Online Internships

Learn from the best and brightest, wherever you are in the world!

Our virtual internships are offered across a range of industries, and give students a unique opportunity to get real-life work experience and mentorship in their field of interest.

Online Internships
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Upcoming Internships

Economics & International Development Internship

Law Internship

Medicine Internship

Psychology & Neuroscience Internship
Virtual Internship

Economics & International Development Internship

In a world in flux, how are global political and economic forces shifting? What kinds of economic obstacles do developing countries face? And how do countries’ specific political contexts and resource endowments affect this?

Across this six-week internship, you’ll work in a team to craft an academic research paper which explores a major economic and political challenge facing a developing country. With the guidance of your Mentor, an academic researcher, you’ll co-author a research article for publication (please click here for more information), you’ll be equipped with the skills and knowledge to evaluate the latest research in this field, and you’ll have the chance to put your own hypotheses to the test.

This programme will enable you to contribute your own ideas to the field at this early stage in your educational career. It is ideal for students thinking about studying economics, international development or politics, especially those interested in applying to a competitive university. It is equally well-suited to those wanting to engage critically about key questions concerning the global economy.

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

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Location Online
Type Academic Research Internship (please click here for more information)
Days Saturdays from 2-4pm UK time
Dates
  • Saturdays 16th October, 23rd October, 30th October, 6th November, 13th November, 20th November 2021
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.
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Law Internship

How does the development of artificial intelligence technology, such as deep learning, impact public policies? Is artificial intelligence fighting or deepening racial and gender discrimination? And to what extent should technology be regulated, and in what way – is technology empowering governments to violate human rights in the name of national or health security?

Across this six-week internship, you will work closely with an academic researcher in Law to consider the impact of technology on human rights. Your mentor will support and guide you as, in your team, you craft a research article for publication (please click here for more information) and prepare an academic conference-style presentation on your findings. By analysing legal and policy documents produced by governments, courts and international organisations’ decisions, you will understand how the law has a tangible impact on people’s lives, and you’ll gain crucial legal work experience.

This internship is perfect for students thinking about studying law, public policy or international relations, especially those interested in applying to a competitive university.

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

Location Online
Type Academic Research Internship (please click here for more information)
Days Saturdays from 2-4pm UK time
Dates
  • Saturdays 16th October, 23rd October, 30th October, 6th November, 13th November, 20th November 2021
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

It has been over eighteen months since the Covid-19 pandemic began. While life may in some ways be returning to normal, both the infection itself, and the measures implemented by countries around the world to reduce close contact in response to it, have had profound consequences. The effects include direct and indirect health impacts and they are likely to be long-lasting. So what are the medical reasons behind these long-term health impacts, and what can we do to mitigate them?

On this six week internship programme, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with a team of interns from around the world under the mentorship of an academic researcher. You’ll hone your data analysis skills, investigate the latest research in this field and ultimately co-author a high quality research paper for publication (please click here for more information) with your mentor about the long-term health implications of Covid. You’ll conclude the internship having gained valuable medical work experience, sharpened your research skills and deepened your understanding of a highly topical issue facing the global medical field.

This internship is perfect for students with an interest in medicine or public health, especially those interested in applying to a competitive university.

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

medical-internship
Location Online
Type Academic Research Internship (please click here for more information)
Days Saturdays from 2-4pm UK time
Dates
  • Saturdays 16th October, 23rd October, 30th October, 6th November, 13th November, 20th November 2021
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 internship

Psychology & Neuroscience Internship

Do you love learning about psychology and neuroscience? Do you question how the pressure to be perfect is affecting students like you as they strive to be accepted into leading universities around the world?

Working closely with your mentor – an experienced academic researcher from one of the world’s most prestigious institutions – this internship offers you the opportunity to explore how perfectionism is affecting the self-esteem and mental wellness of the most high-achieving students. You’ll work collaboratively with your team of fellow interns to devise your own hypotheses, review the latest research and conduct a deep-dive investigation into this phenomenon. Across this six-week programme, you will co-author a research paper with your mentor for publication (please click here for more information) – offering you the valuable opportunity to hone your research skills, work in a global team and contribute your own ideas to this field.

This internship is ideal for students who are interested in psychology or neuroscience, especially those interested in applying to a competitive university.

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

Location Online
Type Academic Research Internship (please click here for more information)
Days Saturdays from 2-4pm UK time
Dates
  • Saturdays 16th October, 23rd October, 30th October, 6th November, 13th November, 20th November 2021
Notes
  • Interns are expected to be present for all their sessions, though if an intern can’t make a particular date they will be given work to complete in order to ensure they still get value from the internship.
  • Interns can expect to spend a minimum of three hours a week working on their project outside of the live contact hours.

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

Types of Internship

We have two types of internship which you can experience:

Academic research

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

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

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

Host organisation

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

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

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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 You’ll Get:

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

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

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

Mentors

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

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

Dates & Prices

Internships Start Date End Date Price Next Step

Economics & International Development Internship (Saturdays, 2-4pm UK time)

Law Internship (Saturdays, 2-4pm UK time)

Medicine Internship (Saturdays, 2-4pm UK time)

Psychology Internship (Saturdays, 2-4pm UK time)

16th October 2021 20th November 2021 £995 Reserve

 

FAQs

How do I apply to my chosen internship?

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

Is there an application deadline?

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

What will I get at the end of the internship?

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

Can I do more than one internship at a time?

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

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

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

Who will my Mentor be?

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

Is the internship suitable for international students?

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

Testimonials

Student testimonials

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

Lina

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

Abdul Rahman

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

Richard

Parent of Alexander, USA, International Relations
Student testimonials

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

Mubasher

Parent of Fajar, Pakistan, Debate & Public Speaking
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This programme has truly been a valuable and memorable experience for me. Not only did I broaden my knowledge about Technology but I’ve also developed my self-management and communication.

Radhiyya

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

Maria

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

Prutha

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

Salma

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

Ravi

Indonesia, Law

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