Welcome to England
From Stonehenge and Tower Bridge to Eton and Oxford, England is loaded with cherished icons of past eras. But it also does modernity with a confidence and panache left over from its days in the never-setting sun. Fashion, fine dining, clubbing, shopping – England’s rates with the world’s best.
As a visitor, you can pick your favorite slice of “Englishness” and indulge yourself in a country with a notorious taste for nostalgia. The tales of King Arthur; the works of Shakespeare; the exploits of Drake; the intellect of Johnson; the invention of Brunel; the leadership of Churchill; the cult of Diana – all are endlessly recycled in England, providing a cultural backdrop to an unparalleled range of historic buildings, monuments and landscapes.
Of course, this isn’t anything like the whole story of England. For every tourist who wants to stand outside the gates of Buckingham Palace or visit Stratford-upon-Avon, there’s another who makes a beeline for the latest show at Tate Modern or the cityscape of downtown Manchester. Contemporary England has a richly multi-ethnic culture. Famously, fish and chips gave way some years ago to chicken tikka masala as the country’s favorite dish showing how the English increasingly embrace a continental lifestyle. Enjoy a fried English breakfast or a Devonshire cream tea by all means, but notice the locals at the next-door café-bar tucking into a croissant and a cappuccino.
Bristol is approximately a two-hour train ride outside of London in South West England with a population of approximately 500,000. Bristol is the center for well-established electronics and aerospace industries in the UK, but it has also more recently been attracting a new generation of tech start-up companies. In addition to STEM related commercial organizations, also located in Bristol is the University of Bristol, an institution currently ranked in the top 40 by QS World University Rankings. The university is a key academic institution for STEM related research. All of these factors make Bristol an ideal location for students interested in STEM related internship placements. Through a unique collaboration with faculty at the University of Bristol, API will be offering special STEM focused placements. These placements may be research-based at the University, a hybrid of university research and private enterprise, or solely a commercial based placement.
Why Intern in Bristol?
- Technology and engineering hub of England
- Historic trading port dating from the Roman era, and where John Cabot set sail for America in 1497
- Buzzing, multicultural university city of 400,000
- Site of much of Isamabard Kingdom Brunel’s work. He was one of the most versatile and daring engineers of the 19th century, whose engineering feats included steamships, tunnels, railway lines, bridges, Bristol’s floating harbor and the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
- Top 40 world university and Russel Group member
- Public and private placement opportunities
London, an international center of business, fine arts, design, theater, technology, politics and finance, has inspired creativity and cutting-edge innovation for centuries. There is something for everyone in London: a bustling financial district, street markets, green spaces and elaborate parks, ruins, monuments, political machinations, art galleries and museums. Monuments to Britain’s glorious past are found throughout London, including the Tower of London, the Old Royal Observatory in Greenwich, the British Museum, and Trafalgar Square. Because of its famed galleries, the energy of Soho, the history that lives in the streets, the pub scene and the tranquility of London’s parks, London is alive with sources of inspiration.
Why Intern in London?
- English-speaking destination
- Internships available in a wide range of fields
- Global political/economic/business hub
- International center of fine arts and design
- A wealth of galleries, museums & studios
- Historic sites & castles
- World-renowned theaters
- High-fashion shops alongside traditional markets
- One of Europe’s most fascinating cities