Internship

    WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAMME

    • A challenging way to improve your English and learn new skills
    • Combine an English language course with a period of work for a London company
    • Suitable for students and graduates aged between 18-35
    • The objectives of the programme are educational and work is unpaid

    Internships are organised so that students can:

    • Improve fluency by using English at work
    • Develop specialised vocabulary
    • Improve intercultural understanding

    Internships are available in areas such as sales and marketing, administration, tourism, charities, fashion, and foreign trade. Placements may also be available in education, finance, engineering, and law. We ask you to specify 2 different areas in your application – flexibility is needed to find a worthwhile placement.

    The exact work you will do depends on your level of education and qualifications, your experience and skills, and your level of English. Internships are generally in small and medium sized companies in London. Job specifications and workloads vary, but you can expect to have your own responsibilities. All Internships will have some routine activity such as data input and photocopying. There is no salary because the objectives of the programme are educational and offer you a chance to gain professional experience. Some employers pay for daily travel and/or lunch expenses, but this is not guaranteed.
    Minimum age: The minimum age for an Internship is 18.

    Level of English: Students must be Upper-Intermediate (equivalent to IELTS 5 or CEFR level B2) or above to be eligible for an Internship. Most companies will want to interview you before offering you an Internship and you will need good English to get the most out of your experience.

    Accommodation: Students can stay in our students accommodation during their course and internship – choose from homestay, studio apartments, student residence and flatshare. Please ask for details.

    English Course and Internship for EU and European Area nationals

    • Length of programme: minimum 2 weeks fulltime course, 6-12 weeks internship (can be longer if requested)

    • English Course: choose any from ours English Schools. We particularly recommend General and Business English Course or Intensive and Business English course.

    Organisation of the Internship Programme

    You must start the application process early enough to ensure that we receive all documents
    6 weeks before the internship begins

    Complete and send the application form with deposit and include:
    • CV in English (send by email in Word format to info@my languageexperience.com)
    • A letter of motivation explaining why you would like to work in your chosen area of business, what you wish to achieve and the skills you bring (Address the letter to “Dear Sir/Madam”)

    We send confirmation of your acceptance on the work experience course and a letter of invitation if required.

    The work experience organiser contacts suitable companies. You receive information about the company and there is usually an interview and the placement is finalized.

    At the end you complete a report of your experience and a reference letter is awarded.