Online Internships for Students

Our virtual internships empower you to take your experience to the next level as you learn from the brightest and best, helping you to stand out from the crowd when you apply to university.

Covering a range of subjects and industries, our online internships give students a unique opportunity to gain real-life work experience and mentorship in their field of interest.

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Online Internship Programmes
for Students Aged 15-18

Applications are open now for our upcoming Virtual Internships. Read more below and apply for an internship.

Economics Internship

Law Internship

Medicine Internship

Politics & International Relations Internship

Psychology & Neuroscience Internship
Social Impact & Development Internship
A group of young students meeting virtually for their online internship.

Economics Internship

If you’re interested in studying Economics, international development or working in business/finance in the future, an academic research Internship with Oxford Scholastica is the perfect way to taste university-level research and make your application stand out from the crowd.

Guided by your Mentor, an academic researcher, you’ll collaborate with interns from around the globe. You’ll co-author a research paper on a cutting edge topic in Economics for publication in an academic journal (learn more about our research internships).

These month-long online economics internships will equip you with the skills and knowledge to evaluate the latest Economics research, and you’ll be able to contribute your own ideas at an early stage in your educational career.

You’ll conclude the internship having gained valuable work experience in Economics, as well as a Letter of Recommendation.

Please note that due to the nature of these Internships, places are extremely limited.

You can view our latest Economics internships below.

business internship
May Internship (Saturdays): The Future of Global Finance - Funding a Changing World

What is the future of global finance? How will markets respond to increasing uncertainty? And how can we ensure developing countries have access to the funding they need to prosper?

The global financial crisis and the Covid pandemic have revealed significant weaknesses in the financial system and highlighted some of the vulnerabilities that can result from having such an interconnected global market.

Across this month-long Internship, you’ll research how the growth of digital technologies have affected global markets, the importance of sustainability, the role of changing demographics and the complexity of geopolitics on a global financial system.

Collaborating with your fellow interns, you’ll undertake research on this cutting-edge topic, and (with your Mentor) you’ll co-author an academic research paper for publication.

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

 

Location Online
Type Academic Research Internship (learn more about the types of internships)
Days Saturdays from 2-5pm UK time
Dates Saturdays 7th May, 14th May, 21st May, 28th May 2022
Fees £995
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.
June Internship (Saturdays): Bad Moon Rising - The Return of Inflation

For the first time in 30 years inflation has returned to Europe and North America. But what impact will rising inflation have? What forces are behind this recent wave of inflation? And how can governments work to counter it?

Across this month-long Internship, you’ll explore the causes of inflation, evaluate different policy approaches taken by governments now and in the past, and analyse the potential impact of the current wave on politics, economics, and ordinary people.

Collaborating with your fellow interns, you’ll undertake research on this crucial cutting-edge topic, and (with your Mentor) you’ll co-author an academic research paper for publication.

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

 

Location Online
Type Academic Research Internship (learn more about the types of internships)
Days Saturdays from 2-5pm UK time
Dates Saturdays 4th June, 11th June, 18th June, 25th June 2022
Fees £995
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.
July Internship (Saturdays): The Future of Money - The Blockchain Revolution

Blockchain technology is at the forefront of the fintech revolution and has the potential to disrupt the traditional financial system. What are cryptocurrencies and why are they creating so much discussion from regulators? Is there a future for cash and what will the future of money look like?

Blockchain technology has only been around for a relatively short time, but is already transforming our understanding of global payments and ownerships of digital assets like NFTs (non-fungible tokens).

Collaborating with your fellow interns, you’ll undertake research on this cutting-edge topic during this month long internship, and (with your Mentor) you’ll co-author an academic research paper for publication.

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

 

Location Online
Type Academic Research Internship (learn more about the types of internships)
Days Saturdays from 9am-12pm UK time
Dates Saturdays 2nd July, 9th July, 16th July, 23rd July 2022
Fees £995
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.
August Internship (Sundays): How Green Can You Go - The Cost of Tackling the Climate Crisis

The climate emergency has never been higher on the global political agenda but what will the costs of tackling it be? How feasible is it for countries to go green while maintaining prosperity? And could lowering carbon emissions create an economic benefit for the societies that succeed?

