Intern in Britain
Finding an internship
Whether you want to find your own internship in the UK or have our placement partners help to find you a match, here’s everything you need to know about getting hired.
Our team will review your internship, and if it meets all the UK Government requirements, we can start with the sponsorship process.
The benefit of finding your own internship is that you can approach any UK company, targeting organisations that closely align with your future career aspirations.
Focus on your field
Widen your net when it comes to the number of UK companies you target, but stay focused on the role you want. You’ll stand a better chance of getting through the door when you can show a genuine passion for your chosen career, rather than just a willingness to take any internship. Employers ultimately want to see that they can grow your skills in an area you’re truly committed to learning about and want to work in in the future.
Leverage your contacts
Get online and get creative
Tell them about BUNAC
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Even back in 1777, Dr Samuel Johnson famously said about London, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”. A city where ancient architecture meets cutting-edge creativity, London has an energy and humility all of its own. So if you want world famous street art, lazy weekend markets, free galleries, vast green parks, cloud-hitting rooftop bars and quaint crooked pubs... then an internship in London is just what the doctor ordered.
"I would do an internship abroad again. The experience you get of travelling on your own, seeing another part of the country and meeting other individuals, creating friendships and connections, is unbeaten."
"Interning abroad doesn’t just add value to your CV but also to your personality. The opportunity to meet and work alongside people from different backgrounds, getting exposure to different methods of working at an international level is something that one can find only when they are outside their comfort zone. Also, I believe stepping out of my comfort zone always brings out the best in me."
"I would advise anyone to take an internship in London! It is one of the most important and renowned centres of the world and completing a professional placement opportunity in London is very precious. In addition, it is a great way to join London's professional environment and establish many different networks and opportunities."