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 Online Internships. Read more below and apply for an internship.

Computer Science & Coding Internship

Economics & Finance Internship
Engineering Internship
Literature Internship

Politics & International Relations Internship

Law Internship

Medicine Internship

Psychology & Neuroscience Internship
Engineering Internship

Computer Science & Coding Internship

If you enjoy coding or are keen to work in software development in the future, a research Internship with Oxford Scholastica is an opportunity to explore the latest developments in Computer Science and prepare for your future.

Supported by your Mentor, an academic researcher in Computer Science, you’ll work in a team of coding interns from around the world. You’ll undertake your own research on a rapidly-evolving topic in Computer Science, and together with your Mentor you’ll co-author a research paper for publication in an academic journal (learn more about our research internships).

This month-long online Internship will introduce you to a cutting-edge topic in the field of technology, and will give you the skills and knowledge you need to understand the latest developments in the field. Publishing a research paper under your own name at this early stage in your educational career is an outstanding achievement for your future university applications.

You’ll conclude the internship having gained impressive Computer Science 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 Computer Science & Coding Internships below.

June Internship (Saturdays): Virtual Reality Research Internship

Virtual reality has potentially limitless implications – from gaming to education, medical training to social media, VR has already transformed many sectors and is set to transform more as the technology improves.

During this month-long Research Internship, you will research the technology behind Virtual and Augmented Reality, and consider possible applications in new sectors. You will consider areas for optimisation and improvement, writing up your own solutions to these problems, and with your Mentor and fellow interns, you’ll co-author a paper on the topic for publication in an academic journal.

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 3rd June, 10th June, 17th June, 24th June 2023
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): Blockchain Technology Research Internship
Blockchain is a revolutionary way of recording information that makes it impossible to hack or cheat a system.

As blockchain technologies continue to disrupt financial systems, their potential applications in other sectors are also becoming clear. How can governments adopt blockchain technologies to improve security? And how can businesses and individuals make the most of this cutting edge technology?

Blockchain technology is still relatively new, but has the potential to disrupt – and improve – the world.

During this month-long Internship, you’ll research the potential uses of blockchain and its impact on the global economy.

Collaborating with your fellow interns, you’ll undertake research on this pioneering 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 5th August, 12th August, 19th August, 26th August 2023
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.

Economics & Finance 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 and Finance, 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.

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June Internship (Saturdays): AI & the Future of Work Research Internship

The rapid advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have sparked intense debate about the future of work. As many industries integrate AI into their processes, it is vital to understand how the labour market and the overall economic landscape will be affected by this seismic shift.

During this research internship, you’ll investigate the intersection of AI, economics, and finance, researching the effects of AI on the labour market, productivity, and income inequality. You will also explore how governments can minimise negative consequences while maximising the benefits of AI for the global economy.

Throughout the month-long internship, you’ll collaborate with like-minded peers and work closely with your Mentor, a researcher in the field. Together, you’ll analyse case studies, debate the possible solutions and explore the latest developments. Your research experience will culminate in co-authoring an academic research paper for publication, which will help you to stand out from the crowd when it comes to university applications.

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 3rd June, 10th June, 17th June, 24th June 2023
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): International Trade Wars Research Internship

In an era of increased international trade tensions, understanding the dynamics of trade wars and their effects on global markets has never been more crucial. If the world’s largest economies start a trade war, the impact will be felt by every country in the world.

During this research internship, you’ll explore the intricacies of economics, finance, and global trade relations. You will research the causes and effects of trade wars, the winners and losers in global markets, and the impacts on economic growth and income inequality. You will also examine the role of international organisations in moderating these disputes and explore potential strategies for resolution.

Throughout the month-long internship, you’ll dissect case studies, debate potential solutions, and follow current events in global trade, supported by an expert Mentor. This experience will culminate in co-authoring an academic research paper for publication, which will set you apart in your university applications.

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 8th July, 15th July, 22nd July, 29th July 2023
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): AI & Investment Research Internship

As we step further into the era of Artificial Intelligence (AI), its influence on financial markets and investment strategies is evolving rapidly. AI’s ability to process vast amounts of data and make real-time decisions is revolutionising the way markets operate and investments are made. If you are planning a future career in finance or investment banking, an understanding of the impact of AI will be crucial.

