London is truly the center of it all when it comes to international industry, trade, and business. It is also one of the most international and diverse urban centers in the world, and interns who choose London as their destination will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in this city’s cosmopolitan, worldly culture. Those who want to experience life in the cultural, academic, artistic, and entertainment capital of the world can do no better than an internship in London. The opportunities available are limitless, and one could spend a lifetime experiencing what the city has to offer without ever seeing and doing it all. As one of the greatest economic and cultural centers in the world, interning in England provides participants with incredibly valuable work experience; not only will interns be properly trained in their field, but they will also learn how to work in significantly different environments.
England is a European nation, but it also maintains its own strong cultural identity. This is a country that has kindly shared The Beatles, Doctor Who, and Shakespeare with the rest of the world. Many of the world’s most influential people, organizations, and institutions call England home. Life in London is exhilarating and fast paced. Weekends offer a plethora of cultural events and activities, and, for many interns, the biggest challenge is choosing between so many exciting options. As a global capital for culture, business, entertainment, and even cuisine, London offers something for everyone. Interns in London live like locals, experiencing everything that life in this bustling international city has to offer.
- World Endeavors interns should be 18 years or older and should have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the start of their program.
- Keep in mind that all countries have different visa restrictions for varying types of passports.
- It is recommended to have a background in your desired internship field, but not absolutely required. Internship placement opportunities increase with experience or relevant coursework.
- Interns participating in an internship in England will be required to obtain a visa, which has its own eligibility requirements. Currently, citizens from the EU would not be required to apply for a visa. Interns from other countries would apply for one of the following visas:
- Youth Mobility Scheme visa (Tier 5)
- To obtain this visa applicants must be 18 to 30 years old and hold a passport from an eligible country.
- The countries eligible for this visa include, Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Taiwan
- You can find more information on the United Kingdom immigration website
- Temporary Worker – Government Authorised Exchange (Tier 5)
- To obtain this visa applicants must be a current full-time university student or start their internship within one year of graduation.
- You can find more information on the United Kingdom immigration website
We strive to provide immersive, life changing, and professionally rewarding programs for our interns. Our programs are designed as a comprehensive “program” instead of just the internship so that we can provide a full experience for our participants. The program fees we charge include the in-country expenses (housing, insurance, orientation, etc.) and also the dedicated work that goes behind finding a customized, one-of-a-kind, international internship placement. You can find more information about the costs and inclusions in the “Dates & Costs” section on this page.
We really wish we could offer paid internships, but all of the internships we coordinate are unpaid placements. Paid internships abroad are few and far-between, as they require a different type of visa that is difficult to attain, and they also require sponsorship by the host company, which is quite costly for them. The goal of our program is to provide meaningful, hands-on experience in your specific profession or field of study that will give you a competitive edge in the job market and make you valuable to employers who are globally minded. If you are seeking a placement to help you gain international experience, improve your skills in your field and enhance your resume, our program provides the perfect opportunity.
Our internships are customized to fit each individual’s goals, interests, and skill level. We consider all of these things and then make a placement accordingly. Therefore, we don’t have specific internships “set aside” waiting for people to fill them. We have placed interns in both small and large companies, but due to confidentiality of our host companies and organizations we are not able to provide a list of companies.
All of our internships are customized, and we work with each intern to make sure we find a placement that fits their specific interests, background, experience, and goals for the internship. Your specific responsibilities during your internship will be determined further in the enrollment process and will depend on your skills and goals for the program.
“I gained so much from living in London this past summer. I traveled to 8 major cities, met so many new friends from all over the world, and had a wonderful internship experience. I had the time of my life!”
- Savannah, Intern in England
World Endeavors offers internships in a wide range of professional fields in England, and our advisors are proud of their ability to find great opportunities in unique and highly specialized fields.
World Endeavors offers internships in London in the following fields:
Accounting interns work in accounting firms as well as in company accounting and finance departments to gain practical experience with financial reporting, account management, and a range of other responsibilities.
Agricultural Sciences interns work to analyze the impact of farming practices and help to employ new, more sustainable, and cost-effective models.
Architecture and Landscape Architecture interns work in architectural firms and assist professionals with a wide range of projects at various stages of design and construction.
Coaching and Sports Management interns help with marketing and promotion efforts, plan events, and manage facilities for athletic teams as well as learn about the business side of sports.
Communications interns design websites, plan marketing campaigns, organize publicity events, write press releases, or develop and implement communications strategies.
Experience in field required
Education interns assist local educators in primary and secondary schools and other institutions to promote learning in the classroom and in the local community.
Environmental Conservation interns work on a wide range of projects to protect habitats, study soil, air and water quality, define environmental policies, and promote conservation through community education.
Event Management interns work with professional coordinators to plan and manage events ranging from weddings and celebrations to festivals, conferences, concerts, and exhibitions.
Fashion interns work in companies and design houses assisting with design, styling, production, marketing, merchandising, and business.
Finance interns work in banks and in company finance departments assisting with research, financial analysis, reporting, preparation of financial documents, and administration.
Human Resources interns assist professionals in human resources departments with reporting and evaluations, interviewing, orientations, record-keeping, and other administrative tasks.
