An internship is your opportunity to discover which is the field for you, make crucial contacts, and to start your career in the direction you want to go in.

Social sciences explore the nature of our society and examine many issues impacting humanity such as crime and violence, social and economic inequality, gender justice and sustainable cities.

Political science internships are an invaluable bridge for students between the classroom and the real world of politics and government. As a result, such internships are highly sought-after in the United States, and the process is very competitive.

A UK internship provides you with coveted international experience. As an outsider, you’ll get a rare inside look into how an organisation functions and influences the political framework it operates in, whether it’s a government department, city council, or NGO.

Learn to apply your research, analytical, and mathematical skills to support and develop strategies and policies. Day-to-day work could involve research, interviews, statistical analysis, or editing reports. Working in an NGO might involve public relations such as writing press releases, identifying news-jacking opportunities, and managing online communication channels.

If your career ambition is to shape public policy or tackle social issues you may be placed in a think tank. These are research institutes that seek to influence global, regional and national policy with cutting edge research and bold ideas.

Wherever your placement is, an international social science internship is guaranteed to be exciting, fulfilling and career-shaping.

Possible Placement Areas

  • Environmental charity
  • Local government agency
  • NGO
  • Urban planning firm
  • Non-profit organization
  • Social care agency
  • Advocacy group
  • Community outreach programme
  • Inner city youth centre
  • Think tank
  • Research centre
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At A Glance
Social Sciences in London, United Kingdom
Start Date
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
8, 10 or 12 Weeks
Apply By
12 weeks prior to start date

8-week programme fee: £10,050

10-week programme fee: £11,400

12-week programme fee: £12,750

What's included?

Airfare, materials for placement, visas and associated costs, mandatory health insurance, meals and spending money aren’t included.

*Student residences are an extra fee and subject to availability. If residences aren’t available, homestays are the alternative option.

Application fee

£95 Non refundable

Commitment fee

£500 Non refundable