london Saint Pancras station
London, England

Summer Global Internship

Study Program Full-Time Internship

Dates

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8 weeks

Costs

Credit

6 semester hours

9 quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

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Tentative Dates

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8 weeks

Credit

6 semester hours

9 quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

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Overview

Spend your summer interning abroad in England's capital – and most popular – city! While living and working in London, you'll boost your resume and have the unparalleled opportunity to gain real-world work experience at a British company relevant to your skills and interests.

When you apply to become a CIEE intern, our staff will work directly with you to match you with an internship opportunity that suits your unique needs and professional goals. While internships are competitive, CIEE will help you navigate the internship interview process to set you up for success. Our staff will offer you constructive resume revisions and provide you with the tools to succeed in your interview to ensure you are placed with the right opportunity. Learn more about our personalized placement process.

Unique Experiences

WORK IN AN INTERNATIONAL HUB

of business, start-ups, politics, media, arts, theater, fashion, and much more.

DEVELOP AND EXPAND

your portfolio and networking skills in London where free professional events and workshops in every industry are available throughout the capital.

EXPLORE LONDON’S EVER CHANGING SKYLINE

from a unique sky garden at the top of the “Walkie Talkie.”

100+

OF EUROPE'S 500 LARGEST COMPANIES ARE IN LONDON

350K

FULL-TIME WORKERS IN LONDON’S TOURISM INDUSTRY

90K

CAPACITY OF WEMBLEY STADIUM

Experience
  • London southbank aerial
  • London Saint Pancras station statue

Your Destination

Home of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games, London is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city. London is at the cutting edge of the arts scene and provides access to music, fashion, free museums, comedy, and theater. There are abundant opportunities for enjoying London – with eight Royal Parks right in the heart of the city and more green space than any comparable city in the world. 

Learn more about London and see past internship examples »

Students commute to their internships and most program activities via public transportation. CIEE provides an introduction to the system during orientation, and students are responsible for securing their own public transportation pass. Program housing is convenient to public transportation and all internship locations are accessible. 

CIEE London is within walking distance of all the tourist highlights of the city but it is also tucked away in the University district. Located in a beautiful Georgian square just moments from the British Museum and 10 minutes from Trafalgar Square and its art galleries, CIEE London has a lounge, cafe and, study areas - perfect for meeting up with fellow students outside of class. It is right at the heart of central London and the perfect place for exploring the city. In the Center, you are a 10-minute walk from the British Library, a 15-minute walk from seeing the free-ranging pelicans in St. James’s Park, a 20-minute walk to the London Eye.   

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in London.

The Culture

london tube mural on ceiling

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Play a game of cricket, England's signature sport. 
  • Discover the UK’s vibrant cultures and gain insight into the country’s social policies, value systems, and influence on the rest of Europe and the world. 
  • Take a break from the fast pace of London in the abundant green space in and around the capital, boasting eight royal parks. 
  • Explore the professional working world in London through organizational site visits, industry networking events, and local guest lectures.
London eLab business interns

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Take advantage of resume help and interviewing skills based on local business culture
  • Explore the professional working world of London through organizational site visits, industry networking events, and guest lectures
  • Participate in workshops that will help you make the most of your internship

Program Blogs

From CIEE

Intern Abroad in London

By College Study Abroad at CIEE

Byline: Ellena Schildmeyer My name is Ellena Schildmeyer and I completed the Summer Global Internship in London this past summer. I had a terrific experience getting to explore my city... keep reading

From CIEE

My Time at Magpie Dance

By Global Internships at CIEE

Hear from Global Intern and Muhlenberg College student, Madeline, who participated in the CIEE Summer Global Internship program in London and interned with Magpie Dance - the UK’s leading dance... keep reading

Is it a bird? A Plane? No it’s… a train?

By Cara L.

I can’t get over how easy it is to travel across Europe from London. However, and this is quite the downside to the CIEE Global Internship Program, with our having... keep reading

What People are Saying

  • From the very beginning of this journey, CIEE was super helpful in guiding me through the application, visa, and internship placement process. Once arriving at CIEE London, I was met with a very caring and wonderful staff. I was also very lucky enough to have been placed with a lovely company called Cravenhill Publishing. The staff at CIEE and Cravenhill Publishing made it the summer of a lifetime and one that I’ll cherish forever.

