Location
  • England
    • London
Length
8 to 12 weeks
Industry
Accounting Advertising Architecture Art History Arts Business Communications Computer Science Culinary Arts Design Economics Education Engineering Fashion Design Finance Hospitality International Business International Relations Journalism Marketing Media Relations Music Performing Arts Psychology Tourism +15
General grants/scholarships, BIPOC funding
Health & Safety

Program Details

Compensation
Non-Monetary Benefits
Timeframe
Fall Spring Summer
Housing
Apartment
Language
English
Weekly Hours
40
Age Min.
18

Pricing

Price Details
The program fee includes: Guaranteed internship, centralized housing in London, social events & excursions, medical/travel insurance, and personalized support before and during the internship.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities SIM cards
What's Not Included
Airfare Meals
Feb 21, 2024
May 14, 2024
331 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

An international internship in London gives you an amazing opportunity to live and work in a fascinating global city. London is one of the most culturally, socially, and professionally diverse cities in the entire world. The booming metropolis is home to thousands of professions ranging from business, marketing, fashion, international law, and everything in-between.

London is the ideal place for young professionals and students looking to enhance their resumes with international work experience all while learning about different cultures. In London, you’ll be kept busy with your internship while also being part of social events and excursions. AIFS Abroad is dedicated to making your London internship an experience you’ll never forget.

Please note, the price of tuition covers a guaranteed internship, housing, social events, our career development program, 24/7 staff support, health and travel insurance, and much more. Scholarships and academic credit also available.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

At AIFS Abroad, we want to support all participants in their study/internship abroad journey, inclusive of gender, race, religion, age, physical ability, or sexual orientation. Everyone has a complex identity, and faith, spirituality, and religion are important factors when deciding on a program location.

LGBTQIA+ Support

At AIFS Abroad, we want to support all participants in their study/internship abroad journey, inclusive of gender, race, religion, age, physical ability, or sexual orientation. Everyone has a complex identity, and faith, spirituality, and religion are important factors when deciding on a program location.

Accessibility Support

Everyone’s experience is unique. We recognize the location you choose can have an impact on your sense of belonging. We encourage you to use the information below as you review your options to select the program and location that will be the best choice for you. If you do not hold the identities that are amplified here, this information is still a great resource for you as well. It will give you a better understanding of those who have this identity.

Impact

Sustainability

In response to the overwhelming global climate crisis, AIFS Abroad is pleased to make Sustainability a key priority when considering organizational, operational, and programming decisions. We understand that the only way to effectively combat this crisis and mitigate the effects of climate change is to drastically reduce our environmental impact. Therefore, AIFS Abroad has committed to reaching carbon neutrality by the year 2025. AIFS Abroad is proud to announce we have signed the CANIE Accord, becoming the first US provider to make this commitment.

Program Highlights

  • Guaranteed Internship: As part of the AIFS Abroad program you are guaranteed an internship in your host city. We do our best to tailor your internship to match your background and future goals.
  • Personalized Attention: We want this experience to be as fulfilling as possible. From the first phone call, we support you and give you all the resources you need to make sure your internship is a success.
  • Centralized Housing: You’ll be living in accommodations centrally located in London with other AIFS Abroad interns. Your accommodations will have access to public transportation, ensuring its easy to get to and from your internship.
  • Professional Development: Through one-on-one coaching and webinars, we assist you in improving your professional documents, prepare you for an interview with potential employers, establish internship goals, and discuss your strengths.
  • On-Site Staff and Social Events: Our Location Coordinator lives in London year-round and provides you with an insider's glimpse of the city. The LC is there to provide 24/7 emergency support and takes all interns on a range of social events.

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Program Reviews

4.75 Rating
based on 145 reviews
  • 5 rating 81.38%
  • 4 rating 15.86%
  • 3 rating 0.69%
  • 2 rating 0.69%
  • 1 rating 1.38%
  • Growth 4.8
  • Support 4.7
  • Fun 4.65
  • Housing 4.25
  • Safety 4.85
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Katelyn
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

AIFS London

I had an amazing time during the AIFS internship program in London! I felt I gained valuable experience not just through my internship, but also by living in a foreign city. There are endless things to do and see in London, and the transport system makes it easy to get almost anywhere in and around the city. As part of the AIFS program, we also had organized events such as day trips, nice dinners, and musicals just to name a few. We had access to tons of resources and I always felt cared for/supported by the London AIFS staff. I would highly recommend this program to anyone who wants to live and work abroad!

13 people found this review helpful.
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Maxwell
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

London with AFIS

My time during AIFS's internship program in London was an unbelievable experience and one that I will never forget. London was a busy city with so many places to see and things to and do. Big shoutout to Gregg in London, who was an amazing tour guide and a great advisor to have along the way. He recommended us to many beautiful markets, delicious bakeries and several pubs as well as many other events and places to visit. Overall this trip was an incredible experience, and I look forward to visiting London again!!

Pros
  • Gregg!! He was a great resource to have on the ground.
  • Location of housing accommodation
  • Transportation
Cons
  • Housing accommodations
  • Commute to internship
  • Internship seemed to be more entry level than expected.
68 people found this review helpful.
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G
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing!

I had an amazing experience here! I was able to work with a brand I loved and create 3 different collaborative collections throughout the duration of my internship. Being in a a new country, allowed me to get to know myself more, and taught me how to navigate the world from a new view. I came back to Los Angeles with a new set of skills, and so many fun stories to share. I would move back to London in an instant and recommend for everyone to go once in their life. I formed long lasting connections with my colleges and would recommend for everyone to go abroad and see what else the world has to offer❤️

73 people found this review helpful.
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Jack
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

London. Go for it.

