London: EUSA Internship

Open to: All majors

With over seven million people from all over the world, London is the largest city in Western Europe and is the capital of the United Kingdom. This cosmopolitan, bustling metropolis boasts an amazing array of cutting-edge businesses, home grown companies, NGOs, and other organizations offering internships. Because London is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, the person you find yourself working alongside is as likely to be from Turkey or Latvia as from London. Placements are available for undergraduates in almost any major who would like to gain valuable work experience.

You will participate in the program working full-time, six hours, four days a week, for four weeks and attend two courses, “Understanding the London Experience,” and “How Britain Works” for four weeks. Work placements are in professional offices in an industry related to your academic major and career goals.

Because the program is designed to be academic in nature, the internships are unpaid.

Visit our GVSU Approved Internships page to learn more about these types of programs. 

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Internships
GPA Requirement
2.5 Undergraduate
3.0 Graduate
No Language
Requirement
Graduate

Program Dates and Application Deadline

8 weeks total, 4 weeks of internship

Courses

United Kingdom

XX490 Internship (1—6 credits) 

Students arrange to pursue the coursework related to their internship under the supervision of a Grand Valley faculty member in their chosen field. Credits are variable depending on the coursework undertaken and the policies of the department. Students are graded on a credit/no credit basis. A course designation is determined according to the disciplinary focus of the internship (eg. ACC 490 Accounting Internship, HTM 290 Hospitality & Tourism Internship, MOV 399 Movement Science Independent Study etc.).  

Students seeking a practicum meeting professional licensing requirements should consult their advisor before applying to determine whether this program fulfills licensing requirements. This program is not designed to fulfill student teaching requirements for teacher certification. For more information on student teaching overseas, please explore the Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching by contacting Sherie Williams at willshe@gvsu.edu.

Fulfills General Education Global Perspectives requirement with 3+ credits.

Fulfills (1) General Education Issues course requirement with 3+ credits. Reflection required. 

For more information on General Education Requirements, click here

Housing

Students will live in shared apartments.

Cost and Scholarships

United Kingdom

Cost Breakdown

International Internship Scholarship
Spring/Summer/Fall Application Deadline: February 15
Amount: $1,000 - $2,000 (5-10 awards per year)

APPLY NOW  Spring/Summer/Fall

Established in 2020, The International Internship Scholarship is intended to support students who are interning abroad on a full-time basis for at least 8 weeks. Priority is given to students who demonstrate financial need and who do not have significant academic experience studying or interning abroad. 

FINANCIAL AID

All Students considering study abroad should have their financial aid reevaluated regardless of whether they are currently receiving federal aid. Early application for financial aid is strongly recommended.

SCHOLARSHIPS/GRANTS

EUSA Live, Intern, Learn Abroad Scholarship 
Amount: Up to $2,000

GILMAN SCHOLARSHIP
Amount: Up to $5,000

GVSU MURRAY SCHOLARSHIP 
Amount: $1,500-$5,000

GVSU   CAREER SERVICES INTERNSHIP AWARD 
Amount: $500

Additional Scholarships

Eligibility

This program is open to all full-time, degree seeking students with at least 30 completed credits. 2.5 GPA (undergraduates) or 3.0 GPA (graduates) required.

For business placements, especially finance-related placements, students are required to have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have taken at least one course related to the discipline.

Additional Information

Host University Website

https://www.eusainternships.org/

Already Applied

Visa Requirements

Students are required to work closely with EUSA in order to apply for a Tier IV Visa. EUSA will provide you with information and the necessary steps in order to submit your visa application. Please do not delay—this process does take time.

Arrival Information

If you arrive to ­­­­­London on the designated arrival day, EUSA staff will organize transportation for you from the airport to your housing. You will be asked to communicate your arrival information to EUSA via their Student Gateway portal. 

CDC Report

Please review the health and safety information about ­­­­the UK from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found here before going abroad.

US State Department Information

The US Department of State's website has important information online about the Embassy in London, Health Information, local laws, and general facts. Please review each section carefully before going abroad:

Guides

Checklist with pre-departure timeline

Resources for Emergency Situations

Please review the emergency information available on the Study Abroad website before going abroad.

Reporting an Incident

Please follow the PIC Emergency Procedures when reporting an incident.

Contact Information

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