Get in touch
If you are interested in our internship scheme, or would like to get more information, get in touch with a member of the team.
Applications for our spring 2015 voluntary internships are now closed.
Applications for our summer intake, which will begin on Monday 15th June 2015 for 12 weeks, are due to open on Wednesday 25th March. If you would like to be reminded of when we are accepting applications, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading, ‘Summer Internships reminder.’
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 51st out of the Top 100 Graduate Employers on Rate my Placement, making Cancer Research UK the top internship scheme in the country. We’ve also been awarded the National Council for Work Experience’s ‘Best Charity Sector Internship’ award in 2013.
What will you be doing?
Interns are recruited to volunteer on specific projects in teams across all our directorates, working in the fields of:
- Corporate Partnerships
- Policy and Campaigns
- 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 email@example.com, 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.