Published on October 28, 2014

Design Internships in London

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Are you interested in a creative career in fields such as advertising, product design, or graphic design? For those with an artistic eye and creative tendencies, London is the ideal location to pursue a design internship. As I mentioned in my post on Fashion in London, London is the ideal internship location for those who seek real-life experience, international connections, and cultural inspiration. In addition to the many opportunities available in London for fashion gurus, London is also an amazing city for others who are pursuing a career in design-- graphic design, interior design, product design, and more. Below, I review a few of the many design internship opportunities available in London:

Graphic design

With the worldwide accessibility of technology, achieving a career in graphic design is now more competitive than ever. Obtaining real-life experience is essential in order to create a personal portfolio and jumpstart your career. London is an amazing city in which to pursue graphic design, as creative agencies like Wani Creative and New Future Graphic abound. Additionally, immersion in the creative community of London, with its myriad of art-focused events and academic opportunities through universities such as University of the Arts London, is sure to spark inspiration for your graphic design projects.

Interior design

In order to achieve prominence in a career in interior design, it is important to gain experience in a world capital. London is the ideal choice, with its Western European architectural design and classic decorating style! The vast array of interior design opportunities available in London was demonstrated in one Telegraph article, in which the best 20 interior designers in Britain were listed. Top interior design opportunities in London include high-end London residential design, celebrity interior design, vintage furniture, and source antiques. If you want to jumpstart your interior design career, the internship opportunities available in London are unbeatable.

Product design

If your creative interests fall in the realm of industrial design and product design, London is an amazing location in which to seek an internship. With internationally-renowned companies like Curventa and PDD based in London, there are outstanding opportunities to get design experience and develop your sense of innovation. Participating in a product design internship in London is sure to propel your creative career, while offering all the cultural benefits of living in a top international city.

No matter what type of design you hope to pursue, there are international internship opportunities available for you in London. Previous program participants with The Intern Group have interned with magazines, fashion companies, marketing companies, art and photography galleries, and more. Depending on your preferences for your internship role, we work hard to place you in a design internship that will utilize your past experience and allow you to develop your creative interests in an international context. Apply today!

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The author
John Monahan
Before joining The Intern Group in 2014, John held senior positions in the investment operations field, including Senior Manager for Investment Application Services at Liberty Mutual (one of the USA’s largest insurance companies), and AVP at Bank of New York-Mellon. John holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from Harvard University with a field of study in Economics, which he earned while working full-time. A travel enthusiast, John has visited over 30 countries, and believes deeply in the value of international experiences as a lever for educational, professional, and personal growth.

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