Entrepreneurship Internships in New York City

“I go to Paris, I go to London, I go to Rome, and I always say, “There’s no place like New York. It’s the most exciting city in the world now. That’s the way it is. That’s it.” ― Robert De Niro

Where better to launch a career in business and understand the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship than in New York City? Full of successful and growing start-up companies along with established Fortune 500 firms, New York City is buzzing with business-minded high achievers and entrepreneurial energy. As this inspirational city has increased its start-up incubators and venture capital, it has established itself as a respected and successful start-up magnet. An entrepreneurship internship in New York City is the perfect way to get a foot in the door in this competitive industry.

As the global heart of capitalism, New York is a vital city for many types of entrepreneurship and industry. The city’s financial and business sectors are especially potent, as an intern in New York City will quickly learn. The city’s prized financial sector, Wall Street, is the financial center of the globe, home to two of the world’s most important stock exchanges, the Nasdaq and the New York Stock Exchange.

Experience working at a start-up firm in New York City will prepare a young person for a career in entrepreneurship through hands-on experience. Learning how a start-up company is run from the inside out will give an aspiring entrepreneur unique experience that will help them carry out their own big business idea when the time comes. Moreover, after working at a firm in New York City you will develop relationships with established and successful professionals in the field, connections that will stay with you as you move forward in your career and are seeking a job recommendation or some career advice.


Your life in the Big Apple

Those doing entrepreneurship internships in New York 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.


Part of the melting pot

International entrepreneurship interns will feel at home, as part of New York City’s vast and vibrant, multicultural community. Intelligent and passionate people from all corners of the globe flock to New York City for its opportunity and the chance to live in the greatest city on earth. The city offers the chance for professionals, artists, students, travelers, interns and immigrants to learn and grow. Because New York City brings in such an array of individuals from all over the world, the city boasts many vibrant ethnic enclaves. A trip to Chinatown or Little Brazil offers interns the opportunity to experience many different cultures without leaving the city.


Entrepreneurship internships in New York


“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


Discover New York City’s treasures

An entrepreneurship intern in New York City will never experience a dull moment, as there is simply too much out there that the the big apple has to offer. New York City is bursting with memorable art, architecture, parks, bridges, buildings, statues and more. Central Park is beloved by both visitors and locals, complete with statues, a world-famous zoo and several beautiful fountains. A ride on the Hudson River never fails to disappoint and the Statue of Liberty is one of the most beloved statues in the entire nation. In terms of art museums, the MoMA as well as the MET, or Metropolitan Museum of Art, cannot be missed.


Entrepreneurship internships in New York

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


Let the city entertain you

Live entertainment is certainly a draw for many visitors to New York City, as its many performance venues draw in world-famous theatre, music and comedy. In fact, on any given night you can find just about any type of entertainment you’re looking for. That being said, New York City is especially known as having some of the best professional theatres in the world, comparable with London’s West End. Broadway’s 40 professional theatres put on brand new works as well as long-running classic plays and musicals, often times with actors you’ve also seen on the silver screen.


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Sources: Entrepreneur.com, Forbes 1, 2, Wikipedia – Madison Avenue, Broadway theater

Photo 1. based on New York City, by Aurelien Guichard, CC-by-SA 2.0

Photo 2. based on New York, by www.GlynLowe.com, CC-by-2.0

Photo 3. based on Central Park Benches, by Phil Roeder, 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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