Internships in london

Overview

Partnering with a range of first-class companies and NGOs, our program offers comprehensive personal and professional development. We offer internships in London across all career fields.

London is a city of many faces – a hub of global business and finance, a magnet for the creative sector, and the home of many NGOs. Our London internships offer successful applicants the opportunity to develop professionally in the career field of their choice.

London is a majestic city, full of history and beauty. It is also a city of ambition, on the forefront of the globe in a variety of fields. For centuries, London has attracted the best and brightest from all over the world. An internship in London will make your resume shine.

In today’s competitive global economy, an internship in London is an invaluable addition to any resume.

Working abroad shows an independent attitude, a clear drive to succeed, and an impressive cultural sensitivity.

Why choose our internships? London offers applicants a unique opportunity to gain vital work experience and industry exposure in one of the world’s most important cities. Our internship program provides you with all of the stability and support necessary to ensure that your experience is fruitful and rewarding. Quality accommodation, all of your public transportation in London, internship mentoring, professional training resources, cultural and social events, and 24/7 local support are all included. You will develop a global network in meeting other program participants, make extensive connections in London, and later become part of our powerful alumni network.

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About London

In the 21st century London finds itself the headquarters to many of the world’s most important companies. The largest city in Europe and by far its biggest economy. A mesmerizing mix of culture, architecture, global cuisine, fashion, nightlife and business. This is a city that has it all!

Stand on Millennium Bridge at night and see the skyscrapers of the City of London, set against the backdrop of St Paul’s Cathedral. Walk the streets of Westminster where the politicians battle one another in the Houses of Parliament, just next-door from Buckingham Palace.

Explore the East End, the coolest nightlife zone in Europe, where fashion trends are set and followed the world over. This is a city where potential is realized. This is a city where individuals flourish. Apply today for an internship in London to boost your career.

ELIGIBILITY

VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR LONDON

There are many visa options for international students who are selected to take part in an internship in England.

1. Most EU students can enter with no restrictions.  Croatian applicants will need to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship and a subsequent work certificate once in the UK.

2. All other nationals can enter with a “Tier 5 Government Authorized Exchange” visa with a Certificate of Sponsorship issued by BUNAC. To enter on this visa you must:

    • Be 18 years of age or over.
    • Be currently registered as a full-time student on an undergraduate or graduate course anywhere in the world or have graduated within the last 12 months when you arrive in the UK. You will need to be able to provide an official transcript from your college/university.
    • Have a good level of English – equivalent to a score of 6.0 on the IELTS language test.
    • If you are not from an English speaking country, you be required to submit IELTS test scores of a 6.0 or higher.  Scores will be accepted from tests taken up to 2 years before your program. 
    • If you are an international student studying at an American college, you can provide evidence of your English language capabilities in a variety of forms. This will still be assessed by our compliance team, however they will be able to accept any form of evidence around this.
    • Be able to support yourself financially for the duration of your internship (US applicants must show proof of a minimum  checking/savings account balance of $1500 USD for a 30 day period, £945 for a 90 day period for other applicants).
    • The total cost of this visa process, including BUNAC sponsorship and the visa, is around $1,100 USD and is not included in the program fee.

3. Nationals of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Monaco, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong*, Republic of Korea*,  and overseas British territories can enter on a “Youth Mobility Visa” UK Border Agency Tier 5. To enter on this visa you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or over on the date that your UK visa becomes valid and under the age of 31 when you apply.
  • Have £1,890 in available maintenance (funds) when you apply. You must be able to demonstrate the funds above for the 3 previous months before the date of your visa application as the minimum requirement.
  • The total cost of the Youth Mobility visa is 235 GBP.
  • Nationals of Hong Kong and the Republic of Korea need to secure sponsorship numbers from their respective governments before applying. Eligibility is also dependent on success in a national lottery.
  • You’ll also have to pay the healthcare surcharge as part of your application. The UKVI is increasing the National Healthcare Surcharge from £150 to £300 yearly. Since this visa will last for 2 consecutive years, you will be required to pay £600 in total with the new fee policy.
  • You'll also need your tuberculosis (TB) test results if you’re from a country where you have to take the test.
  • **Please note that this visa can only be applied for once in a lifetime and will last for 2 consecutive years. Do consider all options based on your individual eligibility when deciding which visa to pursue**

If you have a criminal record or any convictions within a year before your program start date, there could be an issue with getting your visa approved. Please disclose any relevant information regarding previous convictions as soon as possible. Also, please inform us of any previous visas that you have applied for with the UKVI, as this may delay your visa process.

