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Why take an internship placement?

An internship is a great way for students to put into practice their newly acquired English language skills in a real-life content and gain valuable experience of working within their chosen industry:

  • Improve your English skills
  • Improve your career prospects
  • Develop industry contacts for the future
  • Gain a deeper understanding of British culture
  • Travel within the UK

Download the pdf factsheet here.

Key Facts

Minimum English level

  • Kings Level 5+ (Intermediate/ B2)
  • Exact level required varies across different sectors

Available in

  • Bournemouth
  • Brighton
  • London
  • Oxford

Minimum Kings English course duration

  • 4 weeks

Internship placement duration

  • Minimum 2 – maximum 24 weeks (unpaid)

Minimum age

  • 17 for simple/ unskilled placements, such as retail, hospitality or administration
  • 18 for professional placements

Nationality restrictions

  • The internship placement option is open to students from the EU/ EEA, Youth Mobility Visa holders (Tier 5), or those who are otherwise eligible to work in the UK (such as dual nationals)

Accommodation

  • If required, students will be able to stay in Kings host family accommodation whilst completing their internship placement.
  • Residential accommodation may be available on a case-by-case basis, depending on availability. 

Price

  • Placement fee: £495

Internship Placement Application process

  1. Enquiry and application — student submits Kings Application form with internship box ticked. Admissions then ask student to submit CV (as a Word document, in English); DOB; field of interest for internship; start date; end date; duration; Skype address; permission to be contacted directly; English level.
  2. Interview search — CV and covering letter are sent to companies. Interviews are arranged via Skype, telephone, or face-to-face.
  3. Interview attendance — student prepares for interview and researches the company before attending the interview.
  4. Placement confirmed — after a successful interview, student will received a Placement Confirmation to sign. If interview is unsuccessful, alternative interviews will be arranged.
  5. Follow-up — students will receive follow-up communication after 1 week on placement to see how it is going.
  6. Certificate issued — official certificate will be issued during last week of internship. Students can also submit their own feedback at this point.

Available industries and sectors

See table below for our most popular sectors for internship placements, and their availability across our locations.

Placements in alternative sectors will be sourced where possible on request.

Professional
placement
Level of
English
Minimum
duration
Brighton Bournemouth London Oxford
Accountancy Intermediate 12 weeks Yes Enquire Yes Enquire
Business Administration Intermediate 6 weeks Yes Yes Yes Yes
Digital Marketing Intermediate 6 weeks Yes Yes Yes No
Educational Administration Intermediate 6 weeks Yes Yes Yes Yes
Events Management Intermediate 6 weeks Yes
Enquire Yes Enquire
Fashion Business Intermediate 8 weeks Yes No Yes No
Fashion Design Intermediate 6 weeks Yes
No Yes No
Health Intermediate 12 weeks Enquire Enquire Enquire Enquire
Hospitality - Cafes, Hotels Intermediate Yes
Yes Yes Yes
Online Marketing / Research Intermediate 6 weeks Yes Yes Yes Enquire
Web Design Intermediate 12 weeks Yes Enquire
Yes Enquire
Marketing Intermediate 4 weeks Yes Yes Yes Yes
Media Intermediate 12 weeks Enquire Enquire Yes Enquire
Music Intermediate 8 weeks Enquire Enquire Enquire Enquire
Museums / Archives Intermediate 6 weeks Yes Enquire Yes Enquire
Arts Intermediate 6 weeks Yes Enquire Yes Enquire
NGOs / Charity Intermediate 6 weeks Yes Yes Yes Yes
Photography Intermediate 8 weeks Enquire No Yes No
Politics / International Advanced 12 weeks Enquire No Yes Enquire
PR Advanced 8 weeks Yes No Yes No
Retail Intermediate 6 weeks Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sales Intermediate 8 weeks Yes Enquire Yes Enquire
Sports-related Intermediate 8 weeks Yes Enquire Yes Enquire
Tourism and Travel Intermediate 8 weeks Yes Yes Yes Yes
Translation Advanced 8 weeks Enquire No Yes Enquire

Thank you for your enquiry.
We'll be in touch soon.
The Kings Admissions Team