The Global Internship Program is a launch pad into the most prestigious, rewarding and intellectually stimulating graduate careers.

The program operates in the world’s leading cities – London, New York, Los Angeles & Hong Kong – and provides an immersive and formative experience that is focused on enabling you to convert your skills, ambition and academic accomplishment to real-world success.

Overview



The Global Internship Program is structured around an 8 week internship placement with a host company in your chosen location and industry. An integral series of career seminars and workshops, guest speaker and networking events, social events and weekend excursions are designed to complement your internship placement.

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


The inclusive career seminars, guest speaker and networking events are designed to bolster your on-the-job learning and to further equip you with the tools necessary to launch a thriving career in today's highly competitive graduate market.

The inclusive social events and weekend excursions help to deliver a well-rounded experience, serving as a great opportunity for you to fully experience your chosen city with like-minded students and graduates from across the globe.

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 longer-term career aspirations and guide you through the internship selection and pre-arrival processes.

During the program, you will be assigned a formal Buddy and Mentor – a junior and senior delegate at your internship company – who will support you for the duration of your internship placement. You will also be assigned a City Internships Group Mentor who will help to steer you through the wider program and offer support in a less formal capacity.

Each element of the program is carefully considered to ensure that you gain work – and life – experience that informs, inspires and elevates you and your future prospects.









What's Included ?



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

Two program types are available for each location: The Core Program and the Full Program. Both programs are 8 weeks in duration.

The Full Program includes centrally located, high quality, purpose built accommodation and an extended meal plan for non-local participants requiring housing for the duration of the program. The Core Program excludes accommodation and is designed for those that have access to accommodation in their chosen location. *

8 week Internship Placement
Social Events & Excursions
Daily Transportation
Accommodation*
Meal Plan

Career Seminars, Guest Speaker & Networking Events
Welcome Reception, Orientation & Closing Reception
Intensive Language or Professional Training Course**
CV Revision & Interview Coaching
24/7 On-site Staff Support

Post-program career services through City Careers



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
Visa application fees (if required)
Travel Insurance (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.

Apply Online
Enrol
Secure & Select



Apply Online.

Your application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee who will notify you of the outcome of your application within 10 working days. Please note that there is no application fee.

Enrol. If your application is successful you will be invited to enrol on the program. Please note that at the enrolment stage you will be required to submit a deposit of £300 to secure your place on the program.

You will then be assigned an Internship Adviser to guide you through the internship selection and pre-arrival processes.

Your Internship Adviser will evaluate your competencies in relation to those required in your chosen industry and then guide your technical and non-technical interview preparation accordingly. Your Internship Adviser will also help to revise your résumé and perfect your interview technique in preparation for upcoming interviews.

Select & Secure. Your Internship Adviser will present a selection of internship opportunities in your chosen industry to you, ensuring that both your aspirations and the host company’s requirements are well matched.

You will typically be required to complete a single-stage telephone interview to secure your internship placement.

Your Internship Adviser will ensure that you are fully prepared before each interview by sharing industry, company and interviewer specific insights with you.

The interview stage is a two-way process. You will have the opportunity to learn about the type of work you will be exposed to and the skills and experience that you should expect to gain. You will have the final say on which internship offer you choose to select.

Guarantee. In the unlikely event that you are not successful in securing an internship in your chosen industry you will be eligible for a full refund. Terms and conditions apply.

What To Expect

The overarching philosophy of the Global Internship Program is to deliver career-enhancing work experience and character-defining life experience, within a framework of empowerment and support. Participants in the program enjoy access to exceptional opportunities in their chosen location and industry, and the freedom to define their own experience and development, overlaid with thoughtful, practical, structured support.

Pre-Program. Upon enrolling on to the program you will be assigned an Internship Adviser who will work with you to ascertain your immediate and longer-term career aspirations and guide you through the internship selection and pre-arrival processes.

