Online Summer Internships

Learn from the best and brightest, wherever you are in the world! Our virtual internships are offered across a range of industries, and give students a unique opportunity to get real-life work experience and mentorship in their field of interest.
Online Internships
Course Selector
Course Selector

Upcoming Internships

Economics & Finance Internship
Engineering Internship
Law Internship

Medicine Internship

Politics & International Relations Internship

Psychology & Neuroscience Internship
Virtual Internship

Economics & Finance Internship

Are you passionate about economics, or considering a career in the finance sector?

Through this internship you will work closely with an academic researcher to consider one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: the global trade of COVID-19 vaccinations.

You’ll work with him to co-author a research article for publication (please click here for more information) which unpicks this problem using concepts from international trade theory, to government trade policy and protectionism.

You’ll gain valuable work experience and a rich understanding of how economics and finance affect everything from global healthcare to relationships between states.

This internship would suit students with an interest in economics, finance, law or international relations.

Please note that due to the nature of this internship, places are extremely limited.

business internship
Location Online
Type Academic Research Internship (please click here for more information)
Days Saturdays or Sundays from 1-4pm UK time
Dates
  • Saturdays 5th June, 12th June, 19th June, 26th June (fully booked)
  • Or Saturdays 3rd July, 10th July, 17th July, 24th July (fully booked)
  • Or Saturdays 31st July, 7th August, 14th August, 21st August (final places left)
  • Or Sundays 1st August, 8th August, 15th August, 22nd August (final places left)
Notes
  • Interns are expected to be present for all their sessions, though if an intern can’t make a particular date they will be given work to complete in order to ensure they still get value from the internship.
  • Interns can expect to spend a minimum of three hours a week working on their project outside of the live contact hours.
engineering internship

Engineering Internship

From self driving cars to smart assistants like Siri and Alexa on your phone, Artificial Intelligence is taking over the world.

But how is AI changing education? How could AI help your own learning, and those of others around the world, be faster, better and more effective? How does AI in education work from an engineering and technological perspective, and are there any ethical implications?

You’ll work closely with an Engineer, an academic researcher, to co-author an academic paper (please click here for more information) focusing on how AI is being used in education, and what the future of AI in education holds.

Through this internship, you’ll gain crucial work experience in engineering, which can be hard to come by. You’ll develop your engineering knowledge and skills, learning about a cutting edge trend in technology which is set to dominate the future world of engineering and our everyday lives.

This internship would suit students with an interest in engineering or technology.

Please note that due to the nature of this internship, places are extremely limited.

Location Online
Type Academic Research Internship (please click here for more information)
Days Saturdays from 1-4pm UK time
Dates
  • 3rd July, 10th July, 17th July, 24th July (fully booked)
  • Or 31st July, 7th August, 14th August, 21st August (final places left)
Notes
  • Interns are expected to be present for all their sessions, though if an intern can’t make a particular date they will be given work to complete in order to ensure they still get value from the internship.
  • Interns can expect to spend a minimum of three hours a week working on their project outside of the live contact hours.

Law Internship

Are you interested in studying or practising Law?

Through this internship you will work closely with an academic researcher in Law to consider the COVID-19 pandemic from a legal perspective.

She’ll support and supervise you as you write a research article for publication (please click here for more information) about how human rights, access to health care and public policies operate during challenging times in different parts of the world.

By analysing legal and policy documents produced by governments, courts and international organisations you will understand how the law has a tangible impact on people’s lives, and you’ll gain crucial legal work experience.

This internship is perfect for students thinking about studying law, public policy and international relations, or those wanting to think critically about how the complex decisions of public policy and law are made during challenging times.

Please note that due to the nature of this internship, places are extremely limited.

law internship
Location Online
Type Academic Research Internship (please click here for more information)
Days Saturdays from 1-4pm UK time
Dates
  • 5th June, 12th June, 19th June, 26th June (fully booked)
  • Or 3rd July, 10th July, 17th July, 24th July (fully booked)
  • Or 31st July, 7th August, 14th August, 21st August (final places left)
Notes
  • Interns are expected to be present for all their sessions, though if an intern can’t make a particular date they will be given work to complete in order to ensure they still get value from the internship.
  • Interns can expect to spend a minimum of three hours a week working on their project outside of the live contact hours.

