Hospitality Internships in New York City

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

A truly international destination complete with world-famous venues, it’s no surprise that New York City has a booming hospitality, events and tourism industry. Tourism plays a very important role New York City’s robust economy as over 56 million people a year come to visit the city to enjoy all it has to offer. Not only US citizens, but also individuals from all over the world flock to the city in their thousands both for business and pleasure. Hospitality internships in New York are a must for those looking to advance their career.

Hospitality internships in New York City are highly competitive and hugely beneficial to a young person looking to boost their career in the sector. New York City’s sheer population size and economic stature make it prime for someone interested in the hospitality industry, not to mention the city has numerous large scale and intimate event venues as well as dozens of industry firms that take care of the city’s many hospitality, events and tourism needs. Because of the nature of hospitality and tourism work, an internship experience is especially valuable as many of the necessary skills for a successful hospitality career are acquired on the job, firsthand from established industry professionals. Hospitality internships in New York City can promise young professionals the chance to jump-start their career in one of the most visited and competitive cities in the world.


Your life in the Big Apple

Hospitality interns in New York City 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.


The sights

An intern in hospitality, events and tourism will become familiar with the various sights, buildings and activities New York City has to offer its visitors. For example, stretching 843 acres is Central Park, one of the most famous parks in the world and a true New York treasure. A favorite escape from Manhattan’s urban jungle, the park offers a zoo, restaurant, ponds, lakes, sculptures and more.

A ride on the Hudson River provides an unforgettable view of the city and is an experience hospitality interns in New York City cannot miss. Another one of the city’s perks is its many esteemed art museums. The modern art museum MoMA, for one, is an important part of the city’s art world, with works by the likes of Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman and Picasso. The Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and the MET or Metropolitan Museum of Art also top the list of New York City’s best sites.


Hospitality internships in New York City


On Broadway

“The most wonderful street in the universe is Broadway. It is a world within itself. High and low, rich and poor, pass along at a rate peculiar to New York, and positively bewildering to a stranger.” – Frank Rich

Broadway attracts tourists from all over the world to see shows on the theater district’s 40’s professional stages. Elite performers, directors, designers and playwrights from across the globe have dedicated their careers to making these stages reflect the intricate, difficult and often comic truths of the lives we live. Sammy Davis Jr. said, “There’s nothing that can match Broadway for stature and dignity,” and few would argue with him. Which is probably why over 13 million people saw Broadway shows in 2014 alone. In the world, only London’s famous West End can compete with Broadway as the global leader in staged dramas, comedies, musicals and straight plays.


Hospitality internships in New York City


Capital of culture

Hospitality internships in New York City give young people from all over the world the opportunity to get to know Manhattan’s diverse and rich culture. The number of artists from all over the world hoping to share their talents is apparent when you look for something to do on a Saturday night. Everything from live theater, to soulful jazz, and beloved comedy acts can be found in the Big Apple. It’s got a little something for everyone. For eager professionals completing hospitality internships in New York City, there will be literally thousands of ways to spend free time. For a night of belly-busting laughs, New York City boasts an excellent comedy scene that never fails to disappoint. The Comedy Cellar is an intimate space that has booked comedy greats like Louis C.K. and Aziz Ansari. Meanwhile, The Apollo and Madison Square Garden are two other incredible, much larger venues that book not only comedians, but also world-famous musicians.

Apply now for a hospitality internship in New York City and boost your career!



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

Photo 1. based on Anthony Quintano, by Sunset in Central Park, New York City, CC-by-2.0

Photo 2. based on New York City, by Aurelien Guichard, CC-by-SA 2.0

Photo 3. based on Opposing Strides, by John St John, 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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