International Studies & Programs

Internship Options

Students on exchange or in the American Semester Program at MSU have sought internships in New York City and San Francisco in the past. We work with the Academic Internship Council who provides interview and placement assistance, housing, and programming during the internship.

Only students studying at MSU on a J-1 visa are eligible for the internship program. Students coming to MSU on exchange are typically on a J-1 visa, while students coming through the American Semester Program are on an F-1. If you are applying to the American Semester Program and will travel on an F-1 visa and have questions about the internship program, send an email to american(at)msu.edu.

Download the Internship Program Flyer (PDF) here, or continue reading to learn more about our options.


Internship Program in San Francisco, California USA

The San Francisco Bay Area combines natural beauty and a rich history with vibrant commerce in a city where quaint meets cosmopolitan.  San Francisco is a center of finance and business activity of all kinds, form healthcare and human services to culture and communication, making it an ideal site for a challenging internship.

WHEN: Fall, Spring or Summer
*must attend one academic semester at MSU

HOW MUCH: $9,500 (USD) Includes MSU enrollment, housing, internship, orientation, cultural and professional activities, J1 visa processing, and program support. Does not include airfare, food or local transport.

NEXT STEP:
Call:  1.517.884.3509
Email:  american(at)msu.edu or msuex(at)msu.edu

Potential Internship Placements*

Examples Only.  Exact placement will depend on employer needs as well as student experiences.

Politics, Law & NGO’s -
Legal Departments, Law Firms, Public defenders, Governmental Agencies, Political Parties, and Trade Associations for employers such as:

  • San Francisco Superior Court
  • Amnesty International
  • City of Berkeley

Communicatsions -
Advertising, PR, Event Management for employers such as:

  • Signature Events
  • Aptimus
  • Harper Collins
  • Where San Francisco Magazine

Business, Finance, Economics, & Investment -
Commerical and Retail Banks, Insurance, Venture Capital for employers such as:

  • Merrill Lynch
  • Charles Schwab
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Accenture

Technology & Research-
Engineering, Hardware and software for employers such as:

  • Cisco Systems
  • Technorati
  • Genentech

Television, Film, Journalism -
Television, Film Production, Newspapers, Broadcast News, Web-based publications and Digital Design for employers such as:

  • DreamWorks Animation
  • KQED Television
  • Pixar
  • Mochi Media

Healthcare, Education, & Social Issues -
University Departments, Research Labs, Community Organizations, and Human Services for employers such as:

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Better Chance School
  • Alameda Health Department

Arts, Culture, & History -
Galleries, Historical Sites, Auction Houses and Dance Schools for employers such as:

  • Museum of California
  • Exploratorium
  • Berkeley Repertory Theory

Internship Program in New York, NY, USA

America’s most cosmopolitan city, the “Big Apple” hosts opportunity seekers from around the world. As a global economic powerhouse and cultural center, it offers a wide range of internship placements. American Semester students spend one semester on campus in East Lansing followed by one semester or summer in New York.

WHEN: Fall, Spring or Summer
*must attend one academic semester at MSU

COST: $9.500 USD
Includes MSU enrollment, housing, internship, orientation, cultural and professional activities, J1 visa processing, and program support. Does not include airfare, food, or local transport
*price dependent on length of internship.

NEXT STEPS:
Call: 1.517.884.3509
Email: american(at)msu.edu or msuex(at)msu.edu

Potential Placements*

Examples Only. Exact placement will depend on employer needs as well as student experiences. Other cities available upon request.

Politics, Law & NGO’s -
Legal Departments, Law Firms, Public defenders, Governmental Agencies, Political Parties, and Trade Associations for employers such as:

  • David M. Fish, Counselor and Attorney at Law
  • International Rescue Committee
  • United Nations Associations

Communications & Media -
Television, Film, News, Magazines, Literary Agencies, and Record Companies for employers such as:

  • Zeitgeist Films
  • Link Media
  • Shape Magazine
  • Show Business Weekly

Business & Finance -
Investment Banks, Insurance,Real Estate, Consulting, Hospitality, and Recruiting for employers such as:

  • Aegis Capital
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Mark David NY
  • Quintessentially New York

Marketing & Advertising - 
Advertising Agencies, Public and Investor Relations, Corporate Communications, Media Buying, Tour Operators, and Film Distribution for employers such as:

  • Arnold Worldwide
  • Stella McCartney Designs
  • Gucci Group
  • CC Feinberg PR

Arts Culture & History - 
Galleries, Historical Sites, Auction Houses and Dance Schools for employers such as:

  • Actor Theater Workshop
  • Carnegie Hall
  • The American Irish Historical Society

Community, Education, Healthcare & Nutrition -
Schools, Community Services, Fitness Facilities, Nutrition, Children’s Services employers such as:

  • Bronx Family Center
  • St. Ignatius Middle School
  • Children’s Aid Society
  • NYU Medical Center

 

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