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Internship in the UK

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Programme Summary:

  • Ages 18+
  • Internship placement in different sectors
  • Available across the UK
  • Assistance with accommodation in London
  • From 4 - 24 weeks

Programme

This programme offers students the unique opportunity to live and work in the United Kingdom. Choose from a variety of different cities across the UK from our list of destinations.

Why do an internship abroad with Easy Languages?

  • Professional experience abroad: an asset to your CV.

Doing an internship in a foreign country is a fool-proof way to acquire new skills, as well getting to know another language and culture (and notably its work culture). You'll be able to improve your English language skills in a professional context, which will push you to learn the language very quickly. A good level of English and professional experience is an asset to any employer nowadays.

  • Improve your level of English in a professional environment

  • Expand your contacts in professional life for your future

  • Plunge yourself into British culture

  • A high quality partner organisation, member of the London Chamber of Commerce

Our partner organization has a quality program for international students, and provides regular assistance through every step of the internship. We advise students to form a relationship with the company and employees. Having a network in the working world is definitely a bonus.

  • Assistance throughout the duration of the internship

Easy Languages helps participants throughout the whole internship process, from enrolment through to the end of the programme.

Features

Eligibility

Participants must be between 18 and 32 years old and at least have an intermediate level (B1) in English (required for a work environment). The level of English required depends on the area where you want to do your internship in. If you are unsure of your level, our partner can take care of a test via a telephone interview.

If your level of English is not yet sufficient for immediately starting an internship, you may be interested in our English language courses in the UK. You can take a look here at our English programs in the UK.

  • Only citizens from the EU, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein can take part in this programme.
  • Internships are unpaid. The company might be able to pay for transportation, but this is not guaranteed.

Sectors

The UK has many internship opportunities in a variety of sectors that correspond to many different profiles.

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Minimum stay: 8 - 12 weeks for the vast majority

4 week internships are only possible for less-demanding internships in the following sectors:

  • Charity Retail (criminal record required)
  • Social care (criminal record required)
  • Child care (criminal record required)
  • Business Start (assisting at reception, maintenance of refreshment areas, liaising with client companies using the premises, collection and delivery of post to clients, setting up meeting rooms, providing services to clients during meetings, simple office tasks)

Specialised sectors

For all specialised sectors, an education in the desired field (either a professional or university diploma) as well as relevant experience is required. Placement fees are higher in specialized fields.

Here are a few examples of the types of sectors available:

  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Graphic design
  • Human Resources
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • IT Programming
  • Science/Laboratory
  • Teaching
  • TV/Broadcast Media
  • Other sectors possible on request (our partners will inform us if the chosen sector is considered to be a specialised sector when we receive the booking).

Internship duration: 12 - 24 weeks

Dates and enrolment deadlines

The internships can take place throughout the year, for a duration of your choice.

The enrolment deadline is at least 8 weeks before departure (12 weeks for internships in June and September) and placements are finalised between 4 and 6 weeks before the internship starts.

Please note that for some sectors the deadline is different, it is advised to book your internship as early as possible so that we can find the most appropriate placement for your objectives.

Internship Location

Internships are available all over England, according to your preferences and availability.

Possibilities are: London, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester, Oxford and York.

When filling out the enrolment form, we ask you to put down at least two sector and city/region preferences. We will do our best to meet your requests. However, we will focus on the sector more than the city requested, unless you specify otherwise.

Please note: we offer housing options for internships in London and in Brighton. If you choose to do an internship in another city, you will be responsible for organising your own accommodation.

Student "ambassadors"

In the main cities, the partner has set up a system of ambassadors. Some trainees, present for a few months on site, volunteer to guide the new trainees during their first weeks on the spot. They make contact with them from their first week and invite them to the next gathering. A Whatsapp group was created to help in this regard and to allow international students to meet easily.

Accommodation

LONDON

For internships in London, we offer a wide choice of quality housing in host families, hostels and residences. Our partner in London is a housing specialist for short and medium stays and approved by the British Council for the quality of its services.

Participants have a choice of comfortable and safe housing in all parts of London (zones 1-5). All housing options are ideally located close to public transport. For more information on these homes, please click here.

Host Family

Staying with a host family is the best way to fully delve into the English language and culture. We take enormous care in selecting the best host family for the student and all of our families are carefully screened.

Rooms are cleaned, and bed linen and towels are changed at least once a week. The participant will have a house key to come and go as they please. The host will be there to answer any questions and give advice to the participant.

We offer different types of accommodation:

  • Standard (Zones 4 and 5)
    These zones often offer more spacious accommodation in a less crowded area. Zone area include Walthamstow, Edgware, Catford, Norbury, Wembley, Harrow, Wanstead, Leytonstone, Finchley, Lewisham and Greenwich.

  • Standard (Zones 2 and 3)
    Comfortable accommodation of a high standard mainly located in zone 3 and 4, within easy access of the city centre. Zone areas include Kilburn, Clapham, Maida Vale, Queens Park, Chiswick, Finchley, Southfields, Ealing, Acton, Islington, Golders Green, West Hampstead and many more.

