Study & Service Internship Academics

Combine your studies with a service internship in London. Engage in an international work placement that serves the London community. The focus of a service internship is civic engagement and supporting local needs.

 The FIE London Study & Service Internship Program includes:

The term is divided into two phases with an orientation prior to the start of classes and a week-long mid-term break.

 

 ACADEMIC STRUCTURE

PHASE ONE (Seven Weeks)

Students enroll in one of FIE’s signature Key Courses to help them contextualize their experience in London within a broad, academic structure. In addition, students choose from a menu of FIE elective courses. The Key Course spans both semester phases. Some electives span both phases and some are available only during PHASE ONE or PHASE TWO.

 

Key Course Options   Elective Courses Internship Placement Process

A variety of FIE Elective Courses are offered to students in the semester Study Program. Availability in each phase is based on overall student enrollment and faculty availability. Students enroll in a minimum of three elective courses.

FIE's Experiential Education Team works with you over the course of PHASE ONE to review your CV, coursework, and experience in order to finalize your placement prior to the start of PHASE TWO.



MID-SEMESTER BREAK (One Week)

Students have the opportunity to explore London or travel to other destinations during this time. Our Student Life Team is available to answer questions and provide resources for travel planning.

 

PHASE TWO (Seven Weeks)

 

Key Course Options   Elective Courses Service Internship Course

The Key Course continues to meet once a week in Phase Two.

 A limited number of elective courses begun in Phase One continue to meet once a week in Phase Two. The occasional elective course is offered only in Phase Two.

Students begin the International Service Internship Course in Phase Two. The course is comprised of two components, the internship seminar and the internship placement.  Each seminar meets once a week to allow for discussion, analysis and academic reflection. Internship placements are scheduled for three full days per week with students placed in a variety of non-profit organizations and/or government agencies throughout London.