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Your Internship

We want you to get the most out of your internship in Britain, so there are a few simple requirements your internship will need to meet:

Internship Requirements

  • Be six months maximum in duration, can be paid but must meet National Minimum Wage legislation. Can also be unpaid but must comply with UK volunteer rights
  • Be at least 25 hours per week
  • Be a supernumerary position, designed specifically for an intern
  • Include complex activities rather than routine tasks, a good level of rotation and clear objectives, backed up with a detailed training plan
  • Include sufficient supervision from the employer. In most cases, we look for a full time staff to intern ratio of at least 5:1
  • The company should be registered with Companies House for at least the previous 12 months.

If you already have an internship which meets the requirements above then don't delay, book online to Intern in Britain with a $100 deposit.

Finding Your Internship

Like finding a job, finding an internship takes research and persistence. Many BUNACers find that sourcing their internship themselves is part of the adventure, while others enlist the support of a company to help them. 

BUNAC’s Placement Partners

BUNAC also partner with a range of placement companies who specialize in internship programs in the UK. You can view them on our Placement Companies page

Sourcing your own internship

Want to put the ground work in and source your own internship? Here are some of our top tips:

  • Google! Job seeking is one of those times you wonder how the world worked before Google was invented! Google companies in the industry you want to work in, and narrow down the search if you know what location you want to be in, such as “marketing companies in Manchester”. Make a list and start contacting the companies. Be sure to mention you’re taking care of the visa, and even send them a link to our employers page. You could also research international companies in the US, and see if they have a UK division.
  • Use your connections. Visit your Careers Service or International Education Office, speak to your tutors, and even friends and family. They may have some connections in the UK or resources you can use.
  • There are websites that are dedicated to matching interns to the perfect internships. Check them out here.

Placement Companies

Please see the list above of BUNAC's partner placement companies who can place you in an internship

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Your Contacts

Do you know someone who could help you find the perfect internship already?

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Useful websites

Some useful websites to help you with your search for an internship.

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