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CCIA Application Process

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Eligibility

You must be a currently enrolled full-time 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 CCIA 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

CCIA Spring 2014 internships will be posted to LionSHARE and this website in late September 2013.

Search "CCIA" 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. CCIA 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. Submit the CCIA application form here and your other materials through LionSHARE by October 27, 2013.

CCIA Timeline

October 15 & October 21, 2013
On-campus Spring Internship information sessions

November 3, 2013
Extended application deadline for select Columbia Communities in Action (CCIA) opportunities.

Early November 2013

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

Late November 2013

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

Early-December 2013

Offers made to candidates

January 24, 2014
Pre-program training at CCE

January 27 - April 18, 2014
Columbia Communities in Action (CCIA) internship period