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Intern Programme

A sunny day on campusThe US-UK Fulbright Commission does not run an internship placement service in the US. However, if you'd like more information about eligibility for intern programmes in the US, visit the J-1 Visitor Exchange Program section of the US Department of State website

As a current student or recent graduate at a British higher education institution, you are permitted to travel to the States to complete an internship. This will allow you to receive hands-on experience in American business practices in your chosen field to gain exposure to American culture. The internship placement does not have to be directly related to your degree course, but it must match your overall purpose of study. Internships may be paid or unpaid. An internship will provide you with an understanding not only of the long-term career opportunities in your field, but also of the day-to-day practice of the profession itself. Additionally, an internship in the USA will allow you to gain international work experience. According to a survey of 230 employers conducted by the Council for Industry and Higher Education in 2007, 65% of UK employers favoured applicants with overseas work experience.