Online Internships for Students

Join an online internship to get real-life experience in your chosen field.

Earn the experience, knowledge and skills to stand out from the crowd when you apply to university.

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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 Internships

Economics & Finance Internships

Engineering Internships

Law Internships

Medicine Internships

Politics & International Relations Internships

Psychology & Neuroscience Internships

Computer Science & Coding Internships

Join a Computer Science & Coding internship to explore what a future in the industry could really be like. We have two types of internships:

  • Research Internships: an opportunity to work with an academic researcher in Computer Science and co-author a research paper on a cutting-edge topic. Your work will be published in an academic journal, OxJournal, and you’ll receive a Letter of Recommendation
  • Work Experience Internships: an opportunity to work with a Computer Science professional to get hands-on experience in the field. You’ll earn a Letter of Recommendation from your Mentor

See Computer Science & Coding internship opportunities below.

Online Programming Internship
July Research Internship (Sundays): Human-Robot Interaction

The advancement of socially intelligent robots, capable of grasping human emotions and engaging in realistic social interactions, is progressing rapidly.

On this month-long internship, you’ll research the most recent advancements in computer science and social robotics. You’ll analyse the algorithms and machine learning models that empower robots to operate within intricate social settings, such as – for example – a job interview, or a party. You’ll investigate how robots can be taught to feel empathy, playing a pivotal role in their development as companions and aides in everyday life.

Collaborating with your fellow interns, you’ll undertake research on this cutting-edge topic, and (supported by 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 4-7pm UK time
Dates Sundays 7th July, 14th July, 21st July, 28th July 2024
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 Research Internship (Saturdays): Big Data Ethics

In today’s digital world, personal data is one of our most sensitive and valuable possessions. The question then arises: how should corporations such as Google, Apple, and Meta manage the vast datasets at their disposal?

This month-long internship presents a chance to research the methodologies behind data collection and analysis. You’ll examine the fine line between innovation and privacy, consider the ethical use of data for the greater good, and scrutinise the digital methodologies employed by major Big Data firms.

Collaborating with your fellow interns, you’ll undertake research on this cutting-edge topic, and (supported by 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 12-3pm UK time
Dates Saturdays 10th August, 17th August, 24th August, 31st August 2024
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 research internship in the UK

Economics & Finance Internships

Join an Economics & Finance internship to explore what a future in the field could really be like. We have two types of internships:

  • Research Internships: an opportunity to work with an academic researcher in Economics and co-author a research paper on a cutting-edge topic. Your work will be published in an academic journal, OxJournal, and you’ll receive a Letter of Recommendation
  • Work Experience Internships: an opportunity to work with a Finance or Economics professional to get hands-on experience in the industry. You’ll earn a Letter of Recommendation from your Mentor

See Economics & Finance internship opportunities below.

July Work Experience Internship (15th-19th July): Shadow an Entrepreneur

What makes a successful pitch to potential investors? How do entrepreneurs effectively present their startups?

On this week-long online internship, you’ll shadow an entrepreneur running a social enterprise, gaining hands-on experience in the world of startups. You’ll observe the daily operations, strategic planning, and decision-making processes that drive a successful enterprise.

Throughout the programme, you’ll collaborate with the entrepreneur to create a comprehensive pitch deck aimed at attracting potential investors. This deliverable will not only contribute significantly to the success of the startup but will also provide you with practical skills and an impressive addition to your portfolio, enhancing your university and career prospects.

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 Monday-Friday, 4pm-7pm UK time
Dates Monday 15th July to Friday 19th July 2024
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 two hours a day working on their project outside of the live contact hours.
July Research Internship (Saturdays): Global Economic Governance

What role do the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Trade Organisation (WTO) and World Bank play in promoting and supporting global economic trade?

On this month-long internship, you’ll assess how these bodies influence global economic policies and practices. You’ll research their impact on global trade, financial stability, and sustainable development, gaining insights into the complexities of managing the international economy.

