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Work Experience & Internships

Work Experience / Summer Placements

Our research groups may be able to host work experience students*; you will need to contact them directly to agree this.

You can find a list of our Group Leaders and details of what each group are each working on, at (including their contact details). Please contact individuals directly, and if they agree to supervise you, we can then go from there.

Placements should ideally be arranged with your school (during term time), but provisions may be made for independent placements during school holidays.

*Please note that we can only host students in Year 10 (aged 14/15) and above (excluding accelerated students).

More information about taking part in work experience at the University of Cambridge can be found at

Nuffield Placements

Nuffield Research Placements give students the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians for 4-6 weeks over the summer holidays. Click here to read about a previous student that we hosted on this scheme.

To find out more and to see if you meet the eligibility criteria, please visit

In2scienceUK Programme

The In2scienceUK programme helps disadvantaged and under-represented 16-17 year olds (studying at least 1 STEM subject, either at sixth form or at college) gain an insight into science, technology, engineering or maths. The programme seeks supervisors to host these students for 2-week placements in the summer, and hosts can be anyone from PhD students, to Postdocs, to PIs. 

To find out more:


The Cambridge Stem Cell Institute are not currently advertising any internship positions.

Internships are fixed-term periods of paid work experience, typically lasting 1-3 months.

External and existing University of Cambridge students are welcome to apply for internships within the University. To apply for an internship vacancy that you've seen advertised, please complete the application form or visit for more information.

Please note: Applicants must apply to a specific vacancy - we cannot accept CVs from speculative applicants. 

Email:  / Telephone: 01223 765876


Erasmus+ is the European Union’s (EU) funding programme for education and training, youth and sport. 

The University of Cambridge has participated in the Erasmus programme since its inception 25 years ago and in the last few years there has been a substantial increase in student mobility.

Students from institutions with whom we have an Erasmus inter-institutional agreement can come at all levels; undergraduate, Masters and PhD and for one, two or three terms. Applicants must achieve the same entry requirements as students applying for a full degree, this includes an English language requirement. 

For more information about the Erasmus Programme, please visit Erasmus+ or contact the .

For updates on the impact of the EU referendum on the UK's participation in the Erasmus programme please refer to the University's EU FAQs

Opportunities for current Postgraduate Students to get involved in training

The Brilliant Club

Are you a PhD researcher or doctoral graduate who wants to help a young person realise their academic potential?

The Brilliant Club’s 'Researcher Development Programme' offers PhD and Early Career Researchers a meaningful, professionally developmental, paid tutoring opportunity. Training with The Brilliant Club and working as a Scholars Programme tutor enables researchers to communicate their research to a non-specialist audience, gain valuable teaching and public engagement experience and deepen their knowledge of the UK education system.  

Tutors will be supported to complete a series of training modules before beginning work with us, and further continuous professional development for each subsequent placement. 

To find out more:

Contact Information

 For more information about general work experience, please contact

 For more information about the Nuffield Research Placements, please contact 

 For more information on Internships, please contact 

 For more information on Erasmus+, please contact