Medicine Internship

Would you like to be a Doctor, or are you passionate about mental health?

In our August Medicine Internship, you’ll analyse the impact of COVID-19 on mental health. COVID-19 has been a global challenge. The disease and the pandemic response have wide and lasting health effects. These effects include, but are not limited to, directly attributable mortality, disruptions to non-COVID healthcare and mental health. With widespread uncertainty, fear, changes to normal routines and isolation, it is feared that a mental illness pandemic may follow the COVID-19 pandemic.

As an intern on this project, you’ll collaborate with an academic researcher to co-author an article for publication (please click here for more information) about the impact of the pandemic on mental health.

You’ll learn how to analyse data, contribute to research, and construct an academic article, all while gaining medical work experience and working with fellow interns from around the world.

This internship is perfect for students with an interest in Medicine, Psychology or Psychiatry.

Please note that due to the nature of this internship, places are extremely limited.

medical-internship
Location Online
Type Academic Research Internship (please click here for more information)
Days Saturdays from 1-4pm UK time
Dates
  • 3rd July, 10th July, 17th July, 24th July (fully booked)
  • 31st July, 7th August, 14th August, 21st August (final places left)
Notes
  • Interns are expected to be present for all their sessions, though if an intern can’t make a particular date they will be given work to complete in order to ensure they still get value from the internship.
  • Interns can expect to spend a minimum of three hours a week working on their project outside of the live contact hours.
politics internship

Politics & International Relations Internship

Are you interested in current affairs or passionate about studying politics?

Through this internship you will work closely with an academic researcher to consider one of the most influential trends in global politics today: the digitalisation of social movements.

You’ll work with her to co-author a research article for publication (please click here for more information) which connects developments in digital technology and the numerous examples of recent social movements such as Black Lives Matter and Fridays for Future.

You’ll gain valuable work experience and a rich understanding of how politics, international relations and social change affect everything from relationships between citizens and their states to global networks of activists.

This internship would suit students with an interest in international relations, politics, current affairs or social justice.

Please note that due to the nature of this internship, places are extremely limited.

Location Online
Type Academic Research Internship (please click here for more information)
Days Saturdays from 1-4pm UK time
Dates
  • 3rd July, 10th July, 17th July, 24th July (fully booked)
  • Or 31st July, 7th August, 14th August, 21st August (final places left)
Notes
  • Interns are expected to be present for all their sessions, though if an intern can’t make a particular date they will be given work to complete in order to ensure they still get value from the internship.
  • Interns can expect to spend a minimum of three hours a week working on their project outside of the live contact hours.

Psychology & Neuroscience Internship

Are you curious about the human mind and how it works? Have you noticed that you’ve been less productive over the past year of lockdown? Would you like to know more about how psychologists and neuroscientists might investigate why this happens?

During this internship, you’ll have the opportunity to work closely with an academic researcher to research the relationship between mood and cognitive performance. Working with a team of fellow interns, you’ll explore topics such as how low mood may impact abilities such as memory and intelligence, reviewing current research and formulating your own theories.

Through your research you’ll gain valuable experience that will culminate in the preparation of a high-quality research paper, co-authored by your mentor, for publication (please click here for more information). You’ll gain unique exposure to cutting-edge research and will have the chance to contribute your own ideas to the field.

This internship is perfect for students who are interested in Psychology or Neuroscience.

Please note that due to the nature of this internship, places are extremely limited.

psychology internship
Location Online
Type Academic Research Internship (please click here for more information)
Days Saturdays from 1-4pm UK time
Dates
  • 5th June, 12th June, 19th June, 26th June (fully booked)
  • Or 31st July, 7th August, 14th August, 21st August (final places left)
Notes
  • Interns are expected to be present for all their sessions, though if an intern can’t make a particular date they will be given work to complete in order to ensure they still get value from the internship.
  • Interns can expect to spend a minimum of three hours a week working on their project outside of the live contact hours.