Throughout this month-long internship, you’ll 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 12-3pm UK time
Dates Saturdays 6th July, 13th July, 20th July, 27th July 2024
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 Research Internship (Saturdays): FinTech and the Future

Fintech, or financial technology, is revolutionising the finance sector, bringing about significant changes in our financial management and interactions.

During this month-long internship, you’ll research the dynamic fintech landscape, analysing cutting-edge innovations such as blockchain, digital currencies, and automated investing platforms. You’ll evaluate how these developments are reshaping finance’s future, from enhancing customer experiences to revolutionising traditional banking and investment models.

Throughout this month-long internship, you’ll 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 12-3pm UK time
Dates Saturdays 10th August, 17th August, 24th August, 31st August 2024
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 Internships

Join an Engineering internship to explore what a future as an engineer could really be like. We have two types of internships:

  • Research Internships: an opportunity to work with an academic researcher in Engineering and co-author a research paper on a cutting-edge topic. Your work will be published in an academic journal, OxJournal, and you’ll receive a Letter of Recommendation
  • Work Experience Internships: an opportunity to work with an Engineering professional to get hands-on experience in the industry. You’ll earn a Letter of Recommendation from your Mentor

See Engineering internship opportunities below.

Engineer student learning for the Oxford Scholastica Academy Online Engineering Internship
July Research Internship (Saturdays): Autonomous Electric Vehicles

Autonomous electric vehicles (AEVs) represent a pivotal innovation in engineering, blending advancements in automation, sustainability, and transportation technology. As these vehicles prepare to dominate roads globally, understanding their design, functionality, and impact is crucial.

During this month-long internship, you’ll delve into the world of AEVs. Your research will focus on the integration of automation technologies with electric propulsion systems, exploring engineering challenges, safety protocols, and environmental impacts. By examining the latest developments and case studies, you will analyse how these vehicles can reshape urban mobility.

Supported by your Mentor, you’ll collaborate with your fellow interns to co-author an academic research paper for publication on this cutting-edge topic.

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 12-3pm UK time
Dates Saturdays 6th July, 13th July, 20th July, 27th July 2024
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 Research Internship (Sundays): Aerial Taxis

Aerial electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) taxis are at the forefront of urban air mobility, offering innovative solutions to reduce ground traffic and enhance transportation efficiency in crowded cities. The development of these aircraft involves complex engineering challenges, including safety, energy efficiency, and regulatory compliance.

In this month-long internship, you will explore the engineering aspects of aerial eVTOL taxis. Your research will cover aerodynamics, propulsion systems, and the integration of autonomous technologies. You will also assess the environmental impact and potential market adoption challenges.

Supported by your Mentor, you’ll collaborate with your fellow interns to co-author an academic research paper for publication on this cutting-edge topic.

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 4-7pm UK time
Dates Sundays 11th August, 18th August, 25th August, 1st September 2024
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.
Online law internship for high school students

Law Internships

Join a Law internship to explore what a future as a lawyer could really be like. We have two types of internships:

  • Research Internships: an opportunity to work with an academic researcher in Law and co-author a research paper on a cutting-edge topic. Your work will be published in an academic journal, OxJournal, and you’ll receive a Letter of Recommendation
  • Work Experience Internships: an opportunity to work with a legal professional to get hands-on experience in the industry. You’ll earn a Letter of Recommendation from your Mentor

See Law internship opportunities below.

July Work Experience Internship (15th-19th July): Shadow a Space Lawyer

How do legal professionals negotiate and draft contracts in the cutting-edge field of space law?

On this online internship, you’ll shadow a lawyer involved in negotiating agreements for services that take place in space. You’ll learn about the principles of contract law, and grapple with questions of jurisdiction, enforceability and remedies for breach of contract – especially where the contracted services or goods are to be facilitated off-world in space, on the Moon or on Mars.

