Global Experiences Internships in London, England

Video and Photos

About

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 hundreds of businesses ranging from gallery management, 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 British life and culture. In London, you’ll be kept busy with tailored internships, while also being part of Global Experiences’ social events and excursions. Global Experiences is dedicated to making your London internship an experience you’ll never forget.

Highlights
  • Guaranteed Internship: As part of the Global Experiences program you are guaranteed an internship in your host city. We do our best to find a high-quality internship that matches 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 a student-residence in the heart of London with other Global Experiences interns. Your accommodations will have easy access to public transportation, and be close to some of the best shopping in London.
  • Professional Development: Through one-on-one coaching and webinars, we assist you in improving in your resume and cover letter. We also prepare you for any interview with potential employers, establish internships goals, and discuss your strengths.
  • Local Staff and Social Events: Our Location Coordinators live in London year-round and provide with you with an insider’s glimpse of the city. The Location Coordinator provides 24/7 emergency support and takes all the interns on a range of social events.

Questions & Answers

Yes!
Hi, thanks for stopping by! The age limit for this program is 18-30 years old :)
I'd say no! I did my internship prior to my college degree. You just have to be finished high school with some volunteer experience in your field.
Hi Melissa! As with many internships, the vast majority of our internship placements are unpaid. We look for opportunities that allow our interns to gain the best possible experience while adhering to local laws and visa restrictions. If an employer offers you a stipend or other form of compensation you are welcome to accept it. Hope that this helps. - Lydia T. | Student Experience & Marketing...

Reviews

93%
based on 86 reviews
  • Growth 9.4
  • Support 9.2
  • Fun 8.7
  • Housing 8.5
  • Safety 9.6
Showing 16 - 30 of 86
nah
Brian
10/10

expecto patronum

I guess this summer will always be here, deep inside of my memories, warms my body in cold nights. London was never just a city, but a spring that surrounds you with its history, spirit and culture, a spring that drowns you with its magnificent beauty. Many years later, it might be difficult to remember what was I doing at the last day of July or what was the last words I said to my roommates, but I will never forget the smell in St Paul's Cathedra, I will never forget the warm breeze from the English Channel, "Wait, are those stars or lights from Normandy?" I will always remember that nameless song I heard at the bus station. Magic is real, my friend.

Thank you global experiences. Thank you for this amazing summer.

Yes, I recommend this program
Default avatar
Matt
8/10

An Experience of a Lifetime

Overall, this program provides an unforgettable experience that will help you grow personally, academically, and professionally. I thought that they did a great job finding an internship that fit my needs and helped me decide what kind of industry I'd like to go into. It also allowed me to explore, not only the UK, but also many other countries in Europe! I would definitely recommend this program to anyone that is thinking about getting an internship abroad.

How can this program be improved?
Although I enjoyed my intership and thought it was a good fit, I would have liked to have some other choices just in case there was another internship that was more interesting to me instead of them choosing one internship that they think best fits me. Housing could have also been improved however I can understand, finding a good place in Central London might be hard and expensive.
Yes, I recommend this program
Default avatar
Philip
10/10

I had an amazing summer!

I would strongly recommend the Global Experiences London internship program to anyone that is interested. London is a really fun city to live in and there are lots of great internship programs. The location staff were phenomenal and were always there to support me and help me to have the best experience abroad possible. The social activities (such as taking a day trip to Brighton or visiting Stonehenge and Bath) were always a great time and I would recommend all of them. The internship was exactly what I was looking for and it was perfect for me. I cannot recommend this program highly enough!

How can this program be improved?
I can't think of anything. It was really great!
Yes, I recommend this program
Sarah
10/10

Staff

Before coming to London this summer I was constantly in contact with my program coordinator who was always beyond helpful and so easy and nice to talk to. When I finally got to London I was nervous about making the transition and being comfortable in my new home. But, the first moment I met with Global Experience I was greeted with a hug and the most welcoming staff. Throughout the entire summer the entire staff was not only positive but also extremely accommodating. My London location coordinator is one of the warmest and kindest people I have ever met and it was nice to know that regardless of what happened she was the one who would be there to help me. There was never a moment throughout my process with Global Experiences did I feel not welcomed or cared about. Global Experiences staff is truly amazing.

