“ I was able to work in a completely hands-on environment. I never thought I would be given so much responsibility and allowed to be a part of all aspects of the organization. This experience has made me feel confident I chose the right career in PR.”
Red Hot PR Intern
"I was able to attend a reception at Parliament and eat lunch by the river Thames."
Liberal International Intern
“A degree can't teach you what they practice.”
Infected PR Intern
“I did everything from opening mail to writing questions for Prime Ministers Questions. I researched speeches for my MP and answered letters from constituents. The majesty of working in Parliament makes the hard work worthwhile.”
House of Commons Intern
“I was very pleased with my internship at Estee Lauder. They have high expectations of interns and throw you in the deep end!”
Estee Lauder Intern
“I researched, wrote, taped and edited my own news package. It has made me more excited about the possibility of working as an international correspondent someday.”
NBC News Intern
“I am working on a major trade show which includes companies from America and the UK. I have learned the meaning of professionalism.”
US Embassy Commercial Services Intern
London: a city that is home to over 7.5 million people and headquarters of most of the UK's top 100 listed companies, making it a leading global city. In the FSU Work Placement Programme students have the opportunity to explore this city and work side-by-side with the people who call it home. Living and studying in London will expose you to the great history and modern culture that makes this dynamic metropolis one of the most popular destinations in the world. Coupled with a carefully crafted work placement, students can immerse themselves in British life even further.
Why work in London?
A professional internship in London gives students an international perspective in their field of work. Placements are in a variety of industries, from art to politics to finance. In the past students have worked at prestigious places such as the Houses of Parliament, the British Museum and Citibank. Their experience gained from these work placements in an international setting gives them a leg up in today’s global society. Students talk about an unparalleled growth, excitement and enjoyment from the experience.
As with any real-world job, you must meet the standards of your host organization; you must both perform well and work well with people. With a position abroad, though, you add another achievement: the ability to work within office dynamics and across cultural divisions. Conditions and Eligibility Competition for international work placements is keen, as the sponsoring organizations are seeking highly capable students. Only the most qualified candidates are selected. While we make every effort to find the best placement to match your academic and career goals, we cannot guarantee a specific placement.
Placements are dependent upon your credentials, the availability of suitable positions, and a possible interview. When requesting a placement, you should carefully consider the commitment, maturity, level of responsibility, and qualifications required for an international internship.
Note that specific internship placements are not and cannot be guaranteed.
We have placed students in a variety of career paths, including:
Art History & Museum Studies
Media and Film
You can also request a work placement outside of these areas, that aligns with your course of study.