During the week-long internship, your task will be to draft a contract between the European Space Agency (ESA) and a robotics company, which will provide robots to mine for water on the Moon. The contract must be consistent with International Space Law, deliver for both parties and protect their respective interests.

You’ll gain valuable legal work experience, as well as an insight into the fascinating world of space law!

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 Monday-Friday, 4pm-7pm UK time
Dates Monday 15th July to Friday 19th July 2024
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 two hours a day working on their project outside of the live contact hours.
July Research Internship (Saturdays): Surrogacy

The practice of surrogacy raises complex legal and ethical questions, touching on the issues of autonomy, consent, and exploitation. As surrogacy becomes more prevalent globally, understanding these nuances is essential for developing fair and effective laws.

In this month-long internship, you will explore the law and ethics of surrogacy. Your research will involve examining different legal jurisdictions and their approaches to surrogacy, exploring landmark legal cases on the rights of the surrogate, the intended parents, and the child.

Supported by your Mentor, you’ll collaborate with your fellow interns to co-author an academic research paper for publication on this cutting-edge topic.

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 12-3pm UK time
Dates Saturdays 6th July, 13th July, 20th July, 27th July 2024
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 Research Internship (Saturdays): Police & Prison

The domains of policing, prison management, and prisoner rights are critical aspects of criminal law, each bearing significant implications for justice and societal well-being. A comprehensive understanding of these areas is vital to ensuring fair treatment and rehabilitation opportunities for incarcerated individuals.

On this month-long internship, you’ll investigate the impact of police powers and procedures on individual rights, focusing on stop and search practices and their implications for civil liberties. You’ll also explore the role of human rights legislation in shaping prison policies and practices, with a particular emphasis on cases involving the infringement of prisoners’ rights.

Supported by your Mentor, you’ll collaborate with your fellow interns to co-author an academic research paper for publication on this cutting-edge topic.

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 12-3pm UK time
Dates Saturdays 10th August, 17th August, 24th August, 31st August 2024
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 Internships

Join a Medicine internship to explore what a future as a doctor could really be like, and gain the experience you’ll need for your medical school applications. We have two types of internships:

  • Research Internships: an opportunity to work with an academic researcher in Medicine and co-author a research paper on a cutting-edge topic. Your work will be published in an academic journal, OxJournal, and you’ll receive a Letter of Recommendation
  • Work Experience Internships: an opportunity to work with a medical professional to get hands-on experience in the industry. You’ll earn a Letter of Recommendation from your Mentor

See Medicine internship opportunities below.

A stethoscope used in our medicine internships for high school students
July Work Experience Internship (15th-19th July): Shadow a Stroke Doctor

What are the key aspects of stroke medicine, from diagnosis to care and prevention?

On this online internship, you’ll shadow a stroke doctor, gaining insights into the medical field focused on strokes. You’ll learn about the causes, such as high blood pressure and irregular heart rhythm, and the importance of recognising symptoms for immediate intervention.

Throughout this week-long internship, your task will be to create a concise presentation on stroke medicine, covering diagnosis, care, and prevention. You will review best practices from comparative studies and explain how to recognise stroke symptoms and seek immediate help. This presentation will be shared with groups such as family, school, and peers to spread educational awareness on how to recognise strokes, what to do in case of a stroke, and how to reduce the risk of stroke.

You’ll gain valuable medical work experience, as well as an insight into the fascinating world of stroke medicine!

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 Monday-Friday, 4pm-7pm UK time
Dates Monday 15th July to Friday 19th July 2024
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 two hours a day working on their project outside of the live contact hours.
July Research Internship (Saturdays): Epigenetics

Epigenetics is a field at the cutting edge of medicine, exploring how environmental factors and trauma can alter our genes – and even be passed down to future generations.

This month-long internship provides an opportunity to explore this area of study. You will research the biological mechanisms behind epigenetic changes, analysing whether the experience of trauma can leave a genetic imprint that affects future generations. Your work will contribute to our understanding of hereditary mental health.