During Program. A welcome induction and orientation will take place during the opening weekend of the program, giving you the opportunity meet the rest of the program intake, receive practical guidance regarding your internship and the wider program from your Group Mentor and settle in before you begin your internship placement.

You will attend your internship placement Monday to Friday for the duration of the program. A Buddy and Mentor – a junior and senior delegate at your internship company – will be on hand to support you throughout your internship placement.

For the wider aspects of the program, such as the weekly career seminars and the charity fundraising challenge, you will be separated into smaller sub-groups within the program intake. Each sub-group will be assigned a City Internships Group Mentor who will help to guide you through the wider aspects of the program.

The regular social events and weekend excursions are integral to the program. They serve as a medium to build lasting friendships with your peers and to enhance your experience of your chosen city.

Post-Program. You should expect to leave the program with a greater sense of independence and confidence, having acquired lifelong friendships and memories and, crucially, having gained invaluable long-term career development.

City Internships Alumni are also able to utilise the services of City Careers, which provides access to post-graduation employment opportunities with leading employers from the City Internships network and beyond.

Eligibility

The Summer Internship Program is open to undergraduates and recent graduates from all over the world.

In addition to being bright, ambitious and passionate about exploring a desired career path, applicants must be fluent in both written and spoken English to be eligible to participate in the program.

Applicants must also be expecting or – in the case of recent graduates – have recently obtained an Upper second-class or 3.0 GPA (or equivalent) final grade in their degree studies at university or college.

Applicants to non-domestic programs must also possess a valid passport to travel to their chosen destination.

























Fees & Dates



Program Fees

The Global Internship Program fees are cost-based. City Internships generates revenue from companies that go on to employ participants at the conclusion of the program.

This revenue structure serves two central purposes. Firstly, it ensures that program is as accessible as possible for students and graduates wishing to invest in their futures. And secondly, it ensures that our objectives are aligned with those of the students and graduates and companies that we work with. That is, we are actively incentivised to find students and graduates great internships that lead to post-program employment opportunities. Please note that there is no obligation for participants to accept post-program offers of employment.

There are two program types to choose from: Core and Full. Both programs are 8 weeks in duration. The Full program includes local accommodation and an extended meal plan for the duration of the program. Both programs are 8 weeks in duration.



The program fees for 2015 are as follows:

Core Program
(8 week program without Accommodation)
Full Program
(8 week program with
Accommodation)
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.

Program Dates

All programs are 8 weeks in duration. The dates for 2015 are as follows:

2015 Summer Programs

The application process for the 2015 summer program is open now.

Start Date Finish Date
London Saturday 27th June Saturday 22nd August
New York Saturday 20th June Saturday 15th August
Los Angeles Saturday 20th June Saturday 15th August
Hong Kong Saturday 27th June Saturday 22nd August


Please note that all internship 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.

2015 Spring Programs

The application process for the 2015 spring program is open now.

Start Date Finish Date
London Saturday 28th February Saturday 25th April
New York Saturday 28th February Saturday 25th April
Los Angeles Saturday 28th February Saturday 25th April
Hong Kong Saturday 28th February Saturday 25th April


Please note that all internship 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.

2015 Fall Programs

The application process for the 2015 fall program opens on Thursday 20th April 2015

Start Date Finish Date
London Saturday 29th October Saturday 12th December
New York Saturday 29th October Saturday 12th December
Los Angeles Saturday 29th October Saturday 12th December


Please note that all internship 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.



How it Works



Apply Now

The application process for our Summer 2015 programs in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong is now open.



Locations



Los Angeles  -  New York  -  London  -  Hong Kong

Industries

Banking & Finance Legal & Professional Creative & Media

What's Included ?


Testimonials

You’ll get a genuine and great work experience, and City Internships organise great events and socials too. Another awesome thing is that the program really is international - there were people from Barcelona, Germany, Ireland & Hong Kong, and that was really, really cool.

Melissa Kim, Princeton University
Public Relations, Gabrielle Shaw Communications