During this month-long Internship, you’ll conduct a comparative analysis of different countries’ attempts to lower carbon emissions. You’ll research the various approaches governments have taken, and you’ll assess the economic impact of these policies.

Collaborating with your fellow interns, you’ll undertake research on this cutting-edge topic, and (with your Mentor) you’ll co-author an academic research paper for publication.

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

 

Location Online
Type Academic Research Internship (learn more about the types of internships)
Days Sundays from 1-4pm UK time
Dates Sundays 31st July, 7th August, 14th August, 21st August 2022
Fees £995
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.
Scales of justice from a law internship

Law Internship

If you’re passionate about Law or keen to explore a career as a lawyer in the future, an academic research Internship with Oxford Scholastica will give you a real taste of university-level legal research and prepare you for a future in Law.

Guided by your Mentor, an academic researcher, you’ll collaborate with interns from around the globe. You’ll co-author a research paper on a cutting edge topic in Law for publication in an academic journal (learn more about our research internships).

These month-long online law internships will equip you with the skills and knowledge to evaluate the latest legal research, and you’ll be able to contribute your own ideas at an early stage in your educational career – an exceptional opportunity to stand out from the crowd when it comes to competitive university applications.

You’ll conclude the internship having gained hard-to-find legal work experience, as well as a Letter of Recommendation.

Please note that due to the nature of these Internships, places are extremely limited.

You can view our latest Law internships below.

May Internship (Saturdays): Law and Big Tech - What Challenges Lie Ahead?

With new developments in software, artificial intelligence and blockchain technology emerging almost every day, what role can governments and the Law play in regulating technology? How can we avoid programming our own biases into technology? And who will set the rules in the metaverse?

During this month-long internship, you’ll research the latest case law and public policy on developing technologies. You’ll work with your peers to analyse the changing field of competition law as it relates to technology, and (with your Mentor) you’ll co-author an academic research paper for publication.

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

 

Location Online
Type Academic Research Internship (learn more about the types of internships)
Days Saturdays from 2-5pm UK time
Dates Saturdays 7th May, 14th May, 21st May, 28th May 2022
Fees £995
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.
June Internship (Saturdays): Knowing Right from Wrong - Law, Morality and Justice

The law is how we determine what’s permissible in our society. But just because something is legal, does that mean it is right? Just because something is immoral, should the law forbid it? And is our system set up to achieve justice?

During this month-long internship, you’ll research the latest case law and key legal philosophy about morality and justice. You’ll consider the interplay of law with morality, diving into some of the most fundamental questions in law. You’ll work with your peers to analyse the relative success of different legal systems in achieving justice, and (with your Mentor) you’ll co-author an academic research paper for publication.

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

 

Location Online
Type Academic Research Internship (learn more about the types of internships)
Days Saturdays from 2-5pm UK time
Dates Saturdays 4th June, 11th June, 18th June, 25th June 2022
Fees £995
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

If you’re interested in studying Medicine or becoming a doctor, an academic research Internship with Oxford Scholastica is the perfect way to get the work experience you need.

Guided by your Mentor, an academic researcher, you’ll collaborate with interns from around the globe. You’ll co-author a research paper on a cutting edge medical topic for publication in an academic journal (learn more about our research internships).

These month-long online medicine internships will equip you with the skills and knowledge to evaluate the latest medical research, and you’ll be able to contribute your own ideas at an early stage in your academic career – a rare opportunity to stand out from the crowd in a competitive university application field.

You’ll conclude the internship having gained hard-to-find medical work experience, as well as a Letter of Recommendation.

Please note that due to the nature of these research Internships, places are extremely limited. 

You can view our latest Medicine internships below.

A stethoscope from a medical internship
May Internship (Saturdays): The Immune System and Cancer - Friend or Foe?

Have you ever wondered about the relationship between our immune systems and cancer? Would you like to delve into the cutting edge field of oncology and the future of cancer treatments?

The immune system has a complicated relationship with cancer – on one hand, cancer and cancer treatments can weaken the immune system. On the other hand, the immune system may help to fight cancer.

During this Internship you will explore the role the immune system plays in fighting cancer, and the future of immunotherapy and cancer treatments more widely. You’ll undertake your own research on this cutting-edge topic, and collaborate with your Mentor and fellow interns to co-author an academic research paper for publication.

