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Find answers to some of the most common
questions our applicants ask below.

OUR TOP 5 FAQs


What does each program include?

The Global Explorer Program delivers an 8-week immersive internship, plus the Career Navigator Series, Future Leaders Series, social and cultural events and excursions, career preparation and support. This version of the program takes place in the summer, across all 12 locations and is best suited for undergraduates and recent graduates. An optional Accommodation Package is available.

The Global Accelerator Program comprises of a 2-week intensive course in Digital Marketing, Coding, Business Development & Sales or Investment Banking, a 6-week high-impact internship, plus the Career Navigator Series, Future Leaders Series, social and cultural events and excursions, career preparation and support. This version of the program takes place in the summer across select locations and is best suited for undergraduates, recent graduates and early-stage career changers. CI also offers an optional Accommodation Package.

The Global Explorer Program - Vanguard Edition comprises of an 8-week immersive internship, plus the Career Navigator Series, a Future Leaders Series delivered remotely, career preparation and remote support.

When do the programs take place?

Program dates, regardless of which program you choose, are as follows:

Spring 2017: March 27th – May 19th

> London, Paris, New York, Washington D.C., Boston, Miami, Chicago, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sydney or Hong Kong.

Summer 2017 (1) : June 5th – July 28th

> London, Paris, New York, Washington D.C., Boston, Miami, Chicago, Austin, San Francisco, Sydney or Hong Kong.

Summer 2017 (2): June 19th – August 11th

> Los Angeles only.

Which company will I intern with?

The company that you join as an intern on a program is your choice. We work with host companies of all shapes and sizes; from global, household names to start-ups. We’ll partner you with a company that matches your career interests and ambitions. All you have to do is impress them at interview and of course, in your internship.

How much do CI programs cost?

Tuition fees differ depending on your program and city choice. Here’s a quick overview:

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Global Explorer Program

8-week immersive internship + Career Navigator Series + Future Leaders Series + group activities & travel.

Program Fee: $4,650

Optional Accommodation Package: $3,600

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Global Accelerator Program

2-week intensive course + 6-week high-impact internship + Career Navigator Series + Future Leaders Series + group activities & travel.

Program Fee: $7,150

Optional Accommodation Package: $3,600

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Global Explorer Program: Vanguard Edition

8-week immersive internship (In-Person) * + Future Leaders Series (Remote) + coaching & support (Online).

Program Fee: $4,450

Please note that fees exclude the Enrollment Fee. Fees are stated exclusive of prevailing sales or value added taxes.

Can I customize my program by event?

Programs are all-inclusive and cost-based; we are unable to remove any element of your program or offer customization by event.




FAQs ABOUT THE PROGRAMS WE OFFER


What does each program include?

The Global Explorer Program delivers an 8-week immersive internship, plus the Career Navigator Series, Future Leaders Series, social and cultural events and excursions, career preparation and support. This version of the program takes place in the summer, across all 12 locations and is best suited for undergraduates and recent graduates. An optional Accommodation Package is available.

The Global Accelerator Program comprises of a 2-week intensive course in Investment Banking, Digital Marketing, Coding, Business Development & Sales, a 6-week high-impact internship, plus the Career Navigator Series, Future Leaders Series, social and cultural events and excursions, career preparation and support. This version of the program takes place in the summer across select locations and is best suited for undergraduates, recent graduates and early-stage career changers. CI also offers an optional Accommodation Package.

The Global Explorer Program: Vanguard Edition comprises of an 8-week immersive internship, plus the Career Navigator Series, a Future Leaders Series delivered remotely, career preparation and remote support.

Will I have free time during my program?

Evenings and weekends are yours. CI events will span two evenings per week, a Weekend Retreat and day-trip. We actively encourage all participants to explore their city, and travel to surrounding areas. To enhance your experience, we offer two, non-compulsory days of vacation to all program participants. Vacation days must be arranged directly with your host company.

Can I talk to someone who did a CI program?

Absolutely; we are excited to launch our Alumni Ambassador Program enabling you to liaise with alumni and ensure that you fully understand our programs prior to making any commitments.

What will I learn in the Career Navigator Series and Future Leaders Series?

The Career Navigator Series is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and confidence to make smart, informed career decisions. The Future Leaders Series, often likened to a mini-MBA, helps students to learn about the intricacies of running a business and think beyond their internship role.

Both courses include over 30 hours of teaching time, access to regular drop-ins and one-on-one help. Participants leave our programs with real-world experience, a professional network, technical skills, career readiness and broadened horizons. All events are designed to enable participants to foster the following behavior traits; curiosity, intelligence, communication, collaboration and empathy. Five traits that we believe embody a mature, effective mindset.

What is included in the Weekend Retreat?

The Weekend Retreat, included as part of the Global Explorer Program and Global Accelerator Program, is a chance to spend two nights away from your host city with your fellow interns in popular nearby destination. CI will cover transportation and accommodation costs for the Weekend Retreat. We will also cover the cost of recreational activities that we arrange.

Do you offer certification at the end of my program?

We will provide a CI endorsed certificate of completion and reference. Offering certification accredited by an external body would require us to model your program curriculum on the requirements of a governing body. Our focus is on career-readiness and making sure that participants leave our programs with the core skillset to catch the eye of even the most demanding hiring managers. We like to think of hiring companies as our governing bodies and our curriculum is flexible to reflect the ever-changing requirements of the graduate employment market.

Is event attendance mandatory?

Event attendance is expected but not compulsory. We suggest that you miss no more than three events over the course of your program. We advise you against missing any program events to ensure you get the full program experience. You may not miss your internship for any reason other than health problems or family emergencies, unless previously approves by your employer. You will receive two vacation days to take at your leisure throughout your program, enabling you to take extra time to explore the city and surrounding area.

