Summer Internships - For Students

As a student, participation in an Internship Programme can make a significant contribution to your transferable skills, add to your CV and help gain understanding of the research environment – and perhaps help determine whether this career direction is or isn’t for you. The programmes are aimed at students in the early and middle years of their degree, and you must be based in the UK for the duration of the project, even if the project can be completed remotely.

There are two parallel summer internship programmes, the Gatsby Summer Internship Programme for the Sciences and the King’s Summer Internship Programme for the Arts and Humanities, but a single application process. For both programmes, you may apply to work on a project which has been devised by a supervisor, or you can work with a supervisor to devise your own project.

Applications for the King’s Summer Internship Programmes will close on 11th April 2021, with decisions communicated to students by the 23rd April. We may be able to accept submissions after this date if you are submitting your own research project or if we have received no applications for your chosen placement before the deadline.

How to Apply

Details about how to apply, deadlines, and devising your own placement


Frequently-asked questions about the summer internship programme

Open Placements

A full list of supervisor-led placements currently available

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