CEO Application Process



  • Applicants must be currently enrolled full-time sophomores or juniors in Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science or the School of General Studies.
  • Applicants must be able to commit to the full program.
  • Students must have a desire to engage in new cultural experiences and be willing to expand their horizons.
  • Once a student has completed a CEO internship, he or she is not eligible to apply to positions in the same city for future summer CEO terms (even with a different employer).  However, he or she is eligible to apply to alternate CEO locations.

STUDENTS WHO ARE STUDYING ABROAD ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. Interviews will be conducted over the phone or Skype.

*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 CEO program.

How to apply

CEO 2015 internships are now posted in LionSHARE and will continue rolling in through remainder of the fall semester. 

CEO Timeline

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014
Information Session
5:00pm-6:00pm, Center for Career Education, Conference Room
Register Here

Thursday, January 29th 2015
Information Session
5:00pm-6:00pm, Center for Career Education, Conference Room
Register Here

February 8, 2015
Application deadline for all students (all applications must be submitted through LionSHARE)

Mid-Late February 2015
All applications will be passed along for employer consideration and potential interviews.

Students will have one week to decide from offer date to accept or decline position

Friday, April 17th 2015 and Thursday, April 23rd 2015
Students will be required to attend one (1) general session to prepare for the CEO program as well as a city-specific dinner with their fellow CEO program participants. City-specific dates will be announced upon receiving the CEO offer.

June 15 - August 7, 2015 (students may need to arrive early to attend on-site orientations.  Please contact CEO Program Managers before booking airline tickets)
CEO internship period