Online Internships

2024 Online Internship Applications — Open Now!

Get the edge for your future (and have fun doing it) by joining our Online Internships for ages 15-18.

You’ll work on a real-life project in a subject of your interest, gain valuable experience for university and job applications, and get more clarity about your future direction.

At the end of your online internship, you’ll receive a Certificate, a personalised Letter of Recommendation, and work samples for your portfolio.

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How Our Online Internships Work


Choose Your Subject

With internships available in a range of subjects, choose the academic research internship or work experience internship that aligns with your future academic and career plans.

Submit Your Application

Fill out our short form, and explain your motivations for taking part in the internship and any previous experience you've had. We'll be in touch with the next steps.

Experience Your Internship

Internships run for one month, with live sessions on weekends. You'll be required to work on your project in between the live sessions to make the most of the opportunity.

Explore Online Internships by Type

View online internship programmes by type to find the one that’s right for you. 

Academic Research Internships

Experience university-level research in your chosen subject and co-author a paper for publication in an academic journal.

Work Experience Internships

Work on a real-life project for a professional in your chosen sector and get a taste of a career in the field.

Online Internship Programmes

Online Business Internships

Online Computer Science Internships

Online Economics & Finance Internships

Online Engineering Internships

Online Law Internships

Online Literature & Writing Internships

Online Medicine Internships

Online Politics Internships

Online Psychology Internships

Apply for an Online Internship

Ready to kickstart your future with an online internship? Apply to OxBright and boost your CV, build your network, and gain valuable experience for your future success.

Why choose an OxBright Internship?

At OxBright, we know that it’s difficult to make an informed decision about your future career path without trying it out for yourself. But all too often, internships for high school students consist of little more than making tea and observing working life from a distance. And they often rely on limited schemes or exclusive personal connections.

With a 1-month OxBright Internship, you’ll have the opportunity to make a genuine contribution to a project, developing skills and valuable experience along the way. You’ll be supported throughout by an expert mentor, who will help you to make the most of the opportunity.

You’ll also be able to choose an internship that truly aligns with your goals. With a range of subjects and industries, and both Academic Research and Work Experience internships to choose from, you’ll find the internship you’ve been looking for.

Whatever programme you choose, you’ll leave your internship with the experience, skills and knowledge you need for your future. You’ll be ten steps ahead of the competition when it comes to proving your passion for the subject in university applications, explaining your interest in the sector in future internship applications, and building a career in the field that’s right for you.

The Benefits of Online Internships for Teenagers

 In a highly competitive university applications landscape, an Academic Research Internship or Work Experience Internship can set you apart from the crowd. Our internships help you gain valuable experience for your future university applications, so you can make a more informed decision about your future career direction.

Skills Development

Move beyond theory and develop practical skills for your future, such as academic writing, presentation, teamwork, and project management skills.

Career Immersion

You’ll explore what a career in your chosen subject is really like, and you’ll be able to make an informed decision about your future studies.

Flexible Opportunities

With online internships running on weekends throughout the year, you’ll find an experience that works for you, wherever you are in the world.

University Preparation

Stand out from the crowd with subject-specific work or research experience, to prove your interest in the course on your university application.

Network Building

Collaborate with your peers — bright, motivated, engaged fellow interns — and leave the internship with a support network for your future.

Supportive Mentorship

Our expert mentors will support and challenge you throughout your internship, and help you complete your project to the very best of your ability.

Testimonials from past OxBright interns

I was pleasantly surprised that my group and I finished an academic-grade research paper within a month! Our Mentor was extremely supportive and helpful throughout the process. I would definitely recommend it to my friends!


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India, Psychology Research Internship

This internship was such an insightful and engaging experience, which taught me the skills needed to become a business consultant. Every session was jam-packed with useful information and tips while also being fun and engaging.


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Luxembourg, Business Work Experience Internship

The internship was amazing and the Mentor explained everything very well. The way I learned autonomously, had access to high quality research material, and learned to work with people I didn't know truly made the experience.


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Brazil, Politics Research Internship

Online Internship FAQs

What are the requirements for applying to an online internship?

There are no academic requirements - the application just requires you to explain your interest in and motivation for joining your chosen internship programme. If you have any relevant experience in the subject - such as having taken an online course, read relevant books or studied the subject at school - then please mention this in your application.

For our online Research Internships, it is an advantage to have taken either an online course or an online Work Experience Internship in your chosen subject, as this will allow you to make the most of the opportunity, but this is not a requirement.

Will I get a certificate or a reference at the end of the internship?

Yes! You (and your parents or guardians) will be invited to attend an online Graduation ceremony after the end of your programme with us. You'll receive a Certificate of Achievement, and your Internship Mentor will write you a personalised Letter of Recommendation, which you can use in future internship, job or university applications.

What's the difference between a Research Internship and a Work Experience Internship?

We offer two types of internship programme:

  • Research Internships, in which you'll work with an academic researcher (your Mentor) and your peers to research a cutting-edge topic in your chosen field. You'll then co-author a research paper for publication in an academic journal
  • Work Experience Internships, in which you'll intern with a professional working in your chosen sector (your Host), and complete a real-life project for them. You'll be supported by a Mentor with experience in the field, and at the end of the internship you'll present your project to the Host for feedback and implementation

If you are passionate about the academic study of your chosen subject and are preparing to apply to a competitive university, we'd recommend a Research Internship.

If you're interested in exploring the reality of a career in your chosen sector and want to gain hands-on work experience, we'd recommend a Work Experience Internship. Many students join us for both.

When do the online internships take place?

Our Online Internships take place all year round. The live sessions take place on weekends, and you'll also be expected to spend a minimum of three hours a week on your internship project outside of the live sessions.

Explore our Academic Research Internships and our Work Experience Internships and find your perfect online internship.

How long are the online internships?

Our online internships are one month long, with live sessions on Saturdays or Sundays.

What are the fees for the online summer school and online internships?

The fees for each of our programmes vary. You can see our full list of dates and fees here.

How do I get a scholarship for your online internships?

We provide a targeted programme of support, OxBright Scholars, for scholarship students, as part of our commitment to provide 10,000 hours of support to disadvantaged students over 3 years. To be eligible, students must meet at least one of our scholarship criteria, and must be nominated by their school. Please note that we do not accept direct applications from students to our scholarship programme.

Book Your Spot

Ready to take the next step towards your future? Apply now and secure your place in one of our top-rated online internships.