Each year, Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics offers summer vacation projects. These projects are open to students from any University but candidates must have an existing right to work in the UK.

Students will work with a supervisor in the Department, usually a research fellow or a faculty member (a list of projects offered this year is below), on a self-contained research project. Students are encouraged to take part in the Department’s life, joining researchers for coffee breaks, discussions and seminars.

The projects will typically run for 8 weeks, beginning on or around 1 July. The duration may be adjusted to be shorter or longer, or to accommodate summer travel.  The projects are usually full-time but hours can be discussed with your supervisor. Students are paid slightly above the Oxford Living Wage (£12.49 per hour).

AOPP summer vacation projects:

All projects have been filled.


Summer Research Experience Placements (REPS) are available via the NERC DTP in Environmental Research. These are mini projects of 6-10 weeks that are undertaken in departments within a research group and with supervision of a senior academic. Further information can be found on the NERC DTP webpages.

Applications for the Summer Research Experience Placements (REPS) will open shortly.


For 2024, Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics is offering 3 UNIQ+ Research Internships. UNIQ+ Research Internships are designed to provide students from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds who are ordinarily resident in the UK with the opportunity to experience postgraduate study. During the seven-week programme, which will run from Monday 1 July to Friday 16 August 2024, you will undertake a research project, attend training skills and information sessions, and have the opportunity to take part in events. Further information can be found on the UNIQ+ webpages.

Applications for the UNIQ+ Projects for 2024 are now closed.