Experence New York City as an International Intern
Put simply, there is no other place in the world like New York City. America’s most cosmopolitan city, the “Big Apple” is home to opportunity seekers from around the world. New York City is a global economic powerhouse, from finance to fashion and communications to commerce. It is also a world-class center of culture and entertainment, from Carnegie Hall and Broadway to the Guggenheim Museum and Yankee Stadium.
New York offers boundless opportunities to engage your interests while you build your professional skills and confidence in one of the most diverse and dynamic cities on Earth. No matter where your career interests lie, New York City is an ideal venue for a challenging and rewarding internship.
“What I enjoy most is the sense of satisfaction when one our company’s clients takes up my recommendation or is appreciative of what I have researched for them. It is also fun because the exact tasks vary every day -- I could be planning a trip to Florida on one day, and then doing a bachelorette's getaway weekend the next. It definitely makes work for challenging and enjoyable.”
– Josephine W., Quintessentially New York
“Everyone here is so friendly and nice. Producers love giving interns work and are always super appreciative. Other people are always willing to help you out if you're not sure how to do a project or where to deliver something in the building. People who have been working with Nightly for a long time love to give interns advice.”
– Katherine F., NBC Nightly News
Students interning in the New York area are placed with companies ranging from innovative start-ups to global organizations representing a spectrum of industry sectors:
Business, Finance & Accounting – Investment Banking, Insurance, Management Consulting, Real Estate, Hospitality, and Recruiting.
Communications, Media & Film – Television, Film, News, Magazines, Literary Agencies, and Record Companies
Arts, Culture & History – Art Galleries, Historical Sites, Cultural Venues, Auction Houses, and Dance Schools
Healthcare & Education – Community Services, University Research, Healthcare Administration, and Children’s Services
Marketing & Advertising – Advertising Agencies, Public and Investor Relations, Corporate Communications, Media Buying, Tour Operators, Retail, and Film Distribution
Politics, Law & NGOs – Legal Departments, Law Firms, Public Defenders, Governmental Agencies, Political Parties, Trade Associations, and International Organizations.
A Typical New York City Program
While the AIC tailors internship programs to the needs of each academic partner, a typical program in New York City 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 easily accessible via public transportation. Apartments are furnished and include kitchen facilities, access to laundry, and cable and internet connections. Bedrooms are typically doubles.
Student Orientation including a pre-departure orientation on campus and an on-site city orientation featuring an introduction to the subway and bus system, tour of NYC neighborhoods, and tips on affordable entertainment.
Ongoing Local Support from our New York City 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 multicultural, cosmopolitan workplace and to assist students with their transition to New York City.
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 NYC area.
Cultural Activities such as attending a Broadway show, seeing a Yankees or Mets baseball game, participating in a food and walking tour of a New York neighborhood, or visiting the City Museum of New York.
Optional Recreational Activities such as attending outdoor concerts and movies in Central Park, taking day trips to Governor’s Island, visiting the museums on the Museum Mile, or walking across the Brooklyn Bridge.
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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With all these advantages, New York City Internships can be both challenging and rewarding opportunities for international students.