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 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.
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.
- Fall Semester: early September - mid-December
- Spring Semester: mid-January - late April
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.
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
- 20th Century British History
- Advertising and Marketing in Britain
- Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: London-Modernity, Empire and Globalization
- British 20th Century Fiction: Representations of Empire
- British Broadcasting Today
- British Theatre Now and Then
- Child Development in a British Context
- Citizenship and Gender in Modern Europe
- Ethics in the Media
- Europenan Government & Politics
- International Economics
- International Finance
- International Marketing
- Islan, Politics and Britain: a Case Study of London's East End
- Living Theatre: Theatre Appreciation in London
- Modern Acting
- Post-Ware British Popular Culture
- Practical Shakespeare Acting
- Shakespeare and London
- Understanding Modern Britain
- Writing the City: London
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.
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.
Students pay Stonehill Tuition and standard double room housing 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, in-country orientation program, overseas supplemental insurance, 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, meals, gym memberships, personal travel and expenses.
London Internship Placements
Accounting, Financial Services, IT, Marketing, Consulting and Retail with sponsors like:
- Grant Thornton, UK
- Holiday Inn Hotels
- London Chamber of Commerce
Media, Arts & Literature
Placements include Newspapers, Magazines, Publishing, Film, Television, Music, Radio, Theatre, Museums, Galleries and Literary Publications with sponsors like:
- Dennis Publishing
- National Literacy Trust
- Latimer Creative Media
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:
- King’s College Hospital
- Newham Youth Offending Team
- Center for Cognitive Brain Development
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 Charles Primary School
- Youth Music Theatre
- Salmon Youth Centre
PR & Advertising
Placements include Advertising Agencies, Public Relations Agencies, In-house Press Offices, and Event Planning with sponsors like:
- Brighter Group
- Digital Dialog
- Facets PR
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:
- The Campaign Company
- Commonwealth Magistrates & Judges Association
- Members of Parliament
Note: students are not limited to the above placements nor are they guaranteed one of the above placements.
* Information on this page is taken from CAPA