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Full Time Internship | London

England | Optional Credit Available | Summer 2023
London, England

Overview

With rich history, iconic architecture, one-of-a-kind markets, and so much more– London is one of the most diverse and multicultural hubs in all of Europe. It’s the perfect city for people who enjoy limitless options of things to do and places to go.

No matter what you’re interested in, London has almost any sort of career field on demand for an internship. As a global center of finance, fashion, hospitality, marketing, and media, London has some of our best placements overall. Internships in the UK range between 8 to 12 weeks and take place in the summer, fall, and spring.

With easy access to the rest of Europe, there will always be something for you to do and see during your internship in “The Big Smoke”. Many of our interns become so enamored with the city that they end up returning after their program ends to study or work!

With Global Experiences, you’ll have everything you need to have a life-changing adventure and gain valuable professional experience. Early applications are encouraged, because Internships in London are one of our most popular program requests.

What’s Included

The AIFS Abroad inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site, and upon-return services to help interns make the most of their time abroad.

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  • Guaranteed Internship Placement

    Once accepted into program we guarantee an internship in one of your approved career fields

  • Global Career Readiness Program

    Connecting academic goals to professional experiences

  • Housing

    Student Residence

  • Excursions

    Day trip to Hever Castle

  • Cultural & Social Activities

    A wide range of AIFS-organized cultural activities and social events to enrich your experience

  • On-Site Location Coordinator

    To help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program

  • Green Initiative

  • Health & Safety

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance

  • Personal/Professional Development

    Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network

Additional Options & Opportunities

  • Flight Package

    Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways

    Airport transfers to and from accommodation

  • Credit

    Credit can be obtained through our School of Record, Fairfield University

    Earn up to 6 credits during the summer, and up to 12 during the semester

    Some universities require credit to be earned, and we cannot change a universities requirement

Program Details: Full Time Internship | London Multiple Career Fields

Dates

June 10, 2023August 5, 2023

Term

Summer

Application Deadlines

March 1, 2023

Inclusive Fees

$9,490

Eligibility

Open to

Minimum of GPA

Additional requirements may vary by course selection. See Academic section below.

Visa Requirements

A visa may be required for this program. Please contact your advisor or log into your portal for more information.

Global Themes

  • Arts, Culture & Creative Industries
  • Business, Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship
  • Education & Social Services
  • Global Peace, International Security & Human Rights
  • Global Public Health & Psychology
  • Global Sustainability
  • Language, History & Culture
  • Social & Criminal Justice
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Internship Opportunities

AIFS Abroad offers a unique global educational experience for interns on this program, with the following academic options available:

The Global Experiences Enrollment Team reviews application materials, which are a combination of relevant work experience, college or university level course work, and an assessment of maturity and readiness for working in a professional setting. After a participant has been accepted, we guarantee an internship placement. 

Our team works with applicants 1:1 to gain a better understanding of the skills you will bring to your team, talents you want to grow, and expectations you have of your experience. By working individually with each intern, we can assess academic knowledge, career goals, language proficiency, and overall expectations for your time in London, in order to place you in a dynamic work environment.

Once a match is found, all interns will interview by phone or Zoom with your manager before the placement is offered and confirmed. When you arrive in London, Location Coordinators will be there to help you start your internship and support you with on-site check-ins and coaching to make the most of your internship placement. 

Global Experiences has 20+ years of history matching talented interns with top tier international companies. Our placement team is dedicated to finding the right employers for our interns in a variety of career fields. Below are some of our top fields for Internships in London, but are not limited to these:

  • Advertising/Marketing/PR
  • Architecture
  • Art/Gallery
  • Business
  • Event Planning
  • Fashion Business
  • Fashion Design
  • Film & Theater 
  • Graphic Design
  • Hospitality
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Sports
  • Video Production

Global Experiences provides an award-winning Global Career Readiness Program which combines assessments, career coaching, and experiential learning to connect students academic knowledge with their professional ambitions. The Strengths-based approach focuses on interns meeting their potential and thriving in their future careers. 

