Get an insider's perspective on London this summer and experience British professional culture through a CIEE Summer Global Internship. Experience the transitions the UK is facing as it finds itself on the precipice of disconnecting from long established relations with the European Union. Navigate the various nuances of what it is to be “British,” and how society, culture, education, and economy are adapting to this new world. Through coursework, screenings, guest speakers, and cultural excursions, an internship in London will allow you to explore the UK’s vibrant and influential cultures while providing insight into the country’s social policies, value systems, and influence on the rest of Europe and the world.
CIEE Global Internship programs are built just for you! All of our locations offer a wide range of internship opportunities across a diverse set of industries. When you apply, we work directly with you to find an internship that suits your unique needs and professional goals.
As a CIEE Global Intern, you’ll work in a non-paying position with a local or multi-national company or organization, diving into a particular field of interest, exploring a different culture, and expanding your professional portfolio and network.
Students interning in London are placed with companies ranging from innovative start-ups to global organizations, local SMEs, and NGOs in a variety of industry sectors. The 8-week program includes between 200 and 240 hours of onsite internship project work with a 30-hour integrated academic seminar focusing on local business culture, intercultural communication, professional development, and linkages between local observations and global trends.
Scholarships & Grants
Scholarships & Grants
We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $5 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.
Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.
The CIEE Difference
The CIEE Difference
Each internship is determined on an individual basis, taking into account your background and experience as well as current employer work cycles and projects. Our team on the ground has a personalized process to work with you in the months leading up to the program to find the best match.
- Individual pre-placement meeting, personalized matching process, and coaching for each student throughout the internship placement
- Materials to guide creation of a resume appropriate for local business culture as well as guidance on application materials relevant to industry area of interest
- Interviewing skills webinar based on local business culture in addition to individual student feedback to help prepare for Skype interviews with potential internship supervisor
- Professional development workshops such as:
- Making the Most of your Internship
- Networking and Informational Interviewing
- Understanding Working Styles
- Leveraging your Internship for a Global Career
- Midpoint review from student and supervisor
- Final written evaluation from student and supervisor
In addition, students will have the opportunity to explore the professional working world in London through organizational site visits, industry networking events, and local guest lectures.
Excursions and cultural activities in and around London complement your coursework and provide a perspective to better understand the history and culture of the city. You may watch a performance in Shakespeare’s Globe , a faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse designed in 1599, or you might visit one of the many museums of London while engaging with faculty and staff in meaningful conversations on culture, education, and public accessibility. Overnight excursions may include a location in another region, such as the north of England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, or Ireland. Even play a cricket match, England's signature sport, and much more.
Dates, Deadlines & Fees
Dates, Deadlines & Fees
We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.
- Tuition and housing
- Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
- Full-time program leadership and support
- Field trips and cultural activities
- CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the
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Summer 2017 (8 wks)
Program Date Notes
In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes internship placement and supporting services, coursework, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advsising.
Participation Confirmation *
This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.
Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.
** Does not include a meal plan
Estimated Additional Costs
Meals not included in program fee
International Airfare *
The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.
* Roundtrip based on U.S. East Coast Departure
** Approximate, based on required BUNAC sponsorship fee of $755 USD and a required visa fee of 255 GBP.
- Overall GPA 2.5
- Sophomore standing and above at time of participation
- If English is not your first language, you will need to provide proof of English Language skills with an IELTS score of 6.0+
- Certain visa restrictions may apply and CIEE will advise students as part of the early application process
Total credit for this program is 6 semester / 9 quarter hours.
Students participate in a weekly integrated academic seminar alongside the full-time internship placement.
About the City
About The City
The River Thames flows through this exciting global metropolis. Shakespeare’s Globe Theater rests humbly in the theater district among trendy restaurants. Modern sensibility spills beyond the walls of the Tate Modern (a museum that was once a power plant) and onto the futuristic Millennium Bridge, a stark contrast to the traditions of Westminster and Buckingham Palace. More than 250 languages are spoken here in the capital of the United Kingdom, making London the most linguistically diverse city in the world. London is at the cutting-edge of the arts scene and provides access to music, fashion, museums, comedy, and theater. Those looking for a break in the pace of London life will find an abundance of green space to be explored in and around the capital, which boasts eight royal parks in the heart of the city.
Students commute to their internships and most program activities via public transportation. We provide 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.
