Interning in NYC this summer? Besides having the opportunity to fulfill your lifelong dream of living and working in one of the most iconic cities in the world, interning in New York can be the perfect launchpad for starting your career. New York is known for its economic, media also creative internships.
Beyond the great experiences you will be gaining day-to-day at the office, there are a lot of exciting opportunities to take advantage of in the city that never sleeps. Here are some tips and tricks to make the most of of your summer in the Big Apple:
Explore the City
NYC has so much to offer, from iconic landmarks like Grand Central Station and the Empire State Building, to museums, art galleries, rolling green parks and many neighborhoods with their own unique and vibrant characteristics. Go beyond the concrete jungle of Midtown Manhattan and explore areas like Williamsburg, Bushwick or The East Village. There are so many wonderful places to get lost in and find your new favorite bar, food truck, bookclub, gallery…you name it! Be sure to make a bucket-list of places you want to visit and make the most of your weekends getting lost in some of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the country.
Connect with Other Interns
Networking is key to building your career, and interning in NYC provides many great opportunities to connect with other young professionals in your field. Make sure to search through social media websites such as Facebook and LinkedIn, where you will find an abundance of groups dedicated to Interns in New York City. Here you will find details of industry events where you can find other interns and new lifelong friends.
Take advantage of free events
Besides all of the Industry events you will attend during your summer, be sure to take full advantage of all of the amazing free events the city has to offer, and get this, they’re actually pretty awesome! These events range from free art events, comedy shows, cultural celebrations, like the many holiday parades across the city and NYC park activities, so you can have the time of your life, without spending a dime! Check out websites like Time Out New York and NYC Parks for listings of free events happening around the city.
Try New Foods
New York is a foodies paradise. The city is an incredibly diverse place, and that goes beyond the great people who inhabit it. With a wide range of cuisines from all across the world, take advantage of the city’s diverse food scene and try out as many foods and restaurants as you can find. From delicious Dim Sum in Chinatown, to a classic Pizza in Little Italy, you will never fall short of food options in the Big Apple.
Get Involved In The Community
Whether you are living in the trendy suburbs of Williamsburg or the bustling streets of Harlem, NYC has a vibrant array of community of activists and volunteers, and interning in the city provides great opportunities to get involved in local causes. Volunteer with a nonprofit organization, attend community events or join a local advocacy group to get involved.
Don’t let all of the work stop you from having fun and keeping active! The city has a lot of opportunities for outdoor activities, including going for a run in the iconic Central Park, cycling along the Hudson River on a CityBike or taking advantage of the free kayaking lessons you can take in the East River. Be sure to stay active and enjoy the city’s many parks and outdoor spaces as well as the free activities that come with it.
Overall, interning in NYC provides a unique opportunity to experience one of the world’s most vibrant and exciting cities. Take advantage of all of the opportunities available to you and make the most of your life changing summer in the Big Apple.
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