International Internships in London with The Intern Group

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We offer successful applicants the chance to gain invaluable work experience in London, one of the world's most important and impressive cities. During your internship abroad, you will gain hands-on professional experience and build a network for your future career. Your internship in London will make you stand out from your peers.

Partnering with a range of companies, organizations and NGOs, our program will boost your professional development. We offer programs for people of all backgrounds and experience levels. Current student or recent graduate? Take this chance to gain experience that will make your resume stand out. Not sure what you want to study yet? Take a gap year to test-drive your career. Professional in transition? Gain experience in your new field.

We’ve previously placed interns at Quintessentially, Bell Pottinger and the London Olympic Games. Apply now to our award-winning program, as featured in CNN, TIME and Forbes.

Highlights
  • Have a top-class international internship in London! Our personalized process ensures that you will be working in the industry sector of your choice, in a role that is tailored to your professional goals.
  • It makes your resume stand out! In today's society, everyone does sport, plays an instrument and is part of a society. As one of millions of young people applying for their first job, you need to find a way to jump off the page!
  • Make friends and professional networks in London and from all over the world! Whether you like it or not, its not what you know, its who you know.
  • For non native-English speakers improve your language! Learn English in the home of the English language.
  • Have an amazing life experience in London! We know that moving to a new place can be nerve-racking. Thats why our team on the ground is made up of Londoners who are there to give you support 24/7.

Questions & Answers

In order to participate, interns must be 18 years old or over. Here's the link for more FAQs: http://www.theinterngroup.com/london/#parentHorizontalTab2. I hope that helps!
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Hi Ernestine, the biggest factor here is making sure you are eligible for the appropriate visa. For example, if you are an american you must be there on the Tier-5 "Intern in Britain" visa.
Most people were in their early 20s (20-23) with several people around 25-27. Hope this helps!

Reviews

92%
based on 61 reviews
  • Growth 8.5
  • Support 8.7
  • Fun 7.9
  • Housing 8.9
  • Safety 9.2
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Jaime
10/10

Amazing Foundation for My Career

I started my journey with Intern in London with The Intern Group in Summer 2014. I worked for an incredible firm in central London where I was really exposed to both the financial service industry as well as cyber security. Not only did I get to work on real projects that really mattered, I was able to delve wholly into life in London. Almost a year and a half later, the confidence and skill set I got from my summer abroad via The Intern Group has led to internships at 2 Fortune 500 companies - and I haven't even finished university yet. I would highly recommend Intern Group's program for anyone looking for a start to a prosperous career.

Yes, I recommend
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Emily
7/10

Love hate relationship

Overall, my experience in London was amazing and the support I was provided by Ariana (my coordinator) was great. From the minute I arrived at the airport (quite jet lagged), she was a phone call away. She gave the best advice throughout her time as my coordinator and was such a kindhearted person. My biggest let down was my internship: I wasn't given any tasks in the PR company I worked in and I had nothing to do when I arrived to work. It got a bit too repetitive and I tried approaching my boss to provide me with responsibilities to do. Throughout the three months I worked there, it wasnt quite enjoyable and other interns in the company as me also felt the same way. I had express my concerns with Lee (the managing director of internlondon) but nothing was done to change my circumstances. He was very supportive but I had travel 21 hours from Australia hoping to maximize my learning within the three months I was there. Regardless, after my internship I had stayed 6 months longer because London was such a beautiful city to explore, I didn't even want to come home.

No, I don't recommend
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TCHONTE
9/10

Incredible expereience

I loved this experience because it gave me the opportunity to discover new cultures, people and places. In addition of working with great people I also lived with incredible people from different backgrounds. One day, we celebrated the 18th birthday of one of our roommate. We went to buy groceries all together and then my roommates made dinner. I also had the chance to go to the theatre for the first with other participants of the Intern Group programme as well as participating to a workshop at RADA where I learned techniques for public speaking.

I had the opportunity to work with a social entrepreneurship firm that uses food as a catalyst to help homeless people. What I loved the most was that I had the chance to visit the kitchen of the Unilever House where the Chef offered us some of his creations. Additionally, with some of my coworkers, we went to some masterclasses where we enjoyed cheese and chocolate demonstration.

