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Full Time Internship | New York City

USA | Optional Credit Available | Summer 2024
An aerial view of New York City.


Welcome to The Big Apple!

Gain professional, hands-on experience with an AIFS Abroad internship in New York City through our tailored and inclusive program. New York City, as a major international city, has internship opportunities for everyone with top career fields including business, fashion, marketing, media, and so much more! 

During your internship in NYC, the fast-paced city that never sleeps, there’s always something to see, an event to experience, and a memory to make. Each year our interns fall in love with New York City and find out why it’s considered the greatest city on earth. New York City is one of our most popular internship locations, so early applications are encouraged!

What’s Included

The AIFS Abroad inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site, and upon-return services to help interns make the most of their time abroad.

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  • Guaranteed Internship Placement

    Once accepted into program we guarantee an internship in one of your approved career fields

  • Global Career Readiness Program

    Connecting academic goals to professional experiences

  • Housing

    Student Residence

  • Excursions & Day Trips

    Day trip to Philadelphia

  • Cultural & Social Activities

    A wide range of AIFS-organized cultural activities and social events to enrich your experience.

  • On-Site Location Coordinator

    To help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program

  • Green Initiative

    Providing carbon offsetting for all flights

  • Health & Safety

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
  • Personal/Professional Development

    Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network

Additional Options & Opportunities

  • Credit

    Credit can be obtained through our School of Record, Fairfield University

    Earn up to 12 credits during the summer or semester

    Some universities require credit to be earned, and we cannot change a university’s requirement

Program Details: Full Time Internship | New York City 8 Week Internship

Program is closed


June 1, 2024July 27, 2024



Application Deadline

March 1, 2024

Inclusive Fees



Open to First Year, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Non-Student

Minimum of GPA

Additional requirements may vary by course selection. See Academic section below.

Visa Requirements

A visa may be required for this program. Please contact your advisor or log into your portal for more information.

Internship Opportunities

AIFS Abroad offers a unique global educational experience for interns on this program, with the following academic options available:

The AIFS Abroad Enrollment Team reviews application materials, which are a combination of relevant work experience, college or university level course work, and an assessment of maturity and readiness for working in a professional setting. After an intern has been accepted, we guarantee an internship placement. 

Our team works with interns 1:1 to gain a better understanding of the skills you will bring to their team, talents you want to grow, and expectations you have of your experience. By working individually with each intern, we can assess academic knowledge, career goals, language proficiency, and overall expectations for your time in New York City, in order to place you in a dynamic work environment.

Once a match is found, all interns will interview by phone or Zoom with their manager before the placement is offered and confirmed. When you arrive in NYC, Location Coordinators will be there to help you start your internship and support you with on-site check-ins and coaching to make the most of your internship placement. 

AIFS Abroad has 20+ years of history matching talented interns with top tier international companies. Our placement team is dedicated to finding the right employers for our interns in a variety of career fields. Below are some of our top fields for New York City, but are not limited to these:

  • Advertising/Marketing/PR
  • Architecture
  • Art/Gallery
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Event Planning
  • Fashion Business
  • Fashion Design
  • Film & Theater 
  • Finance
  • Graphic Design
  • Hospitality
  • IT / Computing
  • Journalism
  • NGO / Non-Profit
  • Photography
  • Pubic Relations
  • Video Production

AIFS Abroad provides an award-winning Global Career Readiness Program which combines assessments, career coaching, and experiential learning to connect interns’ academic knowledge with their professional ambitions. The Strengths-based approach focuses on interns meeting their potential and thriving in their future careers. 

Core Components Include

  • CliftonStrengthsFinder® Assessment
  • One-on-One Career Strengths Coaching
  • Goal Setting and Career Planning
  • Interview preparation
  • On-Site Career Seminars and Networking Events
  • Leadership Training and Recruitment Opportunities
  • Summer, up to 12 Credits
  • Semester, up to 12 Credits

Adding credit can allow interns to access existing financial aid options and gain credit towards graduation for many majors. This is suitable for interns who attend a university that does not offer credit for internships. Some universities will require credit, and we cannot change university requirements. For more information please discuss your situation with your program consultant at time of application.

Credit will be obtained through our School of Record, Fairfield University. 

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Living Abroad

AIFS Abroad provides excellent accommodations, activities, resources, and staff to help interns learn about and integrate into their host community.

Student Accommodation

  • Shared room (either twin or bunks) with en suite bathroom
  • Centrally located: 1-minute walk to public transportation, shops, restaurants, and nightlife
  • Fridge and microwave provided
  • Kitchen on the main floor with 12 4-burner stoves
  • 24/7 front desk service and security. RA on duty during business hours
  • Student lounge equipped with smart TVs, a study room, Amazon delivery lockers
  • Access to fitness center right next door


The population of NYC is around 8.5 million people speaking as many as 800 different languages, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world. 


The first pizzeria in the United States was opened in 1905 and it is still open today.  

Hailey is the New York City Program Manager for AIFS Abroad. Hailey spent a summer studying in Madrid, Spain while studying at Virginia Tech, and had the opportunity to travel to Switzerland and France. She loves the ability to combine her passions for travel and higher education to help students grow professionally in an international setting. She holds two Bachelor’s degrees in International Studies and Spanish. 

In addition to day trips and excursions, a cultural calendar of weekly activities and social events is included in your program fee. These activities will include both typical tourist sites and attractions as well as lesser known visits which take advantage of the expert knowledge of our local AIFS Abroad staff and give you a more authentic and insightful view of life in the United States. Typical activities, tours, and visits include:

  • Yankees Game
  • Walking Food Tour
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Ellis Island
  • Group Dinner 

You may be asked to pay a small supplementary fee for some events.


This program offers a range of day trips and excursions that will take you outside NYC and deepen your social, historical, and cultural understanding of the United States. Previous excursions have included:

Coney Island.

Coney Island and Brighton Beach

Enjoy a day out of the city at New York’s iconic amusement neighborhood and beach!

  • New York
  • 1 Day
  • Included in Program Fee
I love Philly sign.


Explore the iconic, historic city and see where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed. 

  • Pennsylvania 
  • 1 Day
  • Included in Program Fee
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Social identity & access

One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

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Dates & Deadlines


  • Early Application Deadline*
  • Application Deadline**
    March 1, 2024
  • Scholarship Deadline
    March 1, 2024
  • Visa Deadline****
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    June 1, 2024
  • Program Begins
    June 1, 2024
  • Program Ends
    July 27, 2024
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    July 27, 2024
  • * We encourage applicants to apply by this date for a better chance of acceptance into their preferred career fields.
  • ** Deposits are due within 10 days of acceptance.
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.
  • **** AIFS Abroad offers visa processing services to applicants who enroll into the program by this date. All other applicants who enroll after this date will be responsible for securing their own visa with guidance from AIFS Abroad.

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