During this research internship, you’ll explore how AI is reshaping financial markets, changing traditional investment strategies, and consider the ethical implications of these advancements. Moreover, you’ll investigate the varying impacts on different sectors and the potential effects on global economic growth and income inequality.

Throughout this month-long internship, you’ll discuss these themes, analyse relevant case studies, and stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the field, all under the guidance of an expert Mentor. You’ll then co-author an academic research paper on this topic for publication, which will help you to stand out from the crowd when it comes to university applications.

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 5th August, 12th August, 19th August, 26th August 2023
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): Economics for Peace Research Internship

In the midst of global challenges and tensions, the role of economic policy in promoting peace and prosperity will be ever more important. Economic decisions can play a crucial role in mitigating conflict and fostering international cooperation. For anyone considering a future in economics, politics, or international relations, an understanding of this powerful tool is essential.

During this research internship, you will examine the interplay between economics and peace. You’ll investigate how economic policies can be used to foster peace, resolve conflicts, and promote international cooperation. You’ll also explore the implications of such policies for economic growth, income inequality, and social stability.

Throughout this month-long internship, you will explore this topic and co-author a research paper on the topic for publication in an academic journal, which will help you to stand out from the crowd in your university applications.

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 6th August, 13th August, 20th August, 27th August 2023
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.
Engineering Internship for teenagers

Engineering Internship

If you’re interested in studying Engineering or becoming an engineer, an Engineering Internship is the perfect way to get the experience you need. We have two types of Engineering Internships:

  • Research Internships: you’ll be guided by an academic researcher in Engineering. With fellow interns from around the globe, you’ll co-author a research paper on a cutting edge engineering topic for publication in an academic journal.
  • Work Experience Internships: you’ll gain hands-on engineering work experience and get to grips with the challenges engineers and technical professionals face daily.

You’ll gain valuable engineering work experience, as well as a Letter of Recommendation, helping you to stand out from the crowd in competitive university applications.

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

 

You can view our upcoming Engineering internships below.

June Internship (Saturdays): E-Scooters Work Experience Internship

E-Scooters are gaining in popularity around the world, and some governments, including the UK’s, are keen to promote them as an eco-friendly transport option in cities. But they’re not universally popular – what makes them so controversial? What technical developments can be made to improve them? And how can we make sure we design for humans first?

During this month-long internship, you’ll work with an engineer to design the roll out of E-Scooters in a UK city. Your project will be to investigate the possible arguments against E-Scooters and design measures to counteract them. At the end of your internship, you’ll present your ideas to the engineer, who will implement them in his work. It’s a chance to gain hands-on experience on a real engineering project, and to gain valuable experience for your CV and university applications.

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

 

Location Online
Type Work Experience Internship (learn more about the types of internships)
Days Saturdays from 2-5pm UK time
Dates Saturdays 3rd June, 10th June, 17th June, 24th June 2023
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): Wearable Technology Research Internship
From smart watches to continuous glucose monitors for people with diabetes, wearable technologies are now everywhere. It’s likely that you’re wearing at least one device as you read this!

The technology is developing quickly and can offer many convenient benefits. On this month-long Research Internship, you’ll explore the latest technological breakthroughs in the development of wearable devices. You’ll consider various product designs: which are the best for the user? Which are the cheapest? Which are the easiest to manufacture?

With your Mentor and fellow interns, you’ll analyse the future of wearable technology and you’ll co-author a research paper on the topic for publication in an academic journal. If you’re planning to apply to study Engineering or a Design-related degree at university, this is valuable experience that will help you to stand out from the crowd.

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 8th July, 15th July, 22nd July, 29th July 2023
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): Urban Design Work Experience Internship
When we think of the environment, we often think of fields, lakes and icebergs – but the environment that most of us know best is the city where we live. How can cities be designed to minimise our climate impact and improve our happiness?

During this month-long internship, you’ll work with an architect to create a sustainable urban design. You’ll research the concepts of circular living and the “five-minute city”, and you’ll consider the pros and cons of these approaches – both for residents and for the environment. At the end of your internship, you’ll present your ideas to the architect, who will implement them in his work. It’s a chance to gain hands-on experience on a real urban design project, and to get valuable experience for your CV and university applications.

