Internships in london


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.

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.



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

*Tier 5 Government Authorized Exchange

  • Most EU Passport holders can enter the UK and take part in our program with no restrictions.  Croatian applicants will need to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship and a subsequent work certificate once in the UK.
  • All other nationals will need to enter the UK with a “Tier 5 Government Authorized Exchange Visa” with sponsorship from BUNAC.  Below you will see the requirements for sponsorship:
    • You must be 18 years of age or over.
    • You must be a full time degree level student or recent graduate (within the last 12 months at the start of your internship). Online students are not eligible.
    • You must hold nationality outside of the EEA.
    • If not applying from your home country, you must have a valid visa proving your residence in the country you are applying from and this must be at least 6 months in total duration.

You will need to be able to present the following documents in order to secure a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) from BUNAC:

    • Resume
    • Official Transcripts proving your full time academic status
    • Valid IELTS scores of 6 or higher taken within the past two years. (This is only required for those whose passport is issued by a country where English is not the primary and official language.  No other test scores will be accepted, only IELTS)
    • Insurance Coverage that includes:
      • Minimum Medical Payout of $500,000 USD or national equivalent
      • Repatriation of Mortal Remains
      • International Coverage
    • Valid passport with signature and at least three empty pages back to back.  The expiration date must also be at least 6 months after you arrive in the UK.
    • A reference from someone who has known you in either an academic or professional capacity for at least 6 months.
    • Proof of Support Funds only shown in either a checking or savings account:
      • US applicants must show $1,500 maintained for 30 days
      • Non-US applicants must show £945 maintained for 90 days

Visa fees are not included in the program. Registration with BUNAC will cost $775 USD. The subsequent Tier 5 GAE visa will cost £244 (approximately $320 USD).  The total cost for the visa is around $1,200 USD and is the intern’s responsibility to cover.


*Tier 5 Youth Mobility
The Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa is open to nationals of Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, and Taiwan*. In order to qualify for 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 from a single date within 31 days of the date of your visa application as the minimum requirement.
  • You’ll also have to pay the healthcare surcharge as part of your application. The UKVI has increased this charge 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 check here to see if you require TB test results.

Please note that some nationalities require a Certificate of Sponsorship from their national governments. Please check with your local British Consulate to see if you'll need to apply for Sponsorship first.

Visa fees are not included in the program. The application for the Youth Mobility Visa will cost £244.  You will also need to pay £600 for the National Healthcare Surcharge.  In total, this visa will cost £844 in total and is the responsibility of the intern to cover.

*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.

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.


The above information was correct on the April 30, 2019. Please note that immigration and visa rules as well as processes, can and do change very frequently.


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 15th & July 6th).


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.


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

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 once you complete the program. 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.

Public transportation in London valid in the zones of your accommodation and workplace (typically in zones 1 and 2) during your 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.


Traveling abroad for your internship is a big step.  The Intern Group partners with Talkspace to provide all our participants with fully anonymous access to a licensed online therapist for up to 3 months.  This ensures you'll always have someone to talk to when adjusting to life in your new city.

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.*

of Program
Standard Fees
Summer Fees
(June 6th)
Summer Fees
(June 20th & July 4th)
6 Weeks£4,430£4,740£5,120
8 Weeks£5,220£5,580£6,030
10 Weeks£5,740£6,140£6,740
12 Weeks£6,590£7,050£7,750
16 Weeks£8,390£8,980£10,190
20 Weeks£10,020£10,720£11,750
24 Weeks£11,560£12,370£13,050
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Program fees do not include visa fees, flights, insurance or daily food & drink.

Program Start Dates

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


  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December


  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December


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.


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


If you are accepted into the program, congratulations!
Confirm your place in the program by making a non-refundable 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.

pack your bags

You are ready to start the adventure of a lifetime!