How can this program be improved?
n/a
Yes, I recommend this program
Default avatar
Benito
10/10

GE London 2018 Finance Intern

What an experience!! I was a bit reluctant when I signed up for the London program, but Global Experience made it so easier and simple for me to navigate all the steps. I have gained so much experience as a finance/research analyst intern this summer, which will undoubtedly help me with my future career in Finance and other fields. Most importantly, I had a really fun time in London and I wish I can do it all over again! I've made really good friends in this program that I could rely on and travel with since I am a travel addict. All of this would have not been possible without all the GE coordinators that were here to guide us through the whole journey. 10/10 would recommend this program.

How can this program be improved?
A little more champagne at the Shard event would be nice:)
Yes, I recommend this program
Chris
10/10

Internship, Social Events, Experience in London

Going into this experience, I knew nobody in the program and was nervous when I arrived. Even when it was time to start my internship, I was very anxious. However, Global experiences and my program advisor Carmen Chamorro really helped in the whole process of getting acclimated to this new environment. They provided great support when it came to my living situation, and my internship as well if any problems arose. They provided me with an internship that I was genuinely interested in, and that helped me grow as a professional. As well as providing a number of social and networking events to socialize and grow me as an individual. If I were to do this experience again, I would absolutely choose Global Experiences again!

How can this program be improved?
Not sure, this program really changed me for the better as a professional and individual.
Yes, I recommend this program
Default avatar
Sanjana
9/10

A memorable experience!

Global Experiences did a fantastic job in placing me at my internship. It was well within my interest and skills. The strengths finder was accurate too as my internship utilises most if not all my strengths. Other than just the internship, the overall stay in London was extremely eventful. There was never a dull moment. 2 months may seem long in the start for some people but it goes by so quickly when you're being constantly engaged with activities and trips organised by the program. The program coordinators are always at the ready to assist you but they also treat you like an adult and give you all the freedom that you need. It was an amazing experience and I would 10/10 recommend it.

How can this program be improved?
I understand that the fee cannot be massively reduced, but a more clear breakdown of the funds that go in to each activity or aspect of the program would be better. Also an option to opt in or out of different activities - that way people can have more flexibility on how much they spend on this program.
Yes, I recommend this program
Default avatar
Alan
10/10

One wild summer!

I came to London as part of my senior year to experience what coaching is like in the UK, it was certainly not what I expected. I feel that the placement process got my placement spot on, although it wasn't 100% what I expected/wanted I did learn quite a bit from the company I worked with. There is plenty to explore in London, from all the different markets, museums, attractions and more. My favorite places that I visited were Borough Market and Southbank, in addition to taking a hike up the O2 Arena or going down the ArcelorMittal Orbit over at the Olympic Park! If you want to travel there is plenty of opportunities to do so, many other people took trips to Europe, however, my big plan this summer was to go watch the World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia which was a truly once in a lifetime experience. I am truly grateful to the staff for helping out and lending advice when I found myself in need, and thankful for GE and the opportunity to live and work in such a unique place.

How can this program be improved?
I wish that we had more time to explore Bath.
Yes, I recommend this program
Default avatar
Mariah
10/10

London 2018

This program is amazing. For anyone looking to do work abroad Global Experience is the place to do it. The staff make you feel so comfortable and safe. I've loved every moment of this experience and would do it all over again in a heartbeat. My favorite memory would be the trip to Brighton beach that Global experience set up. They also paired me with a great company that I have learned so much from and has prepared me for future jobs. I have made some great memories and close friends. I have had the time of my life and it wouldn't have been possible without Global Experiences.

How can this program be improved?
I think just preparing us for how much we would have to spend on travel.
Yes, I recommend this program
Stas
9/10

Internship

My work had me learn much of what I needed to on my own which made me realize that I can go after whatever I want in life. Everyone at my work was friendly. The culture difference was too large for me to successfully make long-time friends just in the time I was here, but I can see myself living in London in the future. The coordinators of the program were very helpful and assisted the interns with anything they needed. The social aspect of the program made the experience very enjoyable.

