||apply now8-week Fixed Date Internship Program
|MINIMUM AGE:||18 (and high school graduate)|
|LANGUAGE OF INTERNSHIP:||English|
|ACADEMIC PROGRAM:||Gap students participating in the fixed date internship program in London can participate in one or more of the four available start dates (see list below). Placements are available in a wide variety of areas; for more information, see the 'Placements' tab.
|ACCEPTANCE TO U.S. UNIVERSITY REQUIRED:||No|
|DATES & PRICES:||Summer 1, 2017||May 31, 2017 - July 29, 2017||$5,250|
|Summer 2, 2017||June 21, 2017 - August 19, 2017||$5,250|
|Fall 2017||August 30, 2017 - October 28, 2017||$5,250|
|Spring 2018||January 10, 2018 - March 10, 2018||$5,250|
From Stonehenge and Tower Bridge to Eton and Oxford, England is loaded with cherished icons of past eras. But it also does modernity with a confidence and panache left over from its days in the never-setting sun. Fashion, fine dining, clubbing, shopping – England’s rates with the world’s best.
As a visitor, you can pick your favorite slice of “Englishness” and indulge yourself in a country with a notorious taste for nostalgia. The tales of King Arthur; the works of Shakespeare; the exploits of Drake; the intellect of Johnson; the invention of Brunel; the leadership of Churchill; the cult of Diana – all are endlessly recycled in England, providing a cultural backdrop to an unparalleled range of historic buildings, monuments and landscapes.
Of course, this isn’t anything like the whole story of England. For every tourist who wants to stand outside the gates of Buckingham Palace or visit Stratford-upon-Avon, there’s another who makes a beeline for the latest show at Tate Modern or the cityscape of downtown Manchester. Contemporary England has a richly multi-ethnic culture. Famously, fish and chips gave way some years ago to chicken tikka masala as the country’s favorite dish showing how the English increasingly embrace a continental lifestyle. Enjoy a fried English breakfast or a Devonshire cream tea by all means, but notice the locals at the next-door café-bar tucking into a croissant and a cappuccino.
London, an international center of business, fine arts, design, theater, technology, politics and finance, has inspired creativity and cutting-edge innovation for centuries. There is something for everyone in London: a bustling financial district, street markets, green spaces and elaborate parks, ruins, monuments, political machinations, art galleries and museums. Monuments to Britain’s glorious past are found throughout London, including the Tower of London, the Old Royal Observatory in Greenwich, the British Museum, and Trafalgar Square. Because of its famed galleries, the energy of Soho, the history that lives in the streets, the pub scene and the tranquility of London’s parks, London is alive with sources of inspiration.
Why Intern in London?
- English-speaking destination
- Internships available in a wide range of fields
- Global political/economic/business hub
- International center of fine arts and design
- A wealth of galleries, museums & studios
- Historic sites & castles
- World-renowned theaters
- High-fashion shops alongside traditional markets
- One of Europe's most fascinating cities
Earn College Credit
API has partnered with the Center for International Programs at Siena College to offer students the opportunity to earn academic credit for the 8-Week Fixed Date Internship Program. Siena College is a private liberal arts college located in Loudonville, NY. Throughout the program, students will be in contact with a Siena College professor and will be given various assignments to complete in conjunction with the internship placement. At the end of the program, an official Siena College transcript will be issued to the student.
- Course: BUDV781 – Global Career Development Internship
- Credit: 6 credit hours issued as a letter grade
- Tuition: $500
Course description: This course explores the role of culture and international work experience in shaping students personally and professionally for their future careers. Through assignments and reflection exercises, students will learn about global communication, competence, cultural understanding, and soft skills gained through the challenges and opportunities of living and working abroad. The course encourages students to integrate their academic coursework with their work experiences, career development goals, and their personal skills and values.