City Internships

HOW IT WORKS
Your guide to key process, features and financial information.

process

OPEN TO STUDENTS FROM ANY YEAR, WITH ANY MAJOR

Life-changing, career-enhancing experiences don’t come often. Admissions are merit-based and granted on a first-come, first-served basis; be sure to apply early and give a good account of yourself

There is no application fee. And you should expect to hear the outcome of your application within ten days.

A SIX STEP PROCESS

step one apply

The CI Admissions committee looks for all the usual suspects; strong academics, evidence of hard and soft skills, and a rounded set of interests. Above all else though, we’re looking for students who’ll contribute to, and thrive in, the inspiring and challenging cohort-based environment that underpins all CI programs.

In the 2016-17 academic year, the CI admissions committee reviewed more than 3,000 applications each month. For the 2017-18 year, the committee will review applications weekly.

A successful application is your passport to any CI program. Take your pick from one of 18 cities, 9 internship industries and 3 program formats.

If successful, you’ll be invited to enroll. Naturally, you’ll have a limited time to take up your invitation to enroll. Places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

For guidance, London, New York and Los Angeles are operational hubs. Since we maintain high staff-to-student ratios in all cities, places on CI programs located outside our hub cities are more strictly limited.

step two enroll
step three program consultation

Once enrolled, your place on a CI program is secure. And, with guidance from the CI Student Experience team, you’ll get the ball rolling by choosing your preferred program format, industry focus and, of course, city at your program consultation.

From this point until you touch down at the start of the program, the CI Student Experience team will be on hand to ensure you are well prepped and primed for a fun and formative experience.

You’ll be assigned a career advisor, a member of the CI Employer Engagement team, who’ll guide you through the matching stage. Their first task is to help you define—and refine—your raw skills, interests and aspirations.

To get you, your resume, and industry knowledge in fighting form ahead of the matching progress, you’ll complete a series of exercises, mock video interviews and an in-depth one-on-one consultation with your advisor.

step four career consultation
step five company matching

Your career advisor, in conjunction with the full might of the global CI Employer Engagement team, is responsible for matching you with a company where you’ll learn, grow and be challenged.

We’ve partnered with a broad array of forward-thinking companies, from agile start-ups to international behemoths, who advocate our hands-on, grit over grades approach to education. You’ll meet, via scheduled video interviews, a small selection of them.

The matching process concludes, following a mutually successful interview, with your acceptance of an offer from one of our partner companies.

From then on, the Student Experience team will help keep you on track in ensuring all your pre-departure ducks are in a row; travel plans, accommodation, what to bring, etc.

And, once you’re on-the-ground in your city, you’ll be supported by a dedicated faculty of program directors, program assistants and mentors.

step six pre-arrival

CI CREATES GLOBALLY-ENGAGED, CAREER-READY STUDENTS

Upon graduation, CI alumni get hired three-times faster and earn 30 percent more than their peers. Where will CI take you?

18 CITIES. 9 INDUSTRIES. 3 PROGRAMS.

THREE BIRDS, ONE STONE

Learn 21st century skills that are seldom taught at university, gain hands-on experience in a professional environment
and live like a local in an international city. All in one summer.

CI Summer programs are intensive, immersive career training boot camps.
In eight illuminating weeks, they transform students and recent graduates into informed, empowered professionals.

key outcomes

KEY OUTCOMES

  • Add compelling and tangible real-world experience to your resume
  • Extend your education from the classroom to the boardroom
  • Globalize your education and network
  • Find direction
KEY FEATURES

KEY FEATURES

  • Guaranteed internship placement
  • Weekend excursions and regular social events
  • Welcome pack and all curriculum reading and exercise materials
  • Weekly career-readiness seminars, workshops and networking events
  • Resume and interview coaching with post-graduation career planning
  • Pre-program support from dedicated Student Experience and Employer Engagement teams
  • In program support from the on-the-ground faculties of program directors, assistants and mentors
key outcomes

OPTIONAL FEATURES

  • Housing
  • Language courses

CI programs combine seminars, workshops, weekly exercises and project work with on-the-job training to help you take charge of your early-stage career.

