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The Global Accelerator Program is City Internships' flagship. It is most popular with current students and recent graduates looking to explore and discover their career path.

In addition to an immersive internship, the program features an integral series of group-based seminars, workshops and activities.

For 2019-2020, we will be offering spring, summer, fall and winter programs in 20 locations:
London, New York, Paris, Dublin, Madrid, Barcelona, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Washington DC, Miami, San Francisco, Toronto, Shanghai, Tokyo, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Medellin, Santiago

Graduates of the program leave with the professional skills, experience and connections necessary to find and launch a rewarding career.

Global Accelerator Program:
8-week immersive internship + Career Navigator Series + Future Leaders Series + Group Events & Excursions.

Program Dates: June – August

  • An Internship That Suits You - After enrolling on the program you will be invited to a phone interview. Your internship adviser will then go over your skills, ambitions and expectations, ensuring that you are matched with companies that suit you perfectly
  • Professional Development - Weekly careers seminars and workshops mean that you come away with more than just an amazing internship on your CV. We help you hone your business skills, learn from industry leaders and network with top professionals
  • Social Events - Our 24/7 support staff also help you explore your host city away from your placement, ensuring you take full advantage of your 8 week stay. You will find yourself regularly making trips to some of the world's most famous sights
  • Stand Out From The Crowd - Whilst an internship looks great on your CV, an internship with a top company in one of the world's leading cities looks even better. Plus, after your 8 week program you will have shown that you are a highly ambitious individual
  • Accommodation - Participants are housed in centrally located university housing. Interns will have access to campus facilities, including gyms, kitchens, study zones and other amenities

Applications for 2019/2020 now open to Go Overseas users!

Applications to City Internships 2019/2020 programs are open 2 weeks early to Go Overseas users. Apply now to be considered for a place on an internship program in your choice of 20 leading cities around the world. Intern, travel, learn and kick-start your career.

Questions & Answers

A portion of students ultilize some form of financial assistance and CI has other resources to help you diminish or spread the cost of attending a program.


based on 23 reviews
  • Growth 8.8
  • Support 8.8
  • Fun 9
  • Housing 8.9
  • Safety 9.1
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Yes, I recommend this program

I haven't stopped talking about this program!

My friends and my younger sister will be going on this program next year because I can't recommend it enough! I had an amazing time interning in New York, made so many friends and was even offered a full-time job by my company (unfortunately I had to return to university). The staff were great with me and really helped the transition to New York. I can't wait to return to the Big Apple!
I interned with a marketing company in a really cool office. I was able to meet lots of clients, go to meetings, work on creative projects and overall learn a lot from the senior team.
The CI events were an added bonus where I could meet up with friends and explore the city some more. We also had one on one sessions for things like resume building and interview preparation

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
New York is a huge, scary city but from day one I felt very comfortable in the CI accommodation. The staff met me and my parents on my first day and were really helpful. Then we had our Welcome Orientation on the second day and after I met everyone else on the program I was completely at home in the city!
Yes, I recommend this program

Awesome internship in New York

I was really struggling to find a position after graduating from college but City Internships helped me out so much. They set up interviews for me and I had a few companies to choose from in the end. I chose a medium sized company and had a great experience which resulted in a full-time job.
The summer internship was awesome. I learnt a lot, very quickly and met some great people. I have no doubt that it will help me moving forward in my career.
New York is a really fast-paced city but the staff at CI helped us settle in and were always there for us. The accommodation was pretty nice and an easy enough commute. I made good friends with my roommate and we explored the city a lot together.
I have a lot to thank CI for - keep helping students and graduates!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I was surprised at how cool my internship was to be honest. I was happy to get an offer but really didn't think that it would go so well. Other people on the program thought the same and it was definitely a nice surprise
Yes, I recommend this program

Summer Program 2019

I loved my time on the summer program with City Internships! My internship experience has caught the eye of many employers in my city and helped me to land a lot more opportunities. I'm much better prepared for my career as a result of my placement and know what to expect for future jobs. It's been really beneficial to pick up international experience, and I feel far more employable thanks to the workshops and events during the program. It was my first time going abroad and I was nervous to be in a new and intimidating city. The City Internships staff was helpful when I had questions and were always available. They were great at giving advice on things to do and see when I had time away from my internship. The orientation and events were a great added bonus. I even got help with my resume and elevator pitch! It was a very informative and exciting summer. Everyone asks me about my time in London!

What would you improve about this program?
I was also lucky enough to make lots of friends - I just wish that I had stayed a little longer and gone travelling with them after the program as I know that a group went around Europe together. But I've stayed in touch and I can't wait for them to come and visit me next year.
Yes, I recommend this program

Insightful Internship! Incredible Summer!

