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

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.

February Internship (Saturdays): Artificial Intelligence & Mental Illness
Advances in engineering in recent times have provided new approaches to treating mental illness. Artificial Intelligence can offer promising new solutions to tackle this major issue and while this field of study is still in its infancy, there have been major advances in AI diagnosis and treatment options.

During this month-long internship, you’ll research the latest developments in AI applications for diagnosing and treating mental illness. You’ll analyse the potential roadblocks to future developments, and with your Mentor and fellow interns, you’ll co-author a paper on the topic for publication.

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

 

Location Online
Type Academic Research Internship (learn more about the types of internships)
Days Saturdays from 2-5pm UK time
Dates Saturdays 4th February, 11th February, 18th February, 25th February 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
February Internship (Saturdays): Law, Morality & Justice
The law is how we determine what’s permissible in our society. But just because something is legal, does that mean it is right? Just because something is immoral, should the law forbid it? And is our system set up to achieve justice?

During this month-long internship, you’ll research the latest case law and key legal philosophy about morality and justice. You’ll consider the interplay of law with morality, diving into some of the most fundamental questions in law.

You’ll work with your peers to analyse the relative success of different legal systems in achieving justice, and (with your Mentor) you’ll co-author an academic research paper for publication.

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

 

Location Online
Type Academic Research Internship (learn more about the types of internships)
Days Saturdays from 2-5pm UK time
Dates Saturdays 4th February, 11th February, 18th February, 25th February 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, an academic research Internship with Oxford Scholastica is the perfect way to get the work experience you need.

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

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

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

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

You can view our latest Medicine internships below.

A stethoscope from a medical internship
February Internship (Saturdays): The Future of Parkinson's Disease
Are you interested in how future therapies might offer the possibility to delay neurodegenerative disease? With almost 150,000 people in the UK living with Parkinson’s disease, and currently no cure, this large patient population means that it is vital for anyone interested in healthcare related professions to understand the disease.

Future treatments for Parkinson’s are incredibly exciting, and recent developments in treatments for the first time offer not only the possibility of 100% symptom management, but are also now interrogating how we can delay disease progression.

Collaborating with your fellow interns, you’ll research cutting-edge treatments for the disease, including deep brain stimulation and gene therapy, and (with your Mentor) you’ll co-author an academic research paper for publication.

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

 

Location Online
Type Academic Research Internship (learn more about the types of internships)
Days Saturdays from 2-5pm UK time
Dates Saturdays 4th February, 11th February, 18th February and 25th February 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.
A phrenology photo from a Psychology internship

Psychology & Neuroscience Internship

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

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

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

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

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

You can view our latest Psychology internships below.

February Internship (Saturdays): The Psychology of Learning
How can you improve your learning and memory? The psychology of effective learning is a complex and multifaceted field, with many factors influencing how well we are able to learn and retain new information. Long-debated in Psychology & Neuroscience, this field is attracting new attention given its implications for education and the future of work.

During this month-long Research internship, you will delve into the psychology of effective learning and explore a range of strategies and techniques that have been shown to be effective in improving learning and memory. Through a combination of literature review and practical application, you will gain a deeper understanding of the psychological principles underlying effective learning and be able to evaluate the evidence supporting different approaches.

By the end of your internship, you will have co-authored an academic research publication with your fellow interns and contributed to the ongoing conversation on the psychology of effective learning.

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

 

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

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Types of Internship

 

We have two types of internship which you can experience:

Academic research

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

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

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

Host organisation

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

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

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 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

Online Internship Dates & Prices

Month Days and Times Subjects Start Date End Date Price Next Step
February Internships Saturdays, 2-5pm UK time 4th Feb 2023 25th Feb 2023 £995 Reserve

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!

 

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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