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 whether or not they would like to complete an Internship/Experience. 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 of the optional course.
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. It is recommended that you apply to internships as early as possible to ensure placement. Tips on finding and securing an internship can be found on our Experience/Internships page. However, this list is by no means comprehensive, and you are welcome to find an internship on your own.
All students, regardless if they elect to complete the Internship/Experience, 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:
Housing and Transportation
Students are responsible for all housing 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.
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.
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.