Published on December 14, 2015
“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
Finance internships in New York City are essential for anyone looking for a career in the highly competitive field. Home to the globe's largest two stock exchanges, The New York Stock Exchange (Wall Street) and the NASDAQ, New York City is the international financial center. Its global financial prominence also makes it an incredibly competitive and lucrative sector. Over 35% of New York City's employment income comes from financial services. These 344,700 individuals who work in the industry are also among the best paid, earning as a group half of all wages in Manhattan, though only making up for 1/6 of the local job market.
Finance internships in New York City allow young professionals to learn from the best of the best in the biggest financial hub in the world. An internship in the sector gives a finance novice the opportunity to work alongside established and highly successful individuals, expanding greatly their professional network and learning vital skills. These working relationships will come in handy when a young person needs a job recommendation or is looking for career advice.
Your life in the Big Apple
Interns doing finance internships 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.
"Make your mark in New York and you are a made man." - Mark Twain
America's capital of culture
New York City is one of the global capitals of art and entertainment. From its coffee shops filled with beloved poets and authors, to the world's best theater, jazz and cabaret performances, the Big Apple's got a little something for everyone. While interning in New York City, there will be literally thousands of ways for an intern to spend their free time. The city is especially filled with amazing live entertainment. Competitive with London's West End, New York City's professional theatres put on some of the world's greatest live theater. Broadway encompasses 40 professional theatres, including gorgeous spaces like the stunning Edwardian style Belasco Theatre, which opened in 1907. For a night of belly-busting laughs, New York City has endless comedy clubs that will not disappoint. Booking huge names like Aziz Ansari along with hilarious local acts, the Comedy Cellar is an intimate space worth at least one visit.
A long-time literary scene and a publishing hub, it's no wonder some of the best words ever written came out of New York City. Tony Kuscher, Jonathan Franzen, Walt Whitman, Nora Ephron... the list is endless of New York City literary heroes who survived the concrete jungle only to write beloved novels, poems, scripts, essays and screenplays.
Discover New York City’s treasures
Whether it's a stroll discovering Central Park's ponds and statues or a ride on the Hudson River, New York City offers multitude of sites and activities that will pique an intern's interest. For a taste of some of the world's best modern art, finance interns won't want to miss the internationally famous modern art museum MoMA, which showcases works by Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Picasso and Jackson Pollock. Some of the best views of Manhattan are available through the Top Of The Rock observation deck, another must do for interns abroad in New York City. The Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and the MET or Metropolitan Museum of Art also top the list of Manhattan treasures.
Experience the melting pot
In New York you can meet people from anywhere in the world, travelers and immigrants alike. The city is famous for its colorful immigrant communities, which add to the city's vibrant energy and cultural diversity. Whether in Chinatown or Little Brazil, these ethnic enclaves are part of what make New York City great.
“The city is like poetry; it compresses all life, all races and breeds, into a small island and adds music and the accompaniment of internal engines.” ― E.B. White
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 the likes of the Dominican Republic, China, Jamaica, Guyana, Mexico, Ecuador, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, among hundreds of other countries.
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