Information Technology interns work in technology companies and in the IT departments of corporations on various projects and initiatives such as network management, hardware and software support, systems management, and new technology implementations.
Interior Design interns assist design professionals in architecture and design firms as well as in property and construction companies by researching materials and products, working with suppliers, gathering spatial and other site information, preparing presentations for clients, and a number of other activities.
International Business interns are placed in a range of businesses spanning a wide array of industries with both local and global markets.
International Relations interns work for organizations engaged with issues of global importance, such as human rights, globalization, humanitarian action, and international economic development; they gain experience with research, grants, reporting, and policy.
Journalism interns work with journalists to liaise with the public and research stories, write articles, and/or report on local events for magazines, newspapers, or other print or digital media companies.
Placements must be a minimum of 3 months
Law interns work in law firms and corporations, researching and preparing briefs, summarizing court documents, organizing files, and reviewing client documents.
Marketing interns work in advertising agencies or in the marketing departments of a wide variety of companies, planning and managing campaigns, analyzing market information, assisting with websites and social media, and interfacing with clients.
Media Studies interns work at radio and television stations, film production companies, newspapers, magazines, advertising or public relations agencies, and other print or digital media companies gaining professional experience in a wide range of job duties and picking up a host of valuable practical skills.
Museum and Cultural Management interns work with professionals in museums and at historical sites, gaining hands-on experience in a variety of activities, such as research, curation, archiving, analysis, restoration, and administration.
Nonprofit Management interns may prepare and write grants, research and report on issues, engage with supporters, or assist with promotions for fundraising or community outreach events.
Performing Arts interns may assist actors, stage managers, directors, stage crew, front of house staff or back-office management with the preparation, management, and promotion of drama, music, or dance productions.
Public Relations interns work in PR agencies or in company PR departments learning about strategic communication, brand management, and market perceptions.
Social Work interns work with nonprofit or government organizations, aiding individual clients and assisting with community outreach initiatives and public health and safety programs.
Visual Arts interns work in galleries and museums planning and maintaining exhibits, creating and distributing publicity materials, coordinating special events, communicating with artists, and organizing art auctions.
Web and Graphic Design interns work with creative professionals in design firms, marketing agencies, or the design departments of larger companies to create marketing materials, web pages, logos, and other visuals for corporate clients.
Do you want to earn academic credit for your international internship? Nearly half of World Endeavors participants earn credit while interning abroad. Many students are required to participate in an internship to fulfill a requirement for their degree program. World Endeavors works closely with students and their academic advisors to ensure that our program meets those requirements. If you don’t fall into that category there is another exciting option for you. Through our collaboration with University of California Berkeley, students can earn UC Berkeley credit by taking one of two online courses while interning abroad.
World Endeavors interns in England live in shared apartments with shared bedroom, bathroom and kitchen, or with local host families in a single room. All housing options are located within walking distance of an Underground station for convenient access to everything London has to offer.
Internships are available year-round, and each placement is customized for the participant. This means World Endeavors interns can choose when they would like to start their program, the duration of their internship and their desired field. Due to holidays, traditional vacation schedules, and seasonal work availability, there might be better times than others to intern in a specific location or in a specific field.
When you are ready to start planning your internship, contact us. Our experienced advisors will help you sort through any timing consideration unique to this internship destination or your internship field.
Please wait until after you are accepted into the program and you have received the confirmed arrival and departure dates before you book your flight.
Please note: generally, the minimum program duration for interning in England is 2 months. Also, due to visa constraints, the maximum duration is 6 months. Contact World Endeavors if you would like to go for duration outside of this.
|Program Name||First Month||Each Additional Month|
|Intern In England||$4,190||$1,490|
- Program Advisor: dedicated, experienced, and accessible for one-on-one guidance
- Internship placement: coordinated with special attention to your goals and experience
- Flexible durations from 2 to 6 months with year-round start dates
- Academic credit facilitation
- Professional counseling: to consult on application materials, job readiness, and interviewing skills, etc. before, during, and after your program
- Local On-site Coordinator with 24/7 availability; pre and post arrival orientation
- Personalized Program Success Plan with ongoing support
- Re-entry Handbook: to help you reflect on and integrate your experience abroad into your daily life and future career, deal with reverse culture shock, stay connected to the culture of your host country, and get involved in future service and travel opportunities
- Shared apartment accommodations or home stay with WiFi, utilities and bills included
- Comprehensive travel medical insurance
- Travel visa guidance and support
- Advice on how to get a local phone number
- 24/7 Emergency Travel Assistance
- Travel protection
- Discounts: to stores, restaurants, and entertainment located near your home and/or university!
OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS
- Round-trip transportation to England
- Visa expenses
- Optional trips and excursions
- Daily transportation
- Personal expenses
Congratulations on your decision to embark on this one-of-a-kind, life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip memorable and meaningful.
For most applicants, the first step is to contact a World Endeavors advisor. Our advisors are available to answer questions and offer guidance along the way. With our help, you may be surprised at how easily your dream of going abroad can become a reality.
Enrollment in the World Endeavors program begins formally with an application. Due to visa requirements and other processes involved in coordinating international programs, participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible. We recommend that applications be submitted at least 16 weeks in advance of the intended program start date. If your intended start date is less than 16 weeks away, please contact World Endeavors for more information.