London Internship Program
N.B. At the moment South African citizens cannot get Working Holiday Visas - sorry!
In today’s competitive global economy, international internship experience is a valuable addition to any resume. Working abroad shows an independent attitude, a clear drive to succeed and an impressive cultural sensitivity. Interning in London offers applicants an amazing opportunity to gain vital work experience and industry exposure, develop extensive networks and experience the best of what London has to offer.
Due to the exclusivity of our partner companies it must be noted that these internship opportunities are selective.
The internship program provides you with all the stability and support necessary to ensure that your experience is fruitful and rewarding. Quality accommodation, all your travel in London, cultural & social events, mentoring and 24/7 full-time local support are all included along with your internship in London.
Apply now and gain a major head start with our internship program in London.
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You will be working with world leading companies on these internships with fantastic CV development opportunities, but they are unpaid.
Professional development workshop, training & tools (communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills)
Industry-leading workplace performance assessment (created by global HR firm DDI International)
Expert training materials on key topics to help you get the most out of your internship experience
London Eye and Guided Cruise of the River Thames
Tickets to a top London theater show with dinner beforehand
24/7 emergency assistance from local staff
Written pre-departure welcome pack
Welcome orientation on your first day
Welcome package including city maps, important program information & transportation card
An active international community of interns in London with regular events and activities organized
Visa assistance (where required)
Academic credit assistance (where required)
Expedited flights and insurance through our partner companies
Quality accommodation (private bedroom in good area)
Airport pick-up (private car to collect you from the airport and take you direct to your apartment)
All your transport in London (free and unlimited use of the city’s metro system, buses & trains)
Afternoon Tea at a classic London venue
Important Visa Information
EU students can enter with no restrictions.
All other nationals can enter with an “Intern in Britain visa” (UK Border Agency Tier 5) issued by BUNAC. To enter on this visa you must:
Be over 18.
Be currently registered on an undergraduate or graduate course anywhere in the world or have graduated within the last 12 months when you arrive in the UK.
Have a good level of English – equivalent to a score of 6.0 on the IELTS language test.
Have £800 in available maintenance (funds) when you apply (£1,500 for unpaid internships). You must be able to demonstrate funds above the level required for all of the previous 3 months prior to a visa application.
The total cost of the BUNAC visa is USD 1,080
Nationals of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Monaco, Taiwan, South Korea, overseas British territories & Japan can enter on a “Youth Mobility visa” (UK Border Agency Tier 5). To enter on this visa you must:
Be 18 years old or over when your visa lets you come to the UK (becomes valid) and under 31 years old when you apply.
Have £1,600 in available maintenance (funds) when you apply. You must be able to demonstrate funds above the level required for all of the previous 3 months prior to a visa application.
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If you’d like to get in touch to chat about your travels, even if you’re in the preliminary stages and you’d just like some advice, give us a call on 0333 333 9923 or submit an enquiry to StudentUniverse – we’d love to hear from you.
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