All Temple London fall and spring students may apply for an internship in London. Internships usually consist of two full days a week of unpaid work at professionally relevant British or American media or theater organizations in London.
Internships are found each semester at television, film, and video production houses; public relations and advertising agencies; magazines; and theater front offices. Students may also look for a position on their own. For this, they will receive independent study credit.
If you are planning on volunteering or participating in an internship, you should read the internship placement preparation guide if you want to get a sense of the internship placement process or begin preparing your CVs and personal statements.
Alumni Internship Story
LaToya Stroman Temple London Spring 2011; Major: Broadcasting, Telecommunications & Mass Media; Interned at Shorts International: www.shortsinternational.com
My experience in London presented a wonderful opportunity to intern at Shorts International. At the end of my internship, I interviewed for a job and was offered a position in their Los Angeles office when I graduate. I worked hard to communicate clearly, build relationships, conquer language barriers, handle difficult and unfamiliar assignments, and I was flexible and willing to learn. I am not afraid of the unknown and I am able to travel successfully. I am more valuable professionally because I proved that I can live and adapt in a new and unfamiliar environment, live and work with people from different backgrounds, and maintain good relationships.
Overall, my experience has taught me to continue to be a go-getter and frontrunner. I am aware that I have come out of the “American bubble” and this makes me more marketable. I am inspired to continue to take chances and apply myself because the sky is the limit.
Hear more from LaToya about her experience in London in her “Faces of Temple” video or read her story here.
Applying for a Student Visa
You will need to apply for a visa if any of the following statements apply to you:
- You will be undertaking an unpaid internship, service learning, or volunteer placement as part of the program
- You will be studying in the UK for 6 months or more
- You will be undertaking part-time paid work in your free time
If you are participating in an internship this fall or spring, you will be able to apply for a Tier 4 Student Visa. This is a multi-step process that should be started as soon as possible. However, you cannot start the application more than three months before the program begins, and it may take up to four weeks to receive your visa. Additionally, applying for a student visa costs a total of $459 in fees (subject to change).
Recent Internship Placements
Below is a list of companies that previous London students have interned for in the past few semesters. Click the company name to view the company’s website. Pleased be advised that we encourage students to be very open to internship placements. It is in your best interest not to get to fixed on any one company as our placements change frequently and it all depends on what the company needs at a given time. Flexibility with placement in your specific area of interest will enable a great internship experience. For more information on placements, you can view the placement handbook here.
Munro and Forster
The Breakfast Group
Genesis Plus Ltd.
Handmade in Britain
Mint Twisted Limited
Writers Guild of Great Britain
Ultra DJ Management Ltd
CCD Public Relations
Hampstead & Highgate Express
Golf Monthly Magazine
Upper Street Events
St Bride Foundation
Capital Radio – Help a London Child
One Personal Training
Purple Flame Media
Upper Street Events
World Photography Awards
James Publishing, World Reviewer
808 DJ Academy, The
Blow Up Records