Activities Intern

EF International Language Centre has a long running record for offering successful internship placements to the right applicants and usually has a few interns working in different departments of the school at any time. Interns are expected to take on real responsibilities, challenging workloads and are considered part of the team.

Future career opportunities can be available and preference is given to applicants with proven and successful internship experience within the company. Our students are aged 16+ years old.


  • Exact duties to be allocated on arrival and subject to change but to be administrative & student contact mostly based with the Activities team
  • Accommodation provided in off-site student residence in shared room/flat (sharing with staff)
  • Bathroom & toilet facilities shared with staff/students
  • Breakfast daily in residence and lunch in school cafeteria provided free of charge (lunch Monday – Friday only)
  • Cooking facilities available in the residence for evening meal
  • Local work commute travel costs will be paid (bus pass)
  • Free access to WiFi
  • Opportunity to undertake specific projects if desired
  • Preferred length of internship is four - six months
  • Complimentary return transfer from London (Gatwick) airport



  • Internship must be part of a University or Further Education approved placement e.g Erasmus
  • Excellent English language skills (CEFR B2+)
  • Outgoing & confident personality with friendly manner and good sense of humour
  • Good communicator who enjoys meeting people
  • Flexible, energetic & flourishes in busy & varied work environment
  • Organised & creative, attention to presentation & detail
  • Customer service focused
  • Multicultural experience/awareness
  • Please note this is a temporary position from May to August.



General duties

  • General administrative & clerical duties
  • Assisting with registration and induction of new students on arrival
  • Answering student enquiries
  • Filing paperwork
  • Help with display of information around the school
  • Acting as designated responsible adult to accompany students for hospital/doctor visits, off-site trips, and excursions where needed (may be required out of hours)
  • Assisting with supervision of weekend excursions if requested


Additional duties: Interns are allocated to one main department but may help in other departments as needed

Activities Department

  • Help to organise, promote and supervise weekday, evening and weekend social activities
  • Assist putting together weekly programme of events & monthly newsletter
  • Research new activities
  • Entering activities information on my.ef website feature
  • Prepare student folders for intakes
  • Prepare documents & information for weekend excursions
  • Help with design & production of promotional literature for activities


Homestay Accommodation Department

  • Clerical duties in office such as basic database entry and filing
  • Answering the telephone & taking telephone messages
  • Prepare host family recruitment material such as leaflets/posters
  • Outside recruitment campaigns such as leafleting in specified areas or door to door, booking local newspaper advertising etc
  • Visit new host families to check suitability

Residence Accommodation Department

  • Clerical duties in office such as basic database entry and filing
  • Help with student enquiries & take telephone messages
  • Liaise with Sales Offices regarding residence availability for new bookings
  • Assist with residence room allocations & administration
  • Reception weekend duties and check-ins/check-outs



(Staff receiving residence accommodation must undertake additional residence responsibilities as well as their work in school)

  • Weekend residence reception hours – as advised by line manager
  • Assist with checking in & out arrivals and departures to the EF residence
  • Administration tasks relating to residence work such as preparing arrival information, keys etc
  • Carrying out room checks
  • Assisting residence students with general enquiries over the weekend
  • Checking and reporting welfare issues relating to students in residence
  • Assist with devising, organisation and supervision of evening activities on rotation such as movie & quiz nights, book clubs, karaoke nights etc.      

This list of possible duties is not comprehensive and all interns may be asked to help with other school jobs.

EF is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to a successful reference, criminal record check and right to work check being carried out.

About Us

We are 40,500 staff, faculty and teachers, working in 500 offices and schools across 52 countries. While we continue to grow, we strive to stay small so as to ensure agility, smart thinking and a fun place to work. For the past 50 years, EF has grown to include a range of programs that give students of all ages the freedom and confidence to explore the world through language, travel and education.

Located across the globe, our language centers for youth, adults and professionals combine the best of traditional, in-school teaching with innovative language-learning technology. We offer intensive language instruction abroad in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Chinese. Courses run from 2 to 52 weeks for students traveling independently or in escorted groups of all levels and abilities. Classes take place in our international language centers in one of 16 countries and offer the very best locations and accommodation whether in local host family or in a student residence.

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