How can this program be improved?
Smaller cost, better laundry
Yes, I recommend this program
Collin
10/10

Interning in London

Global Experiences is the perfect program for anyone to go abroad and gain valuable work experience. I am a mechanical engineering major and the position I was placed in fit smoothly with what I want to do in the future. Aside from work, there is so much to do in London. From walking around the parks or eating fish and chips, you will find your interest quickly. Most importantly, the location coordinator is always there to help. They truly want each person to have the time of their lives and make this an unforgettable experience. I cannot thank them enough for what they have done. Cheers.

Yes, I recommend this program
Default avatar
Brookley
10/10

Global Experiences- London Internship

I interned with GE over the summer of 2018 in London, England and I absolutely LOVED it! I have made forever friends as well as gained amazing insight into what its like to live and work here! I worked at a law firm in central London and had a truly fantastic experience. I worked alongside the firm partners and was able to make significant contributions to their work that really gave me a feeling of achievement! Over these 8-weeks I have learned so much about my chosen career path, and have become even more excited about what the future holds for me, not to mention the resume boost that comes with an internship abroad! GE also does a great job at supporting its participants along the way, we had excursions and group activities that brought us all together. I think interning with Global Experiences, regardless of where you decide to go, is a great thing to do. You grow as a person, you learn a lot, and you make amazing friends. The supervisors are hands-off enough to make you feel independent but hands-on enough to make you feel completely safe in your new (fun) environment.

Yes, I recommend this program
Sarah
10/10

I'm very happy to have gotten this opportunity!

This summer was an amazing experience for me and it has helped me grow and develop new life and professional skills. I am very happy with my placement, because I was able to try different things and put my illustrative skills to use in a professional environment. I felt very comfortable there and my co-workers were all nice and would help me out whenever I needed it.
I loved the trip we took to Stonehenge and Bath, and getting to learn more about England's history. The staff at the program are all very helpful, especially when I was confused about things like my commute with the tubes. The housing is much better than what I am used to. I was surprised at how nice the rooms were when I first got here, and it was really nice that we all had our rooms.
I felt very safe during my internship as well. I was able to feel comfortable taking walks or going out whenever I felt like it and there were no sketchy areas. I think the housing was in a very convenient spot, because there were so many shops and restaurants in walking distance, so you could get whatever you needed easily without having to take a tube or anything.
I loved the internship experience and being able to travel around London, and I would definitely recommend it!

Yes, I recommend this program
Default avatar
Marissa
10/10

Best decision I ever made

My summer abroad has been an amazing time or personal and professional growth. The staff at GE is extremely helpful and would bend over backwards to make your trip as best as it could be. When I got sick my third day into the trip, Carmen spent hours with me in the hospital keeping my spirits up and easing my stress, and went above and beyond to ensure my safety. As soon as I started my internship I knew they had chosen the right one for me. I was challenged at work while improving the skills I wanted to focus on and some I hadn't even thought I was interested in, but really benefited from learning. London is an amazing city but what really made it great was our program advisors and they tireless work from those at GE. I'd reccomend this program to anyone who wants to live like a local, work hard for a great resume builder, and have an unforgettable summer!!

How can this program be improved?
My only recommendation would be more staffing for the initial placement process to ease the stress, as there are many applicants in the program and some were not as lucky as I was to be placed in the perfect internship on the first try. Some people need a little more attention and I think adding to the team would help achieve that. Otherwise, fantastic!!
Yes, I recommend this program
Emily
10/10

PR Internship - London, England

This internship experience was extremely valuable to my professional development and growth as an individual. Being somewhat tossed in to a full time and fast paced working environment was challenging in the most positive of ways. I feel that I have learned a lot about my career field, and specifically, the areas that I don't enjoy most about it. That may seem a little funny - but I find that figuring out what it is that you don't enjoy or don't want to do is just as important as finding out where in your career field you do want to be. This internship has allowed me to gain a clearer picture of what I hope to have in my future.
London was a great city full of amazing things to see and do, and I am so happy I chose to intern here!

How can this program be improved?
The living standards at our housing were not the best - but the program staff worked hard to get things better sorted for us. I think a different housing choice in the future would give interns a better experience.
Yes, I recommend this program

About Global Experiences

Global Experiences believes that everyone deserves a career they love, and their mission is to help young people find their paths sooner in life. Global Experiences internship programs open doors for young people to enrich their lives personally and...