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Applications for our Summer 2017 voluntary internships have now closed

We are no longer accepting applications for our Summer 2017 internships. However, our Autumn intake will be starting in September 2017 and we'll be accepting applications in June. If you would like to register your interest to receive a reminder once applicaitons open, then please send a blank email with the subject header 'Autumn Reminder' to


If you don't live in or near London, why not consider doing a regional internship? 

To be notified when applications for our next regional events marketing internships open, please send a blank email to with the subject 'Regional Internship Reminder'.

The scheme

Every year in January, June and September, Cancer Research UK hosts around 40 interns to volunteer on 12-week projects. Our internships are a great chance for you to get a unique insight into the charity sector, boost your CV and discover and develop your skills – all whilst playing your part in the fight against cancer.  

Our internships are based in London, supporting our head office teams, or regionally, supporting our events or volunteer fundraising teams across the country.

Cancer Research UK internships have been consistently recognised as some of the top in the country. This year we were ranked in Rate My Placement's Top 100 Undergraduate Employers, and our scheme won the National Council for Work Experience’s Best Charity Sector Internship Award in 2013.

Our volunteering policy

We are committed to giving you the best experience possible.

Read our policy

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