There’s no doubt that this bustling city, rich with history, culture, and diversity will transform you.Take the Tube to work or a double decker bus. Grab some fish and chips for lunch. Experience all this global center of business, culture, architecture, and learning has to offer.
Intern in London - 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. We will work with you to help find the closest match between your expressed preferences and professional goals with what’s available via IES Internships in London. You also will enroll in a required 3- 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, your internship coordinator will work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, hone your communication and interview skills as we prepare you for working in a new cultural environment.
Past students have interned in the fields listed below. Keep in mind that this list is by no means exhaustive. We encourage students of all majors to apply.
Don’t see your field listed here? Just talk to your IES Internships Representative—new internships are always being added!
After you are admitted, refer to the Travel Dates section of the Predeparture Information in your MyIESabroad account before booking travel.
Our Academic Seminar - While working in London, you’ll also enroll in a required 3- or 6-credit academic internship seminar with other IES interns, where you’ll gain context for your internship placement by examining cultural issues in the workplace. Topics covered include:
This is a list of planned course offerings. After you are accepted, you will see a list of final course offerings in your MyIESabroad account.
IN 395 - Leading Across Cultures: Internship Seminar - 3 Credit Internship Seminar
IN 395-B Leading Across Cultures - 6-credit Internship Seminar
We want to make sure that your greatest challenge is deciding which landmarks to see first or discovering the best café—not finding a place to live where you feel comfortable. We do our best to locate housing that is reflective of how the local students are living. Our goal is that when you leave London, it will feel like home.
Residence Hall – You will live in an international student residence hall located in central London. You and another IES Abroad intern or student share a room with an attached bathroom and will either have access to a common kitchen with others on your floor or a kitchenette in your room. No meals are included, but there are many affordable eateries nearby. There are laundry facilities and common areas with wireless Internet (and 24-hour Internet access in your room) on various floors of the residence hall. Enjoy 24-hour security and a short walk to public transportation.
Part of making you feel at home in London is doing our best to help you feel safe and cared for. Whether it is an orientation program that makes you feel prepared, your housing that is well-located and comfortable, or the field trips that take you to places off the beaten path—we’re all about our student services. This is just one of the things we’re known for.
Orientation for the London Summer Internship Program takes place upon arrival and consists of:
Redefine the way you experience London through various cultural events during your free time, such as:
Even though your adventure starts in London, our field trips take you beyond the city to discover the culture and traditions of your host country. Past destinations are listed below. IES Abroad field trip destinations, activities, and length of stay may vary according to term and availability.
Stonehenge, Bath, and Salisbury
2 Days | Summer
Visit mysterious Stonehenge, the ancient Roman baths in Bath, and the Salisbury Cathedral, one of the finest examples of the early English Gothic architecture style in Britain.
1 Day | Summer
Explore the historic maze of twisting alleyways and enjoy an optional visit to the royal pavilion, one of Europe’s most exotic royal palaces.
Stratford and Kenilworth
1 Day | Summer
Visit Shakespeare’s house, place of birth, and place of his burial, Holy Trinity Church.
About the Center
The IES Abroad London Center, situated in the central London neighborhood of Bloomsbury, is a two-minute walk from the British Museum.
John brings over 15 years of experience with IES Abroad, including seven years with IES Abroad Milan and nearly three years with IES Abroad Siena before coming to IES Abroad London. During his time in Siena, John developed and implemented a banner program with a strong focus on cultural immersion and academic rigor. In Milan, he played a key role in improving and developing the Milan program, notably in the areas of student housing, student activities, orientation, and supervision of the student services staff. Prior to working for IES Abroad, John received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Italian Literature and Art History from Brigham Young University and worked in Geneva for the United Nations.
IES Abroad Staff
Kimberley Aparisio Assistant Director
Sally HarrildAcademic Programmes Manager
Alice Kerby Direct Enrolment Programmes Coordinator
Dr. Diane AtkinsonAcademic Support
Simon CaustonSenior Student Affairs and Housing Coordinator
Natalie CrownStudent Affairs Coordinator
Beth LehlbachInternship Coordinator
Mads Bomholt NielsenProgramme Assistant
Zosia RutkowskaCustomized Programmes Manager
Martin HannanBuilding Manager
Sachna Hanspal Internships Assistant
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