How can this program be improved?
It would be great if the program offered transportation to students for going back from housing to the airport at the end of the program.
Yes, I recommend
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Phillipa
9/10

Fantastic organisation

Being a little nervous about spending a lot of money travelling overseas for an unpaid internship, I was a little nervous joining the Intern London programme.
I did not need to worry at all however, as from the moment I booked my entry interview until my final day of completing my internship, I had a brilliant experience. The company I was placed with was fantastic and really helped me grow both professionally and personally.
Intern London and The Intern Group are a fantastic organisation and my experience was truly unforgettable. Thank you to the team who obviously work tremendously hard to help each intern make the most of their time abroad. Highly recommend the programme in any of the cities that The Intern Group offers internships in.

Yes, I recommend
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Roberta
10/10

That's all a matter of technology

Before my internship, I used to be pretty indifferent to technology. "What do you use your tablet for?" they used to ask me, and I used to reply "Well, I need it for sending emails and essays to my university". That's it. Apart from basic communication, I considered computers, phones and other technological things quite useless. A pen and a piece of paper, that's all we need.

Why should we make our life even more complicate with weird monsters that seem to live their own life? What if they are planning to conquer the world? Well, I would say at that point point "I told you!". That's what I used to think about technology in general. What I only cared about was writing. I wanted to become a journalist, I didn't really care about the rest. But I desperately needed experience. So, I asked to the InternGroup to help me. Eventually, they found something for me, a company that delivers advices and news through online and printed magazines. Cool, you would think, and that's what I thought as well. But then the InternGroup told me that it was a company about new technology. "What? Have I heard it correctly? What am I supposed to write about? I barely know the difference between software and hardware!" That was my first reaction. I wasn't that excited about the company the InternGroup found. I new that it was still a going to be a good experience, but I wanted to be a reporter, not a tech advisor! However, I didn't have much choice; so, a bit reluctant, I said yes to the InternGroup and started my internship.

Well, after 8 weeks working in that amazing company, I must admit that accepting the internship was one of the best choices I've even made in my entire life. I learnt a lot during those days, met fabulous (and very patient!) people and drunk so much tea in the office! It was simply amazing. I could never end thanking the InterGroup for having found such an awesome company with such an awesome team. Plus, now (incredible but true) I'm even starting to be interested in technology!

How can this program be improved?
I would have liked the Intergroup to organise more workshops about how to improve in one's professional career.
Yes, I recommend
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Juliana
10/10

New York Girl in a Brand New World

Coming from NYC, there aren't many things I haven't done... but getting a chance to work overseas, meet tons of new people, and go to tons of new countries with these new people was an experience of a lifetime.

Yes, I recommend
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Elena
8/10

amazing experience!

Hi everybody! I recommend Intern London as a provider for your internship in London.

The staff is really helpful and the events organised during my time in London were great. The accommodation was really nice also. It was located in zone 2 along the Thames river and I had a bus stop in front of it. So, it was easy reaching my workplace, shops and a big supermarket (Tesco).

Thanks to Intern London I had my first work experience as a marketing intern in an international company which gave me the opportunity to learn a lot about the world of work and how to work in team. I'm sure about that I acquired relevant skills which will be useful for my future goals and my future career.

In addition, London is an amazing city. So, there are always interesting festivals and new exhibitions. What is my favourite aspect of London? Its intercultural and international climate.

Yes, I recommend
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Emily
9/10

A fresh perspective

Interning in London provided me with the chance to test the waters before jumping in-- If you're thinking about a job in a big city abroad like London, this is a great opportunity to see if you'll like it. I had the chance to meet some amazing people through my internship and the housing accommodation and figure out what I'm looking for in a job after college. It didn't take long to transition at all, and by the end of my internship London felt like home. I traveled with some of the people I lived with and had some amazing experiences in Paris and Copenhagen. Through this internship, I could go to some neat events like the National Geographic Photographer of the Year Awards, and now have so much more for my portfolio. An awesome experience!

