Summer in New York City

If the Big Apple is your dream destination to learn and grow as a young professional, apply now to be a part of the first Summer in New York City cohort. Summer in New York will launch as a pilot program with a select group of Media School students during summer 2019.

As a participant in the program, you’ll work in a New York-based internship (or two) in a media field. You’ll live with other students in dorm-style housing in the beautiful Brooklyn Heights neighborhood and participate in group activities and outings throughout the term.

Who can apply?

For the inaugural summer term, the program will accept only rising juniors and seniors from The Media School, with priority given to rising seniors. International students are welcome to apply, but due to visa restrictions, may not participate in the program if it will be their last semester at IU. International students must complete their final semester on the Bloomington campus.

Internships 

Students are required to work one internship during their time in New York, and the Summer in New York City staff will assist students with internship searches in the following ways:

  • Individual meetings to determine interests, target industries and companies
  • Providing internship leads
  • Creating opportunities for in-person meetings on campus when possible
  • Advising on the application process
  • Individualized feedback on resumes, cover letters and portfolios
  • Assisting with application follow-up
  • Assisting with the decision process when the student is ready to accept a position

Students will ultimately secure their own internship and negotiate their hours and start and end dates themselves with the guidance of program staff.

Coursework

Students in the program are required to work a minimum of 15 hours per week at a paid or unpaid internship site, but are welcome and encouraged to take on more hours and a potential second internship should their primary internship site allow. Students will be able to earn anywhere from three to six credits for their internship(s) over the summer.

Course offerings for summer 2019:

MSCH X472 – Internship in Media, 3-6 credit hours

Housing

Students will live together in dorm-style housing in the St. George Towers in Brooklyn Heights. The building is steps away from gorgeous views of the Statue of Liberty and lower Manhattan, convenient subway stops, restaurants, cafes and grocery stores. Communal kitchens, laundry rooms and a gym are available on-site, as well as a plethora of other up-to-date common spaces.

Housing is provided through Educational Housing Services, a nonprofit organization that houses students from all over the country while they embark on their adventures in New York. Learn more about EHS here.

The program will organize housing for you. You will be able to make requests for roommates and will share either a double or triple dorm room. Singles may be available on a limited basis for an additional cost. You will receive further information about the housing process upon acceptance to the program.  

Costs

IU summer tuition: Between three and six credit hours, charged per credit hour.

Housing: $3,850-$5,300

This cost is per student for the entire 10-week summer term. Final cost is dependent on room type selected. Prices are subject to change.

Program fee: $200

This cost covers orientation activities and other activities done throughout the program.

Transportation: additional expense

Transportation to, from and around New York City is not included in housing or program fees.

Personal expenses: additional expense

Board is not included in housing or program fees. Food, entertainment, laundry and transportation will all be out of pocket.

The cost can be further reduced through scholarships and grants via the Hutton Honors College. 

Application and program dates

Callout meeting

7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 in Franklin Hall 310

Summer 2019 application

Link will go live Sept. 25

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

Admission decision notifications

Students will be notified of an admission decision no later than Oct. 26.

Summer 2019 program dates

June 2-Aug. 10, 2019

More

  • Contact Isabel Shanahan, Summer in NYC program manager, at ijshanah@iu.edu.
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