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

 

Location Online
Type Work Experience Internship (learn more about the types of internships)
Days Saturdays from 2-5pm UK time
Dates Saturdays 8th July, 15th July, 22nd July, 29th July 2023
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): E-Bikes Work Experience Internship

E-Bikes are an eco-friendly transport option in cities and are gaining in popularity around the world, often promoted by governments. But they’re not universally popular – what makes them so controversial? What technical developments can be made to improve them? And how can we make sure we design for humans first?

During this month-long internship, you’ll work with an engineer to design the roll out of E-Bikes in a UK city. Your project will be to investigate the possible arguments against E-Bikes and design measures to counteract them. At the end of your internship, you’ll present your ideas to the engineer, who will implement them in his work. It’s a chance to gain hands-on experience on a real engineering project, and to gain valuable experience for your CV and university applications.

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

 

Location Online
Type Work Experience Internship (learn more about the types of internships)
Days Saturdays from 2-5pm UK time
Dates Saturdays 5th August, 12th August, 19th August, 26th August 2023
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.

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.

Scales of justice from a law internship
June Internship (Saturdays): Equality and Artificial Intelligence Research Internship
Does AI make fairer decisions than human beings do? How can we use algorithms to eliminate bias? And can the law help to promote equality?

With more and more decisions entrusted to AI – from recruitment, to the marking of exams, to medical diagnosis – it’s very important to ensure that we’re not teaching AI to perpetuate our own biases. But what role does the law have to play?

During this month-long internship, you’ll research the latest case law about this cutting-edge topic. These questions are still developing, so it’s a fascinating topic to explore!

You’ll work with your peers to analyse the intersection of Law, Artificial Intelligence and equality, and (with your Mentor) you’ll co-author an academic research paper for publication. This internship would suit anyone with an interest in Law (particularly Human Rights Law), or technology.

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 3rd June, 10th June, 17th June, 24th June 2023
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): Freedom of Speech Research Internship
Have you ever wondered whether there should be a limit to freedom of speech?

In this Law research internship, you’ll delve into the complex relationship between the right to harsh criticism and the expression of freedom of speech, exploring the legal boundaries and potential implications of this fundamental right.

You’ll examine how landmark cases, international human rights instruments, and legal doctrines have shaped our understanding of freedom of speech around the world. Collaborating with fellow interns and supported by your Mentor, you’ll study relevant case law, analyse legal arguments, and learn to draw informed conclusions.

Over the month-long internship, you’ll co-author a research paper on the topic for publication in an academic journal. You’ll also develop valuable skills, knowledge, and experience in the field of law, providing you with a strong foundation for future legal studies and enhancing your university applications.

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 8th July, 15th July, 22nd July, 29th July 2023
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): Democracy at War Research Internship

In times of crisis, such as wars and emergencies, the legal principle of democracy is put to the test. The balance between individual freedoms, public safety, and the rule of law can be difficult to maintain, with the risk of dictatorship threatening democracy.

During this research internship, you’ll explore the pressure on democratic societies as they respond to wars and emergencies. You’ll research the various legal frameworks employed globally, analyse how they impact civil liberties and human rights, and study the role of national and international law in such situations.

Throughout the month-long internship, you’ll research this topic and co-author an academic paper for publication. With your Mentor and fellow interns, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of this topic, as well as valuable legal work experience for your future university applications.

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 9th July, 16th July, 23rd July, 30th July 2023
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): Piracy Research Internship

Pirates and piracy might seem like a thing of the past, but in the complex world of international law, understanding the legal frameworks to combat threats like modern piracy is essential. As global trade continues to grow, the risk and impact of piracy on the high seas are becoming increasingly significant issues, demanding an effective legal response.

During this research internship, you’ll examine the legal frameworks currently in place to combat modern piracy. You’ll research international law, exploring its limitations and strengths in addressing such a complex and global problem. From analysing maritime law and international agreements to considering the role of national jurisdictions and supranational organisations, you’ll navigate the challenging waters of legal measures against piracy.

Throughout this month-long internship, you’ll co-author a research paper for publication in an academic journal, which will be invaluable for your university applications and future law career.

