CAE Application Process



You must be a full-time currently enrolled undergraduate student at Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science or the School of General Studies; or a full-time currently enrolled graduate student at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences or the School of the Arts.  You must also be able to commit to working 10-20 hours per week for the entire 12 week internship duration.  

Students are only eligible to be part of the CAE program one time throughout their time at Columbia University.  Therefore, students are not eligible to apply for any CAE positions (even with a different CAE employer) once a CAE internship has been completed.

Also, students who are studying abroad are encouraged to apply. Interviews will be conducted over the phone. Please indicate that you are studying abroad in your cover letter. 

*Please note, by submitting an application, you authorize the Center for Career Education to conduct academic, disciplinary and financial aid checks to confirm program eligibility and inform funding decisions. Certain University policy violations may disqualify you from consideration for the CAE program.

How to Apply

CAE 2014 internships will be posted in LionSHARE during the Fall 2013 semester.  Search "CAE" in the "keyword(s)" section to locate all program opportunities. You may apply to up to three (3) positions of interest.

There are four required components to the application:

  1. CAE application form (this form only needs to be submitted once)
    The following documents must be submitted through LionSHARE for each position of interest:
  2. Resume
  3. Cover Letter
  4. Transcript (can be unofficial): First-years may use high school transcript and course list from SSOL.
These must be submitted through LionSHARE for each position of interest. Please note that some positions may have additional requirements, which are listed in the application instructions for the position in LionSHARE.

CAE Timeline

October 15, 2013 (12pm-1pm)October 21, 2013 (5pm-6pm)
On-campus Spring Internship information sessions

November 3, 2013
Extended application deadline for select Columbia Arts Experience (CAE) opportunities.

Late November to early December 2013

First round-interviews with CCE for internship position(s)

Early December  2013

Final-round interviews with employers (in person, phone, or video/teleconference)

Mid-December 2013

Offers made to candidates

January 27, 2014
CAE pre-program training at CCE

January  27 - April 18, 2014
Columbia Arts Experience (CAE) internship period