UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Summer International Internship Programs

United Kingdom: London

Program Provider
Student Life
  • Overview

    Kenan-Flagler Global Programs (KFBS semester exchanges, KFBS summer programs, and KFBS short-term immersions) are ONLY open to students who have been admitted to the major or minor Undergraduate Business Program. Pre-business students and non-business majors and minors are not eligible to apply to Kenan-Flagler Global Programs. Admission status to the Undergraduate Business Program will be verified for all applicants.

    An international internship in London offers students the opportunity to work and learn in a non-US environment. This summer experience helps students apply their classroom teachings to a work environment. Students participating in this program will gain first-hand knowledge of the behaviors, customs, and norms of another culture. Intern abroad – experience global business. This program is run through Dream Careers, a third party provider.

    Program participants will work Monday–Friday for a total of 320 contact hours during the internship.

    Past placements for Undergraduate Business students include St. James’ Place, State Street, Fleishman-Hillard, E! Entertainment, Ruder Finn, CNBC and more. Learn more about Dream Careers' placement process here.

    Students will have access to professional internship opportunities spanning a wide variety of industry sectors in London. Dream Career's internship services include:
    • Placement in a professional internship prior to departure
    • Professional resume revision
    • Interview preparation and coaching
    • On-site coaching throughout internship

    View program evaluations from past participants

    Application checklist

    • GPA Requirement: 3.00
    • Language Prerequisite: None
    • Class during program (min): Rising Juniors 
    • Language of Instruction: English
    • Non-UNC may apply? No 

    Exchange Options
    • Undergraduate Exchange: No 
    • Graduate Exchange: No
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  • Program Terms and Dates

    Program dates are generally as follows: early June to early August

    Summer 2019 dates are June 15, 2019 – August 10, 2019

    Application Dates

    Application opens: November 1, 2018

    Round 1* Applicants:

    • Round 1 application deadline for Summer 2019: November 15, 2018
    • Notification for Round 1 applicants begins: December 14, 2018
    Round 2 Applicants:
    • Round 2 application deadline for Summer 2019: January 17, 2019
    • Notification for Round 2 applicants begins: February 1, 2019

    *Students who submit their application in the Round 1 application cycle have greater scholarship opportunities and increased chances of being accepted to their preferred program.

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  • Academics

    Credit information for KFBS students

    Students who participate in the International Internship Program through UNC Kenan-Flagler, will be enrolled in BUSI 493Internship Credit course. This 3.0 business elective credit course includes submission of reflective activities assigned by UNC and a written evaluation from a supervisor which will be included as a component of the student's grade. In addition to earning business elective credit hours, this program also fulfills Experiential Education and you will earn points towards the Kenan-Flagler Global Inclusive Leadership Initiative.« PrevNext »
  • Program Provider

    This program is operated through Dream Careers. Dream Careers is responsible for securing housing, on site support throughout the program in London, and utilizing their network to identify and place students in summer internships in London.

    Support Services
    Management and Safety: Dream Careers' London office provides management and support to students for the duration of the program. A Dream Careers program director will be the principal contact for students on issues of housing, safety, culture, and social life in the city. The program director will also serve as the principal contact with the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. The program director will be available via regular office hours, outside the students' normal work schedules, to answer questions and resolve problems and will be available 24 hours per day via cell phone for medical, legal or other emergencies. 

    Orientation: Dream Careers will provide on-site orientation upon arrival in London.

    Social Program: Dream Careers will provide a social program for students during the course of the program. This will include group visits to historical and cultural sites within London, a daytrip outside the city and other optional excursions that will vary by season.

    Logistics: Dream Careers will arrange for transportation passes for each student (8 weeks).

    Click here to view student testimonials.

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  • Housing

    Dream Careers will provide eight weeks of housing in student residencies in London. All residencies are fully furnished and specially designed for the student lifestyle. You will be assigned a roommate, sharing a room, and bathroom. Students will have access to a kitchen with modern cooking facilities, common areas and high-speed internet (wired in the room, wi-fi in common areas). The cost of housing is included in program fees.

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  • Student Life

    The opportunity to spend 8 weeks living and working in one of the most cosmopolitan and diverse cities in the world doesn't come along often. This program not only gives you the opportunity to work in a non-US environment, but it also will help you expand your network, since students from other universities across the US will also be participating. You will develop skills you can include on your resume and articulate in an interview during your future full time job searchyou will learn how to work in a diverse environment, adapt to change, have proven flexibility and mobility, integrate into a cross cultural team, and more!

    Click here to get a glimpse of what your first couple of weeks in London will be like.

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  • Budget

    Here, you will find a list and links to costs related to this program.
    Last cost update: August 2018

    We suggest you create your study abroad budget using this worksheet to help you think about your costs on this program:
    • Populate the figures from the tables below into the left side costs of attendance
    • Input your financial resources on the right

    Your customized budget sheet can help determine your current financial status, and help you understand what additional funding you may need to help make this an affordable program option.

    Cashier Billed Expenses*:

      Internship Program Fees (incl. housing)

    GeoBlue International Medical Insurance

    *Cashier Billed Expenses are those charges billed directly to your UNC ConnectCarolina account.


    Out of Pocket Estimates**:

    International Airfare
      Meals $1,000
      Immigration Visa

    Passport Application Renewal
      International Cell Phone Plan $140
      Personal Expenses
                Travel Insurance $200
                Local Transportation $200
                Personal Travel $1,000
                Incidentals (ex. Laundry) $200
                Shopping/Souvenirs $100
                Other Personal Expenses***  
      Total Estimated Expenses: $14,384

    **Out of Pocket Estimates are based on the cost of the program, which is determined by combining the average costs our previous students have spent in each of these categories, along with the costs our partner provides to us as their averages. These estimates are subject to change based on exchange rate fluctuations, bank fees, and individual variances in costs of living.
    ***Other Expenses: the budget worksheet also has a place for you to input other expenses outside of the out-of-pocket estimates that you may incur, such as attending concerts or sporting events.

    Funding your study abroad program

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  • Accessibility

    Please make an appointment with a Kenan-Flagler Global Programs Advisor via the Intranet if you would like to discuss this program. We work with students who are registered with the Accessibility Office or who may require certain accommodations for study abroad.

    Here is a list of some of the many accessible venues around London:

    Museum of London

    Westminster Abbey

    Wilton's Grand Music Hall

    Royal Albert Hall

    Tate Britain

    Victoria & Albert Museum

    Somerset House


    Parasol Unit Foundation

    Freud Museum


    Guest Projects

    London Eye

    Modern Art Museum - Oxford

    Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    Click Accessibility and travel options

    Search a station and then click Accessibility and mobility access

    The Tube

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