Internship opportunities

You can replace one of your four modules with an internship during your time at London Met. Our Work-Based Learning team will help you source placements, liaise with employers, go through the code of conduct and dress code, and monitor your progress. You will be registered for a London Met internship module and receive academic credit after completing and passing assessments, as per an academic module. 

The sectors that can be offered for a potential placement are:

  • Accountancy and financial management
  • Business administration
  • Charities and volunteering
  • Graphic design
  • Digital media
  • Events management
  • HR and recruitment 
  • Health and social care 
  • Hospitality, sport, leisure and tourism
  • IT and technology
  • Law
  • Marketing 
  • Media, journalism and publishing
  • Property
  • Public relations
  • Public sector and government
  • Retail, buying and merchandising
  • Sales
  • Teaching and education

Please be advised that London Metropolitan University cannot guarantee that placements will be available in all the sectors listed. Also, employers will select students based on their suitability for the role.

This credit-bearing module, alongside the circa 70 hours in the internship over a six-week time period, includes:

  • Preparation and application before you start your module by our Careers and Employability team to assist you in diagnosing your abilities; making decisions about suitable work-based activities; guiding to suitable vacancies and producing appropriately targeted applications.
  • Class-based workshops running in the early part of the module covering work ethics and inclusive work-based practice; self-reflection and personal development planning. Group work will encourage discussion of self-reflections and analysis of work-based challenge issues with peers and tutors.
  • Blended learning: will be via the Virtual Learning Environment during the remote support phase and via the University’s Career Portal and including videos and online practical tasks.  
  • Self-reflection: will be covered in class-based practical preparation to assess your personal abilities and plan for the work-based experience and via critical analysis and self-reflection tasks within the assessment. 
  • Independent study: preparing applications, recording work-based activities and completing the assessments.
  • Timely feedback: will be provided on drafts and each piece of assessment will allow you to reflect on your own practice and learning.
  • Post work-based learning development: you'll be encouraged to further progress your employability in consideration of graduate careers. You'll be supported by the Careers and Employability team as well as online resources via the University Careers Portal.

Please note there is a fee of £700 for this service. You can apply by ticking the internship box on the Study Abroad application form, choosing MN5W55 as one of your modules, and submitting the following additional documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resumé
  • Cover letter outlining your skills and abilities in your chosen field and what you would like to gain from the experience

You will require a Student visa in order to take any form of employment, whether paid or unpaid. Please have a look at our visa information section for further details and costs.

The internship is intended to help you gain the type of skills and real-life experiences employers say they want from university graduates. Bear in mind that whilst every effort will be made to find an opportunity in your chosen field, you do have to be realistic and flexible. 

The deadline to apply for this work-based learning module is a month earlier than the study abroad application deadlines in order to allow time to search for a suitable position. Therefore, the deadlines by which you must submit your whole application are:

  • Autumn semester start: 15 July
  • Spring semester start: 15 October

Jobs and career development

Our Careers and Employability team can help you with everything from updating your CV to planning your future career and advice on how to make the most of your study abroad experience.

For more information, visit the careers section of our website.


Fast facts

Cost of an internship: £700

Deadline for applying

  • 15 July for autumn
  • 15 October for spring

Required documents: CV / Resumé and cover letter

Internship duration: six weeks (around 70 hours)

Internship module: MN5W55