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

 

Location Online
Type Academic Research Internship (learn more about the types of internships)
Days Saturdays from 2-5pm UK time
Dates Saturdays 7th May, 14th May, 21st May, 28th May 2022
Fees £995
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.
June Internship (Saturdays): Personalised Medicine and the Future of Healthcare

As we move towards a greater understanding of the role our genes play in health and disease, we can take a more personalised approach to healthcare. Personalised medicine has the advantage of providing more accurate diagnoses, more targeted interventions, and the possibility to predict and prevent disease. But how does it work? What are the challenges? And how will it shape the future of healthcare?

During this Internship you will explore the recent developments in personalised medicine, analyse the existing scientific literature, and research the advances being made towards the future of healthcare. You’ll undertake your own research on this cutting-edge topic, and collaborate with your Mentor and fellow interns to co-author an academic research paper for publication.

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

 

Location Online
Type Academic Research Internship (learn more about the types of internships)
Days Saturdays from 2-5pm UK time
Dates Saturdays 4th June, 11th June, 18th June, 25th June 2022
Fees £995
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.
July Internship (Sundays): Artificial Intelligence & Medicine - Just What the Doctor Ordered?

Artificial Intelligence is transforming our capabilities in all sectors. But what impact can it make in Medicine? What challenges can it help to tackle? And how do we retain the human touch?

During this Internship you will explore the possibilities artificial intelligence is opening up in medical research, analyse the latest scientific literature, and research the advances being made towards the future of healthcare. You’ll undertake your own research on this cutting-edge topic, and collaborate with your Mentor and fellow interns to co-author an academic research paper for publication.

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

 

Location Online
Type Academic Research Internship (learn more about the types of internships)
Days Sundays from 1-4pm UK time
Dates Sundays 3rd July, 10th July, 17th July, 24th July 2022
Fees £995
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

If you’re interested in studying Politics, International Relations or PPE at university, an academic research Internship with Oxford Scholastica will help you stand out from the crowd.

Guided by your Mentor, an academic researcher, you’ll collaborate with interns from around the globe. You’ll co-author a research paper on a cutting edge political topic for publication in an academic journal (learn more about our research internships).

These month-long online Politics & IR internships will equip you with the skills and knowledge to evaluate the latest developments in politics, public policy and international relations, and you’ll be able to contribute your own ideas at an early stage in your academic career – a rare opportunity to stand out from the crowd in a competitive university application field.

You’ll conclude the internship having gained impressive political work experience, as well as a Letter of Recommendation.

Please note that due to the nature of these research Internships, places are extremely limited. 

You can view our latest Politics internships below.

July Internship (Saturdays): Culture Wars - In Search of the Political Sweet Spot

The past decade has seen an increase in political polarisation, as well as an increase in political vitriol from both sides of the ‘culture wars’ debate. But what are the forces pushing politicians to the extreme left and right? Why do voters respond to provocative rhetoric? And how can we negotiate a ceasefire in the culture wars?

During this Internship you will explore the hot-button battlefields of the culture wars, analyse the rhetoric of politicians, and research the political psychology at play. You’ll undertake your own research on this cutting-edge topic, and collaborate with your Mentor and fellow interns to co-author an academic research paper for publication.

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

 

Location Online
Type Academic Research Internship (learn more about the types of internships)
Days Saturdays from 2-5pm UK time
Dates Saturdays 2nd July, 9th July, 16th July, 23rd July 2022
Fees £995
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.
August Internship (Saturdays): Demons & Dragon Slayers - Populism and Demagoguery in Politics

The rise of populism around the world has shaped the geopolitics of the last two decades, challenging the post-1945 global order and adding to a sense of increasing political instability. Can one person’s demon be another’s dragon slayer? How can we reconcile political views in an increasingly polarised world? And what impact will populism have in the coming decade?

During this Internship you will explore the good vs evil dynamic painted by populists, using examples of political rhetoric from around the world, and analyse the factors behind populist successes. You’ll undertake your own research on this cutting-edge topic, and collaborate with your Mentor and fellow interns to co-author an academic research paper for publication.

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

 

Location Online
Type Academic Research Internship (learn more about the types of internships)
Days Saturdays from 2-5pm UK time
Dates Saturdays 30th July, 6th August, 13th August, 20th August 2022
Fees £995
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

If you’re interested in studying Psychology, Neuroscience or working as a psychologist in the future, an academic research Internship with Oxford Scholastica is the perfect way to prepare to apply to competitive universities in the future.

