Architecture Internships in New York City

“The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and beauty in the world.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald

Architecture Internships in New York City

With one of the most varied and numerous collections of skyscrapers in the world, New York City plays an important role in the world of architecture. Amazing examples of Gothic revival, Art Deco and international style can be spotted throughout the city. In fact, Manhattan is known for its diverse collection of buildings representing many different architectural styles. The city’s iconic and differing architecture make it an exciting and strategic place to earn work experience through an internship abroad.

Architecture internships in New York City will boost an aspiring architect’s career with real-world experience at a leading firm. Working alongside New York City architecture professionals allows a young person to develop professional skills and professional relationships. These working relationships are ideal when applying for jobs and looking for a recommendation or career advice. An international architecture internship provides a young person practical experience that will accompany theoretical learning. While working with first class architecture firms, an intern will work on either residential and commercial projects. Interns assist in the planning, design and construction of high quality projects and in presentations to clients.


Life in the Big Apple

Those taking part in architecture internships in New York City live in private bedrooms in a residence set up for students, young professionals and interns. Accommodations are located in a safe New York neighborhood, just a few blocks away from Central Park. Close to cafes, museums and public transportation, interns will enjoy their time living the true New York experience.


Architecture Internships in New York City


Live the diversity

Diversity is an important part of what makes New York City great. The city is a melting pot of races, languages beliefs and culture. Walking through different neighborhoods can feel like traveling to completely different continents, as you can hear 800 different languages in the city. Because 36% of New York City’s inhabitants are foreign-born, many immigrants live within ethnic enclaves like Manhattan Chinatown and Little Brazil. With so many different cultures living side by side, some groups have mixed traditions with others creating incredible fusions of music, dance, food and culture.


Architecture Internships in New York City


Good eats

Thanks to such rich diversity, New York City is an amazing place to try foods with origins from all over the world. El Salvadorian, Mexican, Vietnamese, Ethiopian… you can find it all in the city – both authentic and Americanized. Fusion foods, like Kimchi tacos, are an incredible product of the American melting pot and are very prominent in New York. The city also has everything from tasty food truck grub to Michelin starred cuisine. Traditional New York City eats are also widely available. The classic New York cheesecake, a pastrami and corned beef sandwich or a coal-oven pizza are a delicious part of what the city has to offer.

“And New York is the most beautiful city in the world? It is not far from it. No urban night is like the night there…. Squares after squares of flame, set up and cut into the aether. Here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to our will.” -Ezra Pound


Things to do

In terms of sights and activities, New York City has a lot to offer an intern looking for fun weekend activities. A trip to Central Park is an absolute must. The 843 acres park is full of winding pathways, sculptures and fountains, as well as the Central Park Zoo and iconic New York restaurant Tavern on The Green. A ferry ride on the Hudson River is another great way to spend a free afternoon, offering a wonderful view of the city.

For a rainy day, New York City’s museums are an excellent way to get to see famous works by both American and international artists. The modern art museum, MoMA, displays works by Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman and Picasso. The MET (Metropolitan Museum of Art) and the Guggenheim Museum are other important stops for anyone with an interest in art.

Evenings in New York City are meant to be enjoyed. The city has hundreds of incredible venues for live music, comedy, cabaret, theater and everything in between. Of all the live entertainment options out there, Broadway rises above them all. Encompassing 40 of the city’s best professional stages, the Broadway theater district is known worldwide for the highest quality of live theater. That’s why in 2014 alone over 13 million people saw shows on Broadway. Current Broadway hits include the historical rap musical Hamilton and the musical comedy The Book of Mormon.


Click here to find out more about architecture internships in New York City and to boost your career!



Sources:, Time Out,, Wikipedia: Central Park, Demographics of NYC, Architecture,,


Photo 1. based on Manhattan Skyline, by Harold Navarro, CC-by-ND 2.0

Photo 2. based on Valerio Pinna New York, by Roberto Patrizi, CC-by-SA 2.0

Photo 3. based on New York, United States, by Alejandro, CC-by-2.0


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Elizabeth Trovall

After short stints in Argentina and Belize, Elizabeth is finishing up her fourth year in Santiago, Chile. Elizabeth writes about international internships, life abroad and professional development for The Intern Group. She also reports on politics, business and culture in Latin America for public radio and print media. An Austin, Texas native, Elizabeth first left home to earn her journalism degree from the Reynolds Institute of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Besides her friends and family, she misses live music and Mexican food the most.
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  1. Sarthak Chaturvedi on June 18, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    I’m going to my fourth year in Architecture in India. I desire to do my internship ( 6 MONTH PERIOD FROM JANUARY) from a established firms in new york. I have already prepared my fort folio. On further requirement/enquiry I can forward the same. I prefer to have monthly stipend so that my living expenses abroad can met.
    Sincerely yours

    • Kaylea on June 19, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      Hi Sarthak,
      Thanks for your message and your interest in our program in New York. I’ll send you some more information to your email today regarding our architecture programs and where to send your portfolio and CV.

  2. Banu on October 4, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Hello! I am from Kazakhstan. I would like to join the program after I will finish my 4th year at university, from the architecture department.. I am going to finish in the summer 2018. And therefore, I would like to ask for more information about the architecture program, what kind of scholarships are available, also where can I send my cv and portfolio and everything necessary..

    • Kaylea on October 5, 2017 at 2:07 pm

      Hi Banu,
      Thanks for your message and your interest in our international internship program in architecture. I’ll send you an email today with more information regarding our architecture internships, scholarships and how you can apply!

  3. Supritha on November 12, 2017 at 10:29 am

    I’m currently in my seventh semester of Architecture course in India. I would like to do my internship ( 5 MONTH PERIOD FROM JANUARY) from any established firm in New York. It would be of great help if you could let me know more regarding this.
    Thank you:)

    • Kaylea on November 14, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      Hi Supritha,
      Thanks for your message and your interest in our program in New York. The earliest start date we currently have available in New York is February rather than January, are you interested to start then? I’ll send you an email today with some more information.

  4. Ash on January 21, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    I’m a third year architecture student in UK. I am interested in the New York programme. Could I please have some more information regarding this?
    Thank you!

    • Kaylea on January 25, 2018 at 5:48 pm

      Hi Ash,
      Thanks for your message and your interest in our program. New York is a great location to get experience in the field of architecture, I’ll have my colleague Gabrielle send you some more information today.

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