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Fordham in London: Summer Internship Program

At the heart of Fordham's study abroad programs is the idea of the world as the classroom. Small and informal class settings let students explore subjects from a new perspective and in a unique setting.  Students engage with the city of London inside and outside of the classroom. Situated in the vibrant Clerkenwell district in the Borough of Camden, Fordham's London Centre will serve as your home-base while studying abroad in London.

Application deadline: February 15 

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Program Details

Location

Fordham’s London Centre is located in the Borough of Camden in Central London, in a neighborhood called Clerkenwell.

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.

Academics

Students will take an internship seminar concurrently with their internship placement and a second course chosen from those offered in the Fordham in London: Summer Liberal Arts and Fordham in London: GSB programs. (GSB students must take two courses in addition to the seminar)

ISAP 4800 – International Internship
1 Credit
Internship-based education gives students the opportunity to discuss and analyze theories and models of work and organisations in a cross-cultural context. It also creates a framework for personal reflection on issues related to professional development. The syllabus and course content are a blend of theory and concepts, application, and reflection. The practical activities, discussions, and assessment mechanisms are all designed to support learning, using the internship as a vehicle.

Internship Placements

Students accepted to the program are guaranteed an internship placement after comprehensive advising with our placement agency. Students will intern full-time at the placement site throughout the month of July. Most internship placements are in small to medium-sized companies. Positions are unpaid and 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, JP Morgan Chase, 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, Comcast, 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 organisations. 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

You will live in housing that is centrally located within London, in areas with shops and transportation and within reach of city attractions.  Fordham University will bill participants a Program Fee that will cover the cost of housing during the program.

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.

Find out more about living in London here!

Costs and Funding

Please visit our costs and funding page for more information. 

Dates

May 24: Students arrive in London

May 25: Orientation

May 26-27: Residential Trip

May 30: Classes Begin

June 2-3: Bank Holidays - Centre Closed

June 20 - June 24: Final Week of Class

June 27: Internships Begin

July 22: Internships End

July 23: Students Depart