Yes, I recommend
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Paul
10/10

Experience in London

I had alot of fun. One day during the middle of work my boss decided to have a picnic with everyone in the office. We ended up eating in a cemetary and telling jokes to one another. it was definitely a unique experience

How can this program be improved?
The visa process would have to be better and transport to the airport.
Yes, I recommend
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Gunthar
10/10

Best Two Months of My Life

My experience with the Intern Group was above and beyond expectations. The people I lived with, worked with and met through this program were the reason my time with Intern London was so incredible. I have made life long friends and memories that I will not forget. Having lived and worked in London I feel that I have advanced socially and professionally to face situations easier than most would have to adapt to. While the Intern Group does provide a support structure you as a participant have the opportunity to be free in how you want to experience London. Personally, I went to a few Intern London events and other times I traveled or went out with coworkers and flat mates. The thing to realize is that the experience is what you make it. If you put in effort to meet people and make friends you will be rewarded with opportunities you never imagined.

Also, if you do minimal research of things you want to do (ie. restaurants, music venues, shops) and actively try to explore new places you will find a familiar feel within London. Before coming I followed a few London lifestyle accounts on social media and listed several restaurants, pubs and music venues they mentioned. Once in London, I took colleagues who live there to these places and they were really impressed by the fact they were exploring new places with someone so new to the city. This really makes you feel fully involved with people and the city.

I could go on for days about what an incredible chance it was to go through the Intern London program, but I hope my positive review along with a spirit to be adventurous motivates anyone reading this to try Intern London.

Yes, I recommend
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Paola
9/10

Excellent Experience

I believe that one of the best decisions I've ever made was to have an internship abroad. It's the best thing you can do especially if you recently graduated from college. Not only do you gain work experience that will help you in the future, you are abroad! You are in a new city, experiencing new things, meeting people from around the world, form friendships that won't fade, eat food from all around the world and every day (even if it's a Monday) is an adventure.

How can this program be improved?
I would have liked to live in an area were all the interns are as well. While I am satisfied with my housing, I wished I had my friends in the same area I was living. That was the impression I was on when I first applied to the program, to live in a dorm style housing.
Yes, I recommend
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Krystal
9/10

Amazing Experience

During my internship I was given creative freedom and the ability to use my interior design skills. I was amazed I was given such responsibility from the very beginning. I was able to get a real idea of how things work in the real world from day to day, both positive and negative issues that came up. I was able to observe meetings with clients and other designers, which gave me knowledgable experience for my future in interiors.

How can this program be improved?
Having transportation back to the airport be a part of the package.
Yes, I recommend
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Amanda
10/10

Digital marketing internship

The internship was great and I gained a lot of very valuable experience that helped me to secure a job afterwards. The intern group team were very helpful and made the process of getting an internship easy. They also set of various events which allowed us to meet other interns & make new friends.

I highly recommend the intern group to anyone considering doing an internship abroad. It's a great way to gain experience, make new friends and explore a new city!

How can this program be improved?
I feel everything was very rushed from the time I found out I got the internship to when I needed to start. It took awhile for me to get the visa & ended up having to pay extra fees to get it rushed to me. I only found out my visa was approved a week before I was set to leave.
Yes, I recommend
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Alexis
9/10

Intern London

Wonderful customer service, an e-mail never went unanswered. The accommodations were lovely and within reasonable distance to anything/everything you need. Socials events were a fun time with ample opportunities to meet new interns. London is a city filled with loads of things to do and attractions to see. Definitely made life-long friendships and got a first-hand experience of what is it like to work in my future career field. Would recommend to any recent graduate craving a new adventure, international experience and a taste of the real world in a subject area that interests you.

Yes, I recommend
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Guo
9/10

Great internship experience

I interned at London in fashion for 3 months.

It was a wonderful experience!

Initially I felt nervous, arriving at a new country where I knew nobody. But InternLondon made sure that I felt at home!

The program is really well structured, and allows you to meet many new people. Regular catch-ups ensures that you're always surrounded by people going through the same things as you. Paid events in the programme allow you gain the full London experience!

The accommodation was great, particularly because I lived close to my new friends.

Definitely an experience that I will hold on to for the rest of my life.

Yes, I recommend

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