Program Overview

Want to work at a fast-paced marketing firm, well established non-profit organizations, or a cutting-edge graphic design team? Our Intern in London program offers incredible, hands-on internship placements. Live in one of the most exciting cities in the world while gaining practical experience in your field! Intern in London offers 8- or 12- week internships in England’s fascinating capital. The program combines work and professional development with cultural excursions. A hotspot for art, fashion, film, history, music, theater, and nightlife, London is an experience in itself. Explore the many diverse markets across the city, including the punk-rock-inspired Camden market and colorful Portobello Road. Many of London’s museums are free and house some of the most renowned works of art and artifacts.

GPA Requirement
2.5
Application Deadlines
Summer: February 15
Fall: May 15
Spring: September 1
Avg Course Load
U.S credit may be available through CISabroad and/or your home university
Language(s) of Instruction
English

Key Program Highlights

  • Secure professional job references
  • Explore England, the UK, and Europe on the weekends
  • Professional development seminar to complement work experience
  • Support staff on-site throughout your internship in London
  • Ample time to discover the best that London has to offer
  • Placement opportunities in your field of study

Your Journey Begins Here

  • Connect with your Global Advisor to start planning. Apply by the application deadline.

  • Meet your Program Coordinator to finalize acceptance paperwork, housing, courses, flights, visas, payments, etc. Attend a pre-departure orientation.

  • Fly away. You'll be greeted at the airport, participate in a robust On-site Orientation and La Vida Local Curriculum with your Site Director.

Internship Placement

Below are a few sample art and design internship placements undertaken by past participants.
There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized.
Contact an advisor to learn more!

Artist Support Intern at Local Art Studio
In a city full of impressive art museums, you'll go to work every day in a vibrant local art studio. Your work will be hands on as you assist your supervisor and help artists as they create their art—all of which are happy to teach while working. Previous fine art interns have found this position inspired their own work and process.
Artist Assistant at a Fine Arts Studio
At this local studio, your work will be very hands on; helping in the studio with your supervisor. Previous fine art interns have found this studio assistance position to be very inspiring to their own work as they are involved with the actual creative work alongside the artist who is happy to teach whilst working.
Earn credit 

Through our partnership with Plymouth State University, you can earn between 3-12 credits in the fields listed here. Alternatively, many students are able to arrange for credit through their home universities. Learn More →

Program Excursions

While participating on a CISabroad program, you'll be able to take part in built-in day trips at no additional cost. These trips are subject to change from term to term; listed below are excursions that have run in the past.

Hampton Court Palace

Visit Henry VIII’s elaborate Tudor palace on the banks of the River Thames. See the Great Hall where he entertained hundreds of guests with sumptuous banquets and entertainment. Listen out for the cries of Catherine Howard’s ghost as we tour the Haunted Gallery. Then tour William and Mary’s apartments, designed by the great architect Christopher Wren before exploring the gardens and getting lost in Hampton Court's world famous maze.

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Windsor Castle and Eton

Windsor Castle has been the royal home and fortress for over 900 years, and along with the surrounding town demonstrates the essence if British life. The castle is the Queen’s official residence and is also used for state visits and other formal duties. In addition to the Castle, Windsor is home to St. Georges Chapel which has been used for hundreds of Royal weddings, christenings, and funerals. Eton College lies just across the peaceful River Thames, and the city is also a perfect place for nature lovers who can explore Windsor Great Park and weave their way around the castle.

Brighton

Join us for a daytrip to one of England’s most famous seaside towns. With its iconic pier and beautiful pavilion built by King George IV, Brighton is a popular, easy to reach destination for those looking to escape London’s bustle. Spend time walking along the rocky shore or playing in one of the many arcades. And complete the trip with a bit of fresh fish and chips!


Life in London

Welcome and Orientation

Upon arrival you’ll take part in a comprehensive orientation program. You’ll learn the “do’s and don’ts” of living in London, like how to get around by public transportation, how to stay safe, what to do in case of an emergency and who to contact if you have any questions. We’ll also give you tips on how to budget in a city that is renowned to be one of the most expensive in Europe, if not the world. We’ll also tell you all about our favorite places in town (restaurants, museums, markets etc). Oh, and you’ll join in on a welcome meal, something traditional and yummy (ever had fish and chips or a Sunday roast?) so that you can start to taste the local flavors.

Farewell and Re-entry Program

Though you’re not an astronaut returning from space, re-entering your home culture after being abroad can be shocking to the system. We’ll walk you through some of the things to expect, rehash your time abroad so that you can remember the highlights and, yep, we’ll feed you again as part of our farewell to London and England.

