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Intern Abroad in London: Overview

Program at a glance

  • 9- or 12-week internship program in London, England
  • Open to college juniors and seniors
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA for students with at least 75 semester credits
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA for students with 60-74 semester credits (3.0 for all students seeking placements in finance and political science; 3.2 in psychology)
  • Program fee includes tuition, housing, meals, cultural activities, and more. Optional AIFS Flight package available.
  • The 9-week and 12-week Internship Programs are designed to provide an integrated learning experience of a high academic standard, combining classroom study and an internship placement for a total of 9 or 12 semester credits.
  • Courses offered in business, history, religious studies, sociology, and Spanish language
  • The local AIFS Resident Director and staff organize cultural activities and housing, act as a liaison between students and the university, and are available 24/7 in case of emergencies
  • Transcripts issued by Richmond, the American International University in London

Application Procedure

Students complete the application for summer programs and the special application for the internship program which can be downloaded from the student portal. The quality and depth of the answers contribute to placement possibilities.

Students must meet normal criteria for admission to Richmond and have:

  • at least 60 semester credits as of May 2015 and be enrolled in a full-time degree program
  • a minimum 2.75 GPA for students with 75 or more semester credits; a minimum 3.0 GPA for students with between 60 and 74 semester credits (3.0 for all students seeking a place in finance or political science; 3.2 for psychology)
  • a thoroughly and thoughtfully completed internship application, which is assessed and forms part of your portfolio, as well as the completed summer application
  • some work experience, paid or unpaid, during the previous two years
  • 2 strong letters of academic reference from a former professor/advisor
  • an essay describing what you are looking to achieve from your study abroad experience and how it will shape your future

Completed applications must be received no later than March 1.


All students applying for an internship program in the U.K. are required to obtain a student visa before departure. Students should visit the British Embassy at the U.S. web page http://ukinusa.fco.gov.uk/en/visiting-uk/visas/ to find further information on what they will need to submit to the consulate in order to obtain a British student visa.

In order to receive the necessary documents to apply for your visa, you must be accepted and your final payment must be received by the payment deadline of April 1.

A list of required application materials will be mailed to your permanent home address as well as posted on the student portal at www.aifsabroad.com/login.

Application and Scholarship Deadlines

AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships available! The scholarship deadline is March 1.

Meet Your Admissions Officer

Admissions Officer

Rebecca Rankin

1 High Ridge Park
Stamford, CT 06905

Phone: (800) 727-2437 ext. 5077
Email: rrankin@aifs.com

My interest in international and cultural education began when I was an undergraduate at Pace University in New York. As a research assistant, my work focused on ethnicity, race, gender and culture, as well as local environmental issues. I continued to pursue my interests in cultural education by studying abroad with AIFS during my junior year in London, England. I loved the experience so much that I decided to finish my degree in England and I graduated from Richmond, The American International University in London with a bachelor's degree. After graduating, I began my professional career in international education as an Admissions Officer with AIFS in November 2006. In 2012, I received my master's degree from Fordham University in New York, New York.

Your Admissions Officer is available to guide you through the admissions process and answer any questions you have about studying abroad on this program.

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