Internships

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Applications for our Summer 2014 Internships are now open

We have around a number of voluntary, project-based internships available across a variety of departments at Cancer Research UK, based in our Head office in London and regionally across the country. Our internships last 12 weeks, starting on 16th June until 5th September 2014.

How to apply

Please download and complete an internship application form and submit it to placements@cancer.org.uk by 12 noon on Wednesday 23rd April 2014.

Find a role that's right for you

Selected applicants will be invited for interviews between the 8th and 22nd May 2014. Induction days for all successful candidates will be held on the 9th and 10th June.

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 add value to 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.
  • 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 recevive an email when applications for future intakes, please email volunteering@cancer.org.uk, specifying which intake you are interested in. 

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