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The global internship program will grant you access to international opportunities, inspiring people from across the world, a strong professional network and skills that will fast-track your career.

The program operates in the world’s leading cities; London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong. It is designed to ensure you improve your career prospects and become more commercially and culturally aware.

Internships overview

The global internship program provides an immersive experience. It is structured around an eight-week placement with a leading company in your chosen field, alongside weekly career seminars, CV workshops, professional networking events, social evenings and weekend excursions.

Our internships will help you to explore your chosen career path, develop industry specific knowledge and increase your professional network, simultaneously helping you to focus the direction of your career and increase your appeal to future employers.

You will benefit from an extensive support network before, during and after the program. Upon enrolling on the program you will be assigned an internship adviser who will work with you to ascertain your immediate and long-term career aspirations and guide you through our placement selection and pre-arrival processes.

To help you develop your work-based learning, you will be assigned both a buddy (junior person within the business) and a mentor (senior business-person). You will also be assigned a City Internships contact who will act as a group mentor to steer you through the program.

The career seminars, guest speaker and networking events are designed to introduce you to professionals who are excelling in their individual industries, able to offer advice and field questions. They will inspire you to achieve and help you understand how they overcame similar challenges at the earliest stages of their careers. Our weekend excursions always prove popular; London participants visit the Lake District, Los Angeles participants head to Las Vegas, New York participants swan up to the Hamptons and Hong Kong participants sail to Macau.

The program is designed with you and your career in mind, ensuring you leave us with the skills and experience to start an exciting career.

What's included ?

All elements of the program have been carefully selected to provide a well-balanced experience that enables you to make the most of your placement and your time in your host city.

Two program types are available for each location: the core program and the full program. Both programs are eight weeks in duration.

The full program includes centrally-located, high-quality accommodation and an extended meal plan. The core program is designed for those that have access to alternative accommodation in their chosen location.

You can expect to benefit from the following items:

Eight-week placement
Transport around your chosen city
Welcome reception, orientation and closing reception
Career seminars, guest speakers and networking events
CV workshops
Social evening events and weekend excursions
Optional accommodation and meal plan
Optional intensive language or professional training course

Please note that the following items, which differ according to individual circumstances, are not covered as part of the program.

Transportation to and from the program
Travel insurance
Visa costs (if required)

An optional investment banking professional training course is available to program participants in London and New York. An optional Mandarin language training course is available to program participants in Hong Kong.

How it works

Application Process

The application process comprises three stages.

1. Apply Online
2. Begin enrollment process
3. Preliminary interview with City Internships
4. Finalize enrollment process
5. Interview and placement

1. Apply Online

Apply online using our simple application form. Select your city, industry and indicate your accommodation preferences before hitting send. We’ll be in touch within 10 working days to discuss next steps.

2. Begin the enrollment process

If your application is successful you will be required to enroll onto the program by placing a deposit of $500.

3. Preliminary interview

At this stage you will be assigned an internship advisor who will evaluate your competencies and gain a better understanding of your chosen city and industry choices. They will also help to revise your résumé and perfect your interview technique in preparation for upcoming interviews.

4. Complete the enrollment process

Before we begin sending your profile out to partner companies, you are required to submit a final deposit of $500.

5. Interview and placement

Finally, we will present you with internship vacancies and share your profile with those that match your city and industry requirements. We organize the interview, you impress our partner company and we arrange the internship! Once you accept, your spot on the program is secured.


The global internship program is open to university students and recent graduates from all over the world.

In addition to being bright, ambitious and passionate about exploring your chosen career path, you must be fluent in both written and spoken English to be eligible to participate.

You must have an excellent academic record and have graduated from university or be studying at university, you are able to provide evidence of extra-curricular participation and you demonstrate ambition.

If you wish to apply to a non-domestic program, you must also possess a valid passport.

Fees & dates

All programs are eight weeks in duration. The dates for 2016 are as follows:

2016 summer programs

The application process for the 2016 summer program is open now.

Start Date Finish Date
London Saturday 25th June Saturday 20th August
New York Saturday 18th June Saturday 13th August
Los Angeles Saturday 18th June Saturday 13th August
Hong Kong Saturday 25th June Saturday 13th August

All placements start on the first Monday of the program and finish on the last Friday of the program. Welcome and farewell receptions take place on the opening and closing weekends of the program respectively.

Tuition fees

The global internship program fee structure is entirely cost-based, meaning that all the money you part with is invested into the program as follows:

  • 15% Work placement origination and organization, CV and interview coaching, pre-arrival arrangements
    Our well-trained team of professional graduate recruiters, dedicated admissions advisers and placement advisers are committed to helping students and graduates to get career-ready and secure great placements with host companies.
  • 25% Program content
    The program includes a welcome orientation, career seminars, skills workshops, networking events, cultural and social events, excursions, on-site staffing and 24/7 support.
  • 45% Housing & meal plan
    We are required to make financial commitments often 18 months in advance to secure the most suitable accommodation in multiple locations across the globe.
  • 15% Organizational, infrastructure, technology and professional services
    Our management and staffing, multinational offices and cutting-edge technology help us to continually develop our leading experiential global program.
The program fees for 2016 are as follows:

Core Program
(8 week program without Accommodation)
Full Program
(8 week program with
London £2,750 GBP £5,150 GBP
New York $4,350 USD* $7,750 USD*
Los Angeles $4,350 USD* $7,750 USD*
Hong Kong $35,000 HKD* $63,500 HKD*
Refer-a-friend scheme

Join the program with a friend and enjoy a 5% discount on the core program fee.

* Please note that the program fees are the same for all destinations. Fees are based in GBP but may be paid in British Pounds (GBP), US Dollars (USD) or Hong Kong Dollars (HKD) for all destinations. Fees are stated exclusive of local taxes.

How it Works

Apply Now

The application processes for the 2016 Spring and Summer programs in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong are now open


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