Experience Boston as an International Intern
Both dynamic and historic, Boston is a world-class hub of intellectual advancement and entrepreneurship.
Home to more than 30 colleges and universities, the Boston area is one of world’s great academic centers. It is also a hive of innovation and business activity in a range industry sectors, from finance and technology to healthcare and marketing.
Boston offers a wide variety of cultural activities, from historical sites and museums to theatre, dance, music, and sports. Boston is a beautiful and manageable city, easily explored with its excellent public transportation system — the first in the U.S.
With all these advantages, Boston is an ideal venue for a challenging and rewarding internship program.
“I am enjoying myself and learning at a place that will position me well for the future.”
- Tyler K. ESC New England
“Little did I know that my internship experience was more than I had bargained for. I learned how to film a show, direct it, and work audio! I also learned some other skills that I could use in my everyday life: confidence, building a thick skin, multitasking, and focus. I am very pleased with my internship. I find it fun, exciting, where I love my co-workers and don't mind working.”
-Gabrielle B. Boston Neighborhood Network
Students interning in the Boston area are placed with companies ranging from innovative start-ups to global organizations representing a spectrum of industry sectors:
Business – Consulting, Biotechnology, Insurance, and Retail
Finance – Financial Services, Investment, and Auditing
Communications – Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, and Media
Healthcare, Environment & Education – Healthcare Management, Hospitals, Research, Environmental Policy, and Education
Hospitality & Travel – Airlines, Hotels, Tourist Sites, and Travel Agencies.
Politics, Law & NGOs – Government, Non-governmental Organizations, Think Tanks, and Advocacy Groups.
A Typical Boston Program
While the AIC tailors internship programs to the needs of each academic partner, a typical program in Boston includes:
Personalized Placement including pre-placement interview, student assessment, resume review; personalized matching with appropriate internship opportunity from the AIC database and ongoing employer outreach; coaching and troubleshooting during the interview process.
Academic Components designed by our university partners or through online coursework.
Housing in student residences convenient to the city center and easily accessible via public transportation. Apartments are fully furnished and include kitchen facilities, access to laundry, and internet connection. Bedrooms are typically doubles.
Student Orientation including a pre-departure orientation on campus and an on-site city orientation, featuring a tour of Boston’s neighborhoods, tips on affordable entertainment, and an introduction to the Boston Transit system.
Ongoing Local Support from our Boston Program Team, including full-time program management, coaching and troubleshooting, and 24-hour emergency support throughout the program.
Cross-cultural Support to help interns prepare for success in a multi-cultural workplace and to assist students with their transition to Boston.
Professional Development opportunities that include workshops, symposiums or materials on interviewing skills, working styles, making the most of your internship experience and beyond, and industry-specific networking in the Boston area.
Cultural Activities such as visiting the Museum of Fine Arts and other area museums, Fenway Park (home of the Boston Red Sox), or touring the Italian pastry shops of the North End.
Optional Recreational Activities such as day trips to Cape Cod or historic Salem, skiing at Wachusett Mountain, whale watching, or kayaking on the Charles River.
Students: Please note that internships are available only through our partner academic institutions. To find out if you can participate through one of their programs, contact us.
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Boston, MA 02109
With all these advantages, Boston Internships can be both exciting and educational opportunities for international students.