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 5th August, 12th August, 19th August, 26th August 2023
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.
Literature internship for teens

Literature Internship

If you love writing, reading, and analysing literature, and are considering studying English Literature, Modern Languages or Classics at university, a literature research internship with Oxford Scholastica is the perfect challenge to help you to prepare for your future.

Supported by your Mentor, an academic researcher in English Literature, you’ll work with fellow Literature interns from around the world. You’ll undertake your own research on a fascinating topic, and together with your Mentor you’ll co-author a research paper for publication in an academic journal (learn more about our research internships).

This month-long online Internship will show you what university-level research in Literature is really like, and publishing a research paper under your own name at this early stage in your educational career is an outstanding achievement for your future university applications.

You’ll conclude the internship having gained impressive Literature 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 Literature internships below.

July Internship (Saturdays): Literature in Disasters Research Internship

In a world increasingly faced with environmental, social, and psychological disasters, literature and language play a pivotal role in capturing, understanding, and communicating these profound challenges. Through the prism of literature, we can examine the human response to disasters and the potential for resilience and regeneration.

During this research internship, you’ll explore how literature and language have historically dealt with disasters, and how current authors are addressing today’s pressing concerns. You’ll engage with a range of texts, from classic works that deal with historical catastrophes, to contemporary writing grappling with environmental degradation and social upheaval.

Throughout this month-long internship, you’ll engage in thoughtful discussions, analyse literary works, and learn how to conduct independent research. Under the guidance of an expert Mentor, you’ll co-author an academic research paper, a significant accomplishment that will bolster your university applications.

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 8th July, 15th July, 22nd July, 29th July 2023
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, a Medicine Internship is the perfect way to get the experience you need. We have two types of Medicine Internships:

  • Research Internships: you’ll be guided by an academic researcher in Medicine. With fellow interns from around the globe, you’ll co-author a research paper on a cutting edge medical topic for publication in an academic journal.
  • Work Experience Internships: you’ll gain hands-on medical work experience and get to grips with the challenges doctors and healthcare professionals face daily.

You’ll gain hard-to-find medical work experience, as well as a Letter of Recommendation, helping you to stand out from the crowd in competitive medical school applications.

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

 

You can view our upcoming Medicine internships below.

A stethoscope from a medical internship
July Internship (Saturdays): Amnesia Research Internship
Why do people become forgetful as they age? How does the brain store memories? And if you can’t remember who you are, are you still you?

During this month-long Research Internship, you’ll research the science behind different forms of amnesia and other memory-related disorders and explore the current range of treatment options on offer. You’ll also consider the implications of amnesia to questions of medical ethics.

With your Mentor and fellow interns, you’ll co-author a paper on the topic for publication in an academic journal – an impressive achievement that will help you to stand out from the crowd in your medical school applications.

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 8th July, 15th July, 22nd July, 29th July 2023
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): Cancer Screening Research Internship
Governments often run public health campaigns to encourage more people to undergo routine colorectal cancer screenings after they reach a certain age. They cite benefits like the possibility of finding pre-cancerous growths at an earlier stage, and increased public awareness. However, is it possible that routine screening for colorectal cancer could be doing more harm than good?

During this month-long Research Internship, you’ll research the physical, psychological and public health pros and cons of widespread cancer screening. With your Mentor and fellow interns, you’ll explore the current screening tests on offer and consider any ways to reduce the risks and increase the benefits to patient care.

You’ll then co-author a research paper on this topic for publication in an academic journal. If you’re planning to apply to medical school, this will be an impressive addition to your applications.

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 8th July, 15th July, 22nd July, 29th July 2023
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): Personalised Medicine in Cancer Research Internship
Is the cure worse than the disease? Many of the current treatments on offer for cancer patients are extremely toxic – for example, radiotherapy and chemotherapy can have very serious physical and psychological side effects. Now, however, recent breakthroughs in personalised medicine offer the potential for more effective therapies with fewer side effects.

How does personalised medicine work, and how will it transform the treatment options for cancer patients?

On this month-long Research Internship, you’ll explore these questions and research the latest developments in personalised medicine. You’ll analyse the scientific and public health implications of these developments, and you’ll also consider questions in medical ethics about personalised medicine.

With your Mentor and fellow interns, you’ll co-author a research paper for publication in an academic journal on this topic, which will make an impressive addition to your future university applications.

