Getting an unpaid summer internship in LondonIB
I'm a PhD student at the LSE. I'm due to submit my thesis in the start of June. Unfortunatly I've got a six month wait before I formally get my PhD, and I've had no success so far in getting a full time job. My supervisor says I should get an internship at the moment but all the banks finished their recruiting process long ago and the hiring environment is, to say the least, not the best.
I was wondering how I should go about getting an unpaid internship. Do I just phone up the HR departments of random banks in London and pitch myself? What sort of banks should I target? I've had two regular BB internships (Lehman's and Citi) so I've got some experience. Any advice would be more than welcome.