An IES internship develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. You'll be guaranteed an unpaid placement at a local business or organization, where you'll work for at least 32 hours a week. You also will enroll in a required 1- or 6-credit academic internship seminar with other IES interns, where you’ll learn about a variety of local business settings and opportunities. Before you depart, we work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, and hone your communication and interview skills as we prepare you for working in a new cultural environment. Spend your free time getting to know London and its surroundings through IES Internships-organized cultural events and optional field trips to places like Stonehenge, Stratford-Upon-Avon, and Brighton.
Richmond’s International Internship Program provides students with vital insight into a career field, experience in the global workplace, practical exposure to the demands of specific jobs and development of professional and personal skills. Internships are available in a wide range of companies and institutions in advertising, art, design, art history, fashion, international business, marketing, media, journalism, politics and government, communications, psychology, theater and more. This unique program allows students to build their résumé while earning 12 credits and enjoying the benefits of the study abroad experience. Volunteer opportunities are also available. This program is offered as an academic year, fall, spring, or summer program. Please refer to the AIFS Study Abroad website for term-specific details!
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. International internships are proven to be one of the most valuable rungs in the ladder you can climb towards your dream career. Get climbing!Your studies (an FIE Key Course as well as electives) are paired with an FIE internship placement at a small-to-medium sized London company. You’ll also take the International Internship Course (IIC), which integrates your internship with classroom seminars, where you’ll reflect and analyze your work experience.HighlightsLondon is your classroom! Using the city, your faculty will lead co-curricular activities to museums, theatre productions, breweries, historic sites, and more to put classroom theory into practice.FIE offers engaging and varied coursework, taught by renowned faculty. Elective offerings include courses in arts, literature, theater, global business, history, politics, social science, media, communication, social justice, and contemporary Britain.FIE's relationships with local organizations and businesses are unparalleled. The quality of our internship placements is consistently strong and well-matched to students' professional goals helping you build your skills and your resume.The International Internship Course (IIC) provides students with the opportunity to ground their field-based internship experience with academic analysis and reflection. The IIC will help you channel your developing professional and cultural skills and prFIE offers a Service Internship pathway for those students who wish to pursue a professional experience in a not-for-profit or charity environment while giving back to the greater London community.
Located in the posh Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, CAPA’s London Program sits in Victorian townhouses minutes away from famous landmarks. Travel everywhere by the Underground “Tube” or take a stroll down any street to find something amazing. Take in the free museums, embrace the “foodie” culture, or enjoy the sights, London has something for everyone. Not to mention the more than 300 different languages spoken in this hugely diverse city.
With a guaranteed semester internship in London, you have the chance to experience a multitude of career opportunities in the city’s business, marketing, education, media and communication sectors—and just to name a few! This semester-long internship program in London will give you the tools you need to become a global leader, and help you gain insight into how London has become a major driver of the global economy. Hop on the London Tube or a double decker bus to work, where you’ll spend 14 weeks building professional and networking skills that will help make your global résumé stand out in today’s competitive job market.
In 2014 the UK government reported that the fastest growing sector in the economy was that of the creative arts. This unique program gives students the opportunity to learn about a huge industry, to explore their own abilities for creation, and to participate in a community of creativity within one of the world’s most innovative cities. London is a stimulus for international artistic culture and an environment rich in opportunities for all students looking to challenge themselves or participate in the drama of creativity. London has something for everyone, including the more than 300 different languages spoken in this hugely diverse city. Under the direction of the institute director students will be required to select a minimum of 15-credits from the courses provided, attend all designated field events, and participate in the Cheltenham Literary Festival in the first weekend of October. Students will spend the weekend in Cheltenham, attend key events and meet with writers and organizers to gain insight into the creative process and the economics, management and promotion of a major international event. Students will gain an understanding of the influential role the creative arts industry has on national and global economics. Through studying and practical experience in the creative arts, students will enhance their communication skills as well as develop awareness for the range of employment throughout the industry.
Learn about community activism through observing and participating in important local, national, and trans-national agencies. In the Institute, students learn to understand and analyze the theoretical perspectives that shape social activism. By the end of the Institute, students will have a clear idea of how globalization impacts communities and urban environments. Participating hands on in the social dynamics of London, students observe the ways in which the lives of residents reflect the diversity of one of the most radically transformed environments in the world. London has something for everyone, including the more than 300 different languages spoken in this hugely diverse city. This certificate goes beyond a minor by exploring a topic using courses across several majors. The courses combine discussing theory in the classroom with practical experiences outside the classroom. Students will develop skills needed for a life of active and engaged citizenship. The certificate authorizes that students connect ideas with action in exploring a pathway to a career in a civic or political industry. The certificate takes the place of a minor or specialization.
The CAPA Global Business Institute offers a highly focused, intensive business curriculum alongside internship placements in the business industry as a Certificate Program. Upon completion of the classes and practical experience, students will receive a Certificate demonstrating their proficiency in a specialized subject. Partnering with University of Pittsburgh’s College of Business Administration, students can personalize the courses to best fit their personal and professional goals.
Pioneering musicians. Innovative theater. Iconic architecture. Celebrated literature. Whatever you're seeking, you'll find it when you study abroad in London. England’s capital city has long been known for its museums, markets, pubs, history, entertainment, and fashion; it's also home to diverse educational institutions that help you meet your academic, career, and personal goals. Explore this vibrant metropolis through courses that turn the city into your living classroom. You can gain résumé-boosting experience through our international internship program, and immerse in local culture by volunteering, writing for a student newspaper, or joining on-campus clubs and activities. No matter where your interests lie, you’ll discover what you seek in this historically and culturally rich urban center.
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