Internship at King''s College
King's College London
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
Building on the distinguished reputation of teaching at King?s, the Study Abroad Plus programme offers students the chance to undertake an accredited internship module that focuses on work-based learning, as part of their academic studies.
This accredited internship module uses an internship placement to equip students with an understanding of the skills, attributes and behaviours needed for a career in the Liberal Arts & Cultural sector. The focus is on experiential learning and self-reflection, with students being guided through the process of researching, securing, engaging in and evaluating their own internship placement to help them make connections between the skills and knowledge they have learned in their academic programme and those needed in an organisational context.
On successful completion of the internship module, you should be able to-
-Display basic conceptual understanding of internships, employability and the internship placement cycle
-Critically reflect on the skills, attributes and behaviours required for successful professional conduct in an organisational context
-Understand and reflect on the goals, objectives and culture of a specific organisation, through closely guided and first-hand experience
-Make connections between knowledge and skills developed thus far as part of the degree programme, and the skills required to operate effectively in an organisation
-Critically assess personal and professional development over the course of the internship module, with particular emphasis on securing an appropriate internship project
-Analyse and evaluate the internship placement, through close guidance
- 3.30 GPA
- Students must be accepted in an ISA London spring semester or academic year program at King's College London
- Applicants will be requested to complete an Expression of Interest Form in addition to the standard ISA application
- Students must interview with their potential employers in order to secure their internship
- It will be the responsibility of the student to obtain the appropriate visa to participate in this program
- Students on thie program will be asked to choose the Liberal Arts Internship module as part of your module selection process
FINDING YOUR INTERNSHIP
Students on Study Abroad Plus are not automatically placed on pre-selected internships; they are responsible for finding and completing their own suitable internship placement. This means that although you will be eligible to apply for any suitable internship made available to you via the Study Abroad Plus programme, internship placement is not guaranteed.
You may undertake any internship that meets your own personal career goals as long as it meets the university?s requirements of quality assurance and is approved for academic credit by your academic department. A significant investment of time and effort is required in researching and applying to suitable internship host organisations, either speculatively or in direct response to advertisements.
Your academic department will assist by sharing any relevant contacts directly, and by being a student on the programme you will gain direct access to a network of organisations in the Liberal Arts and Cultural sector.
TYPES OF INTERNSHIP
Your internship placement should offer you the opportunity to learn and apply your academic knowledge in a professional, practical setting within the Liberal Arts and Cultural sector.
All internships are different and they may take on specific forms with differing levels of complexity.
Types of internship placement include-
Specific work-based project
Specific research project
Contributions towards on-going project
Policy reviews or surveys
Basis towards academic dissertation
LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP
During term time, students on a Tier 4 visa can work a maximum of 20 hours a week. Outside of term time, students can work full time.
Students are recommended to complete their placement during the three-week Spring break or immediately after classes end in June (dependent on the end date on their visa).
Internship placements undertaken must be a minimum of 15 working days (120 hours). A longer period of three months is recommended.
Hours on internship placement may be accumulated over a longer period during term (as for part-time internships of 1-3 days per week), or via full-time blocks during vacation breaks, and can under no circumstances exceed a year in overall length.
The written assessment for the accredited internship module is designed to demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes of the module in a way which will support you to develop an understanding of the employment market in your field, the necessary skills to secure and to benefit from professional internship placements; and the ability to reflect on the qualities required of practitioners.
You must pass your internship module assessment in order to gain the credit required for the module towards your degree programme at your home institution.
Further details of your assessment will be provided upon arrival in London.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.