Intern in Britain

How it works

We get it, the UK visa and sponsorship process can be confusing. (Just wait until you see British place names). BUNAC support you at every stage in applying to intern in the UK.

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Britain is open for business

While the summer holidays (Jun-Sep) are a popular time to visit the UK, you can apply and do an internship in Britain year-round. We advise starting your Intern UK application 4-6 weeks before your internship start date. Our UK-based team will always work as quickly as they can on your application – with additional options for priority processing along the way. However, each application is different – so please allow yourself as much time as possible to get through the process. 
Own Placement (If you have an internship offer) 
Standard – allow at least 6 weeks 
Priority – allow at least 4 weeks 
Placement Support (If finding a position on our Job Hub) 
If find a position on our Job Hub, please add 1-2 weeks to the above timeframes. If you are using a placement partner, your application will be subject to their timeframes. 

Intern in Britain FAQs Got questions? We've got answers.

What’s the Temporary Work GAE visa?

Previously known as the Tier 5 visa, the Temporary Work GAE (Government Authorised Exchange) visa allows international students and graduates to come to the UK for a temporary period to do short-term work experience.

How long does the visa last?

Can I request a visa extension?

Which nationalities can apply?

Do I have to be a student?

Who issues the Temporary Work GAE visa?

Can I leave the UK during my visa?

Do BUNAC find me an internship?

Can I change my internship?

Do I need travel insurance to intern in Britain?

What is the National Minimum Wage?

Can I do an unpaid internship?

Do I have to send off my actual passport when I apply for my visa?

When can I start my application?

Is there an application deadline?

Will I need to go anywhere in person to complete the visa application process?

Do I need to be in a specific country to apply for the visa?

Can I switch from a Tier 4 to a Temporary Worker GAE visa?

Will the company I work for require a pre-site visit?

Can I bring a dependent with me?

Can I work somewhere else while carrying out my internship?

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