In order to take part in an internship in the UK, paid or unpaid, you must obtain a visa. This is an authorization issued by the UK Government permitting you to enter the UK. One of the primary requirements of that visa is that you have a sponsor and so, you must first apply to BUNAC, an A-rated sponsor in order obtain sponsorship to be successful in obtaining the Tier 5 visa.
You may only begin the visa application process once you have successfully obtained a Certificate of Sponsorship from BUNAC. Upon issuing your Certificate of Sponsorship BUNAC will send you an email containing the Certificate and detailed instructions on the visa application process.
1. Create an account with the UK Border Agency to electronically fill out your visa application
2. Complete visa application, schedule Biometrics appointment and submit visa fee (£225)
3. Visit Biometrics appointment (this appointment is to enroll your fingerprints)
4. Gather all necessary documents and send all necessary documents along with your passport to the UK Consulate General for processing