Applications for 2024 Internships are now closed.

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Applications open:
October 2023

Closing date:
5pm Monday 4th December 2023 

December 2023

January 2024

Offers sent:
February 2024

Contracts sent:
May 2024

Internship start:
July 2024 

Internship ends:
2-3 months after starting


Applications are now open for 2024

Health Data Insight CIC was created as a social enterprise to address some of the tech and data issues that challenge the NHS. We are passionate about finding simple elegant solutions to real everyday problems in healthcare.  

We use our intern programme to bring six enthusiastic young people with a diverse range of skills to form a single team to work with us on one of our current challenges.  

At the beginning of the internship we will give you the most recent problem(s) brought to us by our healthcare partners in search of a solution. As a team you will develop an innovative digital and/or physical solution using data which will make a difference to the healthcare system. See the links below for some of the projects tackled by previous year interns. 

Building a successful team is as much of a challenge as the technical aspects of the project itself – so while some of the students who join us will be very strong in tech, data and analytics – others will take the lead roles on project management, design, customer and business requirements.  

During your time as an intern we will provide the team with coaching and supervision using in-house staff and several experts from NHS and Government.  Your project will be developed in an agile/scrum project framework and we hold regular problem-based-learning sessions to tease out some of the more complex issues. 

If this sounds like you, get your application to us by 4th December (details below). We can’t wait to meet you!


Who are we looking for?

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who want to be part of an innovative multi-disciplinary team, developing skills in coding, teamworking, visualisation, and science communication to solve real-world problems, and create resources and tools to support healthcare systems. 

We welcome applications from undergraduates, postgraduates or graduates up to 2 years since graduation or Masters/PhD completion. 

The internship is open to anybody who is eligible to work full-time in the UK. 

What skills/experience are needed?

Enthusiasm and eagerness to work as part of a small team of like-minded individuals are the main attributes we are after.

Candidates from all backgrounds are welcome, particularly if you have interest or experience in one or more of these areas:

  • Technical skills in: 
    • Data handling (analysis, encryption, transmission, storage and visualisation) 
    • Hardware development 
    • Web and mobile app development 
    • Electrical engineering, microprocesses and embedded devices 
    • Coding and software development 
    • Machine learning 
  • Soft skills such as: 
    • Team work
    • Project management 
    • Stakeholder engagement 
    • Business development 
    • User engagement 
    • Problem solving 
    • Science communication
How do I apply?

To apply, please send the following:

  1. an up-to-date CV
  2. a covering letter that includes:
    • what skills and attributes you would bring to the internship
    • any background experience that you feel is relevant
  3. proof that you are eligible to work full-time in the UK (see

Please email these documents to by 5pm on Monday 4th December 2023. 

Once we receive your application, a simple task for you to complete will be sent by auto-responder – please look out for this and check your spam folders. You need to complete this task within two weeks.


What is the recruitment process?

We will be longlisting candidates based on their CV, covering letter and response to the task. 

Those who are longlisted will be invited for an informal chat via zoom.  

Those who are shortlisted will be invited to join us at the HDI Offices for a day of team activities and a personal interview.

What do we offer and how are Interns supported?
This Internship is a chance to join a thriving and enthusiastic community of bright individuals. The team will be supported by a Team Lead, with specialist input from developers, project managers, analysts, science communicators and many other professionals. 

This internship will support the development of specialist skills and is also a chance to enhance your communication, collaboration, organizational, business and team-working skills. 

Interns will meet regularly to discuss their progress on the project and the Team Lead will always be available either in person or online for queries and support. 

What are the hours, pay, expenses and leave entitlement?

The normal working week is 37.5 hours and we offer flexible working. Interns are paid £1,860 per month, plus expenses according to our expenses policy. You are also entitled to 2.25 days leave per month plus bank holidays. 

When is the Internship?

The Internship starts in the summer months. 

Dates for 2024: Internships are offered for two to three months starting in July 2024. The team will give a presentation 2 months into the internship to showcase their work. There may be a possibility to extend the internship, for example for graduate interns wanting to take the project from prototype to pilot stage or beyond – please discuss during your interview.

Where will the Internship be?

Interns will work in the HDI offices in Capital Park, Fulbourn, Cambridge although travel to other sites may be necessary as part of the project. If remote working is necessary, we have the setup required to do this.

Is accommodation available locally?

The following links offer some accommodation options in Cambridge:

Accommodation Service

The Accommodation Service’s office at Kellet Lodge is open to visitors. The satellite Eddington office remains closed to visitors but o ur staff are still working normal office hours – from 9am to 4.45pm Monday to Friday.

Cambridge University Accommodation Service (above) can provide accommodation for students from outside the University of Cambridge but there is a small charge for gaining access to their listings. If you wish to apply to them, fill out the form on their website the best you can putting “Health Data Insight CIC” in where it asks for Dept and the dates you will be here and they will then contact you.

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2021 Interns at HDI

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An introduction to internships at Health Data Insight CIC

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