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UConn Business in London, England – Summer Internship (Faculty-led) (summer)

The Program

Go Global with UConn Business in London! Through intensive internships and coursework, UConn Business & Economics in London offers business and economics majors the chance to work in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, get academic credit, and engage with critical global issues both inside and outside the classroom.

The Internship

EUSA personalizes the internship matching experience for each student through an individual internship consultation meeting and assessment to ensure both student interest and academic relevance of the placement. The following are examples of past internship placements & serve as a constructive guide. Please note these are examples of past internship placements only. While EUSA guarantees an internship to program participants, specific placements vary from semester to semester and may not always be available, as placements are always dependent upon the individual student’s skills, the needs of the company, and timing. Likewise, internship placements may be available in academic areas not listed.

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 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.

The Academics

Students will take at least six credits during this program. There are no prerequisites. Students who have earned junior standing with 54 or more credits are required to enroll in the following class: BLAW 4893: Foreign Study: The Law and Ethics of Global Commerce (3 credits). Students who have earned sophomore standing with 24 or more credits are required to enroll in BADM 2893: Foreign Study: The Law and Ethics of Global Commerce (3 credits).

Students will also take:

2 credits: BADM 4891 Field Study Internship – graded S/U

1 credit: BADM 2893 Internship-Research Paper

3 credits: HRTS 3293 Being International: Geopolitics and Human Rights

This program fulfills an Honors Core requirement in the honors program, and is open to both business and non-business students, as well as honors and non-honors students. As always, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that eligibility to enroll in a particular course and that it qualifies for desired credit in their schools and/or disciplines.

The Experience

London is one of the most vibrant cities in the world for international commerce. Ranked the best business city in Europe for over twenty years, London holds unparalleled opportunities for understanding European commerce and interacting with individuals and enterprises that are influential in the European marketplace. Students will hear from a guest speakers on business ethics, human rights, corporate social responsibility, and other topics. We will also tour leading business and judicial entities in London including the London courts and Lloyd’s of London, a world-renowned risk marketplace.

Students will live in housing at one of Anglo’s sites. This includes weekly cleaning, and shared kitchens. http://angloaccommodation.com/london-apartments/

Finally, London offers a variety of museums, clubs, and some of the best theatres in the world. The UConn in London program will organize a wide range of social and cultural events for students. Paris and much of continental Europe is a train ride away.

UK Visa

Students need a Tier 4 General Student Visa to study on the UConn in London. There will be a visa workshop later in the semester, after students have been accepted into the program.

Finances

Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship
The Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship provides up to $1,500 to support students who are pursuing an internship in an international setting or in an organization deeply engaged in international matters. Undergraduates interested in international relations, international political economy, critical global issues, and international culture and institutions are eligible to apply. Click here for more information.

Catherine Dudley Scholarship Fund
One scholarship each academic year will be awarded to an outstanding student with demonstrable financial need. Priority will be given to students majoring in economics. The recipient of this award will be selected from the group of applicants applying for the Global Citizenship Scholarship (see above). Applications are available as part on the online application process. To be eligible, students must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form with the Office of Financial Aid. If a student withdraws from his/her study abroad program after being awarded the scholarship, UConn Education Abroad reserves the right to revoke the scholarship award.

Please note that the only type of financial aid that can be applied to the cost of this program, other than scholarships, are Federal Stafford Loans. Also, students must be enrolled for at least six credits during the summer to be eligible for summer financial aid. Click the link below for this program’s budget sheet and contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

Budget Sheets: Summer
The Details

  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Terms: Summer
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Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/20/2018 02/27/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Business
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: Yes Required GPA: 2.75