Please note that during visa application periods, The Intern Group does not recommend taking part in travel plans that will require your passport. During these processes, you will be without your passport for a determined amount of time and The Intern Group is not responsible for any delays that are caused to your process due to personal travel plans. Please do inform the team of any and all travel plans that require your passport prior to your trip as soon as possible.

The above information was correct on April 13, 2018. Please note that immigration and visa rules as well as processes, can and do change very frequently.

What is the age requirement?
If you have finished high school, you qualify for our programs. We have a number of participants that are on their gap year, although the majority are completing undergraduate university degrees. Our programs are also suitable for recent university graduates, MBA graduates, and even experienced professionals in career transition. The key point is this: every internship we arrange is customized for each individual accepted onto our program, and for their unique background/stage of career.
Do I need prior work experience?
No. As we are a customized internship program, our roles coincide with each person’s education level and professional experience. We have a range of program participants – from those doing their first internship to executives with extensive, impressive careers who wish to experience a new career field/destination.
Who do you accept onto the program?

Our program participants have included Harvard MBA graduates to a 17 year old on their first overseas trip. What our thousands of alumni have in common is more fundamental than any educational or professional qualification – it is an international mindset, combining a desire and ambition to further themselves with a keen curiosity to learn more about the world.

To read about how international internships are beneficial for all age groups, visit our blog article.

IMPORTANT

The above information was correct on the October 11, 2017. Please note that immigration and visa rules as well as processes, can and do change very frequently.

HOUSING

We provide you with accommodation in safe, residential areas of London that include: Canada Water, Rotherhithe and Surrey Quays.
You can choose from two accommodation options if you start your program outside summer start dates (June 18th & July 2nd).

SHARED APARTMENT

We offer private bedrooms in shared apartments.

All of the student apartments are located near to one another. The apartments are excellently located 25 minutes from Central London and are the ideal base for exploring London during your stay.

Both housing options come with bedding, WIFI and cleaning as standard. Crucially, we take great care to make sure that all our housing options are located within a reasonable commute (within 35-60 minutes is typical) to your work by bus, metro or walk.

Family Home-Stay

We provide private bedrooms in family home-stays. Living with a London family is the perfect option if you wish to perfect your English and immediately be immersed in London life and culture.

All of our families have been carefully vetted by our partner accommodation provider who have been working with many of the families for over 20 years. The vast majority are experienced in receiving international participants from all corners of the world.

HALLS OF RESIDENCE

Please note that all 18th June & 2nd July starters stay together in upgraded accommodation (a University Halls of Residence located in zone 1 in either Farringdon or Angel. Summer starters benefit from a lively group atmosphere as they live alongside all of their peers in the heart of London.) – only available during these months.

What's Included

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  • 1 Professional Internship
  • 2 Career Training
  • 3 Accommodation
  • 4 Social Events
  • 5 Cultural Immersion
  • 6 24/7 Support From Local Staff

Included in Every Program

All participants enrolled on The Intern Group programs automatically benefit from a host of unique advantages. In addition to a professional internship placement and housing, our London internship program provides you with the following:

A full array of top class professional and cultural development resources. The focus of our international internship programs is on participants’ personal and professional growth. Alongside developing the independence and cultural awareness of living and working in a new country, our program places equal emphasis on the enhancement of the skills and experience required to fulfill their career ambitions. There are 6 key components to our professional and cultural development suite.

  • Workplace skills workshop focusing on many areas including professional development and core communication skills required to succeed in any environment.
  • Intercultural competence training series to prepare you for the cultural differences that you’ll face when interning in a foreign country
  • Self assessment HR tool typically reserved for CEOs and corporate leaders
  • A bespoke career development workshop. You will take part in an intimate group session with an elite career coach designed to enhance your interview skills, personal branding and situational workplace scenario training. This is a unique experience not to be missed.
  • A wide array of training materials to ensure you have the guidance and support to maximize the benefit of your internship experience.
  • A personalized, one hour session with a professional Alumni Success Coach. Our experienced career coaches specialize in a wide variety of topics ranging from landing your dream job, to Linkedin branding and negotiating salaries. You choose from our portfolio of experts who you would like to guide you through your next steps after your international internship. *Eligible for interns interviewed after June 1st, 2017.

All your public transportation in London valid in the zones of your accommodation and workplace (typically in zones 1 and 2). We provide your with your public transportation for the first month.

