Internship opportunities
Start and grow your career

Imagine starting your career at one of Glassdoor's best places to work.
You'll get to collaborate with amazing people who will support and help you grow your career.

Looking for an internship or placement?


Whether you sign on for a summer internship or undertake a placement as part of your academic program or CO-OP, you'll get hands-on experience and a chance to have real impact.
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​​​​​We offer internships, Co-Ops and placements in Cambridge, Boston, Branford and Eugene. You will be part of the team from day one, gaining an insight into our business and working on real business challenges. All our internship positions will be advertised on our job boards where you can apply direct. We only offer paid internship positions.
If you don't see what you are looking for join our talent community and be the first to know when something that matches your interest comes up.

We collaborate with the best

We have partnerships with top universities and colleges across the globe for our CO-OPs, internship and placements.
North Eastern University Spring & Fall
​​​​​​​CO-OPs
Bentley University Finance, supply chain & sales partnerships
Minuteman Vocational High School Work placement
Brandeis University Masters & PhD
Branford 12 week biopath program
Oregon Supply Chain Programme Supply chain programme
Zhejiang Shuren University Internships & graduates
Shanghai Jiaotong University Internships & graduates
Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge Internships & apprenticeships
University of Cambridge PhD Industrial placements

Get excited about STEM careers

School and student experiences 
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Age 5 - 16 years (UK)  
​​​​​​We want to inspire and excite young people in STEM subjects. In collaboration with our partners, Cambridge Launchpad and Form the Future, we go into schools in the Cambridgeshire area to offer hands on activities, games and lesson support materials. 
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Age 16 years plus 
We promote and encourage young people into STEM careers. We offer career talks, employability activities, career support and mentoring through our partners such as In2Science, JA China, Form the Future & the Social Mobility Foundation.
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Work Experience
 
We want to inspire the next generation and promote access to STEM careers. We offer work experience virtual & live, organised by our partners, In2Science and Form the Future. 
All applications for work experiences will be through our partners.
 
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Apprenticeships (UK) 
 
We have a successful and growing apprenticeship program in the UK across all business areas, including higher level degree apprenticeships, based at our headquarters in Cambridge.
​​​​​​​Available apprenticeships are listed on our job boards.
 

Hear from our apprentices and interns

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With a background in archaeology, I found it difficult to show potential employers that I was suited to working in other fields. I applied for the Kickstart HR & Recruitment Administrator role, I didn’t expect to hear back, much less secure an interview and then get the job! I quickly fell in love with Abcam's philosophy and approach, as well as the people I was working alongside. Fast-forward a few weeks, I was offered a permanent position within the HR team.  Mathew Budd Kickstart UK and now working in HR shared service
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I chose an apprenticeship over going to University because I wanted to gain a professional qualification while earning. Having the chance to work alongside other professionals in the career I wanted to go into was really motivational. Everyone wants you to succeed just as much as you do, and they are willing to help you in any way they can. I believe an apprenticeship is a great way to start a career, and you end up with more experience in a working environment than other people who chose to go a different route. Yasmin Woodfield Successful apprentice & current reward partner
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I joined Abcam as a customer service specialist but I've always wanted to work in marketing. I started volunteering for internal marketing projects, which resulted in me being well positioned when a marketing automation specialist role came up. My job involves creating, maintaining and improving email marketing campaigns, which I enjoy doing as it involves a lot of data analysis and creativity.  Alongside my new role I was able to do a Level 4 Marketing Executive Apprenticeship. I was overwhelmed to achieved a distinction in the course and I am now busy putting all the things I've learned so far into practice. Connor Banks Market automation specialist & successful level 4 marketing executive apprentice
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For the first 18 months of my career at Abcam I worked as a receptionist. I was keen to learn and progress and when I saw the Environment, Health & Safety apprenticeship role come up I was quick to apply. I had just started my apprenticeship course when COVID-19 struck. As you can imagine our team was at the forefront of the changes we had to implement to keep everyone safe and well. My team were and are amazing and I've had access to so many opportunities to put theory into practice, fantastic mentoring and feel completely supported in my learning journey.
Donna Omar Environment, health & safety apprentice
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