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England Summer Global Internship Program

Weekly Walk-In Information Sessions

225 Mason Hall

Tuesdays, 10:30 - 1:30 pm

Thursdays:  1:30 - 3:30 pm

 

 Application CLOSED

Consider an internship in London, England which is known for finance, commerce, healthcare, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport, all contributing to its prominence.  London is one of the world's leading financial centres and has the fifith or sixth largest metropolitan area GDP in the world depending on measurement. London is a world cultural capital.

The eight-week unpaid internship program provides an opportunity for you to obtain entry-level work experience in fields related to your future career ambitions, such as marketing, advertising, finance, and business development. In addition to the professional internship, you’ll receive supplemental training through a Global Skills Training Program.

Program OverviewApplication ProcessPre-Departure InformationInternship Placement

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Program Cost

Program cost for the England Summer Global Internship Program is $5,990 USD.  

  • $1,000 Non-Refundable deposit payable upon acceptance into the program.
  • Final payment payable no later than February 15, 2014. 
  • $100 late fee will be assessed if students fail to pay by the established deadlines.

 

INCLUDED IN PROGRAM COST:

Accommodations

  • Shared accommodations in London's central city district. Includes kitchen facilities, close to bus, rail, cafes and shops.

Global Skills Training Program 

  • Through participation in the Global Skills Training, interns are coached to successfully develop skills critical for navigating effectively in today’s global environment.  After completing this training, participants will be able to highlight these new skills and perspectives for future employers:  
    • Marketable Work Experience
    • Professionalism
    • Adaptability
    • Intercultural Competence
    • Effective Communication
    • Networking
    • Global Perspective

Transportation

  • Arrival in London:  Pick-up at airport and transfer to accommodations
  • Departure from London:  Return to airport at end of program

Orientation Program and Activities

  • Welcome, Orientation meeting, and Global Skills Training

Internship Placement

  • Placement in an eight-week unpaid internship with a company, organization, or government agency relevant to your interest (in workplace Monday through Friday for eight weeks).
  • Updated Resume/CV PDF must be submitted with your Program Application and will be shared with in-country manager and potential internship hosts
  • Once you're approved for the Program, you'll 
    • receive an congratulatory email with instructions to pay your deposit,
    • review requirements with an in-country program advisor, 
    • review potential internship descriptions, 
    • prepare with the in-country manager to match companies with language fluency,
    • learn country-specific career tips,
    • skype interview directly with host companies 
    • have a great internship experience!

Resident Director

  • In-country resident director support will be available during the program's duration.

Visa

  • Assistance to complete the Tier 5 Temporary Worker (Government Authorized Exchange) Visa

Pre-Departure Orientation

  • In-country partner will travel to Ohio State and participate in the required Pre-Departure meetings

NOT INCLUDED IN PROGRAM COST:

  • Roundtrip Airfare to and from London, England
  • Required International HTH Student Health Insurance (approximately $75)
  • BUNAC visa sponsorship ($760)
  • Tier 5 Temporary Worker (Government Authorized Exchange) Visa (200 GBP, approximately $316 USD)
  • Transportation in-city (bus, train, ferry, will vary based on internship location, approximately $25 per week)

Bullet Course Description

Doing Business in LONDON

A one-credit class, BUSADM 4189, Advanced Field Study, scheduled during Spring Semester, second 7-week session, will be required of all global internship students.  Graded as P/F, the Doing Business in London course will prepare students to better understand the dynamics of doing business in this region, as well as insight how to assimilate into the London culture. Additional content will cover pre-departure information to prepare students to depart.

Bullet Eligibility Requirements

The England Summer Internship Program is available to students who meet the following qualifications:

  • Fully Admitted to Fisher College of Business prior to going in-country
  • Rising Juniors or Rising Seniors
  • Have GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Valid Visa:  to apply or renew your passport, go to Travel.State.Gov (passport expiration date must be after January 1, 2015)

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Schedule

  • Depart USA Saturday, May 17, 2014
  • Arrive London, England Sunday, May 18
  • Complete Global Skills Training, Monday and Tuesday, May 19 and 20
  • Begin internship in London, Weds, May 21
  • Depart England on Saturday, July 12, 2014

Bullet STEP 1: Read Deadlines:

  • Application OPENS:  September 15, 2013
  • Application CLOSES:  January 15, 2014
  • Deadline for Final Program Payment:   February 15, 2014, MUST BE PAID IN FULL

Bullet STEP 2: Update Resume:

You must attach your current Resume as a PDF to your submitted application. Incomplete applications will not be processed. 

