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FIE provides immersive study abroad programs in London, Dublin, and Amman

Study & Internship Programs

FIE London Internships 2016 4ABOUT FIE INTERNSHIPS IN LONDON

If you think that you can combine professional development with new career options (and a few fish and chips on the side), you’ve come to the right place.

Fast-track your career in almost any field as you level-up with an international internship in London. Beyond impressive resume/CV additions, new office-friendly skills, and professional connections that’ll benefit your career loooooong after you return home, an international internship in London with FIE will stretch your comfort zone, deepen your understandings of the global marketplace, and inspire your future vocation.

Your studies are paired with an FIE internship placement at a small-to-medium sized London company. Classes include your International Internship Course (IIC), which integrates your internship with classroom seminars — the perfect setting for reflecting and analyzing your work experience. You will also take an FIE Key Course and can sign up for optional electives (depending on your program term).

International internships are proven to be one of the most valuable rungs in the ladder you can climb towards your dream career. It also doesn’t hurt those post-work happy hours will be in charming pubs and your water-cooler conversations will discuss where you plan to jet set over the weekend. Get to it!

 A SNEAK PEEK AT FIE STUDY & INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS

 FIE COURSES 

In addition to your International Internship Course (IIC) and the FIE Key Course, you can choose a few electives from this smörgåsbord of options:

 

 INTERNSHIP INDUSTRY AREAS

Your classes will be completed in conjunction with an internship placement, and our sorting hat believes there’s something for you in our list of comprehensive choices:

 

 INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE IN LONDON

Visit our Internships in London page to learn more about your entire internship journey, including the necessary steps to make the most out of your internship in London before you leave, while you’re there, and after you return.

 TERMS

  • Semester (15.5 weeks)
  • Summer (8 weeks)

 STRUCTURE

FALL AND SPRING SEMESTER INTERNSHIPS

Mandatory morning and afternoon cuppa tea breaks will soon be your BFFs!

For the first seven weeks of this program, you will combine your choice FIE Key Course (British Life and Cultures, British Life and Business, British Life and Visual Media, or British Life and Europe) with two or three other selected elective courses. Perfect your elevator pitch as you interview at internship placements during week one; land the three-days-per-week gig and then join your mates to jaunt around Europe on your mid-semester break. Round out the semester and dig deep by starting the reflective International Internship Course (IIC) in the program’s last six weeks.

Phase 1: Weeks 1 - 7 Week 8 Phase 2: Weeks 9 - 15

Required FIE Key Course meets for three hours a week.

Two or three other selected elective courses take place throughout the week.

During this period, students will interview for internships/service internships and sites are confirmed. 

Mid-semester Break 

Classes meet two days per week.

The required FIE Key Course continues for three hours a week. The International Internship Course (IIC) meets during Phase 2 as a space for reflection on the placement experience. Some elective courses continue while others begin. 

Internships are scheduled for three days a week.

 

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

Crisps or chips? Biscuits or cookies? Football or soccer?

Answer these (dare we say, heavy) questions — and many more — as you test out expat life during your summer internship in London. Participants enroll in FIE’s Key Course, British Life and Cultures, as well as the International Internship Course (IIC). Internship interviews and sites are confirmed during week one of the program; the program includes 2.5 days in the classroom and 2.5 days of interning weekly.

Throughout the experience, the required British Life and Cultures Key Course meets for six hours a week. During the first week, students interview for internships and sites are confirmed.

The International Internship Course (IIC) consists of the actual placement and weekly seminars that enhance and contextualize your internship experience; the in-class component meets six times for 90 minutes each.

Academic classes meet for two and a half days a week with the placements taking place in the other two and a half days of a week.

 

 ELIGIBILITY 

  • GPA: 2.75
  • Sufficient academic preparation and experience to participate in an internship abroad
  • NOTE: Your home institution may require a higher GPA and other prerequisites
  • If you attend an FIE partner institution, contact your study abroad advisor on campus for any additional requirements
  • If you do not attend one of our partner institutions, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or concerns

 CREDIT AND TRANSCRIPT INFORMATION 

  • Check with your study abroad advisor for course equivalencies, credit approval, and transcript information on your campus
  • Based on your campus requirements you may receive a transcript from your home university or from Drexel University, FIE’s School of Record
  • Depending on courses selected and approval on your campus, you will earn:
    • 12-16 credits/semester
    • 6-8 credits/summer

 INTERESTED IN A MORE SERVICE ORIENTED INTERNSHIP?

