Academic Internships in New York City

Experence New York City as an International Intern

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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.

Learn more about New York City and see past internship examples »

What People are Saying

  •  “My experience in NYC this past Summer was something that I believe has and will continue to have a profound effect on me and I can say without a doubt that it all wouldn't be possible without the hard work you and the rest of the AIC team put into it all! It could have easily been a situation where you just got us students into an internship and got us out, but you were there for us all the way and genuinely made sure that we took something away from those 10 weeks in the city. From the good to the bad and from the hard questions to the obvious questions I had over the course of that Summer, the AIC was always there with a sincere wish to find a solution and I thank you all for that!” 

    Demetrius – AMCONYC
  • "I came in to this summer with the goals of learning more about financial services, the industry, financial services, the discipline, and about myself. During this internship, I developed a deep understanding for the realm of venture capital thru my research and exposure during my time here, which simultaneously granted me with transferrable technical skills and a vision for my own future. Overall, this internship played a huge role in my achievement of these goals."

    Spencer - CCP
  • "I recommend AIC because they give you an incredible life experience! New skills, thinking and working towards my future, new relationships with incredible people and great expectations after this work experience. I'm living like a New Yorker!"

    Tommaso, Imagination In Space

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 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 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.