FIE Image Library Internships NSPCC 14There’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.



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



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:



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.


  • Semester (15.5-weeks)



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.



  • 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
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  • 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
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