Why use a UK placement company?

Need to concentrate on your studies? This is a job for our placement companies. Tried-and-trusted, they help to take the stress and hassle out of finding a UK internship.

Long-running experts in their field, you’ll tap into their network of UK employers – with some placement companies even guaranteeing to find you an internship. Inclusions and costs vary, from fully supported programs with housing and social activities included to more flexible programs that concentrate on just the placement.

Once you’ve found your internship through your chosen placement company, BUNAC will act as your sponsor and support you with your Temporary Work GAE visa application. All the placement companies on this page regularly work with BUNAC, so know the employer criteria and requirements for our Intern in Britain program.

How it works

From companies that build connections through the creative arts to immersive training internships that focus on results, our 20+ partners offer the best of the internship matchmaking world.

Absolute Internship

Frequently featured by The New York Times, BBC and Reuters, Absolute Internship are an award-winning company whose program guarantees to find you a placement.

Academic Programs International (API)

In every field from fashion to finance, API is an award-winning company with 25 years' experience placing US students in full-service internships in London.

Anglo Educational Services (AES)

With over 45+ years heritage, AIS help connect US students and graduates with unpaid internships with London SMEs – guaranteeing a more hands-on experience.

ArtBound Initiative (ABI)

A New York based agency, ArtBound Initiative connect students and recent graduates from all over the world with the key players in London’s creative industries.

Capital Placement

Capital Placement partner with 300+ London employers to provide fully-supported 6-12 week internships for students and graduates from all over the world.

City Internships

With more than 65% of students hired straight out of the program by their host company, City Internships offer immersive career training internships in London.

CIS Abroad

Covering everything from graphic design to politics and non-profits, CIS Abroad are all about showing US students the best of London’s professional and cultural worlds.


Founded by Oxbridge graduates, CRCC Asia have the inside on Britain. Their Manchester and London internships set students up for global careers in intercultural settings.


Founded in 2002, ETCi are leaders in assisting international students to secure voluntary and non-salaried professional placements, in sectors from advertising to accounting.

Great Education

Based in the London’s financial centre, Great Education partner with world-leading companies to offer 1-6 month professional placements in the capital.

IES Internships

Part of a leading not-for-profit study abroad provider with 70 years’ experience, IES are so well connected that they guarantee a placement in your chosen field.

International Studies Abroad

From psychology and social work to film and media, ISA Internships are designed to give you a comprehensive professional experience that goes beyond your placement.

Linguistic Horizons

Linguistic Horizons bring the personal touch, connecting students and recent graduates with customised and immersive 4-6 month UK internship programs.

Professionals UK

Since 2005, Professionals UK has matched over 9,500 students from 30 countries with over 950 companies across the UK in over 50 sectors.

Student Works

Supporting UK interns from start to finish in sectors from fashion to finance, Student Works don’t charge any additional fees for their services – all you pay is the program cost.

The Bloom of Youth

From airport transfers and student housing to social events and 24/7 support, The Bloom of Youth are a leading provider of high-quality inclusive internships abroad.

The Global Internship

With intern housing in the heart of London, The Global Internship are all about immersing their interns in British culture and in placements that are relevant to their career goals.

The Intern Group

Inclusive of professional development training, London cultural events and shared intern housing, The Intern Group offers highly regarded and competitive internships.

Twin Group

Twin connect students and graduates with customised internships across all fields that reflect their CV, career goals and personality – in London, Eastbourne and beyond.

Vira International

Founded in 1970, Vira International has over 50 years’ experience supporting applicants to secure professional internships in the UK and around the world.

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If you’re an overseas education provider or internship organisation that regularly sends students or graduates to the UK, then talk to our BUNAC Partnership Team to see how we can work together.

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If you’re a UK company looking to host an international intern as part of our Intern in Britain program, BUNAC work with you to ensure your internship offer meets all the criteria required by the UK Government.

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