Internships - UK
Why An Internship At IMG?
Our Internship scheme offers an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic individuals to gain practical experience within a Global sports, fashion and media working environment, offering a valuable insight into our business culture and building those all important skills required for your future careers. Whichever department you are placed in, you will be guaranteed a taste of life at the heart of IMG, working alongside fellow Interns and experienced professionals on a variety of exciting projects. You will get an inside look at the people, methods and technologies at work and understand the value we place on quality and integrity.
Interns are typically exposed to the day-to-day operations of specific departments, with the opportunity to be guided by established industry professionals. Interns may also be involved in locally sponsored IMG events, depending on the office location and/or division.
About Our UK Internships
IMG's Internships have been successfully running for 14 years and are still proving extremely popular as the programmes attract several hundred applicants each year. The majority of our Internships are located at our International headquarters in Chiswick; however since 2009 we have also had Interns working at our other offices in Wembley and Soho. All our Internship placements are based on IMG's current business needs.
What We Look For
Whilst each Internship will have its own particular requirements, there are a number of attributes which you will need to demonstrate during the selection process. We require our Interns to be either currently studying at University (or equivalent), or to have recently graduated. Fundamental skills will include a high standard of written and spoken English, numeracy and computer-literacy. You will possess strong written and verbal communication skills, a flexible approach and a team player mentality.
A genuine passion and enthusiasm is essential for you to gain the most from your placement, along with a willingness to learn, and a high level of commitment.
If you are looking for an Internship within the UK you must have an EEA passport and/or UK work visa. If you do not have full working entitlement you will need to arrange the appropriate documentation to allow you to be employed in the UK. If you are shortlisted you will be asked to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK.
As a Global company IMG prides itself on creating a diverse working environment; we welcome applicants from a variety of backgrounds.
IMG’s UK Internships
We have two types of Internship, each of which offers something different. Before you apply, please carefully consider the programme that best suits you.
Please click on the links below for further information
Summer Internship | Graduate Internships
Things to Consider
Our Internships provide paid work experience (£270 per week, Monday-Friday).
There are no guarantees of permanent employment on completion of the Internship period. However, Interns are welcome to apply for any available vacancies during/ at the end of/ after their time with us.
IMG will not be responsible for any travel expenses incurred during the selection process.
If you are successful in obtaining an Internship, you will be responsible for arranging your own accommodation within commuting distance to the London offices. It will also be your responsibility to organise your own travel arrangements.
Unfortunately due to the extremely high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to individual queries; however you will receive an automated response confirming receipt of your application.
Feedback will only be provided to candidates who are selected to attend an assessment centre/interview.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE SUMMER 2013 PROGRAMME IS NOW CLOSED!
Our 2013 Summer Internship will commence on Monday 1st July 2013 and finish on Friday 23rd August 2013. This programme remains highly competitive and each year there are a limited number of positions available.
In 2012, we had a total of 27 Summer Interns who resided across all business areas.
During the Summer Internship programme Interns will participate in a number of different activities (in addition to their departmental commitments):
Induction to IMG – an opportunity to meet your fellow Summer Interns, build relationships and discover what your 8 week placement programme will involve;
Executive Seminars - an opportunity to hear Senior Executives talk about their own IMG experiences. The seminars give a unique insight into the workings of IMG and provide a rounded understanding of what the company does;
Corporate Summer Fundraising Event - arranged solely by the Summer Interns in order to raise money for IMG’s designated charities and offer a fun event in which all employees can participate;
Excursion to Wembley Stadium - a chance to learn about the most successful Sports Stadium Marketing project in Europe where IMG has undertaken a 20 year relationship;
Excursion to Wimbledon – a tour of Wimbledon’s grounds, the tennis courts and retail outlets;
Tour of our Studios - providing a behind the scenes look at our state of the art live and post-production studios;
CV Coaching Clinic - the chance to discuss and update CVs with industry experts;
Individual Presentations - at the end of the Internship each Intern will have the opportunity to reflect on their time at IMG in a formal presentation.
The application process for Summer 2013 Programme is now closed.
We have outlined the selection process below, however please note this is meant as a guide only and may be subject to change.
Telephone Interviews -
Assessment Centres -
Final Stage Interviews -
Offers Made To Successful Candidates -
Summer Internships Commences* -
| w/c 14th & 21st January 2013
w/c 11th & 18th February 2013
w/c 11th, 18th & 25th March 2013
From w/c 8th April 2013
1st July 2013
*Please note internships for Golf Licensing, Arts and Entertainment, Challenger World and Wimbledon Licensing will commence in June 2013.
Our Graduate Internship scheme provides an excellent opportunity for recent graduates wishing to pursue a career within IMG. The duration of these Internships vary between 3 – 6 months. Throughout this period, you will be given the chance to work in a challenging and rewarding environment and although there are no guarantees that your placement will lead to a permanent position, it can be a great stepping stone!
How Do Graduate Internships Arise?
Our Graduate Internships are created in accordance with current business needs and can therefore occur in any department at any time throughout the year. So far in 2012, we have placed a total of 59 Graduate Interns across a variety of divisions.
Whilst completing your application form, you will be given the opportunity to highlight your areas of interest. This will enable us to consider you for an internship that best suits your skill set and interests (subject to our business needs at the time).
Our typical Graduate Internship selection process is outlined below:
1) Applicants can apply at any point during the year;
2) An Internship arises within a specific department;
3) Candidates best suited to that opportunity are contacted directly to see if they are available and interested in the role;
4) Shortlisted applications are submitted to the department and reviewed;
5) A small number of applicants will be invited to attend a face to face interview;
6) The successful candidate is offered the opportunity and a start date is agreed.
Unfortunately as interest often exceeds the number of placements we have available, we are unable to offer all applicants the opportunity to be part of our Graduate Internship Scheme.
The Application Form
Graduate Internship Application Form
Click for Guidance Notes to support your application
If you wish to apply for our Graduate Internship scheme, please download and complete our Graduate Application Form by clicking on the link above, along with the Guidance Notes, which will assist you with your application. Once you have completed the application, submit this, along with your CV, in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure that you put your name followed by your areas of interest in the subject line.