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 2015 internships will be posted in LionSHARE during the Fall 2014 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 14 & October 20, 2014
On-campus spring internship information sessions

October 26, 2014
Application deadline for select Columbia Arts Experience (CAE) opportunities.

Early November 2014

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

Late November 2014

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

Early-December 2014

Offers made to candidates

January 23, 2015
Pre-program training at CCE

January 26 - April 17, 2015
Columbia Arts Experience (CAE) internship period