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IES New York Summer Internship Program in USA, 2019

Get an internship in NYC! The Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad) is pleased to provide an internship program for all U.S. and International students.

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.

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Field of Internship: Internship is available for U.S. and Non-U.S. citizens in all majors.
Course Level: Internship
Internship Provider:
Institute for the International Education of Students, or IES Abroad
Internship can be taken in


To be eligible, applicants must meet all the following eligibility requirements:

  • 18 years of age
  • In good standing at your home school
  • 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 prior to application; rising junior status at 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 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 websiteto 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) in order 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 prior to the the application deadline as your school may have specific regulations.
  • Language prerequisites: Proof of English Language Proficiency (non-U.S. citizens): Non-native English speakers may be required to submit English language proficiency exam results. Contact your IES Abroad Representativefor more information.
  • Credits: 0 or 3 credits

Internship Open for International Students: Yes

Is this paid internship? This is an unpaid internship programme.

Internship Description:

The Institute for the International Education of Students, or IES Abroad, is a non-profit study abroad organization that administers study abroad programs for U.S. college-aged students. They are provider with 140+ study abroad and internship programs around the world for college/university students.

Whether you enroll in this eight-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. They 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.

The program encourages students of all majors to apply.

  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Graphic Design
  • Human Resources & Talent Management
  • Law
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Music & Performing Arts
  • Publishing
  • Urban Planning & Environment

Number of awards offered: Not given

Internship Duration: June 13 – August 10 for summer 2019

Notification: NA

How to Apply:

To apply, you will need to submit an online application.

  • 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 they prepare you for working in a new cultural environment.

Submit the following in your MyIESabroad account after your online application is processed:

  • Home School Authorization: Your on-campus study abroad or academic advisor can either complete the Home School Authorization electronically through IES Abroad’s PartnerPortal system, or by filling out the PDF form linked above. Consult your advisor to determine how they would prefer to complete your Home School Authorization. If you will not be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, or will graduate prior to the IES Summer Internship start date, this form is not required.
  • Official Transcript(s) for each college/university you have attended since high school. If you have multiple transcripts, IES Abroad will average the GPAs for all colleges/universities you have attended and use that cumulative GPA when reviewing your application.
  • Summer Internship Approval Form: Download and complete.
  • Cover Letter: This letter should not be addressed to IES Internships. Instead, it should be targeted toward prospective internship hosts in the field in which you would like to work. Your letter will allow potential host organizations to better understand your interest, skills, and background experience.
  • Placement Interest Form: This form will ask you about your goals and objectives for the internship placement, as well as information about how to best contact you throughout the placement process. Our internship staff will use this as a starting point for matching you with a host employer.
  • Résumé: Professional Letter of Reference (optional)
  • Letter of Reference: Submit a letter of reference from a previous employer or supervisor.

Additional Requirements if Cumulative GPA is Below 2.5:

  • Professor Recommendation Letter: Although there is no length requirement, the recommendation must indicate a professor’s opinion of the applicant’s academic ability to pursue university-level coursework in a foreign country, in addition to any information that would help IES Abroad gain a better understanding of the applicant.
  • Personal Academic Essay: Although there is no length requirement, the essay must address your GPA, any particular academic challenges faced, reasons you chose this IES Abroad program, and how it fits into your academic career.

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.
  • International students who are studying outside of the U.S choosing to apply to one of their U.S. internship programs may be eligible for J-1 visa sponsorship, which would be an additional cost not included in our program fees.
  • Deadline for J-1 Application:  January 18, 2019.

Internship Application Deadline: Internship application deadline is March 08, 2019 for summer 2019.

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