Fordham in London: London Internship Program

Location: London, United Kingdom

“This experience has made me more knowledgeable of the world and what goes on outside the USA. I've become much more familiar with European politics and issues.”
— Gabriela Walker, Spring 2017

Hiring International Students

Students in the London Internship program take 15-18 credits at the London Centre chosen from courses offered in the Liberal Arts or Gabelli School of Business programs. Interns work at their internship sites for approximately 2 days per week. Placements are available in Advertising, Marketing, Economics, Finance, Business, Film, Radio, Television, International Relations, Journalism, Politics, Pre-Law, Psychology, Health Science, Public Relations, and Theatre.

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Program Details

Location

Fordham’s London Centre is located at Heythrop College, part of the University of London, where students will meet British and foreign students studying a variety of subjects. Students may choose to eat on campus, where a cafeteria serves three meals a day at reasonable prices, or off campus in nearby Kensington Square, which is well known for its cafés, restaurants, and shops. The square was once home to the great philosopher John Stuart Mill; the Pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Burne-Jones; and the great actress and creator of Eliza Doolittle, Mrs. Patrick Campbell.

The United Kingdom—England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland—is a diverse place full of contrasts, featuring a wide range of landscapes and cultures. London, the largest city in Europe, is a bustling cosmopolitan center of astonishing variety and interest that a visitor could explore for months without turning over every stone. The other regions of the U.K. are fascinating for their own reasons, each with a unique personality and history.

While based at Fordham’s London Centre, students may choose to venture from Cornwall in the far west to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland in the north. Cities such as Edinburgh, York, Durham, Chester, and Canterbury are reachable by an excellent rail network, as are areas of great natural beauty, such as the Lake District, the New Forest, and North Wales. And it’s only a quick trip to Dublin and the Republic of Ireland.

Academics

Students in this program take 15-18 credits at the London Centre chosen from courses offered in the Liberal Arts or Gabelli School of Business program and will be registered for a one-credit internship seminar. Interns will be expected to work at their internship sites for approximately 2 days per week.

Placements are available in the following fields:

Advertising & Marketing
Intern in advertising agencies or the marketing departments of London companies. Previous internships have included Brand Links, M2M, Park Village Productions, Elizabeth Arden, Allegra Foundation and EMAP.

Economics & Finance
Intern in accounting, corporate finance, financial recruitment, financial communication, financial marketing, financial publications, investment firms or economic research. Previous Internships have included Europe Economics, Capital Markets Daily, Grayling, Overseas Development Institute, LDFM and Maurice J Bushells Accountants.

Business
Intern in entrepreneurship/starts up, business operations, or personnel departments. Previous internships have included Accelerator, Omerta Group, Citco, BE Group, Thriev and The Connaught Hotel.

Film, Radio & Television
Intern for a radio, tv or film production company. The UK media market is small by American standards, previous internships have included Catsnake, Sky Movies, C Music Entertainment, Pilot Productions, Feelgood Fiction and The Producers.

Hospitality & Tourism
Students intern in the international hospitality industries of London. Previous internships have included the Ritz, Better Bankside, Marylebone Hotel Group, Bumpkin Group, Bloomsbury Hotel and EMC3.

International Relations
Previous internships have included MENCAP, IHS/Janes, Overseas Development institute, Nacue and Westminster Briefing.

Journalism
Intern at a media, magazine, publishing house, or online publication. Previous internship have included Junior Magazine, Columbus Travel Media, Big Cheese, Simon & Schuster, Cultureshock Media and Quintessentially Publishing.

Politics
Intern in a political setting, including Parliament and party organizations. Previous internships have included various Members of Parliament, the Conservative Party Headquarters, the Labour Party Headquarters, various political party local offices, Dods and Government Knowledge.

Pre-Law
Intern in a British law firm. Previous Internships have included JD Spicer Zeb, Bark & Co, Powell Spencer & Partners Solicitors, McCue & Partners, Julian Young & Co and O’Keeffe Solicitors.

Psychology & Health Sciences
Intern in hospital administration, education programs, health centre administration, university research departments, community care centres or social activist organisations. Previous Internships have included Chelsea & Westminster Hospital Schools, Goldsmiths University, MIND, Standing Together, Coombe Wood Unit and UCL Partners.

Public Relations
Intern in PR agencies or the PR departments of London companies. Previous internship placements have included Crabtree & Evelyn, LD Publicity, Bell Pottinger PR, Marks & Spencers, BrandNation and APCO.

Theatre Studies
Students have the unique opportunity to combine coursework with hands-on experience in a full-time internship in the visual and performing arts. Previous internships have included PW Productions, the Ambassadors Theatre Group, AKA, Only Connect, Southwark Playhouse and Tabard Theatre.

Housing

Students are housed in shared student residences in residential areas in Zone 1 or 2, both of which offer a commute by public transport to classes at the London Centre and your chosen host university. The residences have self-catering facilities with a shared lounge. All of our housing is centrally located within London, in areas with shops and transportation and within reach of city attractions.

Student Services

The London experience begins with a comprehensive orientation that acquaints students with health, housing, travel, academic, and safety information. Program costs typically include co-curricular activities in and around the city of London and one long weekend visit to another European country.