Supported by your Mentor, you’ll collaborate with your fellow interns to co-author an academic research paper for publication on this cutting-edge topic.

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 12-3pm UK time
Dates Saturdays 6th July, 13th July, 20th July, 27th July 2024
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 Research Internship (Sundays): Nutrition & Mental Health

The relationship between nutrition and mental health is an emerging field of study that suggests diet can significantly influence mental well-being and the management of mental illness. Understanding the biochemical interactions of various nutrients and their effects on brain function is crucial for developing dietary recommendations that support mental health.

During this month-long internship, you will explore the intricate connections between what we eat and how we feel. Your research will involve reviewing scientific studies that examine the effects of specific nutrients, diets, and eating patterns on mental health. You will also analyse the potential of nutritional interventions in the prevention and treatment of mental disorders.

Supported by your Mentor, you’ll collaborate with your fellow interns to co-author an academic research paper for publication on this cutting-edge topic.

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 4-7pm UK time
Dates Sundays 7th July, 14th July, 21st July, 28th July 2024
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 Research Internship (Saturdays): AI in Breast Cancer

Breast cancer screening and prevention has been improving for decades, and the arrival of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools to aid with early detection will only accelerate this process – potentially saving millions of lives.

On this month-long internship, you’ll research the latest developments in cancer screening, and consider how AI and machine learning algorithms can be used to improve early detection of the disease. You’ll also explore how these technologies can be integrated into medical practice to provide more effective and personalised breast cancer care.

Supported by your Mentor, you’ll collaborate with your fellow interns to co-author an academic research paper for publication on this cutting-edge topic.

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 12-3pm UK time
Dates Saturdays 10th August, 17th August, 24th August, 31st August 2024
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 Research Internship (Sundays): Pollution & Mental Health

Air pollution is widely recognised for its detrimental effects on physical health, but its impact on mental health is an area of growing concern and investigation. Pollutants may influence mood, cognitive function, and even the development of psychiatric conditions. Understanding this correlation is essential for public health policies and individual well-being.

In this month-long internship, you will investigate the correlation between air pollution and mental health. Your research will involve examining epidemiological studies, biological pathways, and potential mechanisms through which air pollutants affect mental health. You’ll also consider the policy implications of the research and consider the case for low pollution zones such as London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ).

Supported by your Mentor, you’ll collaborate with your fellow interns to co-author an academic research paper for publication on this cutting-edge topic.

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 4-7pm UK time
Dates Sundays 11th August, 18th August, 25th August, 1st September 2024
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.
Online international relations internship

Politics & International Relations Internships

Join a Politics & International Relations internship to explore what a future in the field could really be like. We have two types of internships:

  • Research Internships: an opportunity to work with an academic researcher in Politics & IR and co-author a research paper on a cutting-edge topic. Your work will be published in an academic journal, OxJournal, and you’ll receive a Letter of Recommendation
  • Work Experience Internships: an opportunity to work with a Politics or International Relations professional to get hands-on experience in the industry. You’ll earn a Letter of Recommendation from your Mentor

See Politics & International Relations internship opportunities below.

July Research Internship (Sundays): Cultural Diplomacy & Soft Power

Cultural diplomacy is a vital aspect of international relations, serving as a bridge to foster mutual understanding, peace, and cooperation between nations. It uses the universal appeal of cultural expressions – like music, film and art – to soften political boundaries, foster relationships, and work for peace. One example is the global appeal of K-Pop which has increased the soft power of South Korea around the world.

On this month-long internship, you’ll explore the various forms cultural diplomacy takes. You will investigate how different countries utilise their cultural assets in diplomacy, explore the impact of cultural exchanges on international relations, and analyse the role of cultural diplomacy in conflict resolution and peace-building.

Supported by your Mentor, you’ll collaborate with your fellow interns to co-author an academic research paper for publication on this cutting-edge topic.

