12 Awesome Jobs & Internships for a Working Vacation in New York 2018

It’s almost summer of 2018 and what do Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Sarah Jessica Parker, RZA, M.I.A., the Olsen twins, and Ghostface Killah have in common?

These celebs, musicians, and actresses have all famously lived in or are from New York – and really, who doesn’t want to visit the concrete jungle where dreams of made of?

Summer vacation is just around the corner, which means that road trips are calling you and your buds, and airlines are putting on major sales to Insta-worthy places like NYC.

Unfortunately, summer also means that it’s time to find a summer job to fund that killer pizza addiction (and maybe pay off some student debt while you’re at it).

Enter: Working Vacations. Summer is really the perfect time for a working holiday in New York. Summer jobs and internships in New York are the perfect opportunity to combine your lust for travel and need for cash with a kickass summer job or internship in the Big Apple.

Check out these 12 enviable New York summer jobs and internships of 2017 that are guaranteed to make all your friends jealous while you’re away learning and earning!

Summer Internships in New York

Digital Marketing and Editorial Internships

Animation Intern Working on a Job in New York 2018
Web Culture – Animation Intern

1. Video Intern – Summer – New York Post

If your short film game is majorly on-point and you have some technical training in the mix, interning at the New York Post as their summer video intern could be your next gig. They’re looking for someone who is proactive, organized, and creative with Adobe Premier skills.

New York Post is a leading publisher of news, pop culture, and entertainment that plays with wit, irreverence, and quality stories to create eye-catching and innovative content.


  • Click the “Apply for this job online” button here
  • Send your cover letter and resume with “Video Internship” in the subject line

2. Web Culture Intern – Mashable

Dream Job: Getting to paid to play around with the Internet all day. Impossible? Apparently not, since Mashable is hiring for an Internet-obsessed web culture summer intern to create GIFs and explore the weird, wild web for humor, viral videos, and entertainment stories.

Mashable is a media and entertainment hub that specializes in creative, clever, and trending digital content and thought leadership.


  • Fill in the blanks of this job application form here
  • Explain why you’re unique in a creative writeup that’s 150 characters or less

3. Summer Marketing Intern for Animation Studio – IdeaRocket

If you want to create digital content and promote it using the freshest marketing tactics, being a summer marketing intern for an animation studio in Midtown Manhattan might be right for you. You’ll learn about content creation, SEO, PPC, email marketing, public relations, and outreach.

IdeaRocket is an animation studio that works with some of the top Fortune 500 brands in North America, as well as new tech startups, to create 2D motion, whiteboard, and motion graphics. They believe that internships are learning experiences, not just grunt work!


  • Submit your resume, cover letter, and link to your portfolio here
  • Fill in “Summer Marketing Intern” in the “Desired Position” box
  • Write a short message to introduce yourself and your job application

Science and Technology Internships

laboratory Summer Job for Science Students in 2018

 4. BRAINYAC Program Intern – Columbia University

When you’re passionate about mentoring youth and neuroscience, there will only be a few summer internships as perfect for your as the BRAINYAC Program Intern position at Columbia University.

The BRAINYAC program (Brain Research Apprenticeships in New York at Columbia) is a scientific research program that mentors high school students to give them a hands-on introduction to the academic research environment.


  • Submit your resume and cover letter here
  • Answer questions throughout the job application process, if applicable

Arts Internships

Ballet Dance Arts Internships

5. Summer Arts Intern/Dance Apprentice – Soul Arts Academy

Love dancing the night away? How about dancing your day away as the Dance Teacher Apprentice or learning from the best and brightest performer-educators in New York as a Summer Arts Intern at Soul Arts Academy?

Soul Arts Academy runs performance-focused summer arts workshops for kids and features dance, drama, art, music, and outdoor activities run by New York artists and professional teachers. Soul Arts has been hailed as “Downtown’s most creative day camp for kids.”


  • Log into the Barefoot Student jobs board here
  • Push the “Contact” button to apply

 Graphic Design Fashion Internship

Graphic Design Intern Job - Make Up For Ever

6. Intern, Graphic Design – Make Up For Ever

If you love graphic design, fashion, and makeup, then you should apply for Make Up For Ever’s summer internship. This seasonal position reports to the Director of Design and works with the design and social media teams to create new and exciting collateral.

