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Columbia College Alumni-Sponsored Student Internship Program


Program Overview

The Columbia College Alumni-Sponsored Student Internship Program (CCASSIP) is an exciting opportunity for full-time currently enrolled 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 and Development.  These internships are available across a variety of industries and are unique opportunities to gain direct industry exposure.  The internships each year are predominantly in New York but there is also potential for them to be in other cities across the country and globe.  In past summers, internships were held in New York, Beijing, San Francisco, Washington, D.C and more.  As part of the program, students are paired with an alumni mentor, engage in professional development training prior to beginning their internship, take part in networking events, and have the support of CCE.  At the close of the program, all CCASSIP interns will come together to reflect on their summer experience.

Program Features

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:

  • Professional Development Training that includes a program overview, tips on making the most of your internship experience, goal setting, and a discussion of your personal brand. 
  • Internship experience for 8-12 weeks during the summer 2014.  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 event with industry professionals and alumni during 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.  

Program Benefits

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 2014 opportunities are now posted in LionSHARE and will continue rolling in 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.

Past Program Employers

List of 2013 Employers with CCASSIP Interns - wide range of industries

Alvarez & Marsal LLP
Argo Group
Cinetic Media
Comprehensive Cardiology
Due West Education
First DataBank
Heico Aerospace Corporation
Julie Menin's Political Campaign for Manhattan Borough President
McBee Strategic Consulting
Met Council
Nutrition 21/JDS Therapeutics
NYC Conflicts of Interests Board
NYC Department of Education
New York State Department of Financial Services
Peppertree Engineering
Public Art Fund
Qualia Advisors
Sidley Austin
Sloane & Company
Sullivan & Cromwell
The Conference Board
The Jed Foundation
Travefy Incorporated
TZP Group
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit - Judge Joseph Greenaway

List of 2012 Employers with CCASSIP Interns

Alvarez & Marsal, LLC
AOL Ventures
Carlisle Development Group
Comprehensive Cardiology
Due West Education
First DataBank
Judge Alvin Hellerstein
Met Council
NBC Universal
Nutrition 21
NYC Political Campaign
Peppertree Engineering
Public Art Fund
Sidley Austin
The Conference Board
The Jed Foundation
The Kitchen
TZP Group
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit - Judge Joseph Greenaway

Former CCASSIP Interns

Intern: Ruth Angrand, CC 2013

Position & Employer: Cardiology Intern, Comprehensive Cardiology

Location: Mountain View, CA

Check out Ruth’s insightful blog about her summer as a Cardiology Intern at Comprehensive Cardiology.



Intern: Lillian Chen, CC 2015

Position & Employer: Archives and Research Intern, Public Art Fund

Location: New York, NY

View Lillian’s captivating photojournal about her internship at the Public Art Fund.

Intern: Rajan Gupta, CC 2015

Position & Employer: Private Equity Intern, TZP Group

Location: New York, NY

Read Rajan’s contemplative reflection about his internship with TZP Group.


Intern: Luca Marzorati, CC 2015

Position & Employer: Marketing Intern, Sidley Austin LLP

Location: New York, NY

Take a look at Luca’s interesting reflection about his summer at Sidley Austin LLP.


Intern: Jean-Pierre Salendres, CC 2014 

Position & Employer: Brand Communications Intern, First DataBank

Location: San Francisco, California

Read Jean’s intriguing reflection about working as a Brand Communications Intern for First DataBank!

Application Process

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 be determined by the employer.  

Information Sessions

Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 5pm - 6pm, Lerner - Satow Room - This session is co-sponsored by CCSC 2015 and 2016


Thursday, January 30, 2014, 5pm - 6pm, CCE Conference Room


Program Contacts

For all questions about the CCASSIP program, please feel free to contact:

Jennie Creamer
Senior Associate Director, Experiential Education & Student Enterprises

Philip Grace
Program Counselor, Experiential Education & Student Enterprises