Click on Apply Now. Then filter the results by Job Type and select 'Intern (Fixed Term)'.

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Complete an application form for one internship stream by 23:55 GMT on Sunday 21 October.


Applications for our Spring 2019 intake of internships are open!

We have 5 paid internships available across a variety of departments at Cancer Research UK.

2 of our internships last for 12 weeks (3 months). 3 of our internships last for 24 weeks (6 months). All of the internships will be starting the week commencing Monday 14 January.

Most of them are based at our head office in London. One 3 month role is based at our offices in Oxford.

We don’t have any lab-based roles for the Spring intake.

How to apply

  1. Click on the pink Apply Now button. You will be directed to our jobs portal.
  2. Filter the results by Job Type and select 'Intern (Fixed Term)'. 

You can find out more information about the roles, the application process and tips for creating a strong application by clicking on the ‘Internship Information Pack’ link in the advert.

  1. Complete an application form for only one of the streams. Applications close on Sunday 21 October at 23:55 GMT.

The streams are:

From June 2018 all internships at Cancer Research UK are paid – making it one of the first major UK charities to abolish unpaid internships. This updated policy on internships is part of a wider commitment to creating an inclusive and diverse culture where everyone is able to reach their full potential. We actively encourage applicants from a diverse background, as we are keen to represent the communities we support.

If you have any problems completing the application form or have a question, please check the FAQs tab at the bottom of this page or contact

Looking for an internship outside of London or Oxford?

In November, applications will open for 9 home-based Regional Internships, located across the UK. 

Our Regional Internships specifically support our Race For Life Events and Marketing activities. Join us and galvanise support for Race for Life in your local area, creating new and interesting marketing pieces, promotional opportunities and media coverage. Play your part in the planning and delivery of our events portfolio, using your creative flair to enhance participants' experience of our events and recruiting volunteers to support on the day.

You'll be based at home but will occasionally travel across the region for promotional activity and team meetings.

These roles will start in mid-February and end in mid-May.

To be notified when applications for our next Regional Events and Events Marketing internships open, please send a blank email to with the subject 'Regional Internship Reminder'.

Looking for an internship to start next Summer?

If you'd like to receive an email when applications open for our Summer 2019 internships based at our head office in London, please send a blank email to with ‘Summer Reminder’ in the subject line.

The summer internships will start in late June and end in mid-September.

The scheme

Cancer Research UK’s internship programme will typically last for 12 weeks and will give school leavers, undergraduates, graduates and career changers an opportunity to develop their skills and gain work experience.

Paid internships will take place across the organisational departments, including Fundraising, Communications, Technology, Health Policy and Business Strategy. 

Paid internships may be based in London, supporting head office teams, or regionally, supporting teams across the country.

The internship programme will give successful applicants – who are looking to start their career in the sector – a unique insight into working for a charity, whilst playing their part in the fight against cancer. 

The charity is also looking at ways to improve the career progression path from our internships to permanent roles within the organisation and to support interns in developing key business skills and experience.

Cancer Research UK’s internships have been recognised as one of the top schemes in the country. This year we were ranked as the top charity in Rate My Placement's Top 100 Graduate Employers.

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