Columbia College Alumni-Sponsored Student Internship Program
The Columbia College Alumni-Sponsored Student Internship Program (CCASSIP) is an exciting opportunity for Columbia College sophomores and juniors to have an internship experience developed through a strong partnership between the Center for Career Education, the Columbia College Alumni Association Board, and the Columbia College Alumni Association. These internships are available across a variety of industries and are unique opportunities to gain direct industry exposure. The internships will be predominantly in New York for the summer 2013 but there is also potential for them to be in other cities across the country and globe. Last year the internships were in the NY metro area and also Beijing, China, San Francisco, California, Mountain View, California, Miami, Florida and Washington, D.C. As part of the program, students are paired with an alumni mentor, engage in training prior to the program, take part in professional development and networking events, and have the support of CCE. At the close of the program, all CCASSIP interns will come together to reflect on the experience.
CCASSIP is a unique opportunity for Columbia College students to gain full time industry experience over the summer in a position that is sponsored by Columbia College alumni. Program features include the following:
- Pre-program Training that includes a program overview, tips on making the most of your internship experience, goal setting workshops with career counseling professionals and discussion of any logistical questions with the program manager.
- Internship experience for 8-12 weeks during the summer 2013. Duration of internship varies depending on opportunity.
- Columbia College alumni mentor to provide personal and professional guidance and support throughout the summer.
- Social and networking events with industry professionals and alumni throughout the summer as a great opportunity to build your professional network.
- End-of-Program Reflection Session that includes evaluation of the internship experience, goal attainment analysis and career development discussion.
Upon completion of CCASSIP students will have had substantive industry work experience. Students will develop their professional skills including research, effective communication and program management. They will have had the opportunity to build their professional network and learn about their industry of interest. Through the training and counseling support, participants will have the opportunity to reflect upon the internship and articulate experiences to highlight their transferable skills.
Summer 2013 opportunities will be posted in LionSHARE as available through the fall and early part of the spring semester. Be sure to search by "CCASSIP" or set up a job search agent to be emailed as new opportunities are posted.
For all the current CCASSIP and other CCE internship program postings click here.
Still Open: Summer 2013 Positions
Some CCASSIP positions for Summer 2013 remain open! Review the positions below and see which ones could be right for you.
|Company||Job Title||Job ID|
|The Irvine Company||Summer Intern Program - Real Estate Development||109962|
List of 2012 Employers with CCASSIP Interns
Alvarez & Marsal, LLC
Carlisle Development Group
Due West Education
Judge Alvin Hellerstein
NYC Political Campaign
Public Art Fund
The Conference Board
The Jed Foundation
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit - Judge Joseph Greenaway
Intern: Ruth Angrand, CC 2013
Position & Employer: Cardiology Intern, Comprehensive Cardiology
Location: Mountain View, CA
Intern: Jean-Pierre Salendres, CC 2014
Position & Employer: Brand Communications Intern, First DataBank
Location: San Francisco, California
Opportunities will be posted on LionSHARE as available and the qualifications and application process will be listed in each job description and the required documents (resume, cover letter, transcript) will vary by opportunity.
Wednesday, November 28, 5pm - 6pm, CCE Conference Room, co-sponsored by the CCSC 2015 Register
Thursday, December 6, 12pm - 1pm, CCE Conference Room Register
Wednesday, January 22, 5pm - 6pm, CCE Conference Room, co-sponsored by the Columbia University Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Register
For all questions about the CCASSIP program, please feel free to contact:
Associate Director, Experiential Education & Student Enterprises