To see a full program curriculum breakdown, download our 2018 Student Handbook

RAFAEL
This program has improved my skillset in every way. I’ve gained real, tangible skills that I use every day. I can show my future employers, hey, I have done this before and I know how to do it correctly. The program has made me more marketable and more prepared when it comes to approaching the job market.
Loyola University of New Orleans, 2016
CI, 2016
ELIS
I only have positive things to say about my experience with CI, including the prompt responses, support and encouragement from their staff. Continue helping other people who need to get out there and gain a taste of a real work environment that will benefit them moving forward. Work experience is essential for students to explore an industry and decide whether to pursue a career in that area.
Royal Holloway, University of London, 2016
CI, 2015
NICK
Signing up for CI is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I gained real-world experience, expanded my professional network and learned so many skills. I’m ready to jump in to a career after college.
Kenyon College, 2016
CI, 2016
CASEY
I would have been very lost without CI. It was comforting to be given access to this entrepreneurial atmosphere and a group of so many like-minded people. There are individuals here that I will be working alongside for years to come.
Clemson University, 2017
CI, 2016
SAM
By coming to CI I was able to pinpoint the exact sector of banking in which I wanted to start my career. The team found me the placement I wanted and really helped me with my preparation going in to the interview, giving me the best chance of securing the role.
University of St. Andrews, 2015
CI, 2013
LEAH
Before the start of the program, I found the uncertainty of life after college very daunting. Now I have a greater picture of how to focus my strengths and experience, I can’t wait to see where life takes me when graduation comes.
North Carolina State University, 2015
CI, 2015
BLAKE
CI has given me a lot of confidence moving forward. I now have experience on my resume that has already provided me with a head-start in such a competitive industry. Landing a full-time job straight out of college is proof that the CI programs are extremely valuable.
University of Michigan, 2016
CI, 2014
SAMANTHA
The most important thing I learnt through CI was how to apply my creative skills in a working environment. I now understand how to channel my talents to produce results that meet a professional standard. My internship has left me with a portfolio of work that I can draw on.
University of British Colombia, 2018
CI, 2015
MIHIR
The people I’ve interned alongside are some of the people who will be leading businesses in five or ten years’ time. To be able to learn from them and have those connections as I move forward is amazing.
University of Cambridge, 2018
CI, 2016
PHYLIZIA
My CI program comprised of everything I could ever ask for. There’s the professional aspect of the internship, plus the social aspect of meeting new friends from all over the world, all backed up by the support from everyone at CI.
Mount St. Mary’s University, 2017
CI, 2016
SUNIRO
You learn so many practical skills that can be applied in a professional and a personal setting. I’ve learnt how to communicate, how to act in interviews and how to approach the graduate jobs market. This experience will put me in good stead moving forward.
University of Nottingham, 2017
CI, 2016
MICHAEL
There are some things that you just can’t learn in college. This experience has allowed me to apply the tools that I learn in class to real life. CI provide you with the opportunity to learn about business and apply it to your career via your internship the very next day.
Depauw University, 2017
CI, 2016
HANNAH
It was an unbelieveable, unforgettable experience. Joining a CI program and having the opportunity to intern abroad has made me grow as a person and feel much more confident moving forward. The support from CI only helped this.
University of Newcastle, 2017
CI, 2016
NEAL
I was able to walk away from my internship knowing that I made an impact on my host company which was a great feeling. I now have real, tangible work-experience that will ensure I stand out amongst a group of job applicants. Something tells me that CI is the ticket to my future.
Virginia Tech, 2016
CI, 2015
JAMES
I have matured and developed so much over the summer. The internship has really helped me define my career goals. I now know exactly what I want to do and how I can get there and have come back to university with a renewed passion for my industry.
University of Liverpool, 2017
CI, 2016

AN INTELLIGENT INVESTMENT

Unparalleled value. No other program offers so much.

The choices you make in the early stages of your career are critical. Much like your investment in further education, choosing to live, study and intern abroad is a significant decision, and inevitably, a financial one.

