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Internships

Get out of the classroom and into the community! Immerse yourself in British culture, make connections, and gain invaluable hands-on experience.

NYU London has partnered with EUSA, a non-profit organization that works with universities and colleges to provide students with internship opportunities in Europe.  If accepted into the program, students will work with EUSA to find and accept an internship placement.  This for-credit program offers a 16 hour minimum a week experience with a required weekly seminar for a total of 4 credits (application required, details below).

Students in this program learn more about British society, culture, and professional life through placements in a wide variety of agencies and organizations.  You must be flexible, open-minded, adaptable, a self-starter, and ready for the challenge of new situations and cross-cultural engagement.

Please note unless students are  EU or UK citizens, participating in this academic internship program is the only way to legally intern in London.  Non-academic internships are not legally permitted on a Tier-4 visa or a standard student visa in the UK.


Required Internship Seminar Course Description

Note: Students accepted to this course must indicate on their visa inquiry form that they want a Tier-4 General Student Visa; you will not be permitted to intern (paid or unpaid) in the UK without a Tier-4 visa.A Tier-4 visa costs a minimum of £310 GBP (approximately $527 USD), plus any applicable shipping and expedite fees.

Enrollment by permission only.  Application required.

This 4 credit course includes a weekly seminar and minimum of 16 hours fieldwork per week.  Internship placements are made by EUSA, an organization partnering with NYU. EUSA provides internship placements in a wide range of organizations.

The seminar portion of the course explores many different aspects of your internship site. The goal is to finish the semester with an in-depth understanding of the company or organization, including its approach, its policies, and the context in which it operates. We will also discuss more generally the state of the contemporary workplace and ourselves as workers. Finally, you will use the seminar to reflect critically and analytically on the internship experience and as a way to refine your own personal and professional goals.

Sample Syllabus



Application Instructions

Note: The application is only for students intending to enroll in the 4 credit Internship Seminar & Fieldwork course.

Interested Fall 2014 NYU London students should complete the online application by Friday, March 7 if they are interested in the program.  Students that fill out the application by the deadline will receive notification by March 24. 

While there is no cost to participate in the internship program, students that are participating in the internship program in London should note once they have officially committed to the program are subject to a financial penalty should they withdraw.

For consideration to the internship program in London, students must complete the following steps:

  1. Have your resume reviewed by a career coach at the Wasserman Center using this Resume Review Form.  Please note completion of this form is a required part of the application process.  Review the form carefully for further instructions.

  2. Complete the NYU London Internship Application.  The online application requires you to answer a series of questions designed to help you think systematically about what you would like to learn and accomplish from an internship experience in London, and to indicate what type of internship placements you would be most interested in.  The online application will you to upload a personal statement and your newly edited resume in .pdf or .doc format.

Please note:

Students intending to participate in a London internship must apply for a Tier-4 visa.  You will not be permitted to intern (paid or unpaid) in the UK without a Tier-4 visa.  Please contact the Office of Global Services for more information on your eligibility for the Tier-4 visa before applying.

Students must also be able to dedicate two full weekdays to their internship, not including Fridays.  If you are planning to participate in the internship program, please keep this in mind as you begin scheduling your courses.

Questions? Email global.internships@nyu.edu


Internship Opportunities

Responsibilities vary by agency but we require all students to be involved in projects that contribute to their understanding of the organization and its approach to social issues.  This might include project implementation, participation in relevant meetings, research, and production of documents or other materials.

The following is a list of examples of the types of organizations in which students might be placed.  Upon acceptance into the program, each student will have an individual placement meeting with the EUSA team to determine the best options for the student.  Flexibility is important as specific organizations and industry placements cannot be guaranteed:

Advertising
Arts
Banking & Financial Services
Business
Film and TV
Hospitality
Journalism
Law
Marketing
Multimedia
Non-Party Politics
Occupational Therapy & Physical Therapy
Party Politics
Psychology & Sociology
Public Relations
Public Health
Sciences
Theatre

 

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Upcoming Application Deadlines

Fall Semester

Priority: February 15

Regular: March 15

Applications received after March 15 will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Admission will be granted only when space is available and time allows for required travel documents to be attained.   

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