Thank you for your interest in Semester in the City! We can’t wait to learn more about you!


Step 1: Application. Fill out our online application, which should take you about 30 minutes. The application asks you to submit: 

  •  3 responses to short answer questions

  • A resume and/or a LinkedIn profile

  • 2 references (must be people who know you well, e.g. advisors, professors, work supervisors, coaches etc.) 

Step 2: Eligibility Check. Every college/university has its own eligibility process that students must complete before participating in a study away program. Enrollment in Semester in the City is contingent upon completion of this process. Please contact your college’s program liaison for information about the eligibility process and deadlines. To find out who to contact at your school, click here. 

Step 3: Interview. Our interview lasts about 30 minutes and is an opportunity for us to get to know you better, while leaving room for you to ask more questions about the program. We will also ask questions to begin to get a sense of what a great internship placement could look like for you! 

Step 4: Selection. Students will be notified if they are accepted into the program approximately 1-2 weeks after being interviewed. 

Step 5: Enrollment. Students must confirm their participation by submitting an enrollment form by the enrollment deadline. At this time, students will also be asked to complete an internship matching questionnaire.

Step 6: Matching. Matching occurs after all application deadlines for the semester pass. Students applying for a Spring semester will know their internship match by late November. Students applying for a Fall semester will be informed of their match in late April. Next steps to confirm the match will follow. 

If you have any questions, please email us at

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