We have therefore collated some useful resources on our Fund Your Future page to help you manage the cost of participating in a CI Program.

Our flagship program, the 8-week Global Explorer Program, is $4,650 USD. Two payment options are available.


HOW CI STACKS UP

CI provides world-class education of unmatched value.

Compare CI with summer programs offered by traditional educators and study abroad providers:

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* Denotes fees converted from GBP to USD (at a rate of 1:1.3125) for comparison purposes.


OUR APPROACH

CI is an accelerated education provider.

We bridge the gap between education and employment, jointly serving traditional educators, forward-thinking employers and talented students.

Like traditional educators, our goal is to broaden your horizons and prepare you for a rewarding, meaningful career. Unlike traditional educators, however, our courses combine theory and practice; all programs feature a structured series of classes, workshops and events paired with on-the-job training on the premises of a leading employer.

(Not to mention, all programs take place in exciting, global cities bringing together an inspiring, diverse cohort of international students.)

And like traditional educators, we are part-funded by tuition fees.

Unlike traditional educators, however, we are also part-funded by hiring companies that convert their interns to graduate hires.

It’s an important distinction. It means we are an inherently outcomes – rather than volume – focused educator. And, critically, it means CI programs offer more for less since the cost of running CI is in effect subsidized by hiring companies.

Moreover, when you land a job with your host company, we’ll pay $2,500 of your program fees back to you via our Tuition Rebate initiative.

Inescapably and unabashedly, we’ve tied our success to yours.

We believe in experiential education. Our programs are impactful and measurably improve students’ outcomes. And we strive to make our programs them as accessible as possible - we’re exceptionally confident you won’t find another accelerated - or traditional - education provider that offers more for less.

our approach

FEES & DATES

Join an 8-week Global Explorer Program in the summer. Or a 12-week Global Vanguard Program in the Fall, Winter or Spring. Join either program in one of 18 cities with an accompanying internship in one of 9 industries.

The special 10-week Global Accelerator Programs take place in the summer in select cities and with internships in select industries only.

Global Vanguard Program (12 WKS) PROGRAM FEE $4,950
PROGRAM CITY LENGTH START PROGRAM FEE ADMISSIONS STATUS
Global Vanguard London 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Paris 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Barcelona 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Madrid 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Zurich 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Rome 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Florence 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard New York 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Washington D.C. 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Boston 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Chicago 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Miami 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Los Angeles 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard San Francisco 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard San Diego 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Buenos Aires 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Sydney 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Hong Kong 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Explorer Program (8 WKS) PROGRAM FEE $4,650
PROGRAM CITY LENGTH START PROGRAM FEE ADMISSIONS STATUS
Global Explorer London 8 weeks 18 JUNE 2018 $4,650 USD APPLY NOW
Global Explorer Paris 8 weeks 04 JUNE 2018 $4,650 USD APPLY NOW
Global Explorer Barcelona 8 weeks 04 JUNE 2018 $4,650 USD APPLY NOW
Global Explorer Madrid 8 weeks 04 JUNE 2018 $4,650 USD APPLY NOW
Global Explorer Zurich 8 weeks 04 JUNE 2018 $4,650 USD APPLY NOW
Global Explorer Rome 8 weeks 04 JUNE 2018 $4,650 USD APPLY NOW
Global Explorer Florence 8 weeks 04 JUNE 2018 $4,650 USD APPLY NOW
Global Explorer New York 8 weeks 11 JUNE 2018 $4,650 USD APPLY NOW
Global Explorer Washington D.C. 8 weeks 04 JUNE 2018 $4,650 USD APPLY NOW
Global Explorer Boston 8 weeks 04 JUNE 2018 $4,650 USD APPLY NOW
Global Explorer Chicago 8 weeks 04 JUNE 2018 $4,650 USD APPLY NOW
Global Explorer Miami 8 weeks 04 JUNE 2018 $4,650 USD APPLY NOW
Global Explorer Los Angeles 8 weeks 25 JUNE 2018 $4,650 USD APPLY NOW
Global Explorer San Francisco 8 weeks 04 JUNE 2018 $4,650 USD APPLY NOW
Global Explorer San Diego 8 weeks 04 JUNE 2018 $4,650 USD APPLY NOW
Global Explorer Buenos Aires 8 weeks 04 JUNE 2018 $4,650 USD APPLY NOW
Global Explorer Sydney 8 weeks 04 JUNE 2018 $4,650 USD APPLY NOW
Global Explorer Hong Kong 8 weeks 04 JUNE 2018 $4,650 USD APPLY NOW
Global Accelerator Program (10 WKS) PROGRAM FEE $7,950
PROGRAM CITY LENGTH START PROGRAM FEE ADMISSIONS STATUS
Global Accelerator London 10 weeks 04 JUNE 2018 $7,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Accelerator New York 10 weeks 28 MAY 2018 $7,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Accelerator Los Angeles 10 weeks 11 JUNE 2018 $7,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Program (12 WKS) PROGRAM FEE $4,950
PROGRAM CITY LENGTH START PROGRAM FEE ADMISSIONS STATUS
Global Vanguard London 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Paris 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Barcelona 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Madrid 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Zurich 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Rome 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Florence 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard New York 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Washington D.C. 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Boston 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Chicago 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Miami 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Los Angeles 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard San Francisco 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard San Diego 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Buenos Aires 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Sydney 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Hong Kong 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Program (12 WKS) PROGRAM FEE $4,950
PROGRAM CITY LENGTH START PROGRAM FEE ADMISSIONS STATUS
Global Vanguard London 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Paris 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Barcelona 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Madrid 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Zurich 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Rome 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Florence 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard New York 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Washington D.C. 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Boston 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Chicago 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Miami 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Los Angeles 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard San Francisco 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard San Diego 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Buenos Aires 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Sydney 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW
Global Vanguard Hong Kong 12 weeks ROLLING $4,950 USD APPLY NOW

