ABOUT 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
"I am so glad I had this opportunity to intern internationally.
I believe I have learned more about the way I work and how to adapt.
For my future career, I hope to work abroad as well and I think this
internship prepared me well."
- Arts, Literature and Theatre
- Contemporary Britain
- Global Business
- Global Studies
- History and Politics
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- Media and Communications
- Peace, Conflict and Social Justice
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.
- Semester (15.5 weeks)
- Summer (8 weeks)
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 before your (non-competitive, but still important!) interview with your internship site a few weeks later, 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.
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.
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.
- 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
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 .