Internships in London, England

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London is one of the most dynamic cities in the world. With its rich history and endless attractions, it is an extremely popular destination for both tourists and students alike. It incorporates the largest urban zone in all of Europe and was in fact the world’s most visited city in 2011. Internships in London are available in a variety of fields including business, fashion, and government.

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Business: London, after New York City, is the largest financial center in the world. Hundreds of banks and many international corporations operate out of London. As a business intern in London, you will have the opportunity to work for one of the many corporations in the city. Finance internships in London are also very popular, with students working with one of the over 450 banks that operate in the area.

Fashion: Fashion jobs in London are also available. Although many people do not know it, London is a major European fashion center along with Paris and Milan. Many prominent designers are based in London and you will have an opportunity to intern with them.

Government: As the capital of the United Kingdom and thus being a hub of political activity, London is the perfect place to intern for students who are interested in government and politics. Parliament internships are available where students can intern with an MP (Member of Parliament) but it is important to remember that their application process is extremely competitive.

When and Where to Look for an Internship

Internships in London are available throughout the year, although summer internships are the most popular. Using an internship placement program is recommended as they help you with the application process and generally place you in an industry of your preference.

Cost of Living in London

Since London is such a popular city to live in, it's also very expensive. In fact, the cost of living is higher compared to most, if not all, American cities. As a student, you will need about 350 to 500 pounds ($550- $750) for food and personal expense every month, and this doesn't include housing!

Work Culture in London

The British are known for their stiff upper lip and thus may seem to be quite reserved. They are also known to be quite private so it is a good idea to not probe too much into someone’s private life. Like in the United States, a handshake is the best and safest way to greet someone. Additionally, it is a good idea to refer to someone older than you with the courtesy titles Mr., Mrs., or Miss along with their surname until they invite you to address them by first name. London is a very fast paced city and punctuality is extremely valued, so you should be right on time in business situations.

Work and Labor Laws in London

As an international student, you are allowed to do both paid and unpaid internships in London under UK Labor Laws. Unpaid internships are much more common than paid ones, thus you might want to look for part time work. If you have a Tier 4 Student Visa, you are allowed to work in England for up to 20 hours a week. However, it is important to note that it is difficult to find work and you must provide proof beforehand that you can afford to live in London.

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Global Experiences
Global Experiences internships in London provide students with the amazing opportunity to live and work in a fascinating city...

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The Intern Group
We offer successful applicants the chance to gain invaluable work experience in London, one of the world's most important and...

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IES Abroad
Take the Tube to work or a double decker bus. Grab some fish and chips for lunch. Experience all this global center of busine...

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CAPA The Global Education Network
Though it’s just a hop across the pond, CAPA’s London program will always remind you that you’re somewhere new. Try and learn...

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IES Abroad
With a guaranteed semester internship in London, you have the chance to experience a multitude of career opportunities in the...

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Dream Careers
Dream Careers offers an all-inclusive internship programs in London, complete with a custom internship placement at a top com...

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AIFS Study Abroad
Earn up to 12 credits interning with a London-based company with the International Internship Program. Richmond combines an i...

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The Intern Group
The Intern Group offers successful applicants the chance to gain invaluable entrepreneurship experience in London, New York,...

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The Intern Group
We offer successful architecture applicants the chance to gain invaluable work experience in London, New York, Europe, China,...

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The Intern Group
We offer successful applicants the chance to gain invaluable business experience in London, New York, Europe, China, Australi...

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CEA Study Abroad
The CEA London Center focuses on business and communication, ideal for complementing internship placements. London-themed cou...

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AIFS Study Abroad
Spend 9 or 12 weeks in the classic city of London with AIFS. You’ll earn up to 12 credits through courses and an internship p...

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Absolute Internship
Combine travel with a unique internship experience on Absolute Internship's award-winning London Program. Discover this world...

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API
API international internships are unique opportunities for you to begin to explore and cultivate your future career through a...

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BUNAC
BUNAC's Intern in Britain program is your opportunity to set yourself apart in today's job market by gaining a taste of profe...