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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, Brazil and Africa. 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)

Read about our summer of 2014 internship event and take a look at the Intern profiles to learn about the experience of previous year's interns.



Selection Criteria

How to apply

Applications for the 2019 NDM Summer Internship programme are now open: Application deadline 28 February 2019.

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.

Interviews will take place 12 and 15 April 2019.

Photography by Jaani Riordan, submitted to the Graduate Photography Competition 2010

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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 from the list of available projects.
    • 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 and GPA (if available).
    • Dates that you are available to begin the internship


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.

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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