Information for Companies and Organizations
Internship and Service Learning Placements
FIE welcomes enquiries from London-based companies and organizations interested in hosting undergraduate students in unpaid work placements in the spring, autumn and/or summer.
We collaborate with a variety of American institutions in bringing hundreds of students to London each year. Our specialized academic and internship programs allow our visiting students to maximize the value of their stay, gaining theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and life experience with an international perspective. FIE offers all the services required to support students during their time abroad, including orientation, housing, academic courses and extracurricular activities.
Based on students’ academic and experiential backgrounds, we individually match students with businesses, government agencies, schools, social enterprise organizations and charities throughout London. In return, companies will benefit from hardworking, enthusiastic students who have a keen interest within the particular field. Students will receive academic credit for their work and they do not expect to be paid. We do require that all students have a designated site supervisor for the duration of their placement and are engaged in meaningful tasks. Students will typically intern for three days per week for a period of eight weeks. We begin matching students with organizations prior to their arrival in London. However, all placements are considered provisional pending a successful interview with the site placement.
We have a number of student intakes each year. We have students needing to start their internships at the following times: end of October, end of February, mid-April, beginning of June, end of June/beginning of July.
Further details about working with FIE is available in our Site Supervisor Handbook.
To initiate a relationship with FIE, please fill in the Interested Companies Enquiry Form, and an FIE team member will respond with further information on how we might work together to provide quality learning experiences for our students in London.
We are always looking for new organizations to collaborate with us, so if you know of any colleagues who would benefit from hosting an FIE intern, do please pass on our details.
NOTE: We do not place students in home offices.