My time during AIFS's internship program in London was an unbelievable experience and one that I will never forget. Since starting College back in 2019, I'd always wanted to experience studying and/or interning abroad, so after graduating in May of this year, I decided to end this period of my life with this internship in London. London turned out to be the perfect spot for me: relative ease with culture change (as you don't have to deal with language barriers), experience living in a major city, an abundance of things to do and sights to see, and an amazing staff from AIFS who made the experience even better as they showed us around the city, helped with any questions or concerns, and genuinely cared about our well-being in our time there.

This program sparked a huge growth in my personal development and future career goals as at the conclusion of my time, my internship placement offered me a full-time position. The past me would've thought this was never possible, but it looks like I'll be living and working in London for the start of my life after graduation.

If you're on the edge about participating in this program, just go for it. Yes, not every day is going to be glamorous and dreamlike, but you will come out the other side with a life-changing experience under your belt. I've found the big-city living life of London to be the perfect abroad experience, and I don't doubt you'd end up feeling the same.

Pros
  • Extremely helpful on-site staff
  • Endless places to visit/things to do in or outside the city.
  • Growth in professional and personal skills
Cons
  • London isn't a cheap city thats for sure
  • No A/C in many places but thats just Europe for you.
72 people found this review helpful.
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Sydni
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Law in London!

I absolutely loved my experience with this program + London!! The interview process was very smooth, and I felt that AIFS assisted me in every way I needed. My internship placement was absolutely perfect! I made great connections and got amazing legal experience that will translate back to the States to my law school applications. London is an amazing city, and all of our excursions allowed me to explore its deep cuts and further into its outskirts. I fell in love with the ease of access to everything through the underground, bus and overground transit systems! There was always something to do from museums to picnics at the beautiful parks to quick day trips outside the city. While the abundance of things to do is amazing, it can be quite expensive to live here for any amount of time, so be prepared for that!! I felt that I could reach out to the AIFS staff on site at any point for any reason. They made themselves very available to us and always were sure to check in. The only mildly negative aspect of my time in the program was the accommodation. It was in a great location, and my room was very nice. However, sharing a common space and kitchen with 9 other people was not ideal. We definitely did not have enough kitchen ware or utensils for all of us. That being said, it was not nearly enough for my experience as a whole to be negatively affected!!

Pros
  • Professional growth
  • Public transportation
  • Endless things to do
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Accommodation
74 people found this review helpful.
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Zoe
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Global Experiences Internship in London

My time in London was super fun!

I was interning at an independent social media and digital marketing agency called The Social Shop. I was able to learn so much about curating content properly for clients’ social media, how to do search engine optimisation for blog posts, and how to research and write blog posts that consistently reflected their clients’ brand image.

Being apart of the Global Experiences program, I was able to meet some really cool people that were super fun to hang out with and talk to.

In the program, they took us on these really fun and interesting day trips during the weekend so that we got to see London outside of the city! There was, of course, to explore the UK too and those were equally just as enjoyable because I was able to socialise with other students who were in the program with me.

The 8 weeks of this program went by so fast which still surprised me even though Global Experiences did say that it would speed by.

Pros
  • Got to practice classroom skills in the real world
  • Got to socialise with other students not from Salisbury University
  • Got to get out of my comfort zone
Cons
  • Internship I applied for was different than the one I was assigned too
  • I had a mainly remote internship that I wish I had been told was going to be mainly remote
  • I wish there had been more chances to hang out with the other students on the program
64 people found this review helpful.
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Brynna
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Love London!

London is a great program to get outside of your comfort zone, especially if you aren't from a city. It's really easy to navigate and there are lots of hidden gems for a fun time. Working there will make you realize a whole new world of career possibilities outside of your home town. I had a great time working for a museum, and seeing other parts of London through this job. Even as someone from a warm place, I was able to really enjoy myself (after I bought a new jacket). I also got to travel to Greece, Sweden, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands before I went home! I would recommend this trip to anyone, and especially people who speak English and want to visit a new place without having a language barrier.

Pros
  • Gregg-great guide! Showed us parts of the city you can't find on your own!
  • Transportation-everything in the city seems close together and you get to other parts of Europe!
  • Lots to do-museums, sports, galleries, restaurants, etc.
Cons
  • Cold if you go in the winter (but you get used to it)
  • Expensive (save up if you want to do a lot of things/eat at restaurants)
  • Housing (I had random flatmates-not on the program-who were really messy)
88 people found this review helpful.
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Hannah
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

London Calling? Go for it!

I loved my time in London! Our internship manager worked so hard to find us a right fit job placement and I loved the company that I worked for. My placement fit with my interests and philosophies, and I now have some amazing connections. Going to work was something that I really loved and has helped me explore new job opportunities.

Our trips on the weekend were also amazingly fun as we saw a wide range of English culture. There was something for everyone and our location manager was always listening to our interests and catered to them. From exploring London's vintage flea markets to seeing some amazing historical sites, there was always something fun to do and learn. We also had time to explore on our own and really find the parts of London that spoke to us. For example, I loved going to West End theatre performances and I went to a different part of the city every weekend to explore. This freedom helped me grow as a person and as a traveler!

I never thought I could live in a big city but with the program's support and by pushing myself, I found that I really loved it. This experience has changed my life and I am so grateful for this opportunity!

Pros
  • Internship placement
  • Support from on site staff including housing, internship support, and exploring London
  • Trips learning about English Culture
Cons
  • Expensive with exchange rate (pounds to US dollars)
97 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Hi Elena! You have to pay for global experiences and the cost varies for each location. However, you pay the flat rate and they take care of finding your accommodation and you will not have to pay again for it. You do have to pay for your own transportation after the first week though, your plane tickets, and all of your other living expenses. Despite that, Global experiences was also really...