New York City, New York
Summer 2020

New York City is a global economic and cultural powerhouse that is home to opportunity seekers from around the world.  It is also a world-class center of culture and entertainment, from Carnegie Hall and Broadway to the Guggenheim Museum and Yankee Stadium. 

New York offers boundless opportunities to engage your interests while you build professional skills and confidence in one of the nation’s most diverse and dynamic cities. No matter where your career interests lie, New York City is an ideal venue for a challenging and rewarding internship.

The College of Arts & Letters partners with Academic Internships Council (AIC) - an organization that facilitates all on-site aspects of the program - including identifying customized internship placements for each student in industries such as:

  • Communications, Media & Publishing: Graphic Design, Film, News, Magazines, Literary Agencies, and Record Companies
  • Arts, Culture & History: Art Galleries, Historical Sites, Fashion Companies, Cultural Venues, Auction Houses, Dance Schools
  • Healthcare & Education: Community Services, University Research, Healthcare Administration, and Children’s Services
  • Marketing, Advertising: Advertising Agencies, Public and Investor Relations, Corporate Communications, Media Buying, Tour Operators, Retail, and Film Distribution
  • Politics, Law & NGOs: Legal Departments, Law Firms, Public Defenders, Governmental Agencies, Political Parties, Trade Associations, and International Organizations.

Program Dates:  June 7 to August 1, 2020

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2020

Eligibility:  Open to all majors; 3.0 GPA minimum; Must be at junior (or rising junior) standing by program start date

Academics:  Students enroll in AL 493A, SSC 493, or MC 400/401 for a minimum of 6 credits.

Housing: Shared rooms in New York University (NYU) student housing

Estimated Program Fee: $4,125

Program fee includes housing, placement services, and on-site support and professional development workshops. Program fee does not include tuition, travel, local transportation, or personal spending money.

Prior to applying, review the study away internship application process page. We also strongly suggest scheduling an appointment with a career consultant in your home college via Handshake to prepare your resume.

For more information, contact Dan Meier, meierdan@msu.edu​​​​, (517)355-0366, 200 Linton Hall, College of Arts & Letters.

Applicants who have a major within the College of Arts & Letters are eligible to apply for the CAL Study Away Scholarship (included under the "Experiential Learning Scholarship").  

Career Communities

Entrepreneurship, Business, and Innovation

Visual Arts, Arts Administration, and Performing Arts

Publishing, Editing, and Authorship

Design, Technology, and Media

International Affairs, Law, and Government

Nonprofit, Education, and Social Impact