Bullet STEP 3: Submit Application:

YOU CAN ONLY APPLY TO ONE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

After clicking on the link below, 

  • start by Creating an Account,
  • click on "Search Programs" tab, 
  • select "Summer 2014" in the "Term" field and select your desired location. 

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Payment Option:

  • Payment details and link will be sent via your Acceptance Email
  • $1,000 non-refundable deposit is due AFTER you have received an acceptance email with payment instructions
  • Final program payment due no later than February 15, 2014

*Your deposit is only refundable if you are not accepted into the program.

Bullet Embassy Registration

  • As an added precaution, we request all students register with the US Department of State Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).
  • Students enter their travel information so that the Department of State can better assist in emergencies.

Bullet Group Flight Information

  • Do not purchase your airfare until you have been officially accepted into the program.
  • Information to purchase your group airfare will be sent via your Acceptance Email.

Bullet Insurance

  • All students participating in study abroad programs offered through the Fisher College of Business are required to enroll in HTH supplemental travel insurance. Students should carry their insurance card with them at all times while traveling in-country.
  • The Ohio State University supplemental travel insurance is provided through HTH Worldwide Services. This supplemental insurance includes a policy covering accident and sickness and for emergency assistance, evacuation and repatriation.
  • To register for HTH Supplemental Insurance, please consult "Applying Online for Supplemental Travel Insurance" found at the Office of International Affairs insurance website.

 

 

Bullet International Students

  • In order to participate, international students must be able to obtain all required travel visas and confirm their eligibility to return to the US after the program (i.e., a multiple entry visa).

Bullet Passports

  • All students (international and domestic) must have passports valid at least six (6) months past the dates of travel.
  • If you are a US citizen but do not currently have a passport and you are selected to participate in the program, you should apply for your passport as soon as possible. You must have your passport at least three (3) months prior to departure to allow time to process a visa if required.
  • If needed, costs associated with applying for or renewing a passport are not included in the total cost of the program.

If you are a US citizen, please see Travel.State.Gov for more information about applying and renewing your passport.

Bullet Vaccinations

  • If needed, vaccination costs are not included in the total price of the program.
  • Vaccinations vary by individual and location. As it may be a substantial cost, please consider this expense before registering.

Students should visit the Center for Disease Control website for suggested vaccinations and related health information for travel in their destination country.

 

Bullet Visas

Obtaining a visa can be a complex process, however, recruiters find the experience useful on resumes.  Keep this in mind as you work through the steps below!

Will You Need a VISA for Your Internship Abroad?

YES

ALL PARTICIPANTS (U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens) will need to secure a Tier 5 VISA before departure in order to work in your internship in the United Kingdom (unless you are an EU passport holder).

How Will You Apply for a Tier 5 VISA?

This is a two-step process with applications to two different entities:

  • First, Apply for BUNAC visa sponsorship
  • Second, Apply for UK temporary work visa through the UK Border Agency.

How Do You Apply for the BUNAC VISA Sponsorship?

STEP 1: Understand Requirements and Eligibility

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Hold a valid passport
  • Currently be a full-time degree-seeking student
  • Be able to show you or your parents have sufficient support funds of $2,500 USD in a bank account
  • PLEASE NOTE, YOU CANNOT APPLY for the BUNAC Sponsorship MORE THAN THREE (3) MONTHS BEFORE YOUR INTERNSHIP, which is February 18, 2014 (internship program start date May 18, 2014)

