Program Design

AIC develops high-quality internship programs that are both comprehensive and customized to fit the needs of our academic partners. We collaborate with each partner to develop a program that combines these elements in ways that help each student pursue his or her career and academic aspirations.

While the ultimate success of any internship rests on the individual student, our comprehensive programs give them every advantage. 

AIC works with academic partners to create programs that combine: 

Work placements within our extensive network of employers across a broad range of fields—from marketing, journalism, and the arts to politics, healthcare, and education. Each placement is made with great care and considerable effort to align with the individual student’s career and academic goals.

Academic components that complement and add value to students’ work experiences, within their field of study.

Housing options offering security, cleanliness, and the convenience of central locations close to public transportation. Accommodations range from student apartments to residence hall-style facilities, are furnished, and include kitchen facilities, access to laundry, and Internet connectivity.

Professional development opportunities, including informational interviews, skills-based workshops, and professional networking activities.

Cross-cultural coaching  to help ease students’ integration into the city and local workforce, as well as with their internship cohort. Local support and guidance to help students make the most of their internship opportunities.

Local teams assist students and provide 24-hour emergency support.

A key element of the internship experience is the city in which students are placed. Learn more about our internship program sites in the our cities section.