This internship was such an insightful and engaging experience, which taught me the skills needed to become a business consultant. Every live session was jam packed with useful information and tips while also being fun and engaging. I highly recommend this programme! – Catherine, Luxembourg

Types of Internship

We have two types of internship which you can experience:

Academic research

You’ll work with an academic researcher to research a field of interest within your chosen subject. You’ll collaborate with your fellow interns to research and co-author an academic paper, supported by your Mentor.

At the end of the internship, your paper will be reviewed by your Mentor and if it is of sufficient standard it will be submitted for publication in our in-house academic journal, OxJournal, which is distributed to schools around the world. Exceptional papers may be submitted to external academic publications instead, depending on the decision of your Mentor. 

Because of the nature of academic publications, it can take a bit of time for papers to be reviewed, accepted and published. The publication may ask for further revisions to be made to your paper before publication, or may decide not to publish your paper. Typically your work will be published around 2-3 months after the end of your internship.

Host organisation

You’ll work with a host organisation, such as a company or a charity, to fulfil a piece of work required by that organisation. You will have regular contact with the host organisation, and will also be supported by one of our Mentors who will guide and coach you throughout the work experience.

At the end of the internship, you’ll typically present your findings to the organisation in the form of a presentation and/or a written submission.

student-at-internship

Why Take An Online Internship?

Our online internships give you the chance to go beyond the theory and experience what a career in your chosen field is really like.

Over the course of your internship, you’ll work with an expert to solve real-world problems, get an insider’s perspective into your chosen field, and produce a valuable piece of work, such as a final report or an article for publication. This unique experience will leave you better informed and better-prepared to pursue your future goals.

What You’ll Get:

At the end of the internship, you’ll have gained a network of contacts from around the world, hands-on insights into your field, and crucial experience for your university applications and future CV.

  • Real-World Experience: Work on a real-life project, develop your skills and make an impact
  • Timeless Collaboration Skills: Collaborate with a team of like-minded interns from around the globe and learn to work with diverse individuals from different cultures and backgrounds
  • A Polished Resume (CV): Enhance your university application and future resume, supported by a Letter of Recommendation from your Mentor (performance-dependent)
online conferences for teens

Students

  • Students aged 12-18 (from all over the world), with a real interest in their chosen field, participate in our remote internship programme
  • You’ll collaborate with a team of other students in your age bracket
  • Students hail from countries such as the United States, Malaysia, India, Italy and the UK

Mentors

  • Throughout your internship, you’ll work closely with a Mentor who is an expert in the field
  • Your Mentor is a young professional or academic with experience of studying and working in your chosen field
  • They will help you push your ideas further in order to produce the best possible piece of work and ensure that you make the most of the opportunities given
Discover Technology course
Online quarantine challenge

Schedule

  • On-Boarding: On the first day, you’ll be introduced to the project, as well as your Mentor and fellow interns. During the internship, you’ll work with a small group of other interns from around the world on the task, supported by your Mentor, and will produce a real piece of work that will have a genuine impact
  • Live Sessions: The internship includes 12 hours of live contact time, when you’ll be online with your teammates and your Mentor. Please see the details of the internship you’re interested in for the timings
  • After Hours: In order to complete your final project, you’ll be expected to work with your team outside of your live contact hours. You’ll decide between you how best to split the tasks, which may include conducting research, drafting your written work and preparing presentations

Dates & Prices

Internship Start Date End Date Price Next Step

Saturday Internships (1-4pm UK time)

Economics & Finance Internship (Saturdays)

Engineering Internship (Saturdays)

Law Internship (Saturdays)

Medicine Internship 2 (Saturdays)

Politics & International Relations Internship (Saturdays)

Psychology Internship (Saturdays)

31st July 2021 21st August 2021 £995 Reserve

Sunday Internships (1-4pm UK time)

Economics & Finance Internship (Sundays)

1st August 2021 22nd August 2021 £995 Reserve

FAQs

How do I apply to my chosen internship?

