City Internships

Information for Parents & Advisors
Bridging the Gap Between Education & Employment

CITIES

18

WORLDWIDE

CI

1,500+

alumni

OUR ALUMNI

3X

GET HIRED FASTER

OUR ALUMNI

30%

EARN MORE

OUR ALUMNI

65%

GET HIRED BY THEIR HOST COMPANIES

Are graduates prepared for work?

70% of educators say yes. Fewer than 40% of employers agree. 1

CI is an accelerated learning provider offering full-time immersive in-person courses that combine intensive classroom-based workshops and seminars, practical work experience-based training and a link to potential employers. Our programs bring a fresh approach to bridging college and the working world. They provide an avenue to help students, through experiential education, develop the practical skills and experience necessary to launch successful careers in today’s competitive and rapidly evolving employment landscape.

1 Mckinsey & Co, Education to Employment Designing a System that Works

A new approach to education

This page is created with our students’ primary stakeholder in mind; usually, their parents.

Ignoring the qualitative benefits from experiencing two-months in a global city with a cohort of like-minded, high-potential early-in career students and graduates, the 30% earnings premium alone that our alumni enjoy represents a trade of eight weeks for eight years.

Eight weeks invested in a CI program helps a graduate yield a positive return on their investment in their post-secondary education eight years’ sooner.

CI Programs in Summary

Our programs add tangible value to traditional education.

Formative education


  • 18 cities, 9 industries, 3 programs.
  • 300+ hours of work experience with host company.
  • 30+ hours of classroom-based training, workshops & networking.

Broaden Horizons


  • A network of forward-thinking business leaders & peers from top global universities.
  • Confidence growth via real work experience & extracurricular teamwork.
  • Adult environment fosters the development of a mature mindset.

Opportunity to explore


  • All the benefits of travel & none of the downsides.
  • Students return with a renewed focus to work & studies.
  • Students cultivate a global outlook & international opportunity is within reach.

Career Direction


  • Expert advice & on-the-ground coaching.
  • Students steered towards career direction.
  • Delivery of candid feedback and roadmap to achieve career goals.

Our Alumni

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3 PROGRAMS


CHOOSE A PROGRAM THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU

We have 3 kinds of programs. The Global Explorer Program is our flagship 8-week summer program. The Vanguard Program is a
semester-length fall, winter or spring only program. Both are available in all 18 cities and all 9 industries.

Our special Accelerator programs are 10-week summer programs. They feature a 2-week vocational course
followed by an 8-week internship. They are available in select cities and industries only.

Global Explorer Program
Global Explorer Program

8-WEEK INTERNSHIP in any one of our 18 cities.

SUMMER ONLY

Summer

ALL LOCATIONS

London
Paris
Barcelona
Madrid
Zurich
Rome
Florence
New York
Washington
Boston
Chicago
Miami
Los Angeles
San Francisco
San Diego

ALL INDUSTRIES

Consulting
Marketing
Banking
Technology
Startups
Entertainment
Law
Art
Charities
Global Vanguard Program
Global Vanguard Program

SEMESTER-LONG INTERNSHIP in any one of our 18 cities.

FALL, WINTER & SPRING

FAll
WINTER
SPRING

ALL LOCATIONS

London
Paris
Barcelona
Madrid
Zurich
Rome
Florida
New York
Washington
Boston
Chicago
Miami
Los Angeles
San Francisco
San Diego

ALL INDUSTRIES

Consulting
Marketing
Banking
Technology
Startups
Entertainment
Law
Art
Charities
Global Accelerator Program
Global Accelerator Program
INVESTMENT BANKING


2-WEEK INVESTMENT BANKING COURSE
+ 8-WEEK INTERNSHIP in select cities.

SUMMER ONLY

Summer

LONDON, NEW YORK
& LOS ANGELES

London
New York
Los Angeles

BANKING & FINANCIAL
SERVICES

Banking

Our programs are an open book

An investment with career intelligence at its core.

Professional mentorship

Our Career Coaches help students every step of the way. Students are assigned mentors through their internship.