I joined City Internships with the intention to try something different and get international exposure. Everything about the program was helpful, from the internship experience to the social events! My experience in the program, especially the internship, will really help me in my career. Before the program, I was limited in my experience. The internship CI helped me acquire will definitely make my resume much more attractive to future employers. There are skills that you can only learn in a hands-on environment, like in an internship. But, don't just focus on your internship, explore ALL the opportunities that CI offers you and attend the seminars! I met many established professionals who could answer my questions. Overall, it was a well-rounded experience with resume workshops and career-orientated seminars!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Network! Relationships really do matter. Pay attention to networking sessions; networking is key! You must focus on relationship-building throughout your internship.
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing, professional experience, in a great city!

City Internships were able to match me with an awesome internship in London which far exceeded my expectations. The team were so helpful and the process was great for someone like me who isn't as confident going into interviews. They set-up all of the interviews, prepared me for them and then we went over feedback until I had found the company that was right for me.
The summer itself was great. I met lots of great people on the program, made tons of friends and did lots of travelling.
I couldn't make it to every CI event but the ones I went to such as the CV sessions and interview workshops were very helpful. ANd of course the social nights were great fun.
Overall I would recommend CI to anyone who is looking for internship experience in a helpful, fun, rewarding setting!

What would you improve about this program?
A guaranteed job at the end would be nice, but I realise that it's something you have to work for earn.
Maybe include flights for international students, but again I realise that it would be difficult
Yes, I recommend this program

Surprisingly great

City Internships was great. I was struggling to find an internship, and I came across CI as a way to do two things, go abroad and get an internship. I wanted to work for a big bank but they presented some really different opportunities for me in like boutique style investment places, and I ended up taking one of them after doing the interview, and realizing how much I'd be exposed to in that type of place.

The program itself was pretty cool, the staff were really nice (heyup to Josh!) and the other interns were varied enough to find a friend basically anywhere. I like that I've come away with a network already, and it was overall a good value experience. I've already got a job interview with a company that I never believed I would get before going through the program, and that's a really nice surprise that the stuff they talk about when you're signing up, has come out to be true. To be honest I just wanted a summer away and do something good for my resume but it's worked out so much better than I expected.

What was your funniest moment?
The tower of london tour is really good! Utterly hilarious and while I guess it sounds a bit stuffy and old, it was well worth doing and a great suggestion from one of the CI teams to do on the weekend.
Yes, I recommend this program

Global Explorer Program in London

From the beginning, City Internships matched me with the perfect company. I was able to learn from some of the best, leading professionals in my field, grow my contacts and gain valuable real-world knowledge. Through my internship, I was able to go to incredible events and meet other leading professionals in the field.

The program also included weekly networking and career seminar events, which were something I always looked forward to. Not only did I get to hear from professionals in a variety of fields, I also got the chance to mingle with the other interns on the Global Explorer Program at each event, which we didn't always have time to do during the week due to our busy work schedules. The weekly events also included a CV workshop, which is always a plus.

One of the highlights of the Global Explorer Program was the weekend excursion. The City Internships team took us to Brighton, a beach town in England. During the weekend trip, we were able to kayak, relax on the beach, and explore the beautiful city's sights.

One of the most reassuring parts of the Global Explorer Program was that each intern knew they could always count on the City Internships team for any necessary help or support. The team had official office hours and made sure we knew they were always available on their cell phone and email if we needed to talk.

Overall, I learned more than I imagined I ever would. I learned to use different means of transportation, when in the US I have become so accustomed to driving everywhere. I learned how to live in a different country, with roommates from around the world. I learned how to truly be independent and to live in the moment, something that I feel would be the perfect experience for current undergraduate students looking for a way to not only stand out from their peers but also have an incredible summer adventure.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
One major piece of advice for future travelers- just because your roommate can't go with you, nor one of the new friends you’ve made, doesn't mean you shouldn't go. I was doing an internship in a new country, in a major city, had made friends with the other interns from around the world, yet when it came time to me wanting to go see my favorite artist and no one could go with me, I decided I wouldn’t go. I was too afraid to go by myself, and at that point I had to remind myself that I had made it this far and that I was strong and independent, and guess what? I went to that concert, by myself and had a BLAST!
Yes, I recommend this program

New York 2015

City internships has given me invaluable and rewarding international exposure and experience in order to secure my career goals. I learned so much during my internship in 2015 and still value and reflect on the experience many years later. I truly believe the internship gave me the edge in order to secure my current role in International HR and I thank City Internships for this. The internship experience also helped me grow as a person and learn about different cultures meeting many students from different backgrounds in the program. So much talent come on the program and it gives you an opportunity to reflect on your own learning strategies. My advice to new applicants is to grab the opportunity as it truly is a stepping stone to launch a successful career.

Yes, I recommend this program

London UK (Summer of 2018)

I had a fantastic summer with City Internship! They provided a great mixture of activities and awesome business interactive classes that complemented my internship and improved my skill sets. Their support throughout the duration of the program was outstanding, I felt super comfortable talking to any program representative and they were very eager to assist me in any way possible. I had the privilege to connect with other like-minded interns from literally all over the world and collectively experience nothing but great and memorable moments with my new friends and future colleagues. I've learned a lot about myself and my industry in those 8 weeks. I would also like to thank Misha and Stephen for their guidance and support.

