London Semester Internships

August 25 - December 15, 2015

This program is offered every fall to students of all majors, international students, and students who attend universities other than George Mason University. Mason Study Abroad, in partnership with Anglo Educational Services, offers students the unique opportunity to participate in a professional academic internship in London. Students are placed in unpaid professional internships for academic credit, based on their course work, skills and personal interests.

London Internships

Credits

6 internship credits (NCLC 490) + 9 course credits = 15 undergraduate credits

Note: Mason students receive resident credit, non-Mason students receive transfer credit to their home university.

Eligibility

This program is open to all students with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and 45 hours completed by the start of the program, including students who do not attend George Mason University.

Courses

The following courses are based on the framework of the 2014 program. The 2015 courses and course credits listed below are pending approval and will be confirmed in mid-summer 2015.

  • Democracy and Education - 3 credits (GOVT credit)

  • British Life and Culture - 3 credits (ANTH 398 or HIST 398 credit)

  • US, EU & UK Transnational Relations - 3 credits (to be determined)

  • Internship Credits - NCLC 490 (Participants should meet with the Program Officer to discuss what alternative credits are available for the 6 internship credits).

In the past, students have received credit for the courses above in COMM 307, NCLC 490, GLOA 495, GOVT 480, ENGL 498, HIST 399, CONF 385, ECON 498, WMST 400, and more. You may be able to earn internship credits in your major. Contact Mary Getsey Bernier to discuss your options for internship credit and speak with your academic advisor, prior to applying for the program.

Students are evaluated according to their performance at the internships, and are also required to complete reflective and research assignments as part of their coursework (For both the Mason Faculty Director and their London professors). CGE will provide resume and cover letter templates. Students are also eligible for career counseling, resume writing tips and internship search strategies from Mason's University Career Services, in SUB 1, Room 348.

 

Previous Placements

Click here to see a list of past placements. The internship component of the program involves working at a company 3 days per week, earning the intern 6 Mason credits. The other two days students take two courses taught by local British Faculty alongside a course taught by the George Mason University Faculty Director for a total of 15 credits for the semester.

Housing

Students share secure, furnished flats, as provided through Anglo Educational Services.

Resources

Program Cost

Program Fee $15,555
Registration and Processing Fee Mason non-Mason
$150 $200

Included

  • Tuition (15 credits)

  • Housing

  • Pre-departure orientation

  • Emergency medical insurance, including medical evacuation and repatriation

Not included

International airfare, personal expenses, visa and passport fees, and meals are not included in the Program Fee, and are the responsibility of the participant.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid and Scholarships are available to George Mason students through outside resources. Students may also use financial aid to cover a program's cost. If you are not a George Mason university student check with your study abroad office or office of financial aid to learn more about how to cover the cost of your study abroad.

Downloads

Please make sure you check with your Mason Study Abroad Program Officer first to find out which forms you need for your particular program.

Form Download
List of Past Placements List of Past Placements
Non-Degree Contract Course Enrollment / Admission Form* Non-Degree Contract Course Enrollment / Admission Form 1014 [PDF]
*Non-Degree Contract Course Enrollment / Admission Form: If you are a not a George Mason University student, you must fill out the Non-Degree Contract Course Enrollment / Admission Form and Application for In-State Tuition Rates forms whether you live in Virginia or not. If you are a permanent resident of Virginia, please fill out the entire Application for In-State Tuition Rates form. If you do not live in Virginia, fill out the top portion only of the first page, sign the top of the second page, and write "Not Applicable" on the rest of the form.

Mary Getsey Bernier

Program Officer

Email mbernier@gmu.edu
Phone 703-993-2641
Office Hours

Tuesday, 12pm-2pm
Thursday, 12pm-2pm
or by appointment

Complete an advising form prior to your appointment.

How to Apply

STEP 1 Application Complete the online application.
STEP 2 Pay the Registration and Processing Fee Mason non-Mason
$175 $200
Deadline* Rolling admissions until June 17, 2015 for Fall 2015
Process Application Procedures
* All supplemental documents are required by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Contact your Program Officer for further application forms and instructions specific to your program.

You should plan to leave the United States one day prior to the program start date to arrive in London for the first day of the program. You can schedule your return to the United States from London for the last day of the program or choose to travel independently.

Do not purchase international airfare until you are advised by your Program Officer.

Mason Study Abroad reserves the right to make changes to a program in light of currency fluctuations, changing security and safety conditions, or any other unforeseen circumstances

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