So you are thinking of doing an internship…

Doing an internship is an excellent way of activating your English language skills and at the same time improving your career prospects through practical work experience.


Professionals UK has an excellent reputation for providing quality internships for international students across the UK.


We work with some of the top language schools in the country and are corporate members of English UK.


Since 2005, we have matched over 7,000 students from 30 countries with 900 companies in over 50 sectors.

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Our experience


The Professionals UK team has a combined experience of 35 years of working in the English Language Learning industry and has an excellent understanding of the specific needs of international students.

We provide a professional and personal service to all of our students taking time to understand their specific interests and goals.

We work in a wide range of sectors including marketing, business administration, event management, hospitality and tourism as well as specialist areas such as engineering, finance, architecture, film and TV production, fashion design, HR and software development.

We also provide a limited number of paid hospitality internships for interns who already have experience within the sector.

Our service to you includes:


  1. reviewing your CV and covering letter
  2. sending your CV out to companies that are a good match based on your sector, interests, skills and dates
  3. arranging and following up Skype/telephone or face-to-face interviews
  4. finalising the placement details
  5. ensuring that you are happy during the placement and liaising with the company on your behalf
  6. providing a certificate on completion of the internship and liaison for references and any paperwork you may require (such as Erasmus+ or university documents).
  7. assisting with accommodation if required
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Internship experiences


Many of our interns find that their experience of doing an internship in the UK can be life changing. You can read about some of their experiences on our blog:

You can also watch videos from some of our students on the Professionals UK YouTube channel.

Follow us on Instagram and Pinterest to explore the different cities that we work in.


We would love to help you find an internship here in the UK but first we need you to be aware of our visa restrictions.

You must ensure you are able to work in the UK by either having a valid Tier 4 or 5 visa for the period you are applying or be a citizen of one of the member states from the EEC.

Unfortunately, we are not able to help people who do not already have permission to work in the UK, and we are unable to help you to attain a visa or sponsorship.

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Intern in a Fashion Company
‘I learnt everything about the company. I worked in accounts, a little bit in marketing and every day I worked for one hour in the shop so I could speak to the customers. This helped me to improve my English’


Architect Assistant
‘I liked the opportunity to show my skills as an architect. I enjoyed learning new skills. I am very thankful for the opportunity and very much appreciate everyone’s help and support during the time of the placement. There is nothing else I could have asked for… It is exactly what I wanted and needed.’


Please note that to do an internship you need to legally be able to work in the UK.

If you are not able to legally work in the UK and have graduated within the last 12 months you may be eligible for our Tier 5 programme.

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