Our USA internship program offers comprehensive professional development and cultural immersion. We offer internships in New York across all career fields and are proud to partner with a range of leading companies and organizations.
New York City is a cultural and financial hub of the world that will leave you wanting more. Our New York internships offer successful applicants the chance to gain invaluable work experience in one of the financial capitals of the world, all while making important global connections and boosting their resume and future career. The opportunities are limitless in this city. Our US internship program will set you apart in competitive job markets around the world.
If you are looking for a fast-paced international internship, New York is the city for you. New York City is an international hub for fashion, finance, media, business, art and much more. Because of this, our USA internships give applicants the chance to gain vital work experience and industry exposure on a global level.
Our program is much more than a top internship. New York is one of the largest cities in the USA, so we also provide all of the stability and support necessary to ensure that your experience is seamless and rewarding. Quality accommodation, all of your public transportation in New York, internship mentoring, advanced professional training, cultural and social events, and 24/7 local support are all included in your program.
You will form lifelong friendships with other program participants and networks which span the globe, forge long lasting connections in New York, and become part of our powerful alumni network after the program.
Due to the exclusivity of our partner companies, it must be noted that our US internships program is selective.
“To tell the story of New York would be to write a social history of the world.”
― H.G. Wells
New York’s growth and much of its appeal can be traced to its rich history of accepting diverse cultures. Built on the hard work and ambitions of immigrants seeking a better life, New York City has become a global economic and cultural powerhouse. Birthplace to famous politicians, businessmen, actors, and bankers, New York has made a name as an international hub for multiple industries and pursuits.
There is no better city for your international internship. On the world stage, NYC is influential in commerce, finance, fashion, art, technology, and much more. No matter your interests, opportunities in NYC are endless. Many of the most successful companies in the world have set up their headquarters in New York, confirming its strategic importance. Home to Wall Street and two global stock exchanges, New York is the place to be for business and finance. If your passions are in the creative industries, New York’s culture will allow you to experience an elite fashion scene along with top-notch theater and other arts. There is truly something for everyone.
People come from around the world to experience New York’s magic. Walk down Park Avenue, shop 5th Avenue or take a stroll in Central Park to live like a true New Yorker. Stand near the clock tower in Grand Central and experience what many only see in movies. The hustle and bustle of the city is complemented by the sounds of street musicians and slam poetry. This is where cultures from all corners of the world meet to produce art and create ideas that transcend generations.
From the sparkling new Freedom tower and 9-11 memorial downtown, to the venerable Empire State building in midtown, New York’s mighty skyline embodies the perseverance and prosperity that built it. The most impressive skyscrapers in the world will inspire you to achieve your maximum potential.
“No place epitomizes the American experience and the American spirit more than New York City.”
― Michael Bloomberg
There are many visa options for international students who are selected to take part in our U.S Internship Program.
The most common is the J-1 visa. You must:
Be at least 18 years of age.
Be enrolled as a full time student at a tertiary educational institute or have graduated within 12 months.
Be studying towards/have obtained a degree.
Secure a U.S internship that is related to your field of study and submit a Training Plan as completed by your Host Company in the USA. We will arrange all of this.
All applicants must have sufficient return evidence in order to be approved by the US Embassy. Return evidence can be a letter from your University/College stating that you will return to resume or continue your studies after your internship in the USA. For applicants not intending to return to study, this should be a letter from an employer stating that when you return from the US there will be a job available for you. If you hold a property deed for a property this will also be accepted in some cases.
Proof of funds. You must show proof that you will have access to at least $750 for every month during your internship in the USA. This can be in the form of original bank statements and/or a Guarantor’s letter. You must submit your proof of funds with your application and at your US Embassy interview.
Be prepared to leave the US 30 days after completion. These days can only be used for the departure and for traveling.
The estimated cost of the sponsored J-1 visa is 1,135 USD. Please note that this could vary slightly depending on your specific embassy or consulate’s fee.
If you need to expedite your visa there is an additional fee of 450 USD.
You will also need to purchase insurance.
What is the age requirement?
If you have finished high school, you qualify for our programs. We have a number of participants that are on their gap year, although the majority are completing undergraduate university degrees. Our programs are also suitable for recent university graduates, MBA graduates, and even experienced professionals in career transition. The key point is this: every internship we arrange is customized for each individual accepted onto our program, and for their unique background/stage of career.
Do I need prior work experience?