Housing Options

Shared Student Apartments

On the CISabroad Intern in London program you will live in a student residence or apartment building located in central London with other CISabroad and international students. The housing varies slightly depending on the term you are abroad, but you will be in central London. Both of these setups are a great way to get to know your fellow interns and immerse yourself in local culture while in London.

Some highlights of the housing include:

  • Furnished
  • Shared room
  • Kitchen access
  • Internet access available throughout the dorm/flat
  • Public transportation is easily accessible
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Local Life

  • Picnic in the Park: Londoners love their green spaces and are avid picnickers. Bring a blanket, we’ll bring the food!
  • Victoria & Albert Museum: This incredible museum houses over 4.5 million objects and spans over 5,000 years of art. No wonder it’s one of the world’s largest museums!
  • Afternoon Tea: Indulge in this fancy British tradition first introduced in 1840.
  • Portobello Road Market Walking Tour: Let your on-site staff take you on a tour of one of London’s most famous neighborhoods and markets! (It’s also where the movie Notting Hill was filmed.)
  • Evensong at Westminster Abbey: Hear the angelic voices of the Westminster Abbey choir during the traditional afternoon service that takes place every day in this famous UNESCO World Heritage site.

More About London

A hotspot for art, fashion, film, history, music, theater, and nightlife, London is an experience in itself. Explore the many diverse markets across the city, including the punk-rock-inspired Camden market and colorful Portobello Road. Visit the Globe Theatre to see some of Shakespeare’s most famous works performed live. Many of London’s museums are free and house some of the most renowned works of art and artifacts. Cruise down the River Thames or find a rooftop with a sweeping view of the spectacular city below. As the saying goes, coined by famous author Samuel Johnson, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.”

The London Underground makes navigating this big city easy. Also called "the Tube," it's the oldest underground railway in the world. Combined with London’s train and bus systems, the entire city is well connected and accessible. Walking is also a great way to see the sights. You'll glimpse contrasts between beautiful Victorian architecture situated next to some of the most modern buildings in the world. Stroll to one of the nearby well-preserved parks to enjoy green surroundings in the midst of a bustling city.

Feel like taking a weekend trip to the Beatles’ hometown of Liverpool? Or checking out a Manchester United football match? Or taking a quick jaunt to a traditional seaside town? Thanks to England’s rail system, the whole country is easily accessible by train. And if you want to travel farther afield, London's international rail and air links make European excursions both easy and affordable!

Student Feedback

Come in with an open mind, make friends, and don’t pass up an opportunity to explore. I now want to go on more adventures and feel more cultured.

Alexa Valenta, Semester at the University of Westminster, Edinboro University of PA, Graphic Design

Your Support Staff

Global Advising Team

Travel Tip: We love what we do and want to talk to you! The Global Advising Center is here to help you decide on a program, and complete the Online Application. From the moment you first hear from us be it through a phone call, email or personal visit, you will find that our passion for international education is contagious. We’re ready to launch you abroad.

Keegan Burdette
Internship Enrollment Advisor

Travel Tip: My travel necessities are an open mind, a wristwatch and a journal.

Learn more about Keegan

Anna Bermani
Student Affairs and Internship Coordinator in London

Travel Tip: Save money on your Oyster Card and walk everywhere. There are so many different neighbourhoods that await to be explored and hidden treasures to be discovered. Get lost in the city and take time to enjoy the experience!

Learn more about Anna

Program Fees & Dates

Advisor Tip: Please do not book flights until you have received confirmed dates in your acceptance paperwork. Dates posted here are subject to change.

  • Spring 2019
    Application Deadline
    September 1
    Arrival
    January 17
    Orientation
    January 18-19
    Departure
    March 15 | April 12
    PRICE
    $7,990 - $9,990
  • Summer 2019
    Application Deadline
    February 15
    Arrival
    June 14 (Estimated)
    Departure
    August 10 (Estimated)
    PRICE
    $7,990 (Estimated)
  • Fall 2019
    Application Deadline
    April 15
    Arrival
    September 19 (Estimated)
    Departure
    November 15 | December 13 (Estimated)
    PRICE
    $7,990 - $9,990 (Estimated)

CISabroad reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.

Program Inclusions

As with all study abroad programs, you should count on a few additional expenses.

Program fees are in US dollars and include the following:

  • Internship placement and supervision
  • Housing in apartment or dorm
  • Medical and accident insurance
  • Pre-departure and onsite orientation
  • Re-Entry Workshop
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Airport pickup service
  • On-site support
  • NYTimes Digital Subscription
  • La Vida Local cultural program