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Top cities for summer internships 2019

For a student or young professional, there’s nothing more important than hands on experience. As degrees become less important in certain industries, internships are absolutely essential. Whether you’re graduating soon or have just started your job search, it’s time to start thinking about applying for summer internships. 2019 is your year. In order to stand out from the crowd, try adding a competitive edge to your professional experience by interning internationally.

International experience is the number one way to make yourself more valuable to employers. In today’s increasingly global society, companies and organizations are looking for those who are adaptable and culturally aware. Interning in a top city will not only increase your skilset, but will allow you to develop a unique perspective on your industry.

These are the top cities for summer internships 2019.

New York City

The Big Apple is one of the best places you could possibly go for an internship. As a global hub for Finance, Business and many other industries, it offers endless opportunities to the competitive young professionals who make it their home. New York is one of the most fast paced, competitive cities on the planet. If you can show potential employers you have what it takes to thrive in the NYC business environment, you’re sure to stand out from all other applicants.


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Hong Kong

Known as “The Gateway to China”, Hong Kong is a unique blend of ancient history and modern technology. It is arguably Asia’s most international city, and draws top professionals from every corner of the globe. It is a thriving financial center and a hub for innovation. No matter your industry or field of study, Hong Kong is one of the best cities for summer internships 2019.

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Japan is the perfect place to combine professional growth with the adventure of a lifetime. Tokyo is a city that is at the top of many people’s travel bucket lists. However, it is also the world’s largest city, and the heart of Japan’s economy. Interning in Tokyo allows you to gain experience in one of the world’s most important business cultures, while exploring all that Japan has to offer.


No list of top international destinations would be complete without London. The opportunity to gain experience in one of the world’s most famous and prominent cities is one that not many young professionals have. The thriving UK capital has something to offer everyone, and is a true giant in nearly every industry. Of course, it is extremely international, and the networking opportunities are endless.

Apply now for summer internships 2019, and launch your career!


All photos courtesy of The Intern Group


Photos and blog by Maeve Allsup

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