USC Marshall has partnered with AIFS Study Abroad to provide students access to the internship opportunities in London, as well as arrange housing and provide support while the student is in the country. Students will intern with a firm personally selected based on their interests, background and experience, as well as the needs and requirements of the company.
London is a dynamic, fast-paced world business center. To meet the needs of our students, as well provide the optimal experience, we have developed two partnerships for London: an 8-week internship program for students with a more developed academic background (so students who have completed at least 50 units of course work), and an 8-week program which provides a 4-week course to help introduce less experienced students to global business, followed by a 4-week internship.
Students admitted to this program will be placed into an 8-week internship in the field of their choice. Internship assignments are made based upon a students interest, background, experience and available positions. Students will be applying for a BUNAC visa, which will include sponsorship by the company they have been placed with. (Students who have completed less than 48 credits may still apply to intern in London in our Beginner program. Please visit this link to learn more).
PROGRAM DATES (In-person): June 10 - August 5, 2023
- Students arrive in London: June 10, 2023
- Orientation: June 10-11, 2023
- Internship: June 12 - August 4, 2023
- Last Day in London Residence: August 5, 2023
- This is open to USC undergraduate students who will have completed 48 units by January 1, 2023. Please note: This program is NOT recommended for juniors who wish to enter competitive fields such as Financial Services, Accounting or Consulting as these positions will NOT lead to a job offer.
- Applicants must have a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA.
- Applicants must possess a valid passport by January 1, 2023, which is valid until January 30, 2024.
- Applicants are recommended to have some course background in the field in which they wish to intern. For example, those wishing to intern in Financial Services should have completed at least BUAD 306 Business Finance or a related course. Those looking to go into any general business field should have completed BUAD 304 Leading Organizations, or at least 1 business course. Those looking to intern in event planning or advertising or for an entrepreneurial venture need not have any business course background.
Students will live in American-style, shared apartments in the London city-center.
|Program Costs (includes placement, interview(s), orientation and housing in London, all organized by Global Experiences)||apprx. $8000|
|BUNAC application fee, BUNAC priority service fee, UKVI Application fee, Consulate priority fee, courier service. To be paid to BUNAC directly.||apprx. $1675|
|USC International Insurance (approximation)||$310|
|Additional Costs (Estimated):|
|Living Expenses: food, local transportation, entertainment, etc. (estimated)||$1200|
** Students are responsible for booking their own flights.
There will be a limited number of scholarships available to students of the program. The scholarship will be awarded based on need and merit, and require submission of an application and financial documentation. These items will be distributed upon admission into the program.
Application Process (Apply on TerraDotta):
The application is all on-line. If you wish to apply for more than 1 location (ie, Singapore and Madrid) you may select up to 3 destinations on your application. You will only submit ONE application. The deadline for receipt of application is December 1, 2022. You will need to upload a resume as well as a copy of your STARS report as part of the on-line application. Please be aware of all corresponding deadlines.
Please note: All students admitted into the program are guaranteed an internship.
INTERNSHIP PLACEMENTS: (SUMMER 2023)
As a world and European business capital, London attracts businesses from every conceivable sector, including financial services, entertainment, media and retail. For students interested in broadening their understanding of international business, there is no better city in which to study or work.
Participants will have access to research internship opportunities spanning a wide variety of businesses in a wide range of industry sectors in London. From small tech start-ups to entertainment companies, to financial services, appropriate placements are available based on the skills, interests and professional goals of the student and the project needs and work cycles of the internship sponsors. The vast majority of placements are with SME’s (Small-Medium Enterprises)
All internships are unpaid. Internship placements in London are full-time and for 5 days per week (Monday-Friday).
If you would like more information on costs, placement process, which companies and what you will be doing in the internship, please download and read our Winslow-Maxwell Program FAQ’s
Please note: The internship placements are made by AIFS Study Abroad, and are based on the position and duties you wish to complete (as expressed in your internship essay and interview) during your internship, as well as your experience and skills, and the needs and requirements of the company you will be placed with. Students without a finance background, for example, should not expect to be placed in a finance role. In addition, sometimes smaller companies offer opportunities that are more in line with the student interests than larger companies. The goal of the program is to provide students with a quality learning experience, not necessarily for students to work for the biggest company.
Please also note: The economic downturn in the financial and business sectors in the US are affecting Europe as well. As such, students need to be aware that even though we will guarantee internships for this program, you will need to temper your expectations as the work-load may be less than you anticipate, or you may need to be more flexible with your industry choice.