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New York Summer - Internship

Why New York?

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.

Your Internship

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.

PLACEMENT EXAMPLES:

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

Don’t see what you're looking for? Just talk to your IES Internships representative—new internships are always being added.

$5 Million in Scholarships & Aid

We firmly believe that financial limitations should not prevent a qualified student from participating in an IES Abroad Program. This is why we commit $5 million to our scholarship and aid programs.

Academics

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
  • Improving communication
  • Strengthening work attitude and aptitude
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Navigating issues, challenges, and opportunities so you can succeed on the job in New York and when you return home

Courses

Internship Seminar
Course Name Term Language Credits
IN 395 - Internship Seminar: Organizational Behavior Summer English 3

Daily Life

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.

Orientation

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.

Housing

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.

Housing features

  • 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

May Center 

  • 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.

Program Cost

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.

Term: Summer 2019
Term Tuition Housing Insurance Total
Summer 2019
0 Credits
$3,970 $3,380 $7,350

Summer 2019
3 Credits
$4,345 $3,380 $7,725

Scholarships & Aid

Program-Specific Scholarships

Summer Need-Based Financial Aid
Up to $1,000

Open to students who apply to and attend an IES Abroad or IES Internships summer program.

Criteria reviewed to determine award:

  • Level of financial need as determined from infromation provided on the application. Priority is given to Pell Grant recipients.
  • IES Abroad program location.
  • IES Abroad membership status of home campus
Service Learning Summer Internship Scholarship
Up to $5,000

The Service Learning Scholarship was initiated by the Hemera Foundation, whose mission is to foster basic human goodness in individuals and society. This Scholarship, which will be sustained through a foundation collaborative, aims to inspire students to make a social impact through summer internships within philanthropic or direct service/social service organizations.

Use our budget worksheet to calculate your costs

$5 Million in Scholarships & Aid

We firmly believe that financial limitations should not prevent a qualified student from participating in an IES Abroad Program. This is why we commit $5 million to our scholarship and aid programs.

Our Center

The IES Internships New York Center is housed within the 92Y Residence, situated on the Upper East Side just a short walk to Central Park and world-class museums.  

Features include:

  • Classrooms
  • Wireless Internet in common areas
  • Computer center with computers and printing capabilities 

Our Staff

Melissa Comiskey, M. Ed.

Executive Director

Melissa joined IES Abroad in 2013 and has worked in a variety of roles including advisor, recruiter, manager, and currently Executive Director overseeing the Internship Programming department. As Director, she leads a team of talented professionals in developing and expanding IES Abroad’s full-time global internship programs. Melissa has worked in higher education for 10 years. Previously, she worked in career services at DePaul University and at the University of Chicago, where her primary focus was counseling students on career exploration and preparedness. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Master of Education degree in Counseling with a concentration in College Student Development from DePaul University.

IES Abroad Staff

IES Internships Staff

Angela Liu - College Relations Manager and Advisor