New York & Boston 

Internships

Join ACA for the Summer-of-a-Lifetime!

 

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  • New York Life
  • Boston Life

Welcome to ACA's Internship Program!

Landing an internship at a renowned company allows students the opportunity to experience and work in their preferred future industry. An internship offers students the chance to learn by doing and the opportunity to work with a professional who can become a mentor – not only in the internship, but also throughout their career. With any industry, interns will learn what it takes to change the world in the competitive marketplace, such as the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

Internships are offered in New York and Boston. These major cities boast top companies and internship opportunities for our students.

  • Placements in Over 20 Industries
  • Explore and experience your future industry
  • Resume/College Application Builder
  • Upscale Residence Halls or Commuter Option
  • 10:1 Student-to-Staff Ratio
  • All Inclusive Activities and Weekend Excursions

2020 Dates & Tuition

Save $500 if you apply by December 18!

Transportation is not included in tuition.

Weekday Schedule

  • 8:15 am - 9:00 am
    Breakfast
  • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Internship
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Lunch
  • 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Internship
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Chill
  • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Dinner
  • 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
    Evening Activities
    (Choice of Several Options)
  • 11:30 pm - 12:30 pm
    Residence Hall (Social Time)
  • 12:30 pm
    Goodnight (Individual Suites)

Internships run Monday through Friday.

Safety

At ACA, we believe safety comes first. That’s why we maintain an ten-to-one student-to-staff ratio – one of the lowest in the industry! This lets us offer unmatched attention and unique personalized programs.

As part of our commitment to student safety, ACA staff members live on student-occupied floors, accompany students on all activities and excursions, and are always equipped with cellphones for emergencies.

The Residence Halls in New York and Boston add an additional element of security, as well. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day with trained personnel for your comfort and convenience.

Travel to New York or Boston*

If you are attending the New York Program, we recommend that students fly nonstop to LaGuardia (LGA) International Airport. There they will be met by ACA staff members, who will escort them to comfortable, air-conditioned shuttles for the brief drive to campus.

If you are attending the Boston Program, we recommend that students fly nonstop to Boston Logan Airport (BOS) International Airport. There they will be met by ACA staff members, who will escort them to comfortable, air-conditioned shuttles for the brief drive to campus.

*Transportation is not included in tuition.

Internship Advantages

When it comes to starting down your perfect career path, nothing can make the difference like real experience. Classroom training is essential, of course, but an opportunity to get some “hands-on” training in your ideal career should not be missed! ACA understands, which is why we offer great internship opportunities. They provide amazing ways to pick up real skill and savvy. Find out if you’re ready to make it in the real world! Work in at the next big tech start up company or try your hand at some play-by-play at ESPN Radio. Whichever industry you choose, ACA works hard to find each student a fulfilling opportunity.

Past ACA students have interned in the following areas:

  • Business
  • Marketing, Advertising
  • Law
  • Finance
  • Computer Science
  • Political Science
  • Journalism
  • Real Estate
  • Fashion
  • Photography
  • Art/Art History
  • Film/Theater
  • Music
  • Sports
  • Non Profits
  • Health Related Occupations

When it comes time to apply for a real job, ACA internship sponsors are more than happy to provide references!

Please Note: To apply, students must submit a brief essay detailing their field of interest, goals for the program and any qualities they possess that would be beneficial to the employer. These essays will be distributed to potential employers in the student’s chosen field in search of a suitable match. 

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Summer in the Big Apple!

New York City is packed with plenty to do! After a day full of discovery and creativity during class, explore the shops, sights and scenes in NYC. Enjoy a favorite sport or just relax in the park.

Columbia shows you a vibrant campus perfectly situated to take advantage of all the excitement New York has to offer in the summertime.

Rest easy, because ACA understands the importance of being comfortable in your home away from home. Columbia’s residences feature the comfort, safety and cleanliness you expect from ACA, including air conditioning! Staying on Columbia’s campus, in the heart of NYC, you will have easy access to all classes and activities. This prime location offers easy access to the attractions, entertainment and shopping that make the Big Apple a world-class city. Our goal is to consistently create an environment where you’ll be able to concentrate on getting the most out of your summer – staying relaxed, refreshed and ready to excel.

Staying in NYC has its privileges. You’ll kick back in comfort, enjoying in-suite bathrooms, Internet access, weekly housekeeping, linen service and much more. At the end of the day, relax in fully furnished lounges. Catch your favorite show on cable TV, play some Xbox, or watch a DVD with your new friends!

Excellent Eats

Choices, choices, choices! With ACA, you never have to worry about going hungry. From home-style meals served at breakfast to dinner options that let you enjoy favorite restaurants, no pre-college summer program gives you as many dining options!

