Location
Multiple Locations +3
  • England
    • London
    • Manchester
    • Oxford
    • Bristol
    • Brighton
    • Liverpool
  • Scotland
    • Edinburgh
    • Edinburgh
    • Glasgow
  • Northern Ireland
    • Belfast
    • Belfast
Length
4 to 52 weeks
Industry
Accounting Advertising Archaeology Architecture Art History Business Communications Computer Science Conservation and Preservation Criminal Justice Design Economics Education Engineering Fashion Design Finance History International Business International Relations Journalism Marketing Media Relations Performing Arts Psychology Technology +15

Program Details

Timeframe
Academic Year Summer Year Round
Housing
Apartment Host Family
Language
English
Weekly Hours
25
Age Min.
18

Pricing

Starting Price
1539
Price Details
After securing an internship in the UK, BUNAC will provide the required sponsorship for the Tier 5 Work Visa, and detailed visa instructions with the option to utilize our Visa Agent. Our dedicated team will be there to assist every step of the way. BUNAC also has options for tours, accommodation, SIM cards and international insurance.
What's Included (Extra)

Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) required for Temporary Work GAE visa
Guidance on applying for visa
Placement offer and UK employer vetting
Support with essentials (accommodation, insurance, etc.)
Monthly check-ins with our UK team
Optional placement support and access to Job Hub

What's Not Included
Accommodation Airfare Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
What's Not Included (Extra)

- Employer site visit (if required)
- Immigration Health Surcharge (for internships 6+ months).

Mar 28, 2024
Nov 13, 2023
79 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Searching for a UK internship for summer ‘24? We currently have paid & voluntary London-based internships available in Marketing, Fashion, Architecture, Artist Management, Finance and more.

Why intern in the UK
Spend your summer, semester abroad or year after college interning in the UK. Get hands-on experience in your academic field, learn from industry professionals, and grow your global network while living in one of the most historic and multicultural places in the world.

About Intern in Britain
The difference between us and other intern organisations? We’re the sponsor - BUNAC is one of the largest A-rated sponsors for the UK’s Temporary Work Government Authorised Exchange program. We provide sponsorship - and the option to find your internship on our Job Hub.

PS: Our team is all about showcasing authentic adventures of working and travelling abroad, so are always on the lookout for brand ambassadors, collaborators, and content creators. Reach out for more info!

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Program Highlights

  • Intern in most fields anywhere in the UK. We’ve sponsored past students to intern at Manchester Utd, Christies, The British Museum, House of Commons and more.
  • If you have an internship, BUNAC can provide your sponsorship – vetting your placement, host employer and training plan to ensure it meet UK government requirements.
  • If you don’t have an internship, search and interview for paid and voluntary placements on our Job Hub – with positions in Marketing, Finance, Architecture, PR and more.
  • Whether you’re applying from your home country or you’re an overseas student already in the UK, we can sponsor students and recent grads of all nationalities for 1-12 months.

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BUNAC provides visa sponsorship and placement support, giving you access to the BUNAC Job Hub with internship listings.

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We provide the visa sponsorship, you provide the internship.

Program Reviews

4.70 Rating
based on 10 reviews
  • 5 rating 70%
  • 4 rating 30%
  • 3 rating 0%
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  • Growth 4.9
  • Support 4.6
  • Fun 4.5
  • Housing 4.2
  • Safety 5
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Constantin
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Kickstart into professional life

Interning in London has been quite the ride. Sorting the visa was surprisingly painless, and the orientation tips were a practical intro to the city grind.

The internship itself brought real challenges, and the mentorship was a game-changer. Living in London was definitely the adventure I'd hoped for!

Weekends were a mix of uncovering local gems and hitting up cultural events. The social scene was a highlight. The diversity made it interesting, and the organized events made connecting easy.

For anyone eyeing London, my advice: go for it. It's been a solid stint in my professional journey.

Pros
  • Great general support when starting in a new country, a new city and finally a new job
Cons
  • A bit expensive
24 people found this review helpful.
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Jonathan
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

BUNAC: My Gateway to Professional and Personal Transformation in London

As I set foot in London, embarking on my role as a Data Scientist intern, I found myself at the epicenter of my aspirations. And this was thanks to BUNAC who emerged as the guiding light in this maze, providing unwavering support and the crucial sponsorship certificate, easing the burden of obtaining my work visa.

Thank you, BUNAC, for not just providing a program but for being the catalyst for an emotional and professional journey that has forever altered my perspective and future aspirations.

Pros
  • BUNAC's unwavering support made navigating the complex visa process a manageable journey, turning my dream of interning in London into a tangible reality.
  • The guidance provided by BUNAC was invaluable in securing the crucial sponsorship certificate, streamlining the often burdensome task of obtaining a work visa.
  • The program's ability to transform a daunting process into an enriching and fulfilling journey in the bustling financial world of London stands as a testament to BUNAC's exceptional support and guidance.
23 people found this review helpful.
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Georgina
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best program to help you through the first steps!

I had found my own internship placement, but needed a sponsor certificate to get my work VISA sorted. It was so difficult to do through my internship placement, but this service from BUNAC was really easy and helpful.