FIE London also provides a study and service internship program. Find out more details here .

Study & Service Internship Programs

FIE Image Library Internships NSPCC 14ABOUT OUR STUDY & SERVICE INTERNSHIPS IN LONDON

There’s so much more to an international service internship than a bullet point on your resume for doing service work overseas. It’s great for learning flexibility, working hard, perfecting old skills, developing new ones, and learning humility. If you have an open mind, big heart, and strong hands, it’s a good indicator that a service-oriented internship is for you.

Join the ranks of inspiring colleagues working to benefit the public good while knocking out some required and/or elective courses about the British way of life. Trust us — it’s much more than milky tea and wizards.

This combination study and service internship program in London will help you put life into perspective. Beyond an immersive professional experience, you’ll come back home with a few extra credentials and a lighter peace of mind (and, most likely, boxes upon boxes of Jaffa Cakes).

Now that you’re radiating good vibes, go see which FIE service internship in London best matches your interests and “Cheers!” to getting closer to your goals. 

 FIE COURSES

In addition to your International Service Internship Course (ISIC) and the FIE Key Course, you can choose a few electives from the following menu:

 

 SERVICE INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT AREAS

Your classes will be completed in conjunction with a service internship placement, and our sorting hat believes there’s something for you in our list of comprehensive choices:

 SERVICE INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE IN LONDON

Visit our Service Internships in London page to learn more about your entire service-learning journey, including the necessary steps to make the most out of your internship in London before you leave, while you’re there, and after you return.

 TERMS

  • Semester (15.5-weeks)

 STRUCTURE

Make your semester abroad more meaningful than just weekend jaunts with your mates and a memory card of high-resolution photos.

For the first seven weeks of this program, you will combine your choice FIE Key Course (British Life and Cultures, British Life and Business, British Life and Visual Media, or British Life and Europe) with two or three other selected elective courses. Hit the ground running because internship placement interviews happen week one. You’ll then combine three days of interning with two days of classes, and will rock the last few weeks of the program with the help of International Service Internship Course (ISIC).

Phase 1: Weeks 1 - 7 Week 8 Phase 2: Weeks 9 - 15

Required FIE Key Course meets for three hours a week.

Two or three other selected elective courses take place throughout the week.

During this period, students will interview for internships/service internships and sites are confirmed. 

Mid-semester Break 

Classes meet two days per week.

The required FIE Key Course continues for three hours a week. International Service Internship Course (ISIC) meets during Phase 2 as a space for reflection on the placement experience (if applicable). 

Internships are scheduled for three days a week.

 

 ELIGIBILITY 

  • GPA: 2.75
  • Sufficient academic preparation and experience to participate in an internship abroad
  • NOTE: Your home institution may require a higher GPA and other prerequisites
  • If you attend an FIE partner institution, contact your study abroad advisor on campus for any additional requirements
  • If you do not attend one of our partner institutions, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or concerns

 CREDIT AND TRANSCRIPT INFORMATION

  • Check with your study abroad advisor for course equivalencies, credit approval and transcript information on your campus
  • Based on your campus requirements you may receive a transcript from your home university or from Drexel University, FIE’s School of Record
  • Depending on courses selected and approval on your campus, you will earn:
    • 12-16 credits/semester
    • 18-24 credits/quarter

London Summer Internships

Are you interested in gaining international work experience?

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The FIE summer internship program is designed just for you! Your internship with a small to mid-sized company in London will help you develop skills in the international marketplace. On days that you aren't commuting like a Londoner and boosting your resume, you will take two academic courses designed to enhance your internship abroad. Classes take place at Foundation House, our study center located in beautiful, historic Kensington. Take advantage of our professional team of educators, administrators and staff as well as all of the extra-curricular activities available during your summer abroad. Experience London as your classroom!