Our breakfast buffet features made-to-order morning specials like omelets, pancakes and waffles alongside plenty of fresh fruit, cereal, bagels, yogurt and pastries, so you’ll be able to fuel up with no problem. If you’d rather take your breakfast on the run, don’t worry, there’s bagels and fresh fruit ready and waiting for you to grab as you go.

Thanks to ACA’s exclusive Dining-on-the-Town-Plan, you’ll have amazing dinner options each weekday. Visit favorite restaurants and local delicacies, in addition to our outstanding on-campus dining facilities.

Around Town & Beyond

Each evening, you will have the opportunity to socialize and build friendships while you enjoy the fun and excitement of NYC nightlife. Many popular hangouts are located just steps from Columbia, and the welcoming crowd of lively locals and visitors creates an unforgettable energy! Catch a local concert or enjoy a game of pool or pingpong. From Topshop to Marc Jacobs, Adidas to Bloomingdale’s, you can’t beat the trendy upscale shopping in SoHo. If you want to watch the world go by, sit down at a café right in the center of the bustling city and people watch while sharing stories and playing games with your new friends.


You’ll have access to a fully equipped workout facility and plenty of other athletic options during your stay. You can lace up your running shoes for a jog in Central Park, or hit the gym to pump some iron or get moving on an elliptical trainer. Outdoor tennis courts, basketball courts and plenty of other options are sure to keep you busy. Of course, a game of touch football or a little Frisbee is always a Central Park classic. Just make sure to pack your workout gear!

Boston Life

​ACA’s program gives you the chance to spend a memorable three weeks in the nation’s ultimate college town. Ask Hub City residents what makes their hometown great and you’re going to hear plenty, from American history to pro sports loyalty. ACA’s Boston program is set on the picturesque campus of Suffolk University, in the heart of downtown with easy access to one of America’s most exciting cities. You’ll get to enjoy everything that makes Boston great – especially in the summer! From Newbury Street to Davis Square, the combination of big-city excitement and unbeatable college-town charm has something for everyone.

Suffolk University shows you a vibrant campus perfectly situated in the heart of the city to take advantage of all the excitement Boston has to offer in the summertime.

Rest assured, ACA understands the importance of being comfortable in your home away from home. This means safe, clean, comfortable accommodations. You will have access to excellent health and recreational facilities and to food service that won’t have you hungry for home cooking. We pride ourselves on the fact that our residences, food service and fitness amenities offer ACA students the very best of any summer pre-college enrichment program. ACA creates a unique environment where you’ll be able to concentrate on getting the most out of your summer, staying refreshed and ready to excel.

Excellent Eats

Choices, choices, choices! With ACA, you never have to worry about going hungry. From home-style meals served at breakfast to dinner options that let you enjoy favorite restaurants, no pre-college summer program gives you as many dining options!

Our breakfast buffet features made-to-order morning specials like omelets, pancakes and waffles alongside plenty of fresh fruit, cereal, bagels, yogurt and pastries, so you’ll be able to fuel up with no problem. If you’d rather take your breakfast on the run, don’t worry, there’s bagels and fresh fruit ready and waiting for you to grab as you go.

Thanks to ACA’s exclusive Dining-on-the-Town-Plan, you’ll have amazing dinner options each weekday. Visit favorite restaurants and local delicacies, in addition to our outstanding on-campus dining facilities.

Around Town & Beyond

Afternoons and evening activities are yours to enjoy. Spend an afternoon rowing along the Charles River, polish your backhand or toss a Frisbee in Boston Common. Visit Faneuil Hall Marketplace for serious shopping and dining, then be the first to see one of the summer’s blockbuster flicks. Feeling patriotic? The Paul Revere House is an experience that can’t be missed, and check out the Ghosts and Gravestones Tour if you’re feeling brave. This fantastic city offers endless unique opportunities, and ACA helps you find the ones that interest you most.

You’ll have access to outstanding athletic facilities. Keep your workout routine or connect with friends for some competition. Whatever your game, you’ll be able to stay in shape and keep your skills sharp! You’ll have full use of the running tracks, basketball courts, outdoor playing fields and weight rooms. And if you’d prefer some fresh air, we’re always close to scenic running and cycling paths, softball and soccer fields, and green space perfect for a game of catch or Frisbee. Don’t forget to pack your workout gear!

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What Alumni are Saying

The Internship Program was a very unique and beneficial experience in my life! I made new friends and really got involved in my company. My English improved because of this experience. I loved it!
Alice G.
China
I worked in an architecture office on several projects including affordable housing, vacation village, hotel and a rooftop bar. I did the model of landscape, the plan and elevation of housing. It was a wonderful experience!”
Eric D.
California
I interned in a Fashion company. I had the nicest coworkers and got to see the what the industry is all about! It was an unforgettable experience and will help me stand out when applying for college!
Julia R.
New York

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