How to find an Internship in the UK
Your UK internship program can be sourced by our specialist team at BUNAC, through one of our Placement Partners or by yourself. Whichever route you choose, your internship must meet our internship eligibility requirements in order to qualify for a UK internship visa.
I want BUNAC to find my internship in the UK for me
A global business, BUNAC’s headquarters has been based in the UK since 1962. We will use our unique and vast range of contacts to find the perfect internship, tailormade for you.
Our team will work with you to understand what skills you want to gain from your internship to suit your career and university goals. We will then reach out to our network to find your bespoke placement, making the process as stress-free as possible for you.
As one of the UK’s biggest A-Rated Tier 5 GAE Visa Sponsors, we know all of the UK Government’s requirements needed for the internship to be eligible, and of course we will make sure that every tailor-made business internship in the UK that we source is compliant with these requirements.
What industry can you find me an internship in?
Our internships cover a whole range of career fields and range between 2-6 months in duration. Our team will be with you every step of the way from your initial consultation, to guiding you through a Skype interview with your prospective employer, to assisting you in applying for the necessary visa if required, all the way through to visiting you during your internship in the UK.
Please see below for a list of industries we can place you in. Click on the link to see some examples of great internships we have placed previous Intern in Britain Full Placement participants in:
- Environmental & Wildlife
- Graphic Design
- HR / Recruitment
- Leisure & Tourism
- Media / Entertainment
- Information Technology (IT)
- Public Relations (PR) and Advertising
- Sports & Recreation
- Travel & Tourism
- Web Development / Design
Please note that we are not able to sponsor internships in Hospitality or Healthcare.
Where will my UK internship be based?
Most of our internships are based in London, however we encourage you to also consider some of the other amazing British cities. If there is somewhere specific you would like to be based, please let us know when you have your consultation with our team.
How long will my internship be for?
You can decide on the duration of your internship, which can be for a maximum of six months. You will be expected to work between 25-35 hours per week, depending on your individual placement and your host company.
How long does it take for BUNAC to find my internship in the UK?
We recommend applying at least 12 weeks prior to your intended start date to allow enough time for us to find you your internship. Your internship start date will be determined throughout the interview process.
What are the benefits of doing an internship in the UK
- Participate in local business culture
- Learn industry specific business practices
- Learn new interaction styles and techniques and how they differ from those in your own country
- Put theoretical knowledge into practice
- Broaden your business network in your industry sector
- Get a competitive advantage over your peers
- Gain industry knowledge
- Improve cross-cultural awareness and cultural sensitivity
- Practice language skills (including colloquialisms, slang, jargon and euphemisms!)