Every student’s experience abroad will include elements of professional development: a multitude of studies and employers say that foreign experiences – and the skills that come with living and studying in unfamiliar settings – enhance job prospects. We also know that engaging with their host communities helps students widen their perspectives, actively adding to the learning they’re able to do and share in the classroom. Our co-curricular learning, global citizenship programming, and volunteering opportunities are designed to maximise the benefits of study abroad for our students. The Syracuse London Internship Program is designed for those who wish to invest even more in their employability skillsets during their time in Britain.
Internships offer an excellent way of experiencing the professional, working life of London from the inside. Semester-long placements provide interaction and hands-on experience with the host culture, as well as direct experience related to students’ academic portfolios and long-term career goals.
The Syracuse London Internship Program places students into local, national and international organizations in a wide variety of sectors. Students work around 16 hours a week in exchange for professional mentorship and academic credit. Our class on “The Global Workplace” provides a custom framework for work experience students to reflect on their learning and actively engage with social and ethical issues they may encounter during their professional lives.
Choosing to do an internship is a commitment, and the process for securing an internship is complex. If you are a prospective student, please see this page for more details about the program and application process.
If you are a company, charity, or start-up interested in hosting a Syracuse intern, please be in touch with our Internship Program Manager, Dr Maggie Scull.
Current semester interns: Remember that your Placement Timesheets are due each Friday by 5pm for that week’s work.