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England Summer Global Internship Program

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. 

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. 

Enrollment in the London Program will be limited to 20 Fisher students.

Program OverviewApplication ProcessPre-Departure InformationInternship Placement

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Program Cost

Program cost for the England Summer Global Internship Program is $4,995 USD.

  • $1,000 Non-Refundable deposit payable upon acceptance into the program.
  • $3,995 USD Non-Refundable final program fee payable no later than February 15, 2015.  

INCLUDED IN PROGRAM COST:

Accommodations

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

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 Event
  • Orientation Meeting
  • Weekly Coaching Sessions
  • Farewell Event

Internship Placement

  • Placement in an eight-week unpaid internship with a company, organization, or government agency relevant to your academic interest.  Students are guaranteed a meaningful business internship placement, however, placements will vary based on:
  1. students' previous work and leadership experiences, as reflected in their resume. It is STRONGLY recommeded that students complete the QUIC Certification through Fisher's Office of Career Managment prior to starting the interview process.
  2. quantity of core business and specialization courses completed, and 
  3. interview confirming internship expectations, intellectual curiosity, personal maturity, and flexibilty necessary for a successful work experience abroad.
  • Resume must be submitted as a PDF with your Program Application and will be shared with potential internship hosts who make the final decision to hire a particular student.  Your resume is the starting point for your internship placement so make sure it's up-to-date and accurately reflects your competence in the best possible way. Please make an appointment with a Career Consultant with Fisher's Office of Career Management to present a compelling, professionally formatted, and error-free resume.
  • Internship Interview:  Every effort will be made to provide you the optimal internship experience.  It will be very important for you to concisely describe to the Placement Team the kind of internship experience you seek.  Be very realistic about your expectations to be placed in certain kinds of internship positions if you have little or no direct work experience.  For example, it is highly unlikely you would be selected to work in an investment bank if you have no meaningful work experience or specific academic courses applicable to your area of interest.  However, the more detail you can provide the Placement Team about your specialization choice (i.e., finance, marketing, logistics, operations, etc),  as well as industry/sector of interest and the kind of internship experience you seek (i.e., financial services, brand management, market research, supply chain, etc), will increase your chances of being matched with your desired position.  Be sure to research the U.K. economy before your internship interview!
  • When you are accepted into the Program and pay your deposit, you will have an actual interview with our London Placement Team who will travel to campus to interview you and discuss your internship plan. Be sure to apply early to secure an optimal interview time.  The second interview presents possible companies for you to select your internship company.
  • Internship Placements are coordinated by the Placement Team who carefully match students' skillsets with internship position descriptions. The Placement Team shares students' resumes with various companies that match the students' requests and the company decides who they will hire.  The placement process will be finalized when the company completes necessary documentation with the Placement Team.  Every effort is made for students to learn of your final placements at least four weeks prior to arrival in-country.  

Resident Director

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

Visa

  • Assistance to complete the BUNAC and Tier 5 Temporary Worker Visa

NOT INCLUDED IN PROGRAM COST:

  • Roundtrip Airfare to and from London, England (approximately $1,800)
  • 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)
  • Food in-country (approximately $100 per week, varies per individual)
  • Entertainment in-country (approximately $50 per week, varies per individual)
  • Weekend excursions (varies per individual)

Bullet Course Description

Doing Business in LONDON, BUSADM 4189

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 be mostly an on-line format, however, there will be 2 required in-class sessions to prepare students to better understand the dynamics of mitigating risk while traveling, doing business in this region, as well as insight on how to assimilate into the London culture. Additional content will cover pre-departure information to prepare students to be safe and successful during their internship.

Admitted students will be automatically enrolled in this course.  Students should not self-enroll.  Please leave room in your spring schedule to accommodate this one-credit required course.  The required in-class sessions will be Weds evenings, 8 - 10 pm, on April 8 and April 22.

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 31, 2016)

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Schedule

  • Depart USA Saturday, May 30, 2015
  • Arrive London, England Sunday, May 31
  • Begin internship in London, Mon, June 1
  • Depart England on Saturday, July 25, 2015

Bullet STEP 1: Read Deadlines:

  • ACCEPTANCES FOR THE LONDON, ENGLAND PROGRAM WILL BE LIMITED TO ONLY 20 INTERNS SO APPLY EARLY!
  • 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

    • Applications will open Weds, August 27, 2014

      CLICK HERE TO APPLY after August 27

Bullet Deposits and Payments

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
  • $3,995 Non-Refundable Final program payment due no later than February 15, 2015

 

Bullet Embassy Registration

  • As an added precaution, we request all students who are U.S. citizens to 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 group airfare will be sent via your Acceptance Email.

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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 four (4) months prior to departure to allow time to process a visa.
  • If you are a US citizen, please see Travel.State.Gov for more information about applying and renewing your passport.

Bullet Vaccinations

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 March 1, 2015 (internship program start date June 1, 2015)

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 relevant to your academic interest.  Students are guaranteed a meaningful business internship placement, however, placements will vary based on:
  • students' previous work and leadership experiences, as reflected in your resume
  • quantity of core business and specialization courses completed, and 
  • interview confirming internship expectations, intellectual curiosity, personal maturity, and flexibilty necessary for a successful work experience abroad.
  • Resume must be submitted as a PDF with your Program Application and will be shared with potential internship hosts who make the final decision to hire a particular student.  Your resume is the starting point for your internship placement so make sure it's up-to-date and accurately reflects your competence in the best possible way. Please make an appointment with a Career Consultant with Fisher's Office of Career Management to present a compelling, professionally formatted, and error-free resume.
  • Internship Interview:  Every effort will be made to provide you the optimal internship experience.  It will be very important for you to concisely describe to the Placement Team the kind of internship experience you seek.  Be very realistic about your expectations to be placed in certain kinds of internship positions if you have little or no direct work experience.  For example, it is highly unlikely you would be selected to work in an investment bank if you have no meaningful work experience or specific academic courses applicable to your area of interest.  However, the more detail you can provide the Placement Team about your specialization choice (i.e., finance, marketing, logistics, operations, etc),  as well as industry/sector of interest and the kind of internship experience you seek (i.e., financial services, brand management, market research, supply chain, etc), will increase your chances of being matched with your desired position.  Be sure to research the U.K. economy before your internship interview!
  • When you are accepted into the Program and pay your deposit, you will have an actual interview with our London Placement Team who will travel to campus to interview you and discuss your internship plan. Be sure to apply early to secure an optimal interview time.  The second interview presents the possible companies for you to select your internship company.
  • Internship Placements are coordinated by the Placement Team who carefully match students' skillsets with internship position descriptions. The Placement Team shares students' resumes with various companies that match the students' requests and the company decides who they will hire.  The placement process will be finalized when the company completes necessary documentation with the Placement Team.  Every effort is made for students to learn of your final placements at least four weeks prior to arrival in-country.