Make Up For Ever is one of the top makeup brands relied on by professional makeup artists and the public alike for delivering professional results adaptable to all trades and styles. This brand is carried at Sephora and many other retailers around the world.


  • Go to the Make Up For Ever Careers database here
  • Search for “Intern, Graphic Design – Summer 2017”
  • Apply by logging into the database

Forestry and Garden Internships

Internships at New York Botanical Garden

7. Forest Intern – New York Botanical Garden

Studying ecology, natural resources, or forestry? You could work as the Forest Intern at the New York Botanical Garden this summer to work with other staff to restore and maintain the beautiful Forest gardens.

The New York Botanical Garden is a historical landmark and active botanical garden that spans 250-acres with over one million plans in its remarkable collections. The garden is a living museum, major educational institution and renowned center for research and conservation organization.


  • Click the “Apply” button here
  • Submit your cover letter, resume, and other prompted information

International Organization and NGO Internships

Humanitarian United Nations Graphic Design Internship New York

8. Social Media Intern – United Nations

If you want to change the world, working as a summer intern at the United Nations (UN) might be a good place to start. This UN position will help to research and draft social media content, monitor social media analytics, and help set up special events thrown by their department.

The UN is an intergovernmental organization that promotes cooperation between nations and creating and maintaining international order. There are 193 member states that belong to the UN, forming the largest, most well-known, and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world.


  • Click the “Apply Now” button here
  • Create your online application by completing a cover note and personal history profile

Summer Jobs in New York

Library and Archival Summer Jobs

New York Library and Archival Summer Jobs

9. Literacy Leaders Program Assistant – The New York Public Library

As a Literacy Leader Program Assistant at The New York Public Library, you’ll get the opportunity to learn about children’s education and literacy education in an urban library system environment by helping high school interns work with children to foster a love of reading.

The New York Public Library has provided free access to books, information, and education to New Yorkers for over 100 years. The New York Public Library is the largest public library system in the United States and serves more than 17 million patrons a year and millions more online.


  • Click the “Apply” button here
  • Apply with your cover letter, resume, and other information as required

Music Summer Jobs

Music Summer Jobs


10. Digital Strategy & Corporate Development Temp – Warner Music Group

If you live and breathe music, working in the music industry this summer might be right for you. Warner Music Group is hiring a seasonal temp that specializes in digital strategy and corporate development.It’s a great opportunity for MBA grads. And if you’re a music marketing strategy whiz, this could be an ideal fit!

Warner Music Group is a multinational entertainment and record label conglomerate known as one of the “big three” recording companies and third largest in the global music industry. Warner Music Group owns Warner Bros. Records, Atlantic Records, and Parlophone.


  • Click the “Apply on company website button” here
  • Submit your cover letter, resume, and other information as prompted

Film Summer Jobs

 Summer Film Program - The New York Film Academy

11. TA – Summer Film Program – The New York Film Academy

The New York Film Academy is looking for fun, responsible Teaching Assistants to help out with their NYC summer film and acting program for teens and tweens. If you’re knowledgeable about film, acting, and mentoring, this could be your ideal fit this summer.

The New York Film Academy is a leading film and acting school with centers in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, and across the world. Its programs range from cinematography to virtual reality to musical theatre, and boasts a number of successful alumni and faculty.


  • Click the “Apply” button here
  • Submit your cover letter, resume, and other information as prompted

Editorial Summer Jobs

Editorial Summer Jobs 12. Editorial Fellow, Backchannel - Condé Nast

12. Editorial Fellow, Backchannel – Condé Nast

Are you a college graduate with a background in journalism and an interest in technology? If so, Conde Nast is looking for someone like you to join their team at Backchannel in New York for a summer job as an Editorial Fellow.

Condé Nast is a leading media company known for its thought leadership and high quality content. The company attracts more than 100 million consumers across print, digital, and video brands and features iconic titles like Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, GQ, The New Yorker, Bon Appetit, W, and Teen Vogue.


  • Click the “Apply” button here
  • Submit your cover letter, resume, and other information as required

Learn More

Get your employment plan tight by checking out our Summer Jobs Guide 2017, and then use Resume.com’s resume builder and Careers Center to make sure you’re ready to start applying for your next summer job! As an added tip, publishing your resume on resume.com will also allow possible employers search your resume online and recruit you!


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