Meet The Staff
Meet The Staff
As AIC Director, Samantha is responsible for placing students in academic internships in London. She has worked in international education since 2001, and has been developing and managing international internship programs since 2003. Samantha is passionate about experiential education and helping students explore their professional and academic interests, and regularly presents professional development workshops for interns. Samantha holds a Masters of Public Administration from Portland State University, specializing in nonprofit management, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in French and Psychology.
Felicity Inns was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and majored in Environmental Science and Anthropology, obtaining her Masters in Anthropology in the area of international education from the University of Cape Town. Her studies increased her passion for intercultural communication and education. Felicity worked in the CIEE Cape Town Study Centre from 2003 until 2014 when she and her family moved to the United Kingdom and joined CIEE London in March 2015.
Where You'll Study
Where You'll Study
The CIEE Global Institute is located in the heart of Bloomsbury, one of the most vibrant and student-populated neighborhoods of central London. CIEE’s new London campus, located on Russell Square, features Georgian-style architecture, 10 classrooms, a café, garden terrace, and tech zone.
The location offers a wealth of cultural and educational opportunities. It is located near the British Museum and many of London’s most prestigious colleges and educational institutions, including University College London and SOAS, University of London.
Housing & Meals
Housing & Meals
Students will reside in central London. Accommodation is in double rooms and will be locationed just a short commute by foot, bike, bus, or train from the CIEE Global Institute, the British Museum, and the British Library. Students make their own meals in kitchenettes. Common living areas in the residence allow students to interact frequently with each other and other international students.
Your experience abroad starts now! You'll begin your study abroad experience in London before you leave home with an online pre-departure orientation to help you understand more about the program, prepare for your internship, and focus your goals. CIEE resident staff members meet with students online and share information about the program and site, highlighting issues that past students have said are important, and allowing you to ask questions. The online orientation allows you to connect with others in the group, reflect on what you want to get out of the program, and learn what others in the group would like to accomplish.
Once you arrive in London, an on-site orientation introduces you to being an intern in London, British society and culture, and the CIEE academic program. During orientation, you’ll get practical information on living in the United Kingdom, and London in particular. Excursions in and around the city introduce you to the subway system and highlight points of interest, resources, and amenities.
Housing, classroom, and internship locations all have internet access. Students are encouraged to bring Wi-Fi enabled laptops.
Class environment varies depending on the course. CIEE courses taught at the CIEE Global Institute – London are for CIEE students only, and are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards.
Students on this program should expect to spend 200-240 hours total engaged in internship project work. In addition, the academic internship seminar will meet for approximately 4 hours per week (30 contact hours total). Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organizations.
Students should not plan personal travel out of London until receiving the final programme schedule.
Nature of Classes
Participants take classes with other CIEE study abroad students only.
The U.S. grading scalre of A-F is used. Final grades are based on class participation, homework, individual project work, presentations, and mid-term and final examinations.Assessment
Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the integrated Academic Seminar, as outlined in the syllabus. Assignments and activities include but are not limited to the following: reflective papers, synopsis of research, collaborative discussions, individual or small group presentations, analysis of readings, class participation, and feedback from the internship supervisor.
Internship supervisors and students each provide a written evaluation of progress towards goals during their placement. In addition, resident directors seek out individual conversations and group feedback through formal and informal channels throughout the program.
Language of Instruction
CIEE has developed strong relationships with some of London’s most-respected universities and research institutions to ensure the highest-quality course offerings. Faculty from local institutions and visiting faculty from around the world teach CIEE courses. A core group of CIEE faculty serves as academic coordinators and professors working closely with CIEE resident staff members to set up special guest lectures, excursions, activities, and more.
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.
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Academic Internship in London
The CIEE Global Internship program combines a full-time internship with an integrated academic seminar to provide professional exploration and specific skills development, enhance intercultural understanding, and a contextualized real world work experience in a local or multi-national company or organization. The 8-week program includes between 200 and 240 hours of onsite internship project work alongside a 30-hour integrated academic seminar focusing on local business culture, intercultural communication, professional development, and linkages between local observations and global trends. Students will be assessed via assignments and activities that include but are not limited to the following: reflective papers, synopsis of research, collaborative discussions, individual or small group presentations, analysis of readings, class participation, and feedback from the internship supervisor.