Published on August 3, 2015
Take your year to grow in one of the world's most multicultural city! Gap Year internships in London allow a young person to earn professional experience in a field that interests them while also living an unforgettable adventure abroad. During their time in London, interns will develop an appreciation for the city's rich history and cultural diversity. During their work days, interns will learn about international office culture, taking on important professional roles at their internships in London. An internship abroad will teach a young professional about their future career and shape them with international experience that will give them a lifelong multicultural perspective.
Interning in London is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Gap Year students to explore a foreign country and boost their resume. A competitive, global city, London is rich with opportunities for young professionals interested in gaining unique, valuable work experience. An internship in London offers a Gap Year student the chance to develop professionally and personally, living in a foreign city full of top professionals and thousands of cultural events and spaces.
The Intern Group provides highly competitive internships in several different career fields. Fashion interns have been able to rub elbows with important journalists and designers at London's Fashion Week. Former Intern Group interns have even enjoyed the unforgettable opportunity to work at the Olympics.
About her PR and Marketing internship in London, Robin said, “One of the highlights of my internship has been attending the events that my PR firm puts on. We do a lot of events with celebrities and brand launches and they’re all so much fun. I’ve really enjoyed my time in London and I hope to return and work here one day.”
Living in London
It's simply impossible to be bored in London. The large, vibrant city is a global cultural center and home to some of the most celebrated architecture in the world. During their stay in London, Intern Group interns live in pleasant accommodations in safe, residential areas of London like Canada Water, Rotherhithe and Surrey Quays. Interns can choose to either live in private bedrooms in high quality shared apartment accommodations or to stay with a local family, in order to live the full immersion experience.
A city of diversity and culture
People from all corners of the world call London home. In fact, more languages are spoken in London than any other city in the world. In addition to its rich diversity, London also hosts multitudes of cultural events every year, including over 17,000 music performances and more than 250 festivals. One of London's most festivals is the Notting Hill Carnival, which remains Europe's biggest street festival. Live comedy fans are also sure to find the best comics performing in London - the city is known to book the the funniest acts in the world.
London’s theatre scene is of particular notoriety. Some of the most celebrated performances in the world have occurred at the West End, an area in the central part of the city. These large, mainstream professional shows in London are staged in a part of the area called “Theatreland”. Some of the West End’s longest-running shows include The Mousetrap, Les Misérables and Phantom of the Opera. The West End also includes several iconic public squares and circuses, notable streets and districts.
London is full of good eats, with over 65 Michelin-starred restaurants in the city. For a deliciously elegant afternoon tea, check out Claridge's Afternoon Tea for a wide array of tasty teas, pastries, sandwiches, scones and more. For a taste of London tradition, try the dining establishment Rules, the oldest restaurant in the city. Established in 1798, the joint serves classic British food like game, pies and puddings. In a similar vein, the restaurant Dinner offers plates that were created as a modern reflection of traditional British recipes.
Buckingham Palace is one of the most iconic structures in London. The palace originated as a townhouse for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703 and is now home to much of the royal family. The palace has 830,000 square feet of floor space. The Palace of Westminster is home of both houses of the UK Parliament, the House of Commons and the House of Lords. However, Westminster was first built in the eleventh century and was home to the Kings of England up until 1512, when a fire caused severe damage to the structure. Tours of the historic palace are available to overseas visitors.
St. Paul’s Cathedral is another classic London treasure. The Anglican cathedral is the mother church of the London Diocese. The original church dates back to AD 604. The current structure was built in the late 17th century and sits atop the Ludgate Hill, London’s highest point. Interns can check out the English Baroque style and iconic dome with a guided tour.
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