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If you are interested in our internship scheme, or would like to get more information, get in touch with a member of the team.

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Applications for our Autumn 2014 Internships (based at Head Office) are now closed

Applications for our Spring intake, which will run from 12th January – 3rd April 2015, are due to open on 10th October. If you would like to be reminded of when we are accepting applications, please email with the subject heading, ‘Spring Internships reminder.’

The scheme

Each year in January, June and September, Cancer Research UK hosts around 50 interns to volunteer on 12-week projects, which will help us to continue the work we do - funding life-saving research.

Open to undergraduates, graduates and career changers looking to develop their skills and gain work experience, our internships are based either in London, supporting our head office teams or regionally, supporting our events or volunteer fundraising teams across the country.

The scheme has been consistently recognised by external bodies, ranking in the top 50 across all sectors in the Rate My Placement Awards for the last 4 years, and in 2013 being awarded the National Council for Work Experience’s ‘Best Charity Sector Internship’ award.

What will you be doing?

Interns are recruited to volunteer on specific projects in teams across all our directorates, working in the fields of:

  • Events
  • Marketing
  • Corporate Partnerships
  • HR
  • Fundraising
  • Policy and Campaigns
  • IT
  • Health Information and Community Health Engagement
  • Research Funding

Internships take place up to 4 days a week for 12-weeks, during which time you could be researching and planning a new project or coordinating a project in the delivery stages.

What will you get out of it?

We will give you genuine responsibility, help you develop your transferable skills and your CV, and provide you with a dedicated manager to help you progress. You will also be able to apply to our internal roles and we will provide you with a reference on successful completion of your internship. Travel and lunch expenses will be reimbursed.

Register your future interest

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept CVs or covering letters at any time or applications outside of the recruitment periods.

If you have any questions or you'd like to receive an email when applications for future intakes, please email, specifying which intake you are interested in. 

Volunteer for science

Only 5 minutes to spare? You can still support our charity by classifying cells in our citizen science project, Cell Slider.

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Volunteering policy

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