  • Superior (Zones 2 to 3)
    More sophisticated accommodation with a high standard of decoration, located in prime areas of zone 2 to 3, the accommodation is within easy access of the city centre. Areas include Fulham, Marylebone, Shepherds Bush, West Hampstead, Hampstead, and Golders Green.

Accommodation Options

Several different types of accommodation are available in London:

  • Standard Single Room with Breakfast Only
    Furnished single room. You share the rest of the house with the family. Breakfast is included for the duration of the stay. In general, families leave an assortment of food in the mornings (coffee, tea, milk, bread or toast, jam, butter...)

  • Double room with Breakfast Only
    The room is shared between 2 people. They are reserved for people travelling together. Prices indicated in the table are given per person. If one of the 2 people leaves, the price of a single room will apply for the rest of the stay.

  • Half Board
    If you wish, you can book your stay with the half-board option (breakfast and an evening meal). Dinner will be served at a time that suits both yourself and the family. The family will also provide you with a space in the fridge so that you can prepare lunchtime meals for yourself (sandwiches, salads etc). You can speak with your family if you would like more use of the kitchen.

Residence

Living in a residence hall is the perfect solution for people who wish to live near the city centre and who are looking for a more independent lifestyle.

If you want to stay in the centre of London and be within walking distance of shopping areas, night life, the theatre district, Trafalgar Square, Soho, Chinatown and other main attractions – the residence is just what you are looking for.

Apartments are single, double or shared rooms with a plasma screen TV. Double rooms are reserved for pairs travelling together.

All apartments have their own fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, oven, fridge, electric kettle, toaster, kitchen utensils, crockery, cutlery and glasses.

All linens are provided and changed weekly. The common areas are cleaned daily and the rooms once a week. Broadband wireless Internet is available.

Residences also have a common room where participants may relax and watch TV. Some have gardens and recreational areas outside, and all have very reliable security.

Dates & Prices 2019

Prices for internship:

Booking prices -

Includes all taxes & enrolment fees

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Internship placement & assistance from our advisers
Short placements or beginners' interships795 £
Normal/non specialised sectors (6 - 24 weeks)945 £
Specialised sectors (12 - 24 weeks) 1,045 £

An extra 60 GBP will apply for all late bookings (made 3 weeks before departure)

Prices include:

  • Internship placement in a chosen sector
  • Assistance in finding accommodation and opening a bank account
  • Assistance in obtaining a visa (if necessary)
  • Participation certificate at the end of the programme

Prices do not include:

  • Visa fees (if necessary)
  • Accommodation (for prices see the London options)
  • Flights and transfers
  • Optional insurance

Prices for Housing in London

Booking prices -

All taxes and enrolment fees included

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Placement fee
Type of accommodationHost familyResidence
One-time fee30 £50 £
Host family - Zones 4 & 5
DurationDouble room, breakfastSingle room, breakfastDouble room, half boardSingle room, half board
1 week255 £270 £285 £300 £
2 weeks375 £415 £455 £500 £
3 weeks520 £585 £645 £705 £
4 weeks685 £765 £845 £925 £
8 weeks1,285 £1,440 £1,595 £1,750 £
12 weeks1,835 £2,060 £2,285 £2,510 £
24 weeks3,635 £4,085 £4,535 £4,985 £
Extra fee for central zones - price per week
"Standard' accommodation - Zone 3 15 £
"Standard" accommodation - Zone 2 30 £
"Superior" accommodation - Zone 2 95 £
Other fees - per week
Junior 16-17 year olds*25 £
Private bathroom30 £
Flatshares - Zone 3, North London
DurationDouble roomTwin roomSingle room
4 weeks660 £690 £980 £
8 weeks1,255 £1,310 £1,870 £
12 weeks1,805 £1,885 £2,695 £
24 weeks3,455 £3,610 £5,170 £
Residences in different zones
Name of residenceRathboneRathboneTufnell HouseSouth Bank
Duration/Type of roomTwin room, no mealsSingle room, no mealsSingle room, no mealsSingle room, no meals
4 weeks1,240 £1,380 £1,425 £1,420 £
8 weeks2,360 £2,680 £2,720 £2,720 £
12 weeks3,540 £4,020 £3,915 £4,080 £
24 weeks6,840 £7,680 £7,635 £1,800 £
Refundable deposit to be payed on-site: 250GBP
Transfers to/from airport - per journey
Heathrow & London City85 £
Gatwick, Luton, Stansted110 £

Double rooms are only for those travelling together. *Junior students: half board is obligatory. It is not possible to choose accommodation with the Superior/Executive option.

Practical Information

Procedures

After submitting the enrolment form on line and paying the required deposit, we also ask you to send us the following documents in Word format:

  • Your CV in English
  • A cover letter for the sector or company that you are interested in
  • An indication of your level of English (official language exam certification, academic transcript or any other valid document)
  • A detailed description of particular specifications for your internship
  • For design, fashion or architecture internships, a portfolio will be required

Transport

If you prefer, Easy Languages can book your flights for you. Please make sure you note this in your enrolment form.

Visa Information

Do you need a visa for this programme? For more information please consult our page Visa Information.

Do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or email if you require any additional information.

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