CCIA Application Process
You must be a current enrolled undergraduate student at Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science or the School of General Studies and be able to commit to working 10-20 hours per week for ten or more weeks in an internship.
Students are only eligible to be part of the CCIA program one time throughout their time at Columbia University. Therefore, students are not eligible to apply for any CCIA positions (even with a different CAE employer) once a CCIA internship has been completed.
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 CCIA program.
How to Apply
All CCIA 2013 internships are posted in LionSHARE. Search "CCIA" in the "Job Search" 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:
- CCIA application form: (this form only needs to be submitted once, however you must submit this form even if you are applying to only one position)
- Cover Letter
- Transcript (can be unofficial). Please note that if you are a first year student and do not have a transcript yet, you may submit a high school transcript and a class schedule.
October 26 & October 31, 2012
On-campus Spring Internship information sessions
November 4, 2012
Application deadline for Columbia Communities in Action (CCIA)
Mid- to Late-November 2012
First round-interviews with CCE for internship position(s)
Early December 2012
Final-round interviews with employers (in person, phone, or video/teleconference)
Offers made to candidates
January 25, 2013
Pre-program training at CCE
January 28 - April 19, 2013
Columbia Communities in Action (CCIA) internship period