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 4-7pm UK time
Dates Sundays 7th July, 14th July, 21st July, 28th July 2024
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 Research Internship (Saturdays): Diplomacy for Peace

Diplomacy is a cornerstone of international relations, politics, and leadership, playing a crucial role in peace-building across the globe.

On this month-long internship, you’ll research the ways in which diplomacy fosters peace. You’ll explore the role diplomacy plays in conflict resolution, international collaboration, and global economic stability, and you’ll analyse contemporary case studies to recommend outstanding practice in the field of diplomacy.

Working with an expert Mentor from the field of international relations, you’ll co-author an academic research paper for publication. 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 12-3pm UK time
Dates Saturdays 10th August, 17th August, 24th August, 31st August 2024
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 Research Internship (Sundays): Climate Change & Conflict

Climate change has an impact not just on the environment but also on global politics, and has already led to conflicts about migration and scarce resources.

In this month-long internship, you’ll examine the impact of climate change on politics and international relations. You will research climate-related conflicts around the world, and you’ll analyse the role great leaders can play in navigating these challenges, stewarding the environment and building peace.

Working with an expert Mentor from the field of international relations, you’ll co-author an academic research paper for publication. 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 Sundays from 4-7pm UK time
Dates Sundays 11th August, 18th August, 25th August, 1st September 2024
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 Internships

Join a Psychology & Neuroscience internship to explore what a future in the field could really be like. We have two types of internships:

  • Research Internships: an opportunity to work with an academic researcher in Psychology & Neuroscience and co-author a research paper on a cutting-edge topic. Your work will be published in an academic journal, OxJournal, and you’ll receive a Letter of Recommendation
  • Work Experience Internships: an opportunity to work with a psychology professional to get hands-on experience in the industry. You’ll earn a Letter of Recommendation from your Mentor

See Psychology & Neuroscience internship opportunities below.

Online psychology internships for high school students
July Work Experience Internship (8th-12th July): Shadow a Psychologist

How do design and architecture influence mental health and well-being?

On this online internship, you’ll shadow a psychologist working at the intersection of psychology and architecture. You’ll gain insights into how spaces can be designed to promote healthy minds.

Throughout this week-long internship, you’ll explore the design factors that contribute to mental health. You’ll learn about the psychological impact of architectural elements and understand best practices for creating environments that enhance mental health. You’ll also analyse various houses and critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses in design with respect to mental well-being.

Collaborating with your fellow interns, you’ll design a house plan using the tips and approaches discussed, and (with your Mentor) you’ll create a presentation to suit the requirements of a hypothetical client.

You’ll gain valuable psychology work experience, as well as an insight into the fascinating world of architectural psychology!

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 Monday-Friday, 10am-1pm UK time
Dates Monday 15th July to Friday 19th July 2024
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 two hours a day working on their project outside of the live contact hours.
July Research Internship (Saturdays): Optimism

Positive thinking and optimism are essential for psychological well-being and mental health.

During this month-long internship, you’ll delve into the science of positive psychology, examining the impact of optimism on brain functionality and mental health. You’ll explore the processes by which positive thinking can enhance life quality, reviewing research-based methods to cultivate optimism. Through your research, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of how a positive mindset can boost resilience and emotional health.

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 12-3pm UK time
Dates Saturdays 6th July, 13th July, 20th July, 27th July 2024
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 Research Internship (Sundays): Psychology of Stress

What stresses you out? What is stress and how does it affect our bodies? Why don’t zebras get ulcers? The psychology of stress is a critical area of study within both psychology and neuroscience, exploring how stress affects the human mind and body, influencing behaviour, cognitive functioning, and overall health.

This month-long internship will focus on the psychology of stress. You will explore various stressors and their psychological impacts, investigate the neurobiological pathways involved in the stress response, and assess the effectiveness of different stress reduction techniques. You’ll also investigate how stress hormones affect the body’s systems over time, and why some animals, like zebras, don’t suffer from stress-related illnesses like ulcers. Through a comprehensive review of current literature and case studies, you will develop a nuanced understanding of stress.

