The Mountbatten Institute offers a unique internship opportunity to experience living and working in New York. For those lucky enough to get on the program it really is a fantastic chance to get the best out of the city on a personal and cultural level.
Mountbatten provides living arrangements in New York, work placement, monthly stipend, accommodation, insurance, visa assistance and support throughout, so that participants can focus on getting the most out of New York.
Founded in New York in 1984, the organization was named in honour of the late Earl Mountbatten of Burma, a senior member of the British Royal Family. After a distinguished career in public service Lord Mountbatten became deeply involved in international education, particularly student exchange and international study.
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A central aspect of the Mountbatten programme is work placement and practical training. Participants are placed with one of our premier sponsor companies in the following sectors: Finance, Law, IT, Event Management, HR, Marketing and Communications.
Participants work full-time for their sponsor company for the full 12 months. Key skills are developed quickly in a demanding professional environment and applicants should be prepared to hit the ground running upon arrival in New York. The experience provides first-hand experience and training in international business practice, industry insight, exposure to senior management and connection to a global network of like-minded peers.
Mountbatten work with over 65 Sponsor Companies in the New York area, selected for their commitment to inter-cultural exchange, diversity of operations and experiential education. Our companies are eager to take on talented professionals for practical training roles in March and August of each year. Some of our leading sponsor companies include: UBS, Citi, Thomson Reuters, Institutional Investor, US Trust, Bank of NY Mellon, JP Morgan Chase, Thompson Wigdor and the Royal Bank of Scotland.
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In the often demanding and fast-paced working environment of New York City, Mountbatten trainees are rewarded with daily professional challenges, allowing them to develop transferable skills and the international experience critical to success in the job market upon returning home. Typical roles include HR Coordinator, Marketing Intern, Paralegal Assistant, Client Services Representative, Conference Coordinator, Junior Project Manager or Financial Analyst.
All positions are located within Metropolitan New York: Manhattan (Wall Street, Times Square, Park Avenue, etc.); New Jersey, near a collection of Mountbatten apartments; and some involve a longer daily commute, such as our positions at UBS and RBS global headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut.
While not a complete list, here are some examples of how recent Mountbatten participants have spent their free time in New York:
Volunteering at One-To-World, HOPE and the Jewish Childcare Association of New York
Running the ING New York Marathon for Team Red Cross
Organizing the Next Generation Seminar series, hosted by Mountbatten
Attending the Economist Gala Dinner with President Bill Clinton
Sledding in Upstate New York
Blogging about American Food
Cheering on the New York Mets
Celebrating at the Burns Night Gala
Playing in the New York Metro Soccer League
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