Internships in London (Head Office)

Angel, London
Start date:
Mon 8th January 2018
Office-based roles
Time commitment:
Three to four days a week
Posted on:

Click on Apply Now and complete an application form for only one stream by 23:55 on Sunday 22 October.

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The Internship Scheme

We have around 25 voluntary, project-based internships available across a variety of departments at Cancer Research UK. Our internships last for 12 weeks (Monday 8 January - Thursday 29 March 2018). Most of these are based at our head office in London, with 1 internship role based in our Oxford office.

During your internship you’ll get hands on experience in your area of interest and a project to own. You’ll have a dedicated intern manager who will support you through your projects, a mentor who will help you accelerate your personal development, and previous interns (or ‘buddies’) to offer you peer support and help you make the most of your experience. To increase your employability you’ll have access to skills training workshops and networking opportunities. A HR specialist will help you strengthen your CV and you’ll be able to apply to roles on our internal jobs board.

How to apply

Our 25 internship roles have been organised into 8 general 'streams'. Each stream contains roles that are broadly similar; they require you to have similar skills and will give you broadly similar projects on your placement. The difference is that each role may be within a different team of the organisation or have a slightly different focus e.g. communicating with scientists or communicating with the general public.

Complete an application form for only one of the streams. In your application, you will have the opportunity to state a second preference but you won’t need to complete another application form.

The streams are:

  • Events
  • Fundraising, Campaigns & Corporate Partnerships
  • Science Marketing, Communications & Events
  • Innovation, Design & Digital Content
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Small Trusts
  • Strategy & Insight
  • Supporter Engagement & Thanking

To apply, click on the Apply Now button, select a stream and follow the instructions in the role description. Applications close on Sunday 22nd October at 23:55

When completing the application form, please give examples from your education, work experience and/or extracurricular activities for each of the skills and behaviours that roles in the stream require.

If you have any problems completing the application form or have a question, please contact

If your initial application to a stream is successful, you will be given more information about the internship roles in that steam before your interview. Interviews will take place between Monday 13th and Friday 24th November.

Want to know more?

For more information about the internship scheme, the application process and tips for creating a strong application, read this Internship Information Pack. Want to know more about what it’s like to be an intern at Cancer Research UK? Click here to view our YouTube clip featuring Spring 2015 intern, Alex Feeney.

At CRUK we value diversity and we’re committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to beat cancer sooner. We only require that you are aged 18 or over when you start your internship and have the right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, we do not sponsor visas.

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Volunteering policy

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