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Oxford Population Health conducts world-leading research into the causes, prevention and treatment of diseases worldwide. The department is part of the University of Oxford’s Medical Sciences Division and is situated on the Old Road Campus in Headington. Studies involve large numbers of people from many countries around the world and help to improve understanding of various conditions including heart disease, cancer, dementia, diabetes, and COVID-19. 

Each year we offer students an opportunity to shadow groups working on different population health projects and gain an insight into various roles, such as epidemiologist, researcher, research assistant, health economist and communications officer.

NPEU internship for midwifery students june 2024

This internship will provide exposure to the conduct of national policy and practice-relevant research, with a particular focus on midwifery. This will include, for example, attending weekly research team meetings for UKMidSS and Listen2Baby, as well as research activities designed to give the intern hands-on experience of aspects of the research process. The interns will also be supported to engage with the work of other groups within the NPEU, including the NPEU Clinical Trials Unit, the UK Obstetric Surveillance System (UKOSS) and MBRRACE-UK. Meeting midwives, and others, who work on these programmes, the intern will have the opportunity to learn about different research methodologies, to find out about different career pathways and opportunities in research, and consider how research evidence is generated, disseminated, applied and makes an impact on policy and practice. This internship is only open to midwifery students.


2 weeks full-time or 4 weeks part-time in June 2024.


Alessandra Morelli

Dr Rachel Rowe


Please send your CV and a supporting statement, no longer than 500 words, to the departmental Human Resources (HR) administrator: Shabnam Mukairshoeva by 12:00 noon on Friday, 24 May 2024.

Your supporting statement should:

  • set out why you are applying for the role;
  • demonstrate your interest in research;
  • explain how the placement will benefit you.

You are encouraged to set out any particular contextual factors which we may need to take into account, including, for example, career breaks or caring responsibilities.


  • Payment of £13.24/per hour (max 37.5 hrs/week).
  • Travel and accommodation expenses, up to a maximum of £1000 (dependent on the student’s usual University location, and with prior approval).

What else is included?


Old Road Campus map of buildings (pdf)