 

 

 

 

 

 WHAT WILL MY PLACEMENT BE LIKE?

Our partners are primarily small and medium-sized organizations, not large corporations. Working with a small team on a short-term internship, you have the opportunity to earn more responsibilities within the workplace.

 

The tasks that internship students are asked to undertake at their placement are varied and can include: administrative support, event planning and attendance, errand running, data entry, research, letter and report writing, project support and a variety of other responsibilities. Exact tasks assigned are based on the needs of the organization at any given time, as well as your skill set and attitude. Your commitment to the work site and your IIC coursework will determine your success in the placement. Check out our Internship Handbook for more information.

 

 COURSES & STRUCTURE

 

Your courses include:

 

 Summer Internships

Throughout the experience the required British Life and Cultures Key Course meets for six hours a week. During Week One, students interview for internships and sites are confirmed.

 

 The International Internship Course consists of the actual placement and weekly seminars that enhance and contextualize your internship experience; the in-class component meet six times for 90 minutes each.

Academic classes meet for two and a half days a week with the placements taking place in the other two and a half days of a week.

 

 PLACEMENT AREAS

Internships are varied and tend to be with small- or mid-sized companies in London. Past internship placement areas include:

 

 

 TERMS

  •  Summer (8-weeks)

 ELIGIBILITY

  • GPA: 2.75
  • Sufficient academic preparation and experience to participate in an internship abroad
  • NOTE: Your home institution may require a higher GPA and other prerequisites
  • If you attend an FIE partner institution, contact your study abroad advisor on campus for any additional requirements
  • If you do not attend one of our partner institutions, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or concerns

 CREDIT AND TRANSCRIPT INFORMATION

  • Check with your study abroad advisor for course equivalencies, credit approval and transcript information on your campus
  • Based on your campus requirements you may receive a transcript from your home university or from Drexel University, FIE’s School of Record
  • Depending on courses selected and approval on your campus, you will earn:
    • 6-8 credits/summer

 

Pages, Stages, Scenes & Screens

 

BRITISH CULTURE FROM SHAKESPEARE TO MODERN MEDIA

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The Bard. The BBC. The Beatles. Explore British identity through two exciting courses at FIE, designed to use London as a classroom!  Spend your summer in London, the financial, cultural, and historical capital of Britain. You'll live and study in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, one of the cities most charming areas. Travel on the Tube, visit Kensington Palace during your break between classes, and see Big Ben for yourself during the 5-week Pages, Stages, Scenes & Screens: British Culture from Shakespeare to Modern Media program from June - July. 

The Shakespeare and Elizabethan Literature course is meant to introduce students to the fascinating social and historical background to some of the most famous, most compelling poetry and drama ever written. Students will read and watch performances of two of Shakespeare?s plays and visit places associated with Shakespeare in London, such as the Globe Theatre.

British Life & Visual Media flashes forward a few centuries to examine issues of cultural identity as reflected by British film, television, photography, and the visual arts. Students will gain an understanding of British culture and society by examining the history of its major social and political institutions, the cultural values of its peoples and significant contemporary socio-political issues and debates emphasizing the impact the development Visual Media has had on British life. Example co-curricular activities include the British Film Institute, the Tate Modern museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. 

 FIE COURSES

During the Pages, Stages, Scenes & Screens: British Culture from Shakespeare to Modern Media program, you'll take two courses: 

 TERMS

  • Summer — 5 weeks

 ELIGIBILITY

  • GPA: 2.75

  • NOTE: Your home institution may require a higher GPA and other prerequisites

  • If you currently attend an FIE partner institution, contact your study abroad advisor on campus to learn of any additional requirements
  • If you do not currently attend one of our partner institutions, for any clarifications or to express questions/concerns

 CREDIT AND TRANSCRIPT INFORMATION

  • Check with your study abroad advisor for course equivalencies, credit approval, and transcript information on your campus

  • Based on your campus requirements, you may receive a transcript from your home university or from Drexel University, FIE’s School of Record

  • Depending on courses selected and approval on your campus, you will earn:

    • 3 - 8 credits

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