A full calendar of social and cultural events! Our full-time local team in London know the city inside out and will show you the best of it! The internship program includes the following events, free of charge for all participants:

  • Afternoon Tea Service: Afternoon Tea in London is an institution. You will enjoy some of the finest tea in the world, along with exquisite pastries, at one of the most exclusive venues in the city of London.
  • London Eye and River Cruise: Spend the afternoon seeing the sights of London! First, from the famous London Eye where you will get a full 360 degree view of the city. Afterwards enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Thames with fun city facts along the way!
  • A West End Theater Night: London’s theater scene is ranked amongst the very best in the world. You will enjoy a first class evening at a top play or musical.

An active international community in London where optional meet-ups are constantly planned. At all times of the year we have large numbers of talented participants on our programs from all over the world. You will immediately become part of an international community, providing you with friends and networks to last a lifetime!

Great support from our full-time local team with local expertise, from start to finish. Our full-time team in London are all experts on the city and are incredibly proud of it – they want to show you why! They will organize your airport pick-up when you arrive in London as well as your airport drop-off at the end of your internship. The team will also provide a thorough welcome orientation to help you settle into this great city and feel at ease. During the welcome orientation you will receive a welcome package with your pre-loaded London transportation card, known as an Oyster Card, city maps and important information.

The experience

This is the London Experience.The Intern Group in London will make sure that you have all of the resources necessary for your professional development and cultural immersion. We want you to work hard but also have the time of your life. Your internship program in London includes a wide range of cultural and social events. Check out our participants in London:

Dates & Program fees

Program Fees

*Note: The cost of the program is fixed in British Pounds (GBP). The approximate equivalents in other currencies are displayed here only for your convenience.*

Duration
of Program
Standard Fees
year-round
Summer Fees
(June 16th & July 7th)
6 Weeks£3,690£4,070
8 Weeks£4,310£4,740
10 Weeks£4,750
£5,290
12 Weeks£5,340
£5,990
16 Weeks£6,690
£7,740
20 Weeks£7,990
£8,970
24 Weeks£9,220£9,990
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Program fees do not include visa fees, flights, insurance or daily food & drink.
Summer fees apply to June 18th and July 2nd starters.

Program Start Dates

Programs are available all-year-round on a rolling admission schedule with the following start dates:

2018

  • June
    2nd
  • June
    16th
  • July
    7th
  • August
    4th
  • September
    1st
  • October
    6th
  • November
    3rd
  • November
    17th
  • December
    1st

2019

  • January
    5th
  • February
    2nd
  • March
    2nd
  • April
    6th
  • May
    4th
  • June
    1st
  • June
    15th
  • August
    3rd
  • September
    7th
  • October
    5th
  • November
    2nd
  • December
    7th

Discounts

Alumni Discount – If you have already completed an internship program with us in the past, you are eligible for an Alumni Discount*.
*10% Alumni Discount for program start dates year round excluding peak season (June and July).
*5% Alumni Discount for program start dates in June and July.

Discount for Financial Aid Recipients

  • If you are a college student in the US receiving a Pell Grant, you are eligible for a 500 USD discount off any of our programs.
  • If you are a college or university student in the UK receiving a Maintenance Loan of over £8200 or a Maintenance Grant, you are eligible for a 500 USD discount off any of our programs.
  • If you are a college or university student in Australia receiving Youth Allowance, you are eligible for a 500 USD discount off any of our programs.
  • If you are a college or university student in Canada receiving the Canada Student Grant (CSG), you are eligible for a 500 USD discount off any of our programs.
  • If you are a college or university student in Hong Kong receiving the Tertiary Student Finance Scheme (TSFS) or Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students  (FASP), you are eligible for a 500 USD discount off any of our programs.

Please view our financing page for more information on funding your international internship program.

To see if you’re eligible for the London Program, please click here.

Payment Schedule

Please see our Terms & Conditions for full details.

APPLY

No application fee.
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Submit application online.
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Schedule an interview by phone or skype with our admissions team.
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Evaluation of your interview and resume/CV by our admissions team.

ENROLL

If you are accepted into the program, congratulations!
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Confirm your place in the program by making a deposit of 600 British Pounds.

Half of balance due

50% of your remaining fee is due within 30 days of enrollment. Our money-back guarantee covers you through the entire process.

remaining balance due

You will be asked to pay the remaining balance within 21 days of having your internship role confirmed.

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You are ready to start the adventure of a lifetime!

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