropical medicine & global health
You should email us the following information:
- A 300 word summary of your research interests/aspirations, including the name of the PIs/labs you would like to join for the summer internship (Projects list)
- Your CV, which should include your current GPA (and ideally a TOEFL/IELTS score)
- A letter of support from your supervisor/programme manager (confirming your class ranking/GPA)
- Dates that you are available to begin the internship (this cannot be earlier than the 1st July 2018)
You should submit your application by Wednesday 21st March 2018. Shortlisting will take place following the deadline, and shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview to be held the week beginning 26 March 2018.
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 accommodation costs will be deducted from the award and paid to the college on your behalf. The accommodation provided is basic and cannot be altered once students have arrived. The award payments will be made in regular instalments after your arrival in the UK.
- Funding for students from Japan: the department has funding for up to three students from Japanese universities.
- Funding for students from China: the department receives funding from the Victor and William Fung Foundation for approximately five students per year.
- Funding for students from Brazil: the department has funding for up to three students from Brazilian universities.
- Funding for students from Mexico: internships are also available for up to three students from Mexico.
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.
Well-qualified students who are not eligible to apply for the NDM internships above may wish to get in touch with a PI directly to inquire about any other opportunities and funding that may be available in their labs. Students funded directly by a PI would be responsible for arranging their own accommodation in Oxford, although the department can offer help and suggestions.
Contact us if you have any questions about the internships or about how to apply.
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