Summer School Internship Programme

In a competitive world practical work experience is an invaluable addition to classroom learning. Richmond’s International Summer School Internship programme provides vital insight into a career field, experience in the global work place, practical exposure to the demands of specific jobs and development of professional and personal skills. Richmond offers internships in over 17 different sectors including:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Communications
  • Marketing
  • Art history
  • Journalism
  • International relations
  • Business
  • Political science
  • Theatre studies

To find out if we can offer you an internship in your chosen career field, please contact our office at

Students enrolled on the internship programme will undertake a full-time 6-week internship.  The internship programme is an academic programme carrying 6 academic credits and can be taken as a standalone programme or in combination with a 3-week course of study.

In order to be awarded the academic credits and a final grade, students must complete a number of assessments such as a written journal, final portfolio, and an oral presentation. The assessments are designed to enhance the learning experience and encourage the student to reflect on their performance and on their achievements whilst in the workplace.

Students must meet certain minimum criteria to be eligible to apply for the internship programme in London, these are listed below. The internship office will assess each application on a case by case basis and will inform the student by a set deadline if they are successful in gaining a place on the programme:

Entry criteria:

  • Students must submit a completed application form. Please contact for a copy of the form;
  • Student must have achieved at least 60 semester credits upon start of internship and be enrolled on a full-time degree programme;
  • Students must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 (or equivalent) for students with 75 or more semester/term credits; a minimum GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent) for students with less than 75 semester credits.  For all students seeking a place in finance and political science a GPA of 3.0 is always required; 3.2 for psychology;
  • Non native-English speakers must have a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 (across all skills); students wishing to undertake an internship in the field of Journalism or in an area requiring extensive writing and/or blogging will also need to submit a writing sample before acceptance onto the programme can be confirmed.

To Apply:

  • Students must submit a current copy of their academic transcript and an updated CV;
  • Students must submit two letters of academic reference;
  • Students must provide proof of their IELTS score and a writing sample (where required).

Students applying to the internship programme from within the EU are not bound by a Tier 4 visa. They can, therefore, opt to carry out classes in Session A and/or B and then the internship, or they can carry out just the internship on its own for 6 academic credits.

If the EU student chooses to take only the 6 credit internship, this must be taken as part of a 7-week programme, the first week of which will be dedicated to student orientation activities and the internship interview. Students who choose this option can start in Session A or B.

The deadline for applications is 1st March 2019.