Yes, I recommend this program

Great Experience (UK Summer 2018!)

My internship was definitely hands on! I got a chance to explore London and interact with different professionals, artists, and other talented individual who reside in London. The network here is AMAZING! I l also earned more about the company I worked for as well as where I see myself in the future for my career in Marketing.

The experiences here were definitely life changing, and it was so great meeting other students and professionals from all over the globe! I am so glad I had the opportunity to participate in the program!

What would you improve about this program?
Better communication throughout the application, interview, and traveling process. More Program Leaders. Better connection with alumni and current students.
No, I don't recommend this program

Standard program if you look past the cost

The internship portion is good as they try their best to pair you with a company that suits your needs. I thought mine was very well suited for me and my plans with the business sector. However, I heard others had horror stories of their companies being forced to shut down. I understand that's something out of CI control but it shouldn't happen considering how much money we pay. My company promised to compensate me for food and transportation in which neither actually happened. I wish I knew how expensive it would be to live in a big city, having to pay 50-100 PER WEEK just for transportation isn't ideal for a student budget. (Also once you pay for the program good luck getting your money back should you change your mind.) The seminars each week were okay, mostly things that I already knew from taking Business courses at my University. I wish I looked a little further into other programs and analyzed the cost over the benefits. After spending almost 5K on this program, be prepared to dish out more for food, entertainment, transportation, etc. If you can afford these things as a student or someone just starting out, it should go well for you.

What would you improve about this program?
I wish the program offered more financial assistance, especially for those still at University. Also, look into companies that will actually value a student's skills enough to compensate them for their work. I went to an event and literally heard interns that work for free as "cheap labor." I also don't believe some events were delivered as promised. The website states for our weekend retreat everything paid for, and we still had to dish out MORE money for food/entertainment. It's misleading. If we are interns we should be highly valued as students and individuals.
Yes, I recommend this program

Hard Work and Good Fun! (New York City, Summer 2016)

Each Monday I looked forward to the City Internships events. During the week these were a combination of workshops and seminars (an alumni panel and an executive panel, for example). It was nice to hear executives validating with their advice what City Internships was teaching us. I loved my internship and would work for the company City Internships connected me with if I chose to work in New York City in the future—as my company's CEO invited me to work with them again.

For the weekend excursion we were taken to Lake George; I like that City Internships planned this relaxing trip into our busy, NYC work schedule! The activities were fun, and the company (other program interns and the City Internships staff) was great. A year later, I still stay in touch with friends I made through this summer interning program. Oh, and kudos to the City Internships staff—who balance fun and professionalism extremely well.

Yes, I recommend this program

PR Intern Summer 2016 (New York City)

When I enrolled onto the CI program, I was super excited. I knew it was going to be completely different than anything else I had done before. It's hard to pinpoint what the most valuable skill is I learned over the summer, I got to meet so many people, I networked, I got a deep insight into the world of PR, it was just amazing.

New York City is full of opportunities and CI helped me embracing them by supporting me 24/7 and hosting career seminars twice a week to keep everybody on track.

Those seminars every Tuesday and Thursday were super helpful, they ranged from CV Surgery to Mock Interviews to lectures in Business Psychology and Leadership. I absolutely loved them and went to every single one of them.

By the way, I made so many amazing friends there! My two roommates were the absolute best, we're still in touch now (one year later) and actually had a reunion last February. CI did an amazing job at matching us and putting us into one room together. Obviously, I'm in love with New York City now and came back this summer to work here again. Highly recommend!

What would you improve about this program?
Perfect Program. Keep up the good work, guys. CI staff is so attentive and helpful, they go out of their way to make your experience worthwhile.
Yes, I recommend this program

City Internships - New York, Summer 2017

The city internships program is truly unique as it goes out and finds internship placements which are based on your specific needs. The evening events which they organise are fantastic, insightful and helpful in career planning and general business skills. I have learnt so much from this program and have enjoyed every second along the way. You are supported and mentored throughout the whole experience from your initial consultation right through until the end of your 8 week placement and nothing is ever too much trouble for the program directors. Would 100% recommend.

Yes, I recommend this program

City Internships Los Angeles Program

This past summer was the best summer I've had to date. I was in a new city, but instantly made amazing new friends from the program. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly; I immediately felt at home. One of my friends from a different country that I met through the program is coming to visit me this weekend!

Through my internship experience this past summer, I learned how to conduct myself in a professional setting and learned a number of new skills relevant to the industry the company I worked at is in.

The staff at City Internships was amazing. At each of our two sessions during the week, I always left having learned something new. They really care about your success and are there for you throughout the entire summer to support you. This past summer was truly a summer I will never forget!