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 5th August, 12th August, 19th August, 26th August 2023
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): AI in Cardiology Research Internship
As the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) develops, it will become ever more critical for the diagnosis and treatment of coronary heart disease. AI’s ability to process immense amounts of data rapidly and accurately could revolutionise the field of cardiology, potentially saving millions of lives.

During this research internship, you’ll investigate the role of AI in the diagnosis and risk prediction of coronary heart disease. You’ll explore the current state of AI in cardiology, research the potential benefits and pitfalls, and consider the ethical implications of AI in medicine.

Throughout the month-long internship, you’ll research this topic, and co-author a research paper for publication in an academic journal, supported by your Mentor. This will help you to stand out when it comes to competitive medical school applications.

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 5th August, 12th August, 19th August, 26th August 2023
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, a Politics & IR Internship is the perfect way to get the experience you need. We have two types of Politics Internships:

  • Research Internships: you’ll be guided by an academic researcher in Politics and International Relations. With fellow interns from around the globe, you’ll co-author a research paper on a cutting edge political topic for publication in an academic journal.
  • Work Experience Internships: you’ll gain hands-on political work experience and get to grips with the challenges politicians, policymakers and IR specialists face daily.

You’ll gain hard-to-find political work experience, as well as a Letter of Recommendation, helping you to stand out from the crowd in competitive university applications.

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

You can view our upcoming Politics internships below.

July Internship (Saturdays): Gun Control Policy Work Experience Internship
Gun violence is a critical policy issue, and has been called a “public health emergency” in the United States. With campaigns for gun safety across social media and reports of mass shootings flooding the media, people around the world are working to better understand the political, social and economic implications of gun control and gun violence.

Conversations around gun violence are shifting rapidly. How are these events reported? What can we do to prevent future gun violence? How can we best support survivors and their families in the aftermath? What policies exist and which new policies are needed?

With your Mentor and fellow interns, you will work with an organisation at the forefront of gun safety policy to answer some of the questions above in an actionable and meaningful way. If you’re planning to apply to study for a politics, economics, or sociology-related degree at university, this is an unmissable opportunity to gain real-world political work experience.

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

 

Location Online
Type Work Experience Internship (learn more about the types of internships)
Days Saturdays from 2-5pm UK time
Dates Saturdays 8th July, 15th July, 22nd July, 29th July 2023
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): Rogue States Research Internship

In a shifting geopolitical landscape, understanding the role of so-called “rogue states” is increasingly vital. The complexities of international relations have deepened, with old norms and conventions being challenged and a new world order emerging.

During this research internship, you will examine the concept of rogue states, their place in the international system, and how they navigate and influence the global political stage. You’ll critically analyse how the role of these nations has evolved over the past decade and how it is likely to evolve in the future.

Throughout this month-long internship, you’ll co-author an academic research paper for publication, guided by an expert Mentor in the field. This experience will make an impressive addition to your university applications.

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 5th August, 12th August, 19th August, 26th August 2023
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 or Neuroscience at university or working as a psychologist in the future, an Internship is the perfect way to get the experience you need. We have two types of Psychology Internships:

  • Research Internships: you’ll be guided by an academic researcher in Psychology and Neuroscience. With fellow interns from around the globe, you’ll co-author a research paper on a cutting edge psychological topic for publication in an academic journal.
  • Work Experience Internships: you’ll gain hands-on psychology work experience and get to grips with the challenges psychologists, neuroscientists and psychotherapists face daily.

You’ll gain valuable psychology work experience, as well as a Letter of Recommendation, helping you to stand out from the crowd in competitive university applications.

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

You can view our upcoming Psychology & Neuroscience internships below.

A phrenology photo from a Psychology internship
June Internship (Saturdays): Intelligence Research Internship
What is intelligence? Is emotional intelligence different to cognitive intelligence? And is Artificial Intelligence the same as human intelligence?

While advanced AI models like that used by ChatGPT can seem just as – or even more! – intelligent than the cleverest human, the processes they use to learn and develop are very different than those involved in human learning.

During this month-long Research Internship, you’ll explore the psychology of intelligence. You’ll research the neuroscience of learning, memory and retrieval to understand the meaning of intelligence, which goes beyond the ability to learn facts by rote. You’ll also consider the measures used to assess IQ (intelligence quotient) and compare these to EQ (emotional quotient).

