Internships

If you have any enquiries about our internships please contact the Volunteering team

Applications for our Summer internships have now closed

We are no longer accepting applications for our 12 week Summer internship scheme, which begins on Monday 13 June. We are aiming to let all applicants know the outcome of their application by the end of April. If you missed out then please note our Autumn intake starts in mid-September, and we will be accepting applications from mid-June. If you would like to register your interest, please send a blank email with the subject header 'Autumn Reminder' to placements@cancer.org.uk

The scheme

Each year in January, June and September, Cancer Research UK hosts around 40 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 in London, supporting our head office teams, or regionally, supporting our events or volunteer fundraising teams across the country.

Our scheme has been consistently recognised by external bodies as one of the top internships 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.

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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