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Work Experience & Internships

General Work Experience

The Research Groups within the Stem Cell Institute work on a variety of areas of stem cell research. If you would like some lab experience at our Institute, please take a look at our Principal Investigator and Affiliate groups for details of their current research areas. You can contact any group leader directly whom you are interested to work with (email addresses can be found on the individuals 'profile pages). 

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

Please note that we are unable to host students in school Year 9 or below.

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


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. Visit for more information. 

To apply for an internship vacancy that you have seen advertised, please complete the Application Form.

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

Email:  / Telephone: 01223 765876

The Stem Cell Institute are not currently advertising any Internship positions. 


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 .


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