Core Components Include

  • CliftonStrengthsFinder® Assessment
  • On-on-One Career Strengths Coaching
  • Goal Setting and Career Planning
  • Interview preparation
  • On-Site Career Seminars and Networking Events
  • Leadership Training and Recruitment Opportunities
  • Summer, up to 12 Credits
  • Semester, up to 12 Credits

Adding credit can allow students to access existing financial aid options and gain credit towards graduation for many majors. This is suitable for students who attend a university that does not offer credit for internships. Some universities will require credit and we cannot change university requirements. For more information please discuss your situation with your program consultant at time of application.

Credit will be obtained through our School of Record, Fairfield University. 

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A group of interns in London.

Living Abroad

AIFS Abroad provides excellent accommodations, activities, resources, and staff to help interns learn about and integrate into your host community.

Apartment

  • Single room
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Desk
  • Kitchenette
  • 24/7 Security

Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in London.

Population 

London has a diverse range of peoples and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries. London had topped 9 million people in 2020, making it the most populous municipality in the European Union.  

Culture 

London is home to numerous museums, galleries, libraries, sporting events, and other cultural institutions, including the British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Modern, British Library, and 40 West End theaters. 

Transportation

London’s transportation system is also renowned, and the London Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world. 

Shaania is Global Experiences’ London Placement Coordinator. Born and raised in London, Shaania is an expert in guiding and helping interns– from settling in their new city to finding all of the best spots that may have otherwise been missed! She enjoys exploring new cities, spending time with her dog, and cheering on her favorite team, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

In addition to day trips and excursions, a cultural calendar of weekly activities and social events is included in your program fee. These activities will include both typical tourist sites and attractions and lesser known visits which take advantage of the expert knowledge of our local AIFS Abroad staff and give you a more authentic and insightful view of life in England. Typical activities, tours and visits include:

  • Guided tour of West End Historic Shopping walk
  • Best London Fleamarkets Trip
  • Hastings Seaside Day Trip
  • Visit to Hever Castle
  • River Thames Boat Trip
  • Kenwood House & Hampstead Day Trip

You may be asked to pay a small supplementary fee for some events.

Excursions

This program offers a range of day trips and excursions that will take you outside London and deepen your social, historical, and cultural understanding of England. Previous excursions have included:

Stone pillars in Stonehenge.

Stonehenge & Bath

You’ll visit the prehistoric monument that is one of the world’s greatest mysteries with countless theories about its origins. Then, you’ll be able to see the natural thermal hot springs built by the Romans 2,000 years ago. The city of Bath is also great for shopping, museums, and sight-seeing.

  • Wiltshire & Bath
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
Hastings Seaside.

Hastings Seaside

Famous for the Battle of Hastings in 1066, this charming seaside town boasts rich history, beautiful pebble beaches, great food, a newly renovated pier, and lots of shops to visit.

  • Hastings
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
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A group of happy students at a carnival.
A view of Prague.

Social identity & access

One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

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Dates & Deadlines

Details

  • Early Application Deadline*
    December 1, 2022
  • Application Deadline**
    March 1, 2023
  • Deposit Deadline
    April 1, 2023
  • Scholarship Deadline
    April 1, 2023
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    June 9, 2023
  • Program Begins
    June 10, 2023
  • Program Ends
    August 5, 2023
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    August 5, 2023
  • * We encourage applicants to apply by this date for a better chance of acceptance into their preferred career fields.
  • ** Deposits are due within 10 days of acceptance.
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.

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Ready to intern in London?

For more dates or questions, contact your program consultant:
(203) 399-5163 or email: intern@aifsabroad.com

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Ready to Study Abroad in London?

For more dates or questions, contact your program consultant:
(203) 399-5163 or email: studyabroad@aifs.com