Technology Internship Stream

Date Posted: 18 days ago
Salary: £10.97 an hour

Job Description

Technology Internship Stream

Salary: £10.97 per hour (£19,967 full time yearly equivalent)

Contract Length: 12 weeks (10 Jan 2022 – 8 April 2022)

Hours: 7 hours per day, 4-5 days per week

Application Deadline: 10 October (the vacancy may close early if we receive a high volume of applicants, so please apply early to avoid disappointment)

Location: Stratford, London with flexible working

Positions available: 6

Please see the Internship Information Pack to read about each role available in this Stream.

We are now recruiting for our January 2022 Internship programme!

After pausing our scheme in 2020 due to the pandemic, we are now accepting applications for our January internship intake. We’re really excited to be recruiting interns again and we have some great internships available across the charity.

We will also be recruiting for July 2022 and September 2022 in the new year. To be notified once these applications are live next year, please contact

Are you looking for an exciting internship opportunity at one of the UK’s largest health charities?

Why we need you

Cancer Research UK is the world’s largest charity dedicated to beating all types of cancer. We now have six opportunities for you to join us as an Intern in our Technology Department.

The first internship will be working alongside highly skilled Producers, to deliver exceptional end-to-end work that spans a broad range of user experiences, products and campaigns that meet the highest digital standards, follow best practice and represent our brand faithfully.

The second internship will be working alongside UX Designers, in helping to support and develop compelling experiences that meet our users needs. You will be given the opportunity to develop your understanding of UX and learn some of the key practices and methods used to deliver effective, user centric solutions.

The third internship be supporting and developing a high quality first line Service Desk process and team and ensuring that a high level of customer service is delivered to the charity.

The fourth internship will be working within a support team as an End User Computing Intern, ensuring our internal tech support services are fit for purpose and have continuous improvement.

What will I be doing?

The roles within this stream are:

  • Digital Production Intern (x2)
  • UX (User Experience) Intern (x2)
  • IT Service Desk Intern
  • End User Computing Intern

To read about each specific role in more detail including the individual role requirements & responsibilities please see a link to the Information Pack below:

Internship Information Pack

If you require an accessible candidate pack, please let us know.

What skills are you looking for?

You’ll be able to bring to the role:

  • Ability to work across multiple projects
  • A passion for technology
  • Good problem-solving ability with sound judgement
  • Inquisitive and Innovative

We’re always looking for people from a wide range of backgrounds, who can bring different perspectives, so you don’t need to have had previous charity experience to apply. Cancer is something that impacts everyone and we want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the audience we work with.

What will I gain?

This role will add real value to Cancer Research UK so we want to ensure you’re getting a lot out of it too. As an intern you’ll go through a structured development programme with skills training in project management, CV writing and interview skills and you’ll have a buddy to help you settle in. You’ll be eligible for many of our benefits, including paid holiday, and you’ll gain key experience to help you launch your career.

How do I apply?

Please apply online by uploading your details and answering an application question. Please complete an application form for only one of the streams.

Application Process:

Stage 1: Online application

Complete an online application form – you’ll be asked to answer a motivational competency question and upload your CV.

Please note, our application process is now anonymised. So please ensure you fill out all of the required fields as well as uploading a CV, as they will be collected for use later in the process.

If you experience any problems submitting an application, please email

Stage 2: Assessment – Shortly after submitting your application

If your initial application is successful you will then be invited to complete our new situational judgment test. The test poses real life scenarios that a CRUK intern might be met with in their day to day role and asks how you would tackle that scenario. This is multiple choice.

Stage 3: Audio Submission – Approximately 11 October onwards

If you are successful in the previous stage, you will be asked to complete an audio submission, answering competency-based questions. The questions will be emailed to you and you will have a few days to submit a response via an audio recording (no video required).

Stage 4: Interviews - Approximately 25 October onwards

If you are successful in the previous stage, you will then be invited to a face-to-face interview at our head office or online via Teams, with representatives from the team you are applying to.

Placement Offers – November

The interests and skills you highlight in your application and at interview will help us match you to one of the roles, in this stream you will also be able to specify which role is most of interest to you.

At CRUK we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to beat cancer sooner. Unfortunately we are unable to recruit anyone below the age of 18, so that we can protect young people from health & safety and safeguarding risks. Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on .

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