Guided by your Mentor, an academic researcher, you’ll collaborate with interns from around the globe to co-author a research paper on a hot topic in Psychology/Neuroscience for publication in an academic journal (learn more about our research internships).

Our month-long online Psychology & Neuroscience internships will equip you with the skills and knowledge to evaluate the latest research, and you’ll be able to contribute your ideas at an early stage in your academic career.

You’ll conclude the internship having gained valuable work experience, as well as a Letter of Recommendation, helping you to stand out from the crowd.

Please note that due to the nature of these Internships, places are extremely limited.

You can view our latest Psychology internships below.

A phrenology photo from a Psychology internship
June Internship (Saturdays): Positive Psychology and the Science of Happiness

How can the science of happiness help us to live more fulfilling and complete lives? Is happiness an important measure of human experience? What is causing the ‘mental health crisis’ we hear so much about, and how can we tackle it?

Positive psychology and the science of happiness are areas of research gaining significant traction, especially when set against reports of rising rates of mental illness.

The term ‘positive psychology’ was first coined by a psychologist named Abraham Maslow in 1954 and the field has only become more relevant as societies and healthcare increasingly focus on mental health.

Collaborating with your fellow interns, you’ll undertake research on this cutting-edge topic, and (with your Mentor) you’ll co-author an academic research paper for publication.

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

 

Location Online
Type Academic Research Internship (learn more about the types of internships)
Days Saturdays from 2-5pm UK time
Dates Saturdays 4th June, 11th June, 18th June, 25th June 2022
Fees £995
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.
July Internship (Saturdays): Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Transforming Fear to Courage

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has become one of the most widely practised psychological therapies in the world. CBT is at the forefront of the medical and psychological treatment of mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety disorders. Can CBT wean societies off of their dependence on prescription drugs and transform fear to courage?

This exciting therapy empowers individuals to challenge mental distortions and regain emotional regulation. During this month-long Internship, you’ll research the psychology behind this therapy, and evaluate the scientific literature to understand how it works.

Collaborating with your fellow interns, you’ll undertake research on this cutting-edge topic, and (with your Mentor) you’ll co-author an academic research paper for publication.

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

 

Location Online
Type Academic Research Internship (learn more about the types of internships)
Days Saturdays from 4-7pm UK time
Dates Saturdays 2nd July, 9th July, 16th July, 23rd July 2022
Fees £995
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.
July Internship (Sundays): Anxiety - Calming the Anxious Mind

As the world moves on from the pandemic, a lasting legacy has been a reported rise in anxiety and anxious thinking. How can we calm the anxious mind? What can we learn from mindfulness-based stress reduction and cognitive behavioural therapies, and how do these work?

Collaborating with your fellow interns, you’ll undertake research on this cutting-edge topic, and (with your Mentor) you’ll co-author an academic research paper for publication.

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

 

Location Online
Type Academic Research Internship (learn more about the types of internships)
Days Sundays from 1pm-4pm UK time
Dates Sundays 3rd July, 10th July, 17th July, 24th July 2022
Fees £995
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.
August Internship (Saturdays): The Psychology of Making & Breaking Habits

Why are some habits so easy to make, and so difficult to break? Why do some people struggle for years to quit smoking, while others can stop more easily? Why do we form habits – and how can we take back control?

On this month-long Internship, you’ll explore the psychology and neuroscience behind habits and addiction. You’ll research the latest studies of good habits and bad, and you’ll analyse the latest psychological techniques for helping people to make and break habits.

Collaborating with your fellow interns, you’ll undertake your own research on this cutting-edge topic, and (with your Mentor) you’ll co-author an academic research paper for publication.

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

 

Location Online
Type Academic Research Internship (learn more about the types of internships)
Days Saturdays from 4-7pm UK time
Dates Saturdays 30th July, 6th August, 13th August, 20th August 2022
Fees £995
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.
Social Impact Internship

Social Impact & Development Internship

If you’re interested in not-for-profit work, international development or management consulting, a Social Impact Internship with Oxford Scholastica is the perfect way to get hands-on work experience.

