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

Students are not permitted to intern or work (paid or unpaid) in the UK without a Tier-4 visa, unless they are the holder of an EEA or Swiss passport. A Tier-4 visa costs a minimum of £310 GBP (approximately $527 USD), plus any applicable shipping and expedite fees. Get out of the classroom and into the community! Immerse yourself in British culture, make connections, and gain invaluable hands-on experience.

Academic Internships

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.

If you hope to participate in this program during Fall 2015, please join us for an information session on Thursday, February 26 at 12:30pm, Wasserman Center, Presentation Room A. RSVP via NYU CareerNet! All questions may be directed to  


Required Internship Seminar Course Description

Enrollment by permission only. Application required.

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.

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.

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.  For more information about the placement process, please watch this short video below.

The following is a list of examples of the types of organizations in which students might be placed.  Flexibility is important as specific organizations and industry placements cannot be guaranteed:

Advertising, Arts Busines, Financial Services, Film and TV, Hospitality, Journalism, Law, Marketing, Multimedia, Non-Party Politics, Occupational Therapy & Physical Therapy, Party Politics, Psychology & Sociology, Public Relations, Public Health Sciences, and Theater.

 Placement Process

Watch this brief video below for additional information about the placement process.

Application Instructions

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

Interested Fall 2015 NYU London students should complete the online application by Friday, March 13 if they are interested in the program. Students that fill out the application by the deadline will receive notification by Monday, March 23.

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 from a non-majority English speaking country (as defined by the British government here) must demonstrate a B2 level of English through taking a Secure English Language Test that has been approved by the British government.  Important to note that TOEFL exams are no longer accepted. Pearson PTE & IELTS exams are most prevalent in US. 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:

Non-Credit Internships

In the UK, internship placements are considered for-credit opportunities that are accompanied by academic coursework. That said, part-time work, which can often resemble a traditional US internship, is permissible for students with a Tier 4 Visa up to 20 hours per week under certain circumstances.

Types of permitted part-time work:

  • Paid opportunities for up to 20 hours per week
  • Unpaid opportunities for up to 20 hours per week at:
    • a charity or voluntary organization - Follow this link to see if an organization is a registered charity in the UK:
    • an associated fundraising body - an organization that raises money for a charity or voluntary organization
    • a statutory body - an organization set up by government legislation 

All other unpaid work opportunities are not permitted. 

UK employment law distinguishes between unpaid part-time work, which requires a Tier 4 visa, and volunteering, which does not. Some indicators of engaging in unpaid part-time work include:

  •  whether the student must personally perform the work or permitted to send a substitute
  • filling an official role as an employee where the organization depends on your work
  •  repercussions for absence
  • possible employment contract

NYU London does not offer support for identifying non-academic work opportunities. Students may utilize Wasserman career resources to assist with their job search. NYU London does, however, offer an extensive volunteer program that is open to all students irrespective of visa status. Please follow this link for more information.

Students may email with any questions or concerns.

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Upcoming Application Deadlines

Spring Semester

Priority: September 15

Regular: October 15

Applications received after October 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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