If you have any enquires about our internship scheme, please email the volunteering team

Applications for our Spring 2016 voluntary internships have now closed

Applications for our Summer 2016 intake, which will begin on June 13th for 12 weeks, are due to open on March 15th. If you would like to be reminded of when we are accepting applications, please email with the subject heading ‘Summer internships reminder’.

The scheme

Each year in January, June and September, Cancer Research UK hosts around 45 interns to volunteer on 12-week projects, which will help us continue the pioneering work we do in order to beat cancer sooner.

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 as one of the top internships in the country. This year Cancer Research UK were ranked 80th out of the Top 100 Graduate Employers on Rate my Placement, and our scheme won the National Council for Work Experience’s ‘Best Charity Sector Internship’ award in 2013.

Volunteer for science

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

Start classifying cells

Volunteering policy

We are committed to giving you the best experience possible.

Read our policy

Join our London Marathon team!

Join our Cheer Team at the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon, and help support our runners get to the finish line! 

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