Oxford Q-Step Centre

Internship opportunities for 2018

Understanding data and using it effectively are increasingly important skills for students throughout their degrees and beyond.  The Oxford Q-Step Centre (founded in 2013) teaches undergraduates in Philosophy, Politics & Economics and History & Politics how to work with data and to assess quantitative evidence using their own analyses.

OQC, working with the Oxford University Internship Programme, runs a number of data-rich internships each year to give students the opportunity to apply these skills in the workplace.  Employers benefit from having enthusiastic, and extremely able students to work on a specific project for them.  Q-Step Internships have included the BBC Visual Journalism Unit, Demos, YouGov, Kelmscott Manor, The Mount Stuart Trust and Citizens' Advice West Oxfordshire.

We are looking to develop the range of internships we offer and will take internship proposals from employers for the 2018-2019 academic year from October 2018.  

Applications for international internships in the Summer Internship Programme 2018 are open now.  The deadline for international applications is midday Monday 19 February.  Applications for UK placements open on Tuesday 20 February.  If you have any questions in the meantime, please email: oqc@politics.ox.ac.uk

Micro-Internships June 2018

OUIP offers a huge range of 2-5 day micro-internships at the end of Trinity Term (9th and/or 10th week).   Please login to CareersConnect for more details.  The deadline for applications  midday Monday 28 May.


How to apply

To apply for an internship;

  1. Keep track of the Reference ID of any vacancy that looks interesting to you
  2. Our internships are posted and managed thanks to our colleagues at the Internship Office, through CareerConnect. Simply log in with your University of Oxford SSO as an Oxford Student
  3. Once you have accessed the portal, you will find the internships under Vacancy Search - Current Vacancies and you can then search by Reference ID under Advanced Search
  4. Each internship description will describe How to Apply

Information for host organisations

Are you looking for motivated young people to work on data projects? Would you like to connect with the University of Oxford and work with talented graduates who could become a real asset to your team?

2018 'Sponsor An Internship' Form

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