With your Mentor and fellow interns, you’ll analyse the latest psychological studies and research and you’ll co-author a research paper on this topic for publication in an academic journal.

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 3rd June, 10th June, 17th June, 24th June 2023
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): Psychology of Attention Research Internship
Do you find it difficult to concentrate? Does your attention wander? Do you automatically check your phone every few minutes?

The media often report that our attention spans are shrinking, cases of attention deficit disorders (like ADHD and ADD) are rising, and smartphones are rotting our brains. But what is behind these trends, and what are the psychological factors that drive them?

During this month-long Research Internship, you’ll research the psychology of shrinking attention spans. You’ll compare what happens in the brain when we are in a focused ‘flow’ state and when we are distracted. With your Mentor and fellow interns, you’ll analyse the latest psychological studies and research and you’ll co-author a research paper on this topic for publication in an academic journal.

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 8th July, 15th July, 22nd July, 29th July 2023
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): Empathy Research Internship
How do we develop the ability to understand and share the feelings of others?

Empathy is a very important human trait that allows us to build strong relationships, work together and feel connected to one another. In this research internship, you’ll explore how empathy develops in early life stages, and you’ll evaluate its impact on our social interactions and well-being.

You’ll research the factors that contribute to the development of empathy in children, including genetic influences, family dynamics, and cultural contexts. Working alongside fellow interns and with the guidance of your Mentor, you’ll explore the latest studies, analyse data, and learn to draw meaningful conclusions. You’ll then co-author a research paper on the topic for publication in an academic journal.

During this month-long Academic Research Internship, you’ll gain invaluable insights, skills, and experience in developmental psychology. This unique opportunity will not only enrich your understanding of empathy and psychological research, but also help you to stand out from the crowd in your university applications.

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 8th July, 15th July, 22nd July, 29th July 2023
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): Social Comparison Research Internship
Have you ever found yourself comparing your achievements or possessions to others?

Social comparison is a common human tendency that shapes our thoughts and decisions. In this Psychology research internship, you’ll examine how social comparison affects our decision making and how we can counter its effects.

You’ll research the science behind social comparison, its impact on daily choices, and the role of social media in amplifying these effects. Alongside your fellow interns and with the support of your Mentor, you’ll learn to analyse data, understand psychological studies, and draw conclusions. You’ll then co-author a research paper on the topic for publication in an academic journal.

On this month-long Academic Research Internship, you’ll gain valuable skills, knowledge and experience in Psychology, which will help you to stand out from the crowd when the time comes for university applications.

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 9th July, 16th July, 23rd July, 30th July 2023
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): AI and Language Research Internship
As Artificial Intelligence advances, so does its understanding of human language. Google can guess what you’ll type next; Alexa can tell you a joke; ChatGPT can write you a limerick. But how does AI interpret human language? And does it really understand what you mean?

During this month-long Research Internship, you’ll explore the psychology behind language learning and processing, and you’ll consider the implications of AI for human language.

You’ll analyse the latest developments in this field, and you’ll co-author a research paper for publication in an academic journal alongside your Mentor and fellow interns.

If you’re planning to apply to study Psychology or Neuroscience at university, this internship will be a valuable addition to your applications.

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 5th August, 12th August, 19th August, 26th August 2023
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): Addiction Research Internship
Addiction comes in many forms – from chemical addiction, such as to drugs or alcohol, to behavioural addiction, such as to shopping or eating – but the basic underlying psychology is common to all types of addiction. Many scientists and doctors now view addiction as a disease rather than a personal choice, although this is not universal.

On this month-long Research Internship, you’ll explore the latest clinical research on addiction, considering the physical, psychological and environmental factors that can contribute to addiction. You’ll research what goes on in the brain of an addict and evaluate the treatment options currently available.

Together with your Mentor and fellow interns, you’ll co-author a research paper on this topic for publication in an academic journal – an impressive addition to your future university applications.

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 5th August, 12th August, 19th August, 26th August 2023
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): Gun Violence Trauma Work Experience Internship
Over the past decade, conversations regarding mental health have repeatedly appeared in gun violence media coverage, especially in the United States. While the mental illness of perpetrators is often discussed, questions regarding the impact of gun violence on survivors and their communities have yet to reach the forefront of mainstream media.

