A Year in New York

Transform your life and career by living, working and studying in New York City

What is the New York Program?

The Mountbatten Program (formerly Mountbatten Institute) offers a career-defining program for young professionals looking to jump-start their career in a globally competitive business environment.

We welcome approximately 100 successful applicants to New York City every March and August and provide them with an internship in a leading organization, a professional development program or academic qualification and the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture of New York City.

New York is one of the most exciting and fast-paced cities in the world and we want to make sure that you have the time of your life whilst gaining invaluable professional development. Our hassle-free approach means we take care of the key elements during your year in an international city, including:

Trainees receive more in benefits than the cost of the Program, making a year in New York City great value for money, as well as great fun!

Living in New York City

Our Mountbatten Program Trainees often describe their 12 months in New York as the 'best year' of their lives.

The Program provides rent-free accommodation for all our Trainees along with roommates from the Program. This shared accommodation is in easy reach of the city and provides the opportunity for Trainees to make friends fast.

Find out more about the Mountbatten Program accommodation in New York.

Outside of their internship and study our Trainees like to explore the city and the rest of the USA, making the most of their #MountbattenLife. From brunch to cultural events, trips to the Jersey Shore, Canada or California, they like to jam-pack their free time and create incredible memories.

For more ideas on what you could be doing on your year in New York, follow our Trainees on Instagram at @mountbatten.i and #MountbattenLife.

Working in New York City

International experience elevates a CV so we work with leading organizations across New York to provide full-time internship opportunities for our Trainees. You will be placed with your host organization for the full year and internships are offered across a range of sectors and in a number of departments.

Read more about who our New York host organizations are and what you can expect from your internship.

Studying in New York City

To complement your international internship you will also enrol in a study program. We offer a professional development program aiming to equip our Trainees with the skills and understanding to enter the new digital workforce or two academic qualifications in partnership with UK Universities. The three options for our Trainees to select from are; Digital Fluency, Entrepreneurial Management or Advanced International Business Practice.

The Advanced International Business Practice program also includes 14-weeks in Bangkok, following your year in New York, to complete your study.

Read more about our professional development and academic programs in New York.