Grinnell-in-London is currently able to offer fifteen slots for internships, three in the British parliament and twelve of more open description. Because the number of students in our program who can serve as interns is regulated by the UK Border Agency, selection of students for internship slots is usually competitive and based significantly on students' academic records.
Students articulate their interest in serving as interns on their application to GIL. Upon being accepted into the program and awarded one of the internship slots, students work with our London internship coordinator to secure a position in the field of their choosing.
All internships are 4 credits, but interns are also required to take a complementary 2 credit course that structures your reflections on your experience and provides the basis for earning academic credit. Parliamentary interns take a course titled 'The British Parliament,' and they are provided with access to the Senate House Library. Non-parliamentary interns take 'Understanding Work in the UK'.
For a complete list of past internships done in London by Grinnell College students, please search the Career Development Office database. In April students can begin to explore additional ideas for placements with Emma Armshaw, the internship coordinator of London-based agency we work with, Academic Solutions. Placements may not happen until the summer or early fall, given the timelines in which many London organizations function.
Beginning in April, you can get help with preparing your resume and other professional documents from Grinnell's Career Development Office. See the GIL Events calendar (under "More Information") or http://www.grinnell.edu/files/downloads/sp13_workshops_website.pdf for some relevant Spring CDO events.
Some Past Internship Profiles