How does gun violence impact the mental health of survivors? their families? larger communities with shared identities? those consuming media reports?

With your Mentor and fellow interns, you will work with an organisation at the forefront of gun safety and survivor advocacy to begin to answer some of these questions. This work experience opportunity will give you the chance to consider the psychological impact of one of the most controversial issues of our time, and would particularly suit anyone planning to study psychology, sociology, or a medical-related degree at university.

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

 

Location Online
Type Work Experience Internship (learn more about the types of internships)
Days Saturdays from 2-5pm UK time
Dates Saturdays 5th August, 12th August, 19th August, 26th August 2023
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

A group of young students meeting virtually for their online internship.

Types of Internship

 

We have two types of internship which you can experience:

 

Academic Research Internship

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.

 

Work Experience Internship

You’ll intern for an Expert – a professional working in your chosen field. They will set you a project to work on which supports their day-to-day work, and you’ll get a real taste of what it’s like to work in the field. You will have regular contact with the Expert, and you’ll also be supported by one of our Mentors who will guide and coach you throughout your work experience.

At the end of the Internship, you’ll typically present your project to the Expert in the form of a presentation and/or a written submission. The Expert will then implement your work in their day-to-day work, and you’ll have a real impact.

A work experience internship is an excellent way to get hands-on experience and discover what it’s like to work in a career field. The experience you gain will help you to decide the kind of job you want to go into in the future, and will demonstrate your interest in going above and beyond your schoolwork to university admissions officers.

 

Meet some of our Mentors

Psychology Mentor Ellen Froustis

Ellen Froustis

Ellen Froustis is one of our Psychology Mentors. She is a researcher at the University of Oxford, and has both a Master’s of Education and a Master’s in Clinical Psychology. Ellen has served as General Secretary of the Greek Adlerian Psychological Association and Vice President of Habitat for Humanity. Her work has been awarded by the Nobel Peace Laureates’ Billion Acts of Peace and Character.Org for best practices in character education.

Neuroscience Mentor Faissal Sharif

Faissal Sharif

Faissal Sharif is one of our Neuroscience Mentors. He is a researcher in Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford, where he focuses on novel neurotechnology to fight mental disorders. Faissal has worked with organisations such as the European Space Agency, and has received numerous fellowships, including from the Foundation of German Economy (SDW). He also lectures at the IU International University of Applied Sciences.

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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
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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 research or work
  • 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

Online Internship Dates & Prices

You can find the dates and fees for our Online Internships below. The live sessions for the below Online Internships are held over four consecutive weekends.

Please note, we're adding more internships all the time. If you'd like to be the first to hear about upcoming internship opportunities in a variety of subjects, please register your interest here.

 

Month Days and Times Subjects Start Date End Date Price Next Step
June Internships Saturdays, 2-5pm UK time 3rd June 2023 24th June 2023 £995 Apply
July Internships Saturdays, 2-5pm UK time 8th July 2023 29th July 2023 £995 Apply
July Internships Sundays, 1-4pm UK time 9th July 2023 30th July 2023 £995  Apply
August Internships Saturdays, 2-5pm UK time 5th August 2023 26th August 2023 £995 Apply
August Internships Sundays, 1-4pm UK time 6th August 2023 27th August 2023 £995  Apply

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, interns will work with peers from around the world on a challenging project or area of research. Supported by their Mentor, interns 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 university applications and in the jobs market. They allow students to gain skills and real work experience, along with the tailored support of a dedicated Mentor.

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, in a supportive environment. Interns can learn from experts and Mentors from around the world and gain valuable skills in their field of choice. Interns will 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

The Psychology Internship was an amazing experience that challenged me and taught me how to think out of the box. I learned so much about the subject, and am looking forward to taking similar courses in future!

 

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Emma,
China, Psychology & Neuroscience

A wonderful experience that equipped me with many valuable skills. I am forever grateful for the people that I was able to meet from all over the world and I would highly recommend this internship to anyone!

 

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Wei Law,
UAE, Social Impact & Development

I found this internship opportunity very engaging and interesting! I was able to expand my knowledge on academic research and the international trade of COVID-19 vaccines, and I produced a research article of my own.

 

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Iyanu,
Indonesia, Economics & Finance

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