Fully appointed, safe and centrally-located housing is avilable via our optional Accommodation Package for a flat rate of $3,600 USD for the Global Explorer Program

Please note flights, visa and travel insurance costs vary according to individual circumstance and are not included.

Take the next step with CI.

Program Comparison


Global Explorer Program

 


Global Vanguard Program



Global accelerator Program

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Overview

summer only
all locations
all industries
fall, winter, spring only
all locations
all industries
summer only
select locations*
business & financial services
Work experience & career coaching
  global explorer program global vanguard program global accelerator program
investment banking
Immersive Internship Placement (8 WEEKS - 12 WEEKS)
Intensive Course & High-Impact Internship (2 WEEKS)    
On-Site Course Instructors  
On-Site Career Coaches  
24/7 Support
Career preparation & development
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Skills & Career Fit Assessment
Professional Resume Review & Coaching
Interview Preparation, Coaching & Mocks
Mid & End-of-Program Appraisal & Feedback
Career Planning, Job Search Advice & Support
Certification of Attendance & Reference Support
Group events & excursions
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Welcome Orientation  
Weekly Happy Hours  
Weekend Retreat  
Getaway Day  
Closing Party  
CAREER NAVIGATOR COURSE
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Graduate Panel Q&A & Networking  
Executive Panel Q&A & Networking  
Business Psychology I  
Business Psychology II  
Acing the Interview
CV Surgery
Closing Meet & Hire  
FUTURE LEADERS COURSE
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Company Analysis
Market Analysis
Marketing & Sales
Money Matters I
Money Matters II
People & Productivity
Project & Presentation
Career Planning
Accomodation package
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Centrally Located, Furnished Accommodation OPTIONAL   OPTIONAL
Optional courses
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Intensive Investment Banking Course    
Intensive Language Course OPTIONAL OPTIONAL OPTIONAL
Academic Credit
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Academic Credit OPTIONAL OPTIONAL OPTIONAL
Tuition Fees
Delivered remotely
*Selected Locations

Career Navigator & Future Leader Series Curriculum may be subject to change without notice.

Tuition fees are stated exclusive of Enrollment Fees & prevailing sales tax.

global explorer program global vanguard program global accelerator program
investment banking
$4,650 $4,950 $7,950
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