BUNAC has been amazing; always quick to pick up when I called with questions, staff was amazing and really helpful, clear instructions on the website and everything turned out easy at the end. The price of the service was a bit expensive, but it was definitely worth the money at the end!

Thank you!

Pros
  • Amazing staff
  • Easy steps on the website
  • Clear instructions overall
Cons
  • The price was a bit on the expensive side, but worth it in the end.
25 people found this review helpful.
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Alican
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Dream Programme

This experience was a dream for me. Because it is nearly impossible to have an internship experience in UK and especially in London. The words are not enough to describe London. London is one of the most imporant centres in the World in terms of work environment and the city's atmosphere. It is a leading city in the world. Since the beginning of my internship, I met with many people from different countries. The atmosphere is fantastic and it is even more cosmopolitan than any city in the world. The work environment contributes me in terms of discipline, vision and work experience. It is a great programme for everyone, because it has professional experience, a wonderful London experience, strong network and future opportunities.

124 people found this review helpful.
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Kristen
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

USA Sales and Marketing Intern

The BUNAC was extremely helpful in providing expert advice on my intern in Britain programmed! I cannot give them enough praise, the Arizona team made it very easy to help me out throughout the entire Visa process, I think I called them everyday with questions! The London team really helped me out once I arrived and provided the assistance I needed throughout the internship. I would highly recommend BUNAC as they allow recent graduates the opportunity to come to the UK to gain international work experience which has been invaluable to me and a fantastic experience.

Thank you BUNAC!

What would you improve about this program?
If a company has bad reviews, mention it to your applicants before hand to ensure they end up in the best possible internship and share any reviews about companies you are previously aware of.
123 people found this review helpful.
Trent
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Grosvenor farm internship

After graduating from college in the states, i wanted to travel to the United Kingdom to experience agriculture and learn ways that it is performed on a global scale. the farm that i worked on was leading the country in technology, and science on how to make milk safe and efficiently. The only problem i found after receiving the opportunity was figuring out how to get over to the country and work-study legally. Bunac was great in making that happen. I talked to a woman named Rebecca, which got me all figured out on my side, as well as my boss David.

Working in England on a farm, producing milk and learning different culture was truly extraordinary. i met up with a bunch of people in what was called a young farmers club which was exactly what was stated in the title. A bunch of young farmers. David runs a very impressive farm, which i would recommend the experience to anyone that was interesting in progressive agriculture.

115 people found this review helpful.
David
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

BUNAC helped changed my life!

I was fortunate enough to receive BUNAC's scholarship in 2016. I was immediately thrilled at the potential of interning in Britain because I had studied there just the year before as part of a study abroad program, and I had been actively seeking opportunities to return.

I received the scholarship around August 2016 and then I had to decide if I would search for the placement company on my own or use one of their partner placement companies. I decided to independently seek a placement which took much longer than I anticipated but it ultimately worked out better than I could have imagined. Once securing placement, the BUNAC team was incredibly supportive through the Visa process and the weeks leading up to my UK arrival. I will admit that the idea of moving overseas again without the support of a full school system (as I had the year before) did make me nervous at first, but the BUNAC team was very responsive to e-mails and even facilitated a few phone calls when I requested them to clarify many details.

I ended up in London for a company that I had interned at before while in the US. I was in London from March through June of this year (2017) and had the time of my life. I made incredible friends in and outside of work and the city itself was absolutely overflowing with exciting things to do and see. Upon arriving, I reached out to the BUNAC team to notify them of my arrival and smooth transition and they were very excited for me. I was even able to meet the people who made this experience possible for me when we met at a pub local to their office in the city.

I write this review one month after my return and I am preparing to return to London as the company has agreed to hire me as a full time employee in London. This was all made possible with the support of BUNAC's scholarship and the phenomenal team that were willing to work with me in my aspirations. Thank you so so much for the opportunity. I would definitely recommend reaching out and making the most out of your experience.

What would you improve about this program?
If possible (I'm not sure how many program folks there are at a time) it would be cool to have regular meet ups for the BUNAC interns to hear what everyone is doing. I know when I first went out there, I was eager to meet people and did want to meet other foreigners who were going through a similar experience. Could be nice to have a meet up every few months.
120 people found this review helpful.
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Sarah
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Interning in London

My experience thus far with BUNAC has been very good! They helped me prepare for my internship abroad very easily, and I felt even over-prepared. Requirements and deadlines were made very clear, and it was always easy to find the information that I needed. Getting all of my documents together and sent out was easy with all the instruction they provided, and I got my Visa in plenty of time. Very pleased.

What would you improve about this program?
My company is not the best. I think they have gotten bad reviews before, so I'm not sure why they're still an option.
126 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Hi! Thank you for your interest in our Intern in Britain program. You are able to apply up to 3 months before you wish to depart for the UK. The application process can take up to 8 weeks so we always suggest applying with us once you have an internship secured!

The age limit is 18 I think. The students must have completed at least one semester of college so high school students cannot apply for this visa.

Thanks Carly. Our most up to date costs can be found here: https://www.bunac.org/usa/intern-abroad/professional/britai… The program fee is currently $755. Participants will also need to purchase their visa (£230, paid direct to the UK Government), insurance and their flight to/from the UK.