Working in London
As a General Course student with a Student Visa you have automatic entitlement to work on or off campus up to 20 hours each week of the academic term, and more in vacation times.
More information about this can be found here.
The headquarters of many major UK and international businesses, organisations and institutes are based in London and around LSE.
LSE Careers can support you to make the most of LSE’s location by finding part-time work, organising internships or work experience, and volunteering. We can also help you find career opportunities in London, the UK, and worldwide after graduation.
Find out more about LSE Careers services and support.
The Intern Group
LSE has negotiated a special deal with The Intern Group that gives General Course students the opportunity to undertake an internship during their time on the programme.
For an exceptional price of £600, General Course students can apply for an internship totalling eight weeks, from September through early March, within a sector of the economy of their choosing – from blue-chip firms to fast growing small and medium-sized businesses, to non-profit organisations and government departments.
The Intern Group has staff in London and provides 24 hour support; proprietary training materials and videos; lifetime membership to their alumni network, and assistance in obtaining academic credit from students’ home institutions (should this be possible). Please note that these internships are wholly separate from study at LSE and are undertaken in addition to the four full-year (or the equivalent in half-unit) courses that General Course students must take.
General Course students interested in adding an internship to their study abroad experience should apply directly to The Intern Group before they arrive in London. To apply, please schedule an admissions appointment in the following link at least 3 months in advance of your desired start date. Only candidates applying through this link will be eligible.
Additionally, LSE has negotiated a special deal for virtual internships with The Intern Group. Their virtual/remote internship program has everything you need to boost your career, including:
● A professional, virtual/remote internship in your chosen fields
● Career advancement training focused on developing 8 key competencies desired by hiring managers
● Our Keynote Speaker Series of exclusive live Q&A sessions with experts and industry leaders
● Live personal support throughout the program, including placement counseling, resume and cover letter guidance, free access to mental health services during your internship and a session with a professional career coach after your internship is complete
The virtual/remote internship program is flexible to fit your schedule. You choose when you want to start, the hours you can commit (10 to 40 per week), and the length of your internship (4 to 24 weeks). To apply, please schedule an admissions appointment in the following link at least 8 weeks in advance of your desired start date. Only candidates applying through this link will be eligible for the special price. Learn more today.
Please note that LSE Careers are not partnered with The Intern Group.