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New York is the undisputed cultural capital of the US and the most populous city in the nation, squeezing more than eight million people into its five boroughs. Where better to intern in the USA than the Big Apple, where you'll never be short of things to do or see.

From the buzz of Manhattan to the bohemian vibe of Brooklyn, every corner of the city boasts its own charms. Explore the history, culture and entertainment of the city that never sleeps while you reap the benefits of a 12 month USA Graduate visa. Artists, diplomats and hipsters rub shoulders in cafes, in Central Park and along Fifth Avenue. You can be there too, in an iconic city bursting with opportunity.

Where to Intern

New York remains the economic hub of the US, home to over 200 banks, more Fortune 500 companies than any other American city and some of the nation's top law firms. You can also put your USIT graduate USA visa to intern in New York's publishing industry, music production or international relations. Technology is a constantly growing sector, with creative start-ups sharing space with established global brands. Fashion, advertising and retail offer once-in-a-lifetime internship placements and internship opportunities. In a city with over 70,000 hotel rooms and countless restaurants, it's also a brilliant place to train in the hospitality business.

Where to Live

Manhattan is the beating heart of New York. From Chinatown to Washington Heights, this island borough is bursting with cool places to live. Across the East River, Brooklyn may be the hipster capital, but New York's most densely populated neighbourhood is also home to world class museums and beautiful public parks. Don't overlook Queens, the city's most ethnically diverse area and a place historically favoured by the Irish while working in America; historic, multicultural Harlem; Staten Island, linked to the city by ferry; and several charming New Jersey communities across the Hudson River, which enjoy convenient transport links to Manhattan. To find your New York home away from home, try StreetEasy.com, a popular alternative to Craigslist, or NakedApartments.com.

Climate

Weather in New York can be as unpredictable as a night out, but in general you can expect hot, humid summers, crisp autumns, snowy winters and all seasons in a day come spring. Like the shops, bars and attractions of the city itself, NYC weather is diverse and full of surprises.