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Through our relationship with London South Bank University (LSBU), AES offers the LSBU Semester Programme, which allows you to study and intern in London. London South Bank University is known for its professional links and high graduate salaries. Through placements, work experience and courses designed with industry partners, LSBU gives a leg up in the working world to its graduates. This University’s teaching practice is informed, and many courses offer work experience opportunities. With its strong employer links and numerous partnerships, all the courses are professionally accredited/developed in partnership with relevant professional bodies.
The programme runs for 13 weeks in the Fall and 17 weeks in the Spring semesters, allowing you to gain practical experience while earning academic credit (subject to home campus approval). All majors are eligible for the programme.
You will undertake an unpaid internship for 15-20 hours a week, alongside a weekly work placement seminar. We generally work with medium to small-sized companies as in our experience, smaller companies can offer a more hands-on experience for you. We will ensure that all placements follow a learning agreement so that you are able to gain a variety of skills and be exposed to as many aspects of a British business as possible. You will have a supervisor who will closely monitor your work. AES only works with organisations that are able to offer one to one support for their interns.
In addition, programme participants will enrol in two classes (modules) at LSBU. Transcripts for these courses will be issued by LSBU and will be sent to the US home institution for the purposes of academic credit transfer.
Application deadline: 9th June 2023
Programme dates: 9th September to 10th December 2022
Students are housed in friendly and secure neighbourhoods in central London (Zone 1 or 2). All flats have a full kitchen and lounge area, with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms which accommodate between three and eight interns, depending on the number of bedrooms. Facilities include weekly cleaning and internet access. Although conveniently located near a variety of attractions and shopping, students may need to commute to their internship site. This provides interns a real London workday experience.