STEP 2:  Prepare Documents Required to Complete BUNAC Application

  1. Scanned as PDF: Color copy of your passport information page
  2. Scanned as PDF: recent bank statement showing proof of sufficient funds of $ 2,500 USD.  If you do not have the required amount in your bank account, you may send your parents' bank statement, but it MUST be accompanied by a SIGNED LETTER BY THEM STATING THEY WILL BE FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU THROUGHOUT YOUR TIME IN THE UK.
  3. Scanned as PDF: Employer Application and Agreement document which will be provided to you by our placement partner, Intrax
  4. Scanned as PDF: Training Plan from your Employer detailing skills to be learned week-by-week which will also be provided to you by our placement partner, Intrax
  5. Scanned as PDF: Waiver of BUNAC Insurance Declaration Form which will be provided to you by the Office of Global Business.  You will be covered under OSU's mandatory HTH Supplemental Health Insurance.
  6. Scanned as PDF: reference letter from Joyce Steffan, Professor for BUSADM 4189 Internship Course which will be provided to you by the Office of Global Business
  7. Scanned as PDF: copy of F1 student visa for international students at The Ohio State University

STEP 3:  Go to BUNAC online website to apply

  • Please complete the online application and DO NOT leave any questions blank.  When you submit your application, you will be required to pay the $760 BUNAC program fee by credit card
  • Click on Book Intern in Britian Now pink box at bottom of page and carefully follow instructions to create an account, complete the application, and pay your fee
  • Email Items 1 - 7 above from your OSU email to info@bunacusa.org 
  • Request official transcript and mail to: BUNAC USA, 750 State Highway 121, Suite 250, Lewisville, TX 75067.  DO NOT SEND AN ADVISING REPORT!

YOU CANNOT MOVE AHEAD IN THIS PROCESS UNTIL BUNAC HAS RECEIVED ALL ACCURATE DOCUMENTATION.

STEP 4:   Receive 'Certificate of Sponsorship Number' from BUNAC

  • Once BUNAC receives your supporting documents, they will contact your internship employer to confirm your internship details.  Once approved, they will issue a Certificate of Sponsorship number.
  • You will receive an email from BUNAC with your sponsorship letter and instructions to begin the online VISA application.  Please use your OSU email address to reinforce the university-sponsored program, and monitor your inbox and spam frequently.

How Do You Apply for a Tier 5 VISA with UK Border Agency?

Step 5:  Follow link listed in BUNAC instructions and complete online TIER 5 VISA application

  • Be prepared to pay the visa application fee using a credit card (currently 200 British Pounds, approximately $320 USD, subject to change)
  • Provide biometrics screening (finger printing).  Schedule an appointment with the OSU Department of Public Safety so that your biometrics screening will be valid for two (2) weeks from the time of your appointment to the time your complete application arrives at the British Consulate.  
  • Send via FedEx all of the following Items 1 - 7 only to the British Consulate, 845 Third Avenue,  NEW YORK, NY 10022, USA location.  Do not send it to another consulate location.
  1. Your actual passport (your visa will be affixed in the passport)
  2. Recent passport-sized photo (45mm x 35mm)
  3. Signed hard copy of completed visa application
  4. Copy of signed biometrics receipt
  5. Proof of visa fee payment
  6. Certificate of BUNAC Sponsorship
  7. Appendix 6 (Form included in BUNAC's email)

Send the package using a trackable shipping company like FedEx.  You will not have your passport while the British Consulate processes your application.  Processing times vary greatly and are NOT dependent on travel dates.

 

 

 

How will you be placed in your internship?

  • Placement in an eight-week unpaid internship with a company, organization, or government agency is relevant to your interest and contingent on how compelling you've expressed yourself in your Internship Profile Form and your resume 
  • Updated Resume/CV PDF must be submitted with your Program Application and will be shared with in-country manager and potential internship hosts
  • Once you're approved for the Program, you'll 
    • receive an congratulatory email with instructions to pay your deposit,
    • review requirements with an in-country program advisor, 
    • review potential internship descriptions, 
    • prepare with the in-country manager to match companies with language fluency,
    • learn country-specific career tips,
    • skype interview directly with host companies 
    • have a great internship experience!

Resident Director

  • In-country resident director support will be available during the program's duration.

Visa

  • Assistance to complete the local U.K. work authorization

Pre-Departure Orientation

  • In-country partner will travel to Ohio State and participate in the required Pre-Departure meetings