The Intern in USA Program

The United States has the world's largest economy and opportunities in almost every industry. It is the most technologically powerful economy in the world with firms that are at or near the forefront in technological advances. It has minimum language barriers and access to global supply chains that leads to export for other markets. The US is home to well-know Fortune 500 organizations and is also known as the land of entrepreneurship and opportunities.

Interning in the US will not only provide you with business opportunities and connections, it is also a fantastic place to live. America caters for every personality and interest. It is the perfect internship destination for anyone - whether you are just starting out in your career or wanting to gain experience in a particular field.

About New York City

New York is known throughout the world around as an epicentre of finance, fashion, and media and it is a global centre attracting all walks of life. Our experiential New York internships allow participants to gain amazing real-world experience that cannot be replicated anywhere else on earth. It’s the largest city in the U.S. and it’s an architectural marvel with plenty of historic monuments and it’s an urban jungle that has everything to offer to incoming interns. Culturally, New York City is second to none! Museums cover everything from art to mathematics to elevators (look it up!). Theatre can be musical, dramatic, or immersive. Opera, ballet and orchestra can be found nearly every night. And the culinary scene is well known as one of the planet’s finest. The workforce of New York contributes to one of the largest urban economies worldwide. New York City is a global financial center in every aspect, whose performance has far-reaching effects across the world, for better or worse. Many people working in New York’s private sector are employed by foreign corporations, and the city is truly a major site for global business. International companies naturally attract an international workforce, and about half of all wage earners in New York are indeed foreign-born.

About Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. is known around the world as the nation’s capital, but few understand the District’s reputation as a media, nonprofit, and communications center for the US as well. This burgeoning reputation, as well as D.C.’s status as America’s center of government make it a perfect choice as a location for valuable summer internships for college students and recent graduates. Internships in D.C. allow for unmatched real-world experience that can’t be matched. An internship in the nation’s capital allows interns the chance to see world-renowned architecture, experience a cultural scene that is one of the world’s best, and meet people from around the world.

Program Details

Once you apply to the Intern in USA Program, your application will reviewed by a member of the Inspire Learning team. You will then be contacted either via phone, Skype/Facetime or email to learn more about your objectives for the program. After you have been accepted into the program, Inspire Learning will find an internship placement that best fits your professional and academic goals, language skills, and previous relevant experience.

Interns must be 18 years of age or older and have completed high school (or equivalent). Inspire Learning's Intern in USA Program is open to current students, graduates, and professionals. We strongly recommend you obtain relevant experience in your chosen field prior to applying for the program. Your chances of obtaining that perfect placement increase with relevant experience and presentation of your education and experience.

Students can earn academic credit for completing their internship placement. We work closely with all host organisations to ensure all necessary documentation is completed in a timely manner to ensure earned academic credit for any interested participant.


The Intern in USA Program consists of a customised placement in your field of study, accommodation for the duration of your placement, assignment of an Inspire Learning team member to your placement, optional academic credit and more.

Programs include but are not limited to:


Language requirements

Participants must have a very good level of spoken, read and writing English.

Application deadlines

Programs are available year round.

Fees & Cost Breakdown

Duration Fees - Washington D.C. Fees - New York City
8-week placement $5,200 $6,400
12-week placement $6,300 $7,500
16-week placement $7,400 $8,600
20-week placement $8,500 $9,700
Customised placement
Individual neighborhood orientation with instructions on how to get to your placement from your accommodation
Airport pick-up
Pre-departure guidance and handbook
Email access to other Inspire Learning program participants in USA
American mobile phone rental
24/7 emergency support
24/7 in-country email support
Fees are not inclusive of accommodation but assistance is provided with housing search
Roundtrip airfare to/from USA
Daily transport
Personal expenses
Refundable accommodation security deposit
Visa costs