Guided by your Mentor, you’ll collaborate with interns from around the globe to design a strategic plan for a UK charity, and you’ll pitch it to key decision-makers at the organisation (learn more about our host organisation Internships).

Our month-long online Social Impact & Development internships will equip you with the skills and knowledge to conduct market research and create a recommended strategy for a non-profit, allowing you to contribute to their work and maximise their social impact.

You’ll conclude the internship having gained valuable work experience, as well as a Letter of Recommendation, helping you to stand out from the crowd.

Please note that due to the nature of these Internships, places are extremely limited.

You can view our latest Social Impact internships below.

June Internship (Saturdays): Jacari - Designing An Engagement Strategy

Are you keen to make a difference in the world, or considering a career in the non-profit or public policy sector? Or are you interested in management consulting, and helping define the strategic objectives for an organisation?

Jacari is an award-winning charity operating in the UK, and their mission is to improve the confidence and language skills of young people through their free tuition scheme. They provide tuition to disadvantaged refugee, asylum-seeking and migrant children aged 6-16 who have English as an additional language.

On this Internship, your project will be to design an engagement strategy for Jacari, particularly targeting young people. You will conduct research on how other organisations engage young people, consider all the channels for the charity’s communications, and design a strategy. At the end of the Internship, you will present your recommended strategy to the Jacari team, who will put it into action. Ultimately, you will help the charity to further their aims and broaden their impact.

This is a unique opportunity to gain hands-on work experience and make a tangible contribution to the work of a UK non-profit.

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

 

Location Online
Type Host Organisation Internship (learn more about the types of internships)
Days Saturdays from 2-5pm UK time
Dates Saturdays 4th June, 11th June, 18th June, 25th June 2022
Fees £995
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 other 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.

A young student preparing her internship presentation

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 Do You Gain Out Of An Internship?

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.

1. Real-World Experience

Work on a real-life project or research, develop your skills and make an impact

2. 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

3. A Polished Resume (CV)

Enhance your university application and future resume, supported by a Letter of Recommendation from your Mentor (performance-dependent)

Certificate & Letter of Recommendation

  • On successful completion of your internship, you’ll be awarded an Oxford Scholastica Academy certificate
  • You (and your family) will be invited to an online Graduation Ceremony with your fellow students, to celebrate your achievements
  • In addition, you’ll receive a Letter of Recommendation written by your Mentor – which will help to give you the edge when you come to apply to university
student certificate on completion of internship
A young high school student wearing headphones and taking notes in front of her computer for an online internship meeting

Students

  • Students aged 15-18 (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
  • Students hail from countries such as the United States, Malaysia, India, Italy and the United Kingdom

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
A mentor teaching his interns
A group of young interns on a virtual call

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

FAQs about our Online Internships

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 or research.

On our Academic Research Internships, you'll also have the chance to have your work published in an academic journal online, and you'll be able to share the link with your family, friends and in future applications.

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.

What do you do in a virtual internship?

During the internship, students will work with a group of other interns from around the world on a challenging project or area of research. Supported by their Mentor, students will produce real work that will have an impact.

Do online internships pay?

Students enrolled in our internship programme don’t get paid, but they are beneficial to teenagers who want to gain experience in specific areas without the long-term time commitment and need to relocate for many other traditional internships.

Are online internships good for resumes?

Yes! Virtual internships provide valuable experience for students and a competitive edge in the current job market. They allow students to gain skills and real work experience without having to physically relocate.

Why do an online internship?

Online internships are a great way for high-school students to get a taste of real research or working life, without having to leave their home. Students can learn from experts and mentors from around the world and gain valuable skills in their field of choice. Students may receive a Letter of Recommendation at the end of their internship, and the opportunity to co-author an academic research paper or get real-life work experience.

Testimonials

Headshot of Radhiyya, an Oxford summer school technology student
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
Headshot of Maria, a Oxford summer school psychology student
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
Headshot of Mubasher, a Oxford summer school debate and public speaking student
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
Headshot of Prutha, an Oxford summer school business student
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
Headshot of Salma, an Oxford summer school law student
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
Headshot of Lina, an Oxford summer school law student
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
Headshot of Ravi, an Oxford summer school law student
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
Headshot of Richard, an Oxford summer school international relations student
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
Headshot of Abdul, an Oxford summer school medicine student
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

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