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Internships are fixed-term periods of mentored work usually either undertaken by students during holidays alongside academic study or by graduates at any time prior to securing employment post-graduation. Typically, they last between 4 and 12 weeks.

External students as well as University of Cambridge students are welcome to apply for Internships within the University. Internship vacancies will be advertised on the University of Cambridge Careers Service website and on some individual departmental sites and external sites.

If you are interested in applying for an internship vacancy that you have seen advertised, please follow the application instructions on the advert.

Please note that you must apply to a specific vacancy as we are unable to accept CVs from speculative applicants.

The University's Temporary Employment Service (TES) manages the internship scheme.

The e-mail address for internship enquiries is

Equal opportunities

The University of Cambridge is committed to equality of opportunity and to a pro-active and inclusive approach to equality, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture, and values diversity.

To read more about the Equality and Diversity policies at the University please see Equality & Diversity at the University of Cambridge.

We will endeavour to accommodate any particular needs you may have (e.g. childcare responsibilities, religious requirements, disability access requirements, work aids.) Please let us know if you have any requirements when you submit your application.

There is no upper age limit to our internship scheme.

Working in the UK

To undertake an internship with us you must be or become eligible to work in the UK. Please contact us if you require further information or guidance.