Please apply by filling in our application form. In the form, we’d like to hear about why you’d like to do your chosen internship, so that we can ensure that all interns get as much as possible out of the experience.

Is there an application deadline?

There is no fixed deadline, as we assess applications on a rolling basis until we’re full. We’ll reply to your application with a decision within one working day.

What will I get at the end of the internship?

At the discretion of your Mentor, depending on your performance, you’ll receive a Letter of Recommendation after your internship. You’ll also leave with a better understanding of what it’s like to work in your chosen field, a network of contacts from around the world, and the valuable experience of real problem-solving.

Can I do more than one internship at a time?

We love your enthusiasm, but it’s unfortunately not possible to do more than one internship at the same time, given the time you’ll need to dedicate to your project. However, many students choose to join us for multiple internships, in the same or different subjects, over time.

Do I need any special software or equipment in order to join my internship?

You don’t need any special software or equipment – just a quiet space in which to work and a reliable internet connection. You’ll be provided with a login to the software you’ll use to communicate with your team and your Mentor.

Who will my Mentor be?

Your Mentor is a young professional or academic with experience of studying and working in your chosen field. They will support you and your fellow interns throughout the internship, helping to push your ideas further and ensuring that you make the most of the opportunities given.

Is the internship suitable for international students?

Absolutely. As long as you’re able to be online each day at the specified time with your Mentor and your team, you’re welcome to join us from any time zone and any country! We’re very excited to welcome students from around the world to our events each year.

Testimonials

Student testimonials

The Law course was challenging but extremely rewarding, as it assured me that it was the path I wanted to choose at university. The Oxford Scholastica community also leaves you with an excellent support network even after the programme. Overall, it was an amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone.

Lina

Finland, Law
Student testimonials

My two weeks at Oxford Scholastica were two of the best weeks of my life. It was an amazing experience and I made some great friends that I know I will stay in touch with for a very long time.

Abdul Rahman

UK, Medicine
Student testimonials

My son, Alexander, truly enjoyed his experience. He was academically and intellectually challenged while also making friends from around the world. We highly recommend this programme.

Richard

Parent of Alexander, USA, International Relations
Student testimonials

Two of my children have now attended this course. It gave them the confidence to surge ahead in life with a purpose and confidence that is so essential. One of the best decisions I made for my children and their futures is to have sent them to the Oxford Scholastica Academy. 

Mubasher

Parent of Fajar, Pakistan, Debate & Public Speaking
Student testimonials

This programme has truly been a valuable and memorable experience for me. Not only did I broaden my knowledge about Technology but I’ve also developed my self-management and communication.

Radhiyya

Indonesia, Technology
Student testimonials

For the second year in a row my daughter had an unforgettable summer break in the magical setting of Oxford! A fascinating course with an untold amount of fun things to do. Oxford Scholastica has undoubtedly been one of the best experiences my daughter has ever had.

Maria

Parent of Sofy, Italy, Psychology
Student testimonials

I attended the Oxford Scholastica Academy and I can genuinely say it was the best summer of my life. Not only were we exposed to different subjects and courses but also so many different cultures and people. I hope I can go back!

Prutha

India, Business
Student testimonials

I absolutely loved my Oxford Scholastica experience! I definitely recommend it to anyone who either knows what they’re doing and want better preparation, or even students who have no idea who they want to be when they grow up! I was both at some point and Oxford Scholastica filled that gap for me. Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity!

Salma

United Arab Emirates, Law
Student testimonials

Those two weeks at Oxford Scholastica were a really wonderful experience. I got the chance to explore what Law is really all about through this programme. Classes were very interesting and I loved how the tutor made the classes very interactive!

Ravi

Indonesia, Law

Reserve Your Spot

Ready for a life-changing educational experience? Apply in minutes and reserve a spot for Oxford's #1 rated summer school and online programmes.