No. As we are a customized internship program, our roles coincide with each person’s education level and professional experience. We have a range of program participants – from those doing their first internship to executives with extensive, impressive careers who wish to experience a new career field/destination.
Who do you accept onto the program?
Our program participants have included Harvard MBA graduates to a 17 year old on their first overseas trip. What our thousands of alumni have in common is more fundamental than any educational or professional qualification – it is an international mindset, combining a desire and ambition to further themselves with a keen curiosity to learn more about the world.
To read about how international internships are beneficial for all age groups, visit our blog article.
Private Bedroom in a Hall of Residence for Students and Interns
Interns in New York City are placed in a private bedroom in a residence for students, young professionals and interns. Intern New York accommodations are in a pleasant, safe area of New York City just blocks away from Central Park. Conveniently located next to cafes, museums, and public transport, the building is perfectly situated so that interns can explore and enjoy all that New York has to offer. Interns also have access to a swimming pool and fitness facilities.
Included in Every Program
Included in Every Program
All participants on The Intern Group program automatically benefit from a host of unique advantages.
In addition to a professional internship placement and housing, our New York internship program provides you with the following:
A full array of top class professional and cultural development resources. The focus of our international internship programs is on participants’ personal and professional growth. Alongside developing the independence and cultural awareness of living and working in a new country, our program places equal emphasis on the enhancement of the skills and experience required to fulfill their career ambitions. There are 4 key components to our professional and cultural development suite.
Workplace skills workshop focusing on many areas including professional development and core communication skills required to succeed in any environment
Intercultural competence training series to prepare you for the cultural differences that you’ll face when interning in a foreign country
Self assessment HR tool typically reserved for CEOs and corporate leaders
A wide array of training materials to ensure you have the guidance and support to maximize the benefit of your internship experience.
All of your transportation in New York: We provide you with a pre-loaded transportation card for your entire stay in New York, giving you free and unlimited use of the metro and bus network 24/7. This way you can focus on settling in and excelling in your internship.
A full calendar of social and cultural events: Our full-time local team in New York know the city inside out and will show you the best of it. The New York internship program includes the following events, free of charge for all participants:
Top Of The Rock
Enjoy the best views that New York City has to offer from the Top Of The Rock observation deck.
Exciting trip to The Museum Of Modern Art (MOMA)
Experience modern art like never before at one of the world’s most famous modern art museums.
Food On Foot Tour
Get to know the melting pot of the world’s diverse culture through its cuisine.
Twilight Sightseeing Cruise
Cruise on the Hudson River past New York’s iconic landmarks and watch the skyline transform as day turns to night.
An active international community in New York where gatherings are constantly planned. At all times of the year we have large numbers of talented participants on our programs from all over the world. You will immediately become part of an international community, providing you with friends and networks to last a life time.
Great support from our full-time local team with local expertise, from start to finish. Our full-time team in New York are all experts on NYC and are incredibly proud of the city – they want to show you why. They will organize your airport pick-up when you arrive in New York as well as your airport drop-off at the end of your internship. They also provide a thorough welcome orientation to help you settle into this great city and feel at ease. During the welcome orientation you will receive a welcome package with your pre-loaded New York transportation card inside. You will be shown how to use public transportation and how to get to your workplace so that you ready for your first day.
This is the New York Experience. The Intern Group in New York will make sure that you have all of the resources necessary for your professional development and cultural immersion. We want you to work hard but also have the time of your life. Your internship program in New York includes a wide range of cultural and social events.
*Note: The cost of the program is fixed in US Dollars (USD). The approximate equivalents in other currencies are displayed here only for your convenience.*
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Program fees do not include visa fees, flights, insurance or daily food & drink.
Program Start Dates
Programs are available all-year-round on a rolling admission schedule with the following start dates:
Alumni Discount – If you have already completed an internship program with us in the past, you are eligible for an Alumni Discount*.
*10% Alumni Discount for program start dates year round excluding peak season (June and July).
*5% Alumni Discount for program start dates in June and July.
Discount for Financial Aid Recipients
If you are a college or university student in the UK receiving a Maintenance Loan of over £8200 or a Maintenance Grant, you are eligible for a 500 USD discount off any of our programs.
If you are a college or university student in Australia receiving Youth Allowance, you are eligible for a 500 USD discount off any of our programs.
Please view our financing page for more information on funding your international internship program.
To see if you’re eligible for the New York Program, please click here.
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