International Business Internships in New York City

“No other place can so convincingly claim to be the capital of capitalism, the capital of the 20th century and the capital of the world.” – Kenneth T. Jackson

Boasting the two largest stock exchanges in the world, The New York Stock Exchange (Wall Street) and the NASDAQ, New York City is the international financial center, and one of the most important cities for business in the world. Where better to get on your feet as an aspiring international business professional than in the very heart of capitalism?

Over the years, New York City has proven itself an attractive place for a wide variety of international corporations to do business. In fact, foreign companies employ 1 out of every 10 private sector workers in the city. The influence of trade with China plays an especially large role, as the country has been New York City’s leading growth market for exports since 2000. In fact over half of the largest Chinese companies in the U.S. have offices in New York City.

There’s no better place for a young professional to get a foot in the door than in New York City. International business internships in New York City at established firms allow a young person the chance to work alongside competitive and successful professionals in their field. These working relationships are great for developing a list of international business contacts. Moreover, establishing positive working relationships also can lead to solid professional advice and even job recommendations in the future.


Business Internships in New York

International business 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 the full fitness center in the building.


Discover New York City’s treasures

With numerous art museums, a world famous park and beloved landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, New York City has an endless list of interesting sites for interns abroad to discover. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met) and MoMA never fail to disappoint. Meanwhile, some of the best views of Manhattan are available through the Top Of The Rock observation deck, another must for international business interns in New York City. A ferry ride on the Hudson or a visit to the Empire State Building are just a couple of other ways to start discovering the city’s numerous treasures.


A city made to entertain

New York City is one of the global capitals of live entertainment. From the world’s best theater, to jazz and cabaret performances and acclaimed live comedy shows, the Big Apple’s got a little something for everyone. International business interns in New York City, will have literally thousands of ways to spend their free time. Competitive with London’s West End, New York City’s professional theaters, for example, put on some of the world’s greatest live theater. Broadway encompasses 40 professional theaters, including gorgeous spaces like the Belasco, which opened in 1907 and was built in the Edwardian style. For a relaxing a night of laughs, New York City also boasts multiple excellent comedy clubs, like the Comedy Cellar, that will not disappoint.


Business Internships in New York


Good eats

From a food truck on the streets of Brooklyn or a Michelin-rated restaurant, you can taste some of the best food in the world in New York City. Due to its incredible ethnic diversity, any kind of food in the world can be found in the city at its highest quality. Chinese, Thai, Jamaican, Texas BBQ, Mexican, El Salvadorian… the list goes on. Now for something truly “New York”, interns have to try either the classic New York cheesecake, a pastrami and corned beef sandwich or a coal-oven pizza. Nom!


“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” ― Tom Wolfe


Experience the melting pot

In addition to the delicious food, New York City is great for meeting people from everywhere in the world. The city is praised for its colorful immigrant communities, which add to the city’s vibrant energy and cultural diversity. In fact, some 800 languages are spoken in New York City, making it one of the most linguistically diverse places on the planet. Around 36% of the city’s population is foreign-born, coming from countries like the Dominican Republic, China, Jamaica, Guyana, Mexico, Ecuador, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, among hundreds of other countries. Whether in Chinatown or Little Brazil, these ethnic enclaves are part of what make New York City great.


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

Photo 1. based on Wall Street Buildings, by Naoki Nakashima, CC-by-2.0

Photo 2. based on Science, Industry, and Business Library (SIBL), NYPL, Murray Hill, Manhattan, by Jeffrey Zeldman, CC-by-2.0

Photo 3. based on Dark City, by Nathan Siemers, 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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