Internships

While studying in London, students have the option of completing an internship that allows them to engage more actively with British society.

Internship placements are arranged through Honors Carolina alumni in London and two London-based placement agencies. Placements are based on students’ interests, career goals, previous coursework, and skills.

Internship Opportunities

Students enrolled in the internship course work 18-20 per week. Most organizations prefer that interns work two full days and one half day each week. Placements are available in (but not limited to) the following fields:

  • Art and Design
  • Education
  • Theater
  • Film
  • Finance
  • Business
  • Government
  • Journalism
  • Corporate and Criminal Law
  • Marketing and PR
  • Museums
  • Radio
  • Social Services

Academic Credit (5 Credit Hours)

Students receive five academic credits for the internship, which fulfills the experiential education requirement. Students who would like to receive major credit for the internship must contact their department for more information as soon as the internship placement has been confirmed. Requirements vary by department and may include additional assignments. Final grades are based on two writing assignments, online reflections and discussions, and supervisors’ evaluations.

Visa Requirements

Students enrolled in the internship course must obtain a Tier 4 General Student Visa, required for students who will either be studying in the UK for more than 6 months or plan to work, intern or volunteer. UNC’s Winston House Study Center is licensed by the United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA) as a Tier 4 Educational Sponsor and acts as the official sponsor for student visas. Students will be provided with instructions for the visa application after the orientation meeting.