London Business + Finance Internship Program | Summer 2024

Imagine spending eight weeks working and living in London! The largest city in Europe and the seat of business and finance, London has it all—theaters, restaurants, museums, parks, nightlife, diversity, history, and culture. While enjoying the summer in a city where over 300 world languages are spoken, students will develop work and living skills, adding essential business experience with an international flair to their resumes.

Application Deadline: Closed as of Friday, November 17, 2023 @ 11:59pm

Are you? 

  • Interested in Business and Finance (regardless of your major)?
  • Looking for an amazing summer internship opportunity?
  • Ready to see a new part of the world?​​

What are the benefits of an internship abroad? 

  • Expand your network – go global!
  • Experience work in a different culture for unparalleled professional development
  • Build your resume – an international internship demonstrates your ability to navigate business culture around the world​​
  • Develop personally as well as professionally
  • Learn about yourself as you immerse in a foreign culture

What’s included? 

If selected for this internship program, you will enjoy:

  • Guaranteed placement for an eight-week, full-time internship in London that compliments your career aspirations
  • Assistance with interviewing, career coaching, and other skills necessary to find your best match in London
  • A stipend to help cover airfare, meals, and incidentals
  • Paid housing in London featuring a private bedroom/bathroom and shared common room and kitchen with other Grinnell students selected for this program
  • A cohort of Grinnell College roommates all working at different companies
  • Assistance securing a work visa for the summer, with visa fees paid for you, that allows you up to two weeks post-internship to explore on your own​​​​​​​

What am I, the student-intern, responsible for?

  • Personal incidental and entertainment expenses above the stipend
  • Optional travel insurance
  • Note: Students selected for this program will not be eligible to apply for any other CLS funding for summer 2024 (including internship funding and travel grants)

Who can answer questions for me about this opportunity?

If you have questions, please contact Business & Finance Career Community Director Michael Lawrence (​​​​​​

Who is eligible? 

All currently enrolled Grinnell students who will have completed at least one year of college coursework prior to June 1, 2024. This includes all majors, even if you haven’t yet declared. Students in this program must be interested in being placed in a business- or finance-industry related internship. 

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled as a full-time student at Grinnell College for the spring and fall 2024 terms or accepted into an approved off-campus study program for fall 2024. Fourth-year students graduating in December 2024 are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be in good conduct standing as verified by Student Affairs.
  • Students on leave during the spring 2024 semester are ineligible to apply.

For this unparalleled opportunity, the CLS will be selecting up to six students to participate.

Students accepted into the program will be able to work in one of these important areas:

  • Business: operations, research strategy, account management, public relations and marketing, customer care, business development, sales, project management, event planning, e-commerce, data analysis
  • Consulting: data analysis, business development, growth strategy, research and market research, project management, project planning, strategy planning, modeling
  • Entrepreneurship: research, business development, growth strategy, marketing, digital marketing, assisting the growth and development of new business ventures
  • Finance and Accounting: investment-related roles, research, real estate investment, asset management, financial services, consulting, equity management

Selection Criteria

  • Current resume
  • Compelling short-answer essay about your business and finance career interests
  • Minimum one-year successful college coursework (as of June 1, 2024)

How do I apply?

Polish your resume and prepare your application. Students will have until November 17, 2023, to apply (click “Apply Now” below). If you have questions, please contact Business & Finance Career Community Director Michael Lawrence (​​​​​​

This initiative is made possible through the very generous support of Atanas Djumaliev ’03 and Ekaterina “Katya” Pekarskaya ’05, who established the International Internship Fund for Business and Finance within the Center for Careers, Life, and Service.