Government and Politics 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

A worldwide hub for business and politics, New York City is the perfect place for building a career in government (just ask Hillary Clinton). The city is full of passionate professionals from all over the world, working for prominent politicians, embassies, ambassadors, diplomats, think tanks – you name it. An important international city for government and politics, New York is the ideal place to earn pertinent, real-world work experience abroad. Find out more about the endless professional and personal benefits of politics and government internships in New York City.

Politics and government internships in New York City offer young people unique professional opportunities in a leading global city. Working in government and politics in New York provides an international intern with the practical experience to perfectly complement their theoretical college education. Based in such a demanding and fast-paced destination, government internships in New York City will push and challenge a young person to grow as a professional as they learn the ins and outs of how the government works in one of the world’s leading cities. It’s the best way to stand out when you have to head back home and start the job hunt. Another important professional benefit of a government internship in New York City is having the chance to work alongside successful industry professionals. Making those professional contacts can truly transform a career. Moreover, in addition to the career-boosting experience, a government internship also gives a young person the opportunity to gain insights into a new culture through international exchange.


Your life in the Big Apple

Up-and-coming professionals doing politics and government internships in New York City live in private bedrooms in a residence set up for students, young professionals and interns. 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, interns will enjoy their time living the true New York experience.


Government Internships in New York City


America’s melting pot

Government and politics interns in New York City will have the opportunity to explore a diverse and vibrant multicultural community of professionals in New York City. Whether looking to network or to get to know different cultures, as an intern you’ll have a variety of cultures at your fingertips. New York has historically attracted immigrant communities from various backgrounds because of the professional opportunities that the city offers. Due to this global appeal, the city has developed many different ethnic enclaves. Walking into a new neighborhood can feel like hopping on a plane to a whole different country.


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


Government Internships in New York City


Discover New York City’s treasures

Alongside improving their professional skills, government and politics interns in New York City will have plenty to keep them occupied during their internship abroad. New York City’s many top-notch museums, like the MoMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, are perfect for rainy or cold days. When it’s nice out, there’s also plenty to do outdoors. Exploring Central Park, for one, is an absolute must for interns abroad. Stretching 843 acres, complete with a zoo, statues and fountains, the iconic park is a beloved escape from Manhattan’s concrete jungle. Taking a ride out on the Hudson River or visiting the iconic Statue of Liberty are two other classic New York City activities that can’t be missed.


Let the city entertain you

New York City is a favorite destination for live entertainment. Whether it’s music, comedy or theater, New York City has something to offer every type of fan. With so many different high-quality live entertainment venues out there, it can be a challenge deciding on where to go. Broadway is one of the standout entertainment sectors of the city. Comprised of 40 professional theaters, it’s one of the best live theater scenes in the world. For live comedy fans, comedy clubs like the Comedy Cellar are ideal for checking out both established and up-and-coming comedians. In terms of music, places like Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden and Cake Shop are just a few excellent (and very different) places to see a live show.


Learn more about our politics and government internships in New York City and apply now to boost your career!



Sources: Wikipedia: Central Park, Demographics of NYC,, Forbes 1, 2, Wikipedia – Madison Avenue, Broadway theater

Photo 1. based on Enlightening the World, by Alan Strakey, CC-by-ND 2.0

Photo 2. based on Chrysler Building, by Maëlick, CC-by-SA 2.0

Photo 3. based on Fall Foliage in Central Park, New York City HDR by Anthony Quintano, 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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  1. Basma on February 20, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Would it be possible if I could have more information about working with the government in New York, and what sectors of the government are included in the internship.

    Thank you

    • Gabrielle Trasatti on February 23, 2018 at 4:12 pm

      Hi Basma, yes! I recently sent you a message detailing all of this information. We hope to hear from you! Best regards

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