Engineering 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

Engineering is a demanding and lucrative profession that employs the best of the best. To supplement the theoretical education achieved at university, real-world experience in an international setting can be a great way for aspiring engineers to be competitive in today’s job market. Engineering internships in New York City offer relevant international engineering experience at leading firms and the chance to live and work in one of the world’s leading cities.

New York City is an excellent city for earning both professional and personal multicultural experience abroad. The diverse city is full of qualified engineering professionals that can help an intern better understand the demands of the industry. The Intern Group program offers specialized internships at engineering firms, as well as engineering departments at blue-chip corporations. These hands-on internship roles are an excellent way to learn the ins and outs of the industry and develop working relationships with established engineering professionals. Engineering internships are available across all sectors of the diverse industry.


Your life in the Big Apple

Engineering interns in New York City live in private bedrooms in a residence set up for students and young professionals. The accommodation is located in a safe New York neighborhood, just a few blocks away from Central Park. Close to cafes, museums and public transportation, engineering interns in New York City will enjoy their time living like a true New Yorker.

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


Engineering Internships in New York City


Live the melting pot

Those partaking in engineering internships in New York City will enjoy becoming a part of the city’s rich international community. New York City’s famous melting pot has a variety of large ethnic enclaves that make it possible to travel the world just by walking from neighborhood to neighborhood. Some 36% of New Yorkers are foreign-born. It’s exciting to see communities of Jamaicans, Brazilians, Dominicans and more all so close together. It’s a way to experience many different cultures without the hassle (or price tag) of buying a plane ticket.

The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding.” -John Updike


The tourist attractions

When engineering interns aren’t busy at their professional internships, they’ll discover New York’s many tourist attractions. Sprawling 843 acres in the middle of Manhattan is Central Park, one of the most famous parks in the world, and a great spot for a picnic on a lazy Saturday. Along with the park’s many pathways, it also offers a zoo, ponds, lakes, sculptures and more.

A ride on the Hudson River is another excellent way to spend a free afternoon and enjoy a beautiful view of the city. World-famous sights like the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building also deserve a visit. Meanwhile, art fans will enjoy New York’s modern art museum MoMA, the Guggenheim Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The literary scene

New York is an alluring place for all kinds of artists, writers and intellectuals. In addition to the city’s numerous universities, New York City is also the publishing hub of the United States. Famous writers like Tony Kuscher, Jonathan Franzen, Walt Whitman and Nora Ephron found their voice in New York City, and make it an exciting place to be an intellectual.

Engineering Internships in New York City


The entertainment

Boasting delicious restaurants and food trucks, dozens of live-music venues, numerous theaters and top-notch comedy joints, New York City is one of the best cities in the world to be entertained. Broadway, for instance, is on the top of the list for world-class entertainment. The theater district’s 40 professional stages attract millions of audience members each year. Whether a hilarious musical comedy or a dark, disconcerting drama, Broadway offers the highest quality of live theater.


Read more about our engineering internships in New York City and apply now to boost your career!



Sources: Wikipedia – Broadway theater, NYMag Time Out,, Wikipedia: Central Park, Demographics of NYC

Photo 1. based on New York Skyline, by Peter McConnochie, CC-by-ND 2.0

Photo 2. based on New York, by Altug Karakoc, CC-by-ND 2.0

Photo 3. based on New York City, by Aurelien Guichard, CC-by-SA 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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