    Vanessa Carpio, Borough of Manhattan Community College

  • I am proud to have completed a 6-week legal intern role at Powell Spencer & Partners Solicitors in London, United Kingdom. Reflecting on this experience, I had the privilege of being part of a highly respected law firm gaining insight into the legal sector first-hand. 

    Georgina Bath, Swinburne University of Technology

Housing
Academics

Academics

As a global intern in London, you’ll work in a non-paying position within a wide range of opportunities across a diverse set of innovative industries. Extra-curricular cultural activities in and around London complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city.

This eight-week program includes a full-time internship and an integrated online academic course.

GPA

Rising sophomore standing or above required at time of participation.

Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide proof of English Language skills with an IELTS score of 6.0+.

Additional Requirements

Certain visa restrictions may apply and CIEE will advise students as part of the early application process.

Please refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Requirements

Students participate in an academic course taught in a hybrid learning environment alongside the eight-week, full-time internship. Participation in the integrated academic course and internship are mandatory for all participants.

Program Credit

Total credit: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits

Course Credit

Internship: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits; 15 integrated academic course hours, 225-300 internship placement hours

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship project and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organizations. The academic course is designed to prepare students for leadership in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse workforce.

Class Format

Students participate in an eight-week CIEE full-time internship and academic course taught in an online learning environment. Class and/or work hours may be scheduled Monday-Friday, and attendance is strictly enforced for all. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel away from the city when classes are in session.

Grading

Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the academic course, including but not limited to: online discussion forums, reflective papers, individual or group presentations, analysis of readings, an internship work plan, and feedback from internship supervisor. Internship supervisors and students each provide written evaluations of progress towards goals.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction

English

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Internship Opportunities

Gain real-world work experience, grow your professional network, and bolster your resume while interning at British companies, startups, non-profits, advocacy groups, and more in London. Search for a more detailed list of internship opportunities.

Business, Finance, and Accounting  
Business development, corporate finance, investment banking, insurance, financial communications, real estate, human resources, and recruitment.

Law, Politics, and NGOs  
Government, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and advocacy groups.

Journalism, Publishing, and Editorial  
News, magazines, and literary agencies.

Community, Education, and Health Care  
Universities, non-profits, social organizations, community services, psychology, and health care.

Hospitality and Tourism  
Hotels, corporate events, travel/tourism companies, and specialist agencies.

Startups, Incubators, Accelerators, and Hubs  
E-learning, fintech, apps, and e-commerce. 

Note: Please keep in mind that securing a spot in any of these opportunities is not automatically guaranteed and depends on availability and the internship host organization's decision. This internship listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The internships, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development.

Courses

Course Information

Summer Session II 2024

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.

Scholarships

Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • MSI Grant
  • CIEE Stem Scholarship

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application.

Learn more about scholarships

Dates & Fees

Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Program Summer 2024 8 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $8,450
Program Summer 2025 8 weeks Start Date * End Date *

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300

Educational Costs = $4,453

Housing = $3,500

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $8,450

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $660

International Airfare = $1,250

Local Transportation = $400

Books & Supplies = $100

Visa Fees = $1,300

Personal expenses = $160

Other = $161

Total Costs = $4,031

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; however, other factors may also be considered.

Select Housing Fee = $400^

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

For groceries if you plan on making your own meals, budget more money if you plan on eating out regularly.

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

What's Included

Tuition

Housing

Pre-departure Advising

Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions

Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet

Orientation

Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city

On-site Staff

Full-time program leadership and support in your city

Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities

Excursions and/or Study Tours

Travel Protection

CIEE iNext travel protection

24/7 emergency on-site support

Staff

Our Staff

Mark Simmons

Center Director

Mark Simmons has an M.A. in History from the University of Aberdeen and a postgraduate degree in Administrative and Information Management from Napier University Edinburgh. 

Get Started Steps

Get Started

Here’s what you need to do to take the next steps:

1

START AN APPLICATION
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2

CONNECT WITH YOUR CAMPUS STUDY ABROAD OFFICE 
Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad.

3

CONTACT
Send us an email if you still have questions or need information about applying to this program.

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