Because of its proximity to Philadelphia and classes that meet all day on Saturday for the duration of the summer, the NYC program allows for a great deal of flexibility for students to choose where they want to live and how they would like to fulfill the Internship/Experience course requirement. Many students are interested in a traditional internship and will expect to intern full-time, or close to it, in an industry that matches their academic and/or personal interests. Other students would prefer the flexibility and opportunity to research an aspect of life in New York City by completing an independent project pertaining to their academic or personal interests and would take the Experience path for completing the program requirement.
It should be noted that internships in New York City are extremely competitive, especially during the summer months when it seems that the best and brightest from around the world convene in the city that never sleeps in order to pursue their internship dreams. If you are nervous about securing an internship and housing on your own, you will also have the option to have a guaranteed internship of your choosing through DCI, our partner organization in NYC, who will also arrange for your housing on the campus of New York University.
At the time of application, students are asked to select Option A or Option B. Details such as housing, meals, events, excursions, transportation, and internship guarantee and support will vary depending upon the option selected so please read the information below very carefully. Specific information related to the expenses for Option A and Option B can be found on the Financial Information page here.
All students, regardless if they select Option A or Option B, will be encouraged [and expected] to experience the city beyond internship and classroom responsibilities. Occasional organized activities such as neighborhood bike tours and group excursions will be arranged by program staff. New York City is filled with free events throughout the summer season in all five boroughs.
For more information, students can consult the following links:
Option A – Independent Housing, Meals, and Transportation
Students that select Option A are responsible for all housing, food, and transportation costs. Students will be responsible for arranging their own housing and many use NYU’s housing. The NYU Summer housing application is typically available in late February and they recommend that students visit their housing site regularly, in order to be kept updated on informational events and the application process. There are a number of other organizations that cater to summer interns in New York City and you can find properties located throughout Manhattan and nearby Brooklyn, none of which are more than a direct, thirty-five minute subway ride away from the Program’s base at the Manhattan Marymount College. Study Away can provide additional information to interested students. Students may also opt to secure their own housing or commute into New York City from nearby locales, including Philadelphia.
Option B – Housing and Transportation included
Option B includes summer housing, transportation to and from work, planned weekend events, career seminars, resume and interview coaching, all in addition to guaranteed internship placement in your field. It is the complete career development package, allowing for a safe environment, surrounded by hundreds of motivated college students from universities around the world for an unforgettable summer in New York City.
Located on the New York University campus, housing includes:
- Apartment style quads with two bedrooms (doubles in each room) with a common area, bathroom and kitchen
- Wi-fi and ethernet internet access
- Access to NYU’s amenities, including its dining facilities, state of the art fitness and athletic facilities, seminar venues, TV and common lounges, music practice rooms and study lounges. All accessible features are within a 5 minute walking distance.
- 24hr on-site staff and support
Students that select Option B will receive a Metro Card to get to and from work each day, as well as transportation throughout the duration of the program for activities sponsored by DCI.
*Not included in the program is transportation to and from the program.
Visits and Excursions (Included in Options A and B)
All students, regardless of the option they select will participate in course sponsored visits and excursions.
Throughout the New York program, students will be able to explore New York City through several different field trips led by faculty director Scott Gratson, introducing them to the city and culture that surrounds them. Past trips have included:
Students will also have the opportunity to bike between Manhattan and Brooklyn, attend a sporting event and enjoy a special farewell meal.
To find out about even more events occurring throughout your stay in New York City, visit the public calendar here.
Option B – Additional included events and excursions
Additional events and excursions included for students choosing Option B:
- Networking Events
- Speaker Series
- City Tour
- Yankees Game
- Broadway Show or Comedy Club Evening
- Washington, DC Overnight Trip
- Dinner Dance Cruise on the Hudson
Student Reflections and Initiatives
Below are links to blogs made by our Summer 2013 students:
The High Line by Stephanie DeLorenzo, a Summer ’13 student’s slideshow on the modern aerial park.
Anna Ryan, a Summer ’13 student, created an informational neighborhood project about central park and what she discovered there. Click here: Central Park Neighborhood Project
Our NYC Summer ’13 program student, Victoria Miniscalco, created this 28 minute documentary about LGBT community and their narratives.
Check out NYC Summer ’12 student Audrey’s video on the Drumming Circle in Prospect Park below.
Visit Koreatown through the eyes of NYC Summer ’12 student Michael below.