Summer in NYC

Notice to summer 2019 applicants

The launch of our New York City internship program has been postponed. Students who applied for the summer 2019 program and would still like to pursue an independent internship in New York may discuss internship and housing options with program coordinator Isabel Shanahan. For more information, applicants should refer to the notification they received from dean James Shanahan.

Break into the NYC media landscape

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.


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 followup
  • 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.


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


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.

IU summer tuitionVariesBetween three and six credit hours, charged per credit hour
Housing$3,850-$5,300This 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$200This cost covers orientation activities and other activities done throughout the program.
TransportationAdditional expense, variesTransportation to, from and around New York City is not included in housing or program fees.
Personal expensesAdditional expense, variesBoard 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 through the Hutton Honors College.

Program dates

June 2-Aug. 10, 2019


The application deadline for this program has passed.