Intern in this amazing metropolis, a center for global banking & business, and for arts and culture. Take the New York City Subway to work (the world's oldest, largest, and most-used public transit system) in this incredibly diverse and exciting city, where everything is at your fingertips. Lunch might be a pastrami sandwich or a knish from a traditional Jewish deli, a slice of classic New York-style pizza, or a fresh and exotic concoction from a trendy juice bar.

An IES internship in New York City develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today's competitive job market. Whether you enroll in the 8- or 10-week program, you'll be guaranteed an unpaid internship placement at a local business or organization, where you'll work for at least 32 hours a week. We will work with you to help find the closest match between your expressed preferences and professional goals with what's available via IES Internships in New York.

Before you go, your internship coordinator will work with you to fine-tune your resume, perfect your cover letter, and hone your communication and interview skills as we prepare you for working in a new cultural environment.

Spend your free time taking a green stroll around New York's elevated park, the High Line; relax on a Circle Line boat tour around Manhattan; shop in SoHo, explore the Lower East Side, walk or bike across the Brooklyn Bridge, take in a Broadway show-you will never be at a loss for something to do in New York! (But be sure to save time for IES field trips and networking events.)


Past students have interned in the fields listed below. Keep in mind that this list is by no means exhaustive. We encourage students of all majors to apply.

  • Architecture & Design
  • Arts & Museums
  • Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment & Preservation
  • Fashion*
  • Finance*
  • IT
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Media & Communications*
  • Not-for-Profit Organizations
  • Theater
  • Translation & Localization

Some internships in Fashion, Finance, and Media & Communications may require participation in the 10-week program. Questions? Don’t see your field listed here? Just talk to your IES Internships representative—new placements are always being added.

Quick Facts

  • Center: IES Abroad New York
  • City: New York
  • Country: United States
  • Program Credits: 3 credits
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Language Prerequisites: Non-native English speakers will need to refer to Eligibility Requirements

Program Dates

After you are admitted, refer to the Travel Dates section of the Predeparture Information in your MyIESabroad account before booking travel.

Summer 2018

  • June 14-August 11
  • May 31-August 11

Upcoming Application Deadlines:

Application deadline has passed


While working in New York you’ll also enroll in a required 3-credit academic internship seminar with other IES interns, where you'll gain context for your internship placement by examining cultural issues in the workplace. Topics covered include:

  • Understanding workplace culture
  • Improving communication
  • Strengthening work attitude and aptitude
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Navigating issues, challenges, and opportunities so you can succeed on the job in New York and when you return home


  • IN/OB 395 - Internship Seminar: Organizational Behavior (3 credits)


Live in a dorm-style room with another IES intern in the historic 92Y Residence, on the Upper East Side and just a short walk to Central Park and world-class museums, such as the Met and Guggenheim. No meals are provided, but you have access to a fully-equipped kitchen. Housing features

  • Rooms come with a bed desk, chair, dresser and closet which locks
  • Bed linen, pillow, blanket, and bedspread are provided, you should bring your own towels
  • Individually controlled air conditioning unit
  • Housekeeping service once a week – linens are changed
  • Wireless internet, phone and cable ready
  • Each floor has a fully equipped kitchen with refrigerators, freezers, cooking ranges and microwave ovens
  • Laundry rooms with a washer & dryer, utility sink and ironing board throughout the residence ($1.50 in quarters per machine)
  • Computer room located in the Residence Office
  • Café located on the 3rd floor, supermarket across the street
  • Full membership to the May Center, a full-service gym

May Center

  • 50,000 square foot fitness facility
  • Cardio equipment and strength & conditioning equipment
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Group exercise studio and over 100 weekly fitness classes
  • Complete gymnasium and gymnastics studio
  • Locker rooms & pro shop

Student Life


The staff in New York will welcome you for orientation. This includes an introduction to the city including housing, commuting, and professional and cultural expectations.

Extracurricular Activities & Cultural Events

For cultural events, you will be networking and attending social events with New York professionals.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 18 years of age
  • In good standing at your home school
  • 2.5 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale (GPAs under 2.5 will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • At least sophomore standing before application; rising junior status at the time of program departure. (Students who have completed one year of undergraduate study may apply and will be considered on a case-by-base basis.)
  • Students must be enrolled in a full-time degree program, or a graduate intending to begin their internship no more than 12 months after their graduation date (solid academic credentials related to studies or experience in the desired field of placement required); graduate students enrolled in a full-time degree program may apply and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Non-U.S. citizens attending U.S. schools: Native English fluency or test scores demonstrating English proficiency, including IELTS scores of 6.0 or above or TOEFL certificate with a score of 500 or above for paper or 60 or above for internet.
  • Non-U.S. citizens attending school outside the U.S.: Native English fluency or IELTS score of 6.0 or above, taken within the last two years. Visit the IELTS website to find a test location near you. IES Abroad reserves the right, in its sole discretion, not to accept students who it believes do not have the necessary English language competency to succeed in an Internship Program, irrespective of the applicant's score on a language proficiency exam.
  • International students studying at a U.S. college or university must take additional steps to obtain Curricular Practical Training (CPT) or Optional Practical Training (OPT) to be authorized to intern in the United States during the summer. Please be sure to discuss your options with an international student advisor at your home school before the application deadline as your school may have specific regulations.

Passport & Visa Requirements

Non-U.S. citizens must refer to their local consulate to learn about visa requirements and determine eligibility; IES Internships cannot advise on visa regulations for non-U.S. citizens. Please ensure you have the proper travel documentation to travel to the U.S. including a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the end date of the program, with at least two blank pages.


Summer 2018 3 credits - 10 weeks

  • Tuition: $4,235
  • Housing: $3,290
  • Total: $7,525

Summer 2018 3 credits - 8 weeks

  • Tuition: $4,630
  • Housing: $3,895
  • Total: $8,525

Consider these prices as a starting point. We encourage you to contact your study abroad office to determine the actual cost to you when factoring in financial aid, scholarships, your home school policies, and other factors.

Program taught in:
  • English
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Last updated October 8, 2019
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