Published on December 14, 2015

Finance Internships in New York City – The Global Financial Capital


“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.


Finance Internships in New York


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.


Finance Internships in New York


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.


Find out more about our finance internships in New York and apply now to boost your career!



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

Photo 1. based on Battery Park city, New York City, by Anthony Quintano, CC-by-2.0

Photo 2. based on Arriving, by Angelo Amboldi, CC-by-ND 2.0

Photo 3. based on Broadway Ads in Times Square, by Broadway Tour, CC-by-SA 2.0

The author
Elizabeth Trovall
After short stints in Argentina and Belize, Elizabeth is finishing up her third 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.

26 comments on “Finance Internships in New York City – The Global Financial Capital

    • Hi there,
      Thanks for getting in touch. My colleague will send you an email shortly with some more information on our New York program and how to apply.
      Best wishes,

    • Hi Utsav,
      Thanks for reaching out to us. Please check your email inbox as my colleague Kaylea will send you some more information about our Finance internships in New York later today.

  • I am quite interested in a finance internship in NYC, preferably in spring 2017. Is this realistic and could you possibly send me some additional info prior to applying.

    Thank you

    • Hi Matias,
      Thanks for reaching out. There are still a few places remaining for the Finance program in New York in spring 2017. I recommend applying as soon as possible as they are being filled quickly. My colleague Kaylea will send you some more information for you to look over so that you can submit your application as soon as possible.
      Have a great day.

  • I would like to get some more detail information on the finance internship in NY. what are the companies you offer internship with? Do we get to choose the intern company or not, and what’s our role during internship. Thanks.

    • Hi Ellen,
      Thanks for your message. We have previously placed interns in a wide variety of companies and organizations, ranging from MNCs to SMEs and leading startups. My colleague Kaylea will send you some more specific information in an email now.

  • Hello, I was wondering if you can send me with an email that shares more information about finance internships in New York. This sounds like an interesting opportunity. Thank you!

    • Hi Jennifer,

      You’ve definitely picked the right city when it comes to international finance internships. New York is filled with opportunities. Please be looking out in your email for some more information from me.

    • Hi Daniel,
      New York City is an incredible place to kick-start your career in Finance. Some of the top companies in the world have their headquarters there.
      My colleague Kaylea will be sending you some more information via email, and will be available to answer any questions.

  • hie I would like to know more about my finance internship preferably for summer 2017
    particularly the list of companies which are available.

    • Hi Jatin,
      We have great finance programs starting in Summer 2017 all across the globe.
      Keep an eye out for an email from my colleague Kaylea who will provide some more information and give you an idea of some of the companies we have placed interns with in the past.

    • Hi Lizzy,
      Thanks for your message. I am happy to send you some more information about our program, be sure to keep an eye out for an email from me!

    • Hi Saisha,
      Thanks for your message. NYC is a global financial hub and we have placed past interns in very exciting and competitive positions. An internship is a great way to put your name out there in your field! I will send you some more information via email, be sure to keep an eye out.

    • Hi Chris,
      Thanks for your message. There are so many opportunities in New York, I’d be happy to send you more information about our program there! Please make sure to look out for an email from me with more details.

      • Hi, I am a second year student studying a engineering and business degree and I would like to get information about finance internships ins NYC for summer 2017. Thank you!

        • Hi Yas,
          Thanks for reaching out! I’ll send you some more information about our finance internships in NY to your email, be sure to look out for it.

  • Hi,

    I am graduating in July 2017 and interested in a 6 week finance internship in NYC. Could I find out more about this programme? Thank you!

    • Hi Daisy,
      Thanks for your message. An internship in New York is a great way to break into the finance world and really put to use what you’ve learned in university, but in a real world setting. I’ll send you an email with some more information, keep an eye out for it!

    • Hi Kirill,
      Not a problem! I’ll send some more information over today, keep an eye out for an email from me.

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