Human Resources Internships in New York City

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


A competent Human Resources department is vital to any successful business, as HR professionals are challenged with hiring the best and the brightest while helping current employees develop as professionals. Working in Human Resources requires strong interpersonal and communication skills. It’s also important to be comfortable working with people from a variety of backgrounds. Human Resources internships in New York City allow a young professional to develop vital skills working alongside successful professionals in one of the world’s leading cities.

An internship in New York City will boost an aspiring HR professional’s career with real-world experience at a top firm in one of the most competitive cities in the world. New York City has a notably developed private sector, with countless firms looking to hire the best and brightest. Being such a populous, diverse, competitive and business-minded city, Human Resources interns will gain unmatched professional experience in New York.

Human Resources internships in New York City involve active participation in the recruitment process and management of company staff. The Intern Group offers many challenging human resources internships for eager professionals in a variety of capacities. Many of these HR internships focus on administration, operations and business areas. Along with preparing an intern to take on professional duties, an internship in human resources helps foster an intern’s communication skills, ability to work in a team and develop conflict resolution skills.


Your life in the Big Apple

HR 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.


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


Human Resources Internships in New York City


Live the diversity

An intern abroad won’t feel alone among New York City’s diverse inhabitants. Millions from all over the world flock to New York, drawn to the city for its stellar tourism and the economic opportunity it offers. Moving from block to block can feel like traveling to a completely different country, as there are dozens of ethnic enclaves within the city. Some 36% of New York City’s inhabitants are foreign-born with around 800 languages spoken, making New York City one of the most linguistically diverse places on the planet. The city’s impressive diversity is also what makes it great for trying delicious foods and flavors from around the world and discovering music traditions from Latin America, Africa, Asia and more.


World-famous sights and museums

A city like New York offers a long list of unique sights, museums and activities for visiting interns. One place that cannot be missed is Central Park. Its 843 acres are full of winding sidewalks and paths, with ponds, lakes and sculptures. A ride on the Hudson River is another favorite activity for interns in New York City.

While living in New York, HR interns cannot miss the many museums the city has to offer. A relevant museum in the world of modern art, MoMA displays works by Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman and Picasso. The MET or Metropolitan Museum of Art is another unforgettable stop for art lovers.


Human Resources 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

New York City provides an endless array of entertainment options. One of its most notable sources of entertainment is Broadway, New York City’s professional theatre district with 40’s professional stages. In 2014 alone over 13 million people saw Broadway shows, as they are made at the highest level of production and artistry. Some of the world’s greatest performers, directors, designers and playwrights have dedicated their careers to craft unforgettable works of theatre on Broadway. Current Broadway successes include the historical rap musical Hamilton and the musical comedy The Book of Mormon.


Read more about our Human Resources internships in New York City and apply now to boost your career!



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

Photo 1. based on Base., by Guian Bolisay, CC-by-SA 2.0

Photo 2. based on Parallel Universe on Houston Street, by Diana Robinson, CC-by-ND 2.0

Photo 3. based on New York Skyline, by Chris Isherwood, CC-by-SA 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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