New York City

Want more than a Gap Year? – Try a year in New York City

Since 1984 the Mountbatten Institute has provided graduates with internships complemented by study in arguably the greatest city on earth, New York City. In an intensive one-year programme, aspiring young professionals get the opportunity to gain international work experience, travel and study all at the same time.

New York City
The amazing view down Manhattan

Mountbatten Institute programmes boost your career prospects by offering you the chance to experience the corporate culture of the fast-paced city of NYC. Based in NYC, interns are provided with accommodation and a monthly allowance to make the most of their USA experience. Around 300 interns per year join Mountbatten programmes in New York. With accommodation and allowance provided, interns live, travel and party together, making friends for life. Interns on Mountbatten programmes regularly travel to these destinations: 

  • Aspen
  • Atlantic City
  • Boston
  • Brazil
  • Cancun
  • Chicago
  • LA
  • Lake Placid
  • Las Vegas
  • Miami
  • Montreal
  • New Orleans
  • Philadelphia
  • Poconos
  • Puerto Rico
  • Route 66
  • The Hamptons
  • Turks & Caicos
  • Washington DC

With 300 internships per year, positions are available in HR, Marketing, Accounting, Banking, Legal, Operations, Project Management and more at world-class organisations including, but not limited to, JP Morgan Chase, Citi, British Airways, UBS, RBS, Blackrock, Barclays, BAML, Credit Suisse, Liquidnet and Thomson Reuters. 

New York City
Interns at work

Interns complement their work experience with postgraduate study. You can choose from studying toward a Postgraduate Certificate in International Business Practice, a Masters in Global Entrepreneurship or an MBA in International Business Practice. The MBA route includes a further four months in Bangkok for the dissertation semester. Prices for the programme depend on which academic route you wish to take.

Interns live in a modern residential community in Newport, New Jersey, looking over the skyline of Manhattan. With shops, cinema, hospital and gym, Newport becomes an interns’ home from home. The hustle and bustle of Manhattan is just 10 minutes away via the PATH transport system.

New York City
The annual Tartan Parade

Mountbatten interns tend to do everything they can to make the most of their experience and the Institute also offers the opportunity to get involved in events like the New York annual Tartan Parade, fashion shows, sporting matches and community engagement activities. Extracurricular societies have been set up by interns, such as football and rugby clubs as well as entrepreneurial societies like the Centre for Entrepreneurship

Living in New York City is a priceless experience. NYC is fast-paced and energetic. Interns often describe their experience like “living on a movie set”. With the world’s top cultural and sporting activities, nightlife, shopping and much more, it is impossible not to be busy in NYC.

The heart of world finance

With a year in New York, a postgraduate qualification and international work experience from a top-class company on their CV, 93% of Mountbatten graduates are employed within six months and 95% say their experience positively impacted their career.

Making friends for life

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This article was written in partnership with Mountbatten Institute

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