Can I customize my program by event?

Programs are all-inclusive and cost-based; we are unable to remove any element of your program or offer customization.

Are my program dates flexible?

We are usually able to accommodate late arrivals and early departures. Please notify the Student Experience Team of any scheduling conflicts as early as possible. Contact details can be found here.

Do you provide help with flights or visas?

Transportation to and from your host city, visa application fees and travel insurance costs vary and are students’ own responsibility. Students and recent graduates join their chosen program from all over the world, so it is not feasible to include flights in the fees.

However, this grants students freedom of travel and lends to a more international feeling program. We have participants join CI programs from Europe, Asia, North America, South America and Australia. Many tack on additional travel to their program, many choosing to spend time traveling the East or West coast of the States, mainland Europe or Asia and Australia from their host city base before, or after, their program begins.




FAQs ON THE INTERNSHIP COMPONENT


Will my internship result in a job offer?

Over 65% of our students are hired straight out of the program by their host companies. CI alumni are hired three times more quickly and earn 30% more straight out of college than their graduate peers compared with the US and UK national graduate averages.

We're committed to job creation and closing the skills gap for the benefit of the next generation of leaders, creators and thinkers.

We advise all interns to be the hardest worker in the room and to make yourself indispensable; your efforts will be recognized. We’ll also reward you with a tuition rebate of $2,500 if you’re hired by your host company within three years. General terms and conditions apply.

We are unable to guarantee that an internship will culminate in a job offer, as this will often depend on your performance.

What office hours should I expect at my internship?

Typically, you are at your internship from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. Your Advisor will inform you of any changes to this schedule prior to your arrival.

Do you guarantee an internship placement?

Unlike other internship program providers, we think it is unfair to guarantee an internship placement. Instead, we view the internship placement process as a collaborative process and are always clear that whether you choose to join a company, or not, is ultimately your decision. We wouldn’t want to match you with a company that you aren’t happy with, just to maintain a statistic. Our host companies need to be engaged and hiring interns for the right reasons. If we are unable to partner you with an internship that corresponds with your chosen locations and industries, and you have cooperated with us throughout the process, you will be eligible for a refund of any fees you have paid. Terms and conditions apply.

Are internships paid?

Whether an intern is paid, or unpaid, is completely at the discretion of the host company. Typically, if an intern has set responsibilities, working hours and contributes to a company’s bottom line, they will be paid. However, the laws governing internships are often unclear and vary from country-to-country. We always encourage host companies to pay interns, but this is not something that we can guarantee.

Can I see a list of host companies?

This information is confidential; our host companies usually request that we do not disclose their information until they have opted to interview you.




FAQs ON OUR ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE, ENROLLMENT & PROGRAM TUITION


When is the application deadline?

We don’t publish an official deadline, but if you’re interested in one of our programs you should apply as soon as you are able since we operate on a first-come, first-served basis.

Do you take my GPA or current grades into account when I apply?

Yes, grades are a contributing factor when our Admissions team reviews applications, but they are not everything. We look for candidates who are ambitious, motivated and display a passion for their future careers.

Here’s what impresses us when evaluating applicants.

  1. Academics
  2. Extra-curricular interests
  3. Career ambition
I’ve applied. What happens next?

We’ll be in touch if we feel your application matches our requirements to take part in a program. We’ll email you within ten days and, if successful, you will be invited to enroll. Once enrolled, you will have the opportunity to discuss your career aspirations in detail with your Advisor at the Program Consultation stage.

How much do CI programs cost?

Tuition fees differ depending on your program and city choice. Here’s a quick overview:

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Global Explorer Program

8-week immersive internship + Career Navigator Series + Future Leaders Series + group activities & travel.

Program Fee: $4,650

Optional Accommodation Package: $3,600

-

Global Accelerator Program

2-week intensive course + 6-week high-impact internship + Career Navigator Series + Future Leaders Series + group activities & travel.

Program Fee: $7,150

Optional Accommodation Package: $3,600

-

Global Explorer Program: Vanguard Edition

8-week immersive internship (In-Person) * + Future Leaders Series (Remote) + coaching & support (Remote).

Program Fee: $4,450

Please note that fees exclude the Enrollment Fee. Fees are stated exclusive of prevailing sales or value added taxes.

Do you offer financial assistance?

Financial assistance is offered through the payment plans available and the funding partners that we work with. We also offer scholarship opportunities; ask your Academic Advisor for details.

When do I pay my program fees?

You have three options to choose from; visit our Payment Plans page to find out more.




ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE


What does the Accommodation Package include?

The Accommodation Package includes a shared or single room (this depends on your chosen city) in centrally-located, dormitory style housing or a shared apartment. You will live with other interns that select the Accommodation Package and have access to some, or all, of the following; communal areas, academic facilities, Wi-Fi, gym access, kitchen facilities or an included meal plan, 24/7 security, reception, maintenance staff and outdoor courtyards or terraces.

Will I have gym access?

The majority of our housing providers offer gym access. However, we are unable to guarantee that you will have gym access; this differs from city-to-city. For more information, find your selected program and city page or contact us.

Will I have Wi-Fi in my room?

While the majority of housing providers offer Wi-Fi, we are unable to guarantee that you will have Wi-Fi in your room. The Accommodation Package is provided in partnership with external providers and some may charge a small fee. Visit your selected program and city page or contact us for more information.

Have an unanswered question?

Please contact the Student Experience team in Los Angeles via +1 (310) 361-6468 (8am to 6pm PST).

Alternatively, send an email to studentexperience@city-internships.com

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