Get an internship in NYC! This amazing metropolis is a center for global banking & business, and for arts and culture. Take the New York City Subway to work (the world's oldest, largest, and most-used public transit system) in this incredibly diverse and exciting city, where everything is at your fingertips. Lunch might be a pastrami sandwich or a knish from a traditional Jewish deli, a slice of classic New York-style pizza, or a fresh smoothie from a local juice bar. An IES internship in New York City develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today's competitive job market.
An IES internship in New York City develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today's competitive job market.
Whether you enroll in this eight-week program, you'll be guaranteed an unpaid internship placement at a local business or organization, where you'll work for at least 32 hours a week. We will work with you to help find the closest match between your expressed preferences and professional goals with what's available via IES Internships in New York. Before you go, your internship coordinator will work with you to fine-tune your resume, perfect your cover letter, and hone your communication and interview skills as we prepare you for working in a new cultural environment.
Past students have interned in placements like the examples listed below. Keep in mind that this list is by no means exhaustive. We encourage students of all majors to apply.
Global nonprofit providing digital marketing services to member companies in New York and other global business hubs
Financial services provider for high-growth companies providing tailored finance solutions for venture Capital-backed and private equity-owned companies
Analytics company specializing in predictive trends
Soho-based design studio creating engaging and fresh designs
Global fashion retailer and merchandiser
Established American publishing house focused on books for children and young adults
Award-winning boutique immigration law firm
Educational Technology company focused on user experience, community engagement, and app development
Premiere podcast network covering the business of various lifestyle industries
Creative agency that uses music-making to connect people across cultural divides
While working in New York you’ll also enroll in a required 3-credit academic internship seminar with other IES interns, where you'll gain context for your internship placement by examining cultural issues in the workplace. Topics covered include:
Understanding workplace culture
Strengthening work attitude and aptitude
Navigating issues, challenges, and opportunities so you can succeed on the job in New York and when you return home
Part of making you feel at home in New York is doing our best to help you feel safe and cared for. Whether it is an orientation program that makes you feel prepared, housing that is well-located and comfortable, or networking and social events with New York professionals—we’re all about our student services.
The staff in New York will welcome you for orientation. This includes an introduction to the city including housing, commuting, and professional and cultural expectations.
Live in a dorm-style room with another IES intern in the historic 92Y Residence, on the Upper East Side and just a short walk to Central Park and world-class museums, such as the Met and Guggenheim. No meals are provided, but you have access to a fully-equipped kitchen.
Rooms come with a bed desk, chair, dresser and closet which locks
Bed linen, pillow, blanket and bedspread are provided, you should bring your own towels
Individually controlled air conditioning unit
Housekeeping service once a week – linens are changed
Wireless internet, phone and cable ready
Each floor has a fully equipped kitchen with refrigerators, freezers, cooking ranges and microwave ovens
Laundry rooms with a washer & dryer, utility sink and ironing board throughout the residence ($1.50 in quarters per machine)
Computer room located in the Residence Office
Café located on the 3rd floor, supermarket across the street
Full membership to the May Center, a full-service gym
50,000 square foot fitness facility
Cardio equipment and strength & conditioning equipment
Indoor swimming pool
Group exercise studio and over 100 weekly fitness classes
Complete gymnasium and gymnastics studio
Locker rooms & pro shop
Extracurricular Activities & Cultural Events
For cultural events, you will be networking and attending social events with New York professionals.
Get to Know Your New City
Stroll Through the Parks
Spend a leisurely afternoon exploring Central Park in Manhattan, Prospect Park in Brooklyn or one of the smaller parks, such as Washington Square, Hudson River, and Brooklyn Bridge Park, to name a few.
Try All of the Food
From high-end culinary hotspots to cheap and cheerful food carts, New York has a seemingly endless number of restaurants and food vendors, serving cuisines from all over the world for every budget.
Explore the Diverse Neighborhoods
Make a point to visit some of the many neighborhoods in New York, each with their own distinct style and flavor; for example, in Manhattan, Little Italy and Chinatown each showcase their culture and cuisine, while Williamsburg in Brooklyn is home a to vibrant arts and music scene.
Visit the Museums & Monuments
Check out the many museums and monuments, such as the Met, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Guggenheim, Ellis Island, and, of course, the Statue of Liberty!
Endless Outdoor Activities
Get a breath of fresh air on a stroll along the High Line, relaxing on a Circle Line boat tour around Manhattan, or at Coney Island, where you can ride the Cyclone rollercoaster or Wonder Wheel.
Consider these prices as a starting point. We encourage you to contact your study abroad office to determine the actual cost to you when factoring in financial aid, scholarships, your home school policies, and other factors.