Available Sessions





5/31/18 - 7/28/18



Estimated Credits:



Apply by Closed Withdraw by 2/22/18

Internship Career Field(s)

Accounting, Advertising, Arts, Broadcasting, Communication, Computer Services, Culture, Data Management, Design, Economics, Exercise, Finance, Health, Hospitality, Information Technology (IT), International Relations, Journalism, Law, Marketing, Media Technology, Museum Studies, NGO & Development, Performing Arts, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations, Publishing, Sales, Social Sciences, Social Services, Sports Science, Theatre, Tourism, Visual & Digital Arts


  • $95 Online Application Fee
  • Complete Application
  • Cover
  • CV/Resume
  • Transcript - Official


3-4 courses directly related to the internship field of interest or 6 weeks full time work in the field is encouraged.
Minimum GPA:
2 years of relevant course work or equivalent work experience is required.
1 year as a registered college student by the time of application

About the Program

Program Description

Turn the global city of London into your classroom. With strengths in the arts, commerce, fashion, finance, and tourism, there’s bound to be a placement to fit your academic and professional interests. Our strong academic focus and personalized placements dedicated to meaningful experiences that make a real impact, allow you to give your career a boost while gaining the international experience you’ve been seeking. Learn more about the benefits of a CEA internship.

Program Structure

The full-time option includes a weekly academic seminar and an internship placement. The internship seminar meets for 30 contact hours and requires a minimum of 200 hours at your internship placement over 8 weeks. Together, your seminar and internship placement are worth 4 credits. Tier 5 UK Immigration policy dictates your minimum placement hours. Actual weekly placement hours may vary depending on industry standards for your career field and will be determined after you arrive; you should expect that some internship hours or course work may be required on Fridays.

We strongly recommended that you apply as soon as possible. Internship positions are selective; students who demonstrate both professionalism and commitment throughout the process are most successful in securing placements.

The placement process involves three Skype or phone interviews: 1) a screening interview with your CEA internship specialist; 2) a job placement interview with your on-site internship coordinator and; 3) a final interview with your host site supervisor. The host site retains the final decision regarding placements, so it’s important to convey your independence, maturity, adaptability, curiosity, and commitment to both your career interests and the host organization. During the placement process, you will also be guided through the Tier 5 student visa process.

Upon successfully completing your on-site placement coordinator interview, CEA guarantees you a placement based on the personal, professional, and cross-cultural goals agreed upon in your interview. All placements will be secured two weeks prior to arrival.

If you have confirmed an internship placement in London through independent contacts, we can also support you in securing important logistics such as visas, housing, and credit. Contact a CEA admissions counselor for more details.

Upon placement, we'll automatically enroll you in the weekly internship course. This internship option in London is in high demand; it requires a significant work commitment and carries substantial expectations from the host site. You are expected to display a considerable level of maturity and bring a minimum of 2 years of course work directly related to your internship placement interest or the equivalent work experience.

Moreover, this option requires you to obtain a Tier 5 work visa. During the placement process, you will be guided through: a) the work authorization permit process through BUNAC and b) the Tier 5 work visa process (which requires the BUNAC work authorization). Each immigration document requires additional fees (not included in the program price) payable directly to BUNAC and to UK Immigration:

  • BUNAC Work Authorization Permit: $755 USD
  • UK Immigration Tier 5 Visa: £235
Both required immigration processes stipulate that students must maintain a minimum of 200 placement hours over the course of the 8 weeks once on-site.

If this option is not what you had in mind, we encourage you to consider the two-course option within the London Study + Internship program.

Where You'll Study

Courses at the CEA London Center use the city as a classroom, incorporating academics with thoughtful site visits and field trips that take full advantage of this vibrant, diverse urban setting. The CEA London Center’s intentional course list offers a focus on business and communication — ideal for complementing internship placements — as well as London-themed courses in areas such as history, literature, theatre studies, art history, and more.

Where You'll Stay

When you study abroad in London, you can choose CEA housing or arrange your own independent housing. CEA housing assignments are based on availability and confirmation date; we make every effort to match your housing requests, but we can’t guarantee housing preferences.       

Studying Abroad in London with CEA

Expect a lot of perks when you study abroad with CEA. From housing to excursionscultural engagement to other exciting opportunities, our inclusions make studying abroad in London easy!

Life-Long Benefits
I made friends I will have for the rest of my life. I learned a lot about not only France, but who I am and what I am capable of. Everybody should have the chance to study abroad because there are so many benefits.

Garret Swinton
Grand Valley State University,
Spring 2014 , Aix-en-Provence, France

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