London, with its population of over seven million, boasts culturally rich museums, art galleries, famous theatres, concert halls and historic buildings. An exciting and cosmopolitan European city, London is a major political, financial and cultural center, graced with more parks and gardens than any other capital in the world.

Program Requirements & Application Process

Students participating in the London Internship Program should be juniors or first semester seniors, meet the 3.0 GPA minimum requirement, obtain approval from their major department, receive approval from the Director of International Programs and the Dean of Students, be in good academic and social standing and have no Community Standard violations, and have above average professionalism, motivation, reliability, and communication skills.

Students interested in applying for this program should meet with the Assistant Director of International Programs and obtain the necessary materials. Students will need to obtain a faculty letter of recommendation and a letter of recommendation from a work supervisor. Students should begin the application process by filling out Stonehill's on-line application form here. Students are also required to complete the CAPA application.

Visa Requirements

Students participating in the London internship program are required to obtain a Tier 4 student visa from the British government. The UK Border Agency has issued step by step instructions (pdf) and a checklist (pdf) for U.S. students.

Program Dates

  • Fall Semester: early September - mid-December
  • Spring Semester: mid-January - late April

Credits

Upon satisfactory completion of the part-time, 20-hour per week internship, the Learning Through Internships seminar series, three 3-credit courses taught at the CAPA center, students will receive 15 credits towards their major, minor, or elective credit as approved by their Department Chair and departmental Faculty Moderator.

Courses

Students enroll in three 3-credit courses at the CAPA center during the semester. Students can select from a variety of course options. Students will receive transfer credit if they receive a Stonehill "C" grade or better in each of the courses. At the successful conclusion of the semester, students will receive a transcript from the University of Minnesota for a total of 15 credits.

  • 20th and 21st Century Art
  • British Broadcasting Today
  • Ethis in the Media
  • Advertising and Marketin in Britain
  • International Finance
  • International Marketing
  • International Economics
  • Shakespeare and London
  • Writing the City: London
  • British 20th Century Fiction: Representations of Empire
  • Post-Ware British Popular Culture
  • 20the Centry British History
  • Understanding Modern Britain
  • Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: London-Modernity, Empire and Globalization
  • Modern Acting
  • Practical Shakespeare Acting
  • British Theatre Now and Then
  • Citizenship and Gender in Modern Europe
  • Europenan Government & Politics
  • Islan, Politics and Britain: a Case Study of London's East End
  • Child Development in a British Context
  • Living Theatre: Theatre Appreciation in London

Housing

Housing is arranged through a housing management specialist and students generally live in the Bloomsbury and Russell Square area of London. Flats are fully furnished , generally four to six students per flat, double or triple rooms (depending upon size of room) with one or two bathrooms. All flats are within easy walking distance to London's Tube transportation system. Students are housed with other U.S. students who are also participating in the internship program.

Commuting

London is a large and vibrant city. Students will be expected to commute using the London Underground or subway to travel to their placement. Depending upon the internship organization, students can expect to spend considerable time commuting. More information about the commuting distances will be discussed during the in-country orientation program.

Costs

Students pay Stonehill Tuition, standard double room housing and meal plan "C" for the London Internship Program. Included in these fees are a part-time internship, (20 hours per week), housing in shared apartments with other internship participants, three 3-credit courses at the CAPA center, a weekly meal stipend, in-country orientation program, overseas supplemental insurance through CISI, and support throughout the duration of the program. Students are provided with a Tube pass for Zones 1 and 2 for the duration of the program. Students are able to utilize all Federal, State, Need and Merit-based financial aid for the London Internship Program.

The program does not include the following costs: Round-trip airfare to London, passport and United Kingdom Visa, laundry, gym memberships, personal travel and expenses.

Students participating in the London Internship program are waived the $750.00 Administrative Fee.

London Internship Placements

Business

Accounting, Financial Services, IT, Marketing, Consulting and Retail with sponsors like:

  • Grant Thornton, UK
  • Lehman Brothers
  • Blick Rothernberg

Media, Arts & Literature

Placements include Newspapers, Magazines, Publishing, Film, Television, Music, Radio, Theatre, Museums, Galleries and Literary Publications with sponsors like:

  • The British Museum
  • National Literacy Trust
  • Royal Festival Hall

Health & Psychology

Placements include Hospitals, Occupational and Physical Therapy, Psychology Research, Adolescent Rehabilitation Clinics, AIDS awareness, Policy Organizations and Social Services/Outreach with sponsors like:

  • Maudsley Hospital, Institute of Psychiatry
  • Westminster Youth Offending Team
  • St. Ann's Hospital, Eating Disorder Unit

Education

A wide range of institutions and organization in this sector focus on Religious Education, Social Education, Adult Education, Educational Policy and education for children with Physical and Cognitive Disabilities.

  • St. Christopher's School
  • Tree House Trust
  • Swiss Cottage School

PR & Advertising

Placements include Advertising Agencies, Public Relations Agencies, In-house Press Offices, and Event Planning with sponsors like:

  • Tiffany & Co., PR Dept.
  • Halpern, PR
  • Confetti Networks

Politics, Law & NGO's

Placements include Government Organization, Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), Civil Law Practices, Criminal Law Practices, Policy/Research and Advocacy groups with sponsor like:

  • Hodge, Jones & Allen Solicitors
  • The Conservative Party Headquarters
  • Members of Parliament

* Information on this page is based on prior placement of Stonehill students.

Note: students are not limited to the above placements nor are they guaranteed one of the above placements.