Summer Global Internship
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.”
OF EUROPE'S 500 LARGEST COMPANIES ARE IN LONDON
FULL-TIME WORKERS IN LONDON’S TOURISM INDUSTRY
CAPACITY OF WEMBLEY STADIUM
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.
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.
- 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
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 & MEALS
CIEE London offers a range of housing options, including residence halls or shared apartments, to ensure you're comfortable in your home away from home. All housing options are located in neighborhoods with convenient access to public transportation, shops, cafés, and eateries.
Standard Housing: Includes a compact double studio room at a student residence hall or a double room within a shared apartment. Shared apartments feature a kitchen, bathroom, common areas, and laundry facilities shared with other students. Residence halls boast common areas, a small kitchen, a shared bathroom, and laundry facilities. Housing is located within 45 minutes of the city center.
Select Housing: Includes a double studio room at a student residence hall or a double room within a shared apartment, with an en-suite bathroom and a shared kitchen. The residence hall boasts common areas, study rooms, and laundry facilities shared with other students. The residence hall is located within 30 minutes of the city center. Select housing requires an additional fee.
A note: Housing is on a first-come, first-served basis. If we cannot accommodate your first housing choice, we'll let you know before you arrive.
No meals are provided in residence halls or apartments. Students are responsible for lunches. Students will have access to kitchen facilities to cook their own meals or can take advantage of the many neighborhood cafes and restaurants.
Commute time from housing location to internship will vary depending on the location of the internship provider.
Standard Residence Hall
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.
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.
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 & 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.
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.
Fees & Housing
|Program Summer 2024 8 weeks
|Application Due Deadline Passed
|Fees & Housing $8,450
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.
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 = $197Total Fees = $8,450
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 = $161Total Costs = $4,031
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:
Select Housing Fee = $400^
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.
†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
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Excursions and/or Study Tours
CIEE iNext travel protection
24/7 emergency on-site support
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.
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