BEHAVIORAL STANDARDS

Our students behave in a professional manner at all times and sign our code of conduct.

AN EAR TO THE GROUND

Our Student Experience Team is available to help with personal or professional questions.

A WORLD CLASS NETWORK

With a challenging admissions process, the best students from around the world join our programs.

SUPPORT STRUCTURE

Students get the experience of travel with the support network of a school.

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

Understanding The cost

University tuition fees are at their ever highest levels. US college tuition fees average $84,000 and a degree in the UK costs at least £27,000, not counting the opportunity cost of attending college rather than working.

Students with relevant work experience are three times more likely to receive a job offer in their chosen field. We know that our programs represent an excellent opportunity for students to triple the return on investment in a degree. Compared with both US and UK graduate averages, our alumni are hired more quickly and earn more than their peers straight out of college, three times more quickly (2.5 versus 7.5 months), and 30% more ($36k versus $47k).

Global explorer program

8-week internship
+
career navigator series
+
future leader series
+
group activity & travel

Program only
$4,650

optional
accomodation package
$3,600

Global accelerator program

2-week intensive course
+
8-week high-impact internship
+
career navigator series
+
future leader series
+
group activities & travel

Program only
$7,950

optional
accomodation package
$4,500

Global Vanguard Program

12-week internship
(in-person)
+
future leader series
(remote)
+
coaching support
(remote)

Program only
$4,950

We Profit when you do

Most accelerated learning providers, whether they are internship or study abroad or vocational course providers, rely solely on tuition fees. We don't. We think the sole reliance on funding from tuition fees has a tendency to turn otherwise well-meaning organizations into quantity, rather than quality, driven organizations. For them, more students equal more revenue.

Rather than relying solely on tuition fees, we generate a significant proportion of our funding from hiring companies that pay us a fee when they convert their interns to graduate hires after the program. So for us, better outcomes equal more revenue.

We're excited for you to understand how we're different. It means our programs, our staff and the hiring companies we partner with are inherently designed and motivated to maximize student experience and outcomes. Which, above all else, means our interests are seamlessly aligned with yours.

We're committed to job creation and closing the skills gap for the benefit of the next generation of leaders, creators and thinkers.

If students need help making things work, learn more about our tuition rebate (we'll reward students with $2,500 USD if they get hired) and other funding options below.

Program Comparison


Global Explorer Program

 


Global Vanguard Program



Global accelerator Program

investment banking

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
  global explorer program global vanguard program global accelerator program
investment banking
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
  global explorer program global vanguard program global accelerator program
investment banking
Welcome Orientation  
Weekly Happy Hours  
Weekend Retreat  
Getaway Day  
Closing Party  
CAREER NAVIGATOR COURSE
  global explorer program global vanguard program global accelerator program
investment banking
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
  global explorer program global vanguard program global accelerator program
investment banking
Company Analysis
Market Analysis
Marketing & Sales
Money Matters I
Money Matters II
People & Productivity
Project & Presentation
Career Planning
Accomodation package
  global explorer program global vanguard program global accelerator program
investment banking
Centrally Located, Furnished Accommodation OPTIONAL   OPTIONAL
Optional courses
  global explorer program global vanguard program global accelerator program
investment banking
Intensive Investment Banking Course    
Intensive Language Course OPTIONAL OPTIONAL OPTIONAL
Academic Credit
  global explorer program global vanguard program global accelerator program
investment banking
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
FUNDING A BRIGHTER FUTURE

FUNDING A BRIGHTER FUTURE

The choices that students make in the early-stages of their career are critical. We advise student to understand their options and get advice from those invested in their future.

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FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Find answers to some of the most common questions our applicants ask. We want all of our students to be fully informed about what we do and how our programs operate.

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Join the experience

Parents regularly visit students during our programs. Get in touch for hints on tips on what to do and where to stay.

Please contact the Student Experience team in Los Angeles via +1 (310) 438-5329 (8am to 6pm PST).

Alternatively, send an email to studentexperience@city-internships.com