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Doing an UNPAID internship in London...need to find paid job

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1. Posted by maridod (Full Member 114 posts) 9y

I am doing an unpaid internship in London but I need to find a paid job! One problem, I do not have a visa...which legally I dont have to in order to work this internship.

I need to find a job off the books. Anything would do...bartending at a local bar, babysitting, etc.etc. Any ideas would help or if you know of anything specific, please let me know!!

2. Posted by ikey (Full Member 172 posts) 9y

Yes their are cash jobs available in London, but is it worth risking your internship?
Of course the chances of getting busted are slim, but if you do, you could end up being deported and never allowed back.

Is there a reason you're not applying for a working visa?

3. Posted by maridod (Full Member 114 posts) 9y

Well I could apply for a visa, but the company would have to sponsor it. The internship is unpaid and does not need a visa. Even if they were to get me a visa I am pretty sure that this does not allow me to work anywhere but with that particular company. Does anyone know if this is not true? Would I be able to work at another company while on a TWES visa (american) in the UK for a particular internship.