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 Sundays from 4-7pm UK time
Dates Sundays 7th July, 14th July, 21st July, 28th July 2024
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 Research Internship (Saturdays): PTSD & Trauma

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and trauma significantly impact mental health, affecting psychological and neurological functions.

Throughout this month-long internship, you will research the latest studies on PTSD and our understanding of how it develops. You’ll also analyse various therapeutic treatment options for managing PTSD, and you’ll evaluate the effectiveness of different approaches.

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 12-3pm UK time
Dates Saturdays 10th August, 17th August, 24th August, 31st August 2024
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 Research Internship (Sundays): Mind-Body Connection

The complex interplay between the mind and body means that mental health conditions, especially anxiety, can manifest physically, affecting overall health and well-being.

During this month-long internship, you will research the psychological and neurological underpinnings of anxiety’s physical symptoms, including elevated heart rate and muscle tension. You’ll explore current research on the mind-body connection, aiming to enhance the treatment approaches for anxiety disorders.

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 Sundays from 4-7pm UK time
Dates Sundays 11th August, 18th August, 25th August, 1st September 2024
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

Group of students and Mentors on zoom for their online internship experience

Types of Internships

 

We have two types of internships 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

Headshot of Ellen Froustis, our Psychology Mentor

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.

Headshot of Faissal Sharif, our Neuroscience Mentor

Faissal Sharif

Faissal Sharif is one of our Neuroscience Mentors. He is a researcher in Clinical Neuroscience 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.

An Oxford Scholastica Academy student doing an Online Research Internship

Why Take An Online Internship?

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

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

What 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
Certificate of Achievement for our Online Research Internship
Psychology intern working at a table during an OxBright Psychology internship.

Students

 

 

  • Students 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
An online work experience mentor
Year 12 students getting virtual work experience

Schedule

  • Onboarding: 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. We have two types of internships - Research Internships, which run for a month with live sessions on four consecutive weekends, and Work Experience Internships, which run for a week with live sessions Monday-Friday.

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.

 

Research Internship Dates & Prices

You can find the dates and fees for our online Research Internships below. The live sessions for the below Research 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
July Internships Saturdays, 12-3pm UK time 6th July 2024 27th July 2024 £995 Apply
July Internships Sundays, 4-7pm UK time 7th July 2024 28th July 2024 £995 Apply
August Internships Saturdays, 12-3pm UK time 10th August 2024 31st August 2024 £995 Apply
August Internships Sundays, 4-7pm UK time 11th August 2024 1st September 2024 £995 Apply
Work Experience Internships Dates & Prices

You can find the dates and fees for our online Work Experience Internships below. The live sessions for the below Work Experience Internships are held every day (Monday-Friday) for a week.

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.

 

Dates Days and Times Subjects Price Next Step
8th-12th July Mon-Fri, 10am-1pm UK time £995 Apply
15th-19th July Mon-Fri, 4pm-7pm UK time £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. We're looking for interns who are passionate about the field, keen to throw themselves into the programme and ready to make the most of the experience.

Collaboration is an important part of our internship programmes (just as it is in the world of work!) so please explain in your application why you'd like to be part of the team of interns.

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. We have internships running at various times to suit time zones from around the world.

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. Read more about the specific projects on offer here.

Do online internships pay?

Students enrolled in our internship programme don’t get paid, but the programmes are extremely beneficial to students who want to gain experience in specific fields that aren't usually open to under-18s.

Are online internships good for resumes?

Yes! Online 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.

For students looking to expand their learning and professional development, our Oxford Summer School and Oxford Summer Courses also offer enriching opportunities. These programs can complement the experience gained in virtual internships, providing a well-rounded educational experience.

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!

 

Headshot of Emma, an Oxford online Internship

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!

 

Headshot of Wei Law, an online Social Impact & Development intern

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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