Applying Through Anglo Educational Services (AES)
There are many factors to consider when searching for the right internship. You should think about the skills you can offer an organisation, as well as what you would like to get out of the placement in return. A good internship should offer benefits to both the student and the organisation.
The first step is to ensure that your CV and covering letter are accurate, up-to-date and reflective of your experiences and goals. A vague CV will leave your placement to chance, whereas a well thought through one will help both AES and potential companies get a good idea of what type of placement would best suit you. You may wish to use our guidelines to assist you in writing your CV and covering letter.
There are many organisations ready to offer students some great experiences. Don’t overlook ones you’ve never heard of in favor of the big global names. In a smaller organisation you may be asked to take on a wider variety of roles and therefore gain more knowledge. Those who are flexible and open-minded often have greater opportunities.
Once your application has been received by our internship team, they will check it through before approaching appropriate companies. With hundreds of contacts across all major industries, in organisations large and small, we will ensure that you receive a top-choice placement in your chosen field. When a suitable placement has been identified, you will be contacted with further details. In some instances, companies may request a telephone or Skype interview. It is important that you contact them straight away to arrange this.
Following confirmation of your internship, you will receive an email from AES with all the required details, such as information about the organisation, your supervisor and visa application process (if necessary). It is recommended that you remain in contact with your company ahead of your placement, in order to prepare.
On arrival in London, you will receive a full orientation covering internships and life in the UK. This will include everything from how to get around, where to find cheap groceries and clothes and what to do if you feel unwell, to defining exactly what ‘smart casual’ means! It will be an opportunity to ask questions, meet your peers and get to know the AES Study Centre and our staff. We pride ourselves on our interaction with students, and our staff will be available during your entire placement for drop in-visits to talk about your experience, how your internship is progressing and provide any general assistance you may need.
Non-EU passport holders
During the academic year, AES works with Birkbeck, University of London and London South Bank University, to offer students the opportunity to study at world-class universities and receive a transcript. A choice of approximately 17 courses are available for both the spring and fall semesters, and students will typically undertake two to three courses alongside their internship. Click here for more information on our semester programmes – London Semester Programme or LSBU Semester Programme. Over the summer Birkbeck, University of London also offers the Bloomsbury Summer Programme which runs for 8 weeks. If you would like to undertake a full time placement with no academic component please see our London Professional Internship Programme.
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