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Program Overview

The Center for Career Education (CCE) and Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs (CORE) partner on the Startup Internship Program (SIP). The SIP program is designed to meet the demand of students who are excited, engaged and curious to know more about the startup community and thinking about pursuing a career in the startup space. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about what it means to see the growth of a business in the marketplace while simultaneously sharpening their skills.

Program Features

The SIP program is a combination of internship experience at a startup, peer connections with other SIP interns and professional career development and support with a career counselor. Program features include the following: 

  • Pre-program training that includes program overview, professional skills workshops, panel discussion from startup professionals
  • Twelve-week internship for 10-20 hours per week during the spring semester
  • Networking with other interns to discuss and debrief on internship experiences
  • One-on-one career counseling appointments throughout the twelve weeks to support and enhance the internship experience
  • End-of-program reflection session where students meet to acknowledge achievements made through the program 

Program Benefits

Upon completion of the SIP program, students will have gained a richer understanding of the startup industry in New York City and will have had substantial professional experience working at forward thinking and entrepreneurial institutions. Students will have learned about a wide variety of career possibilities, had opportunities to network with start-up professionals and other SIP interns, and gained a more in-depth understanding of and appreciation for the many facets of a startup organization. With the support of a career counseling professional, students will also be able to articulate their experience and reflect upon their internship experience appropriately to highlight key transferable skills.


The application period is now closed. Please check back from Spring 2018 opportunities in Fall 2017.

Student Experiences

Interested in learning about other Columbia University students' experiences during their CCE sponsored internships? Click here to read about internship experiences from all of CCE's internship programs!

Information Sessions

Please attend one information session to learn more about SIP as well as other CCE Spring Internship Programs (KCCAP@CU, CAE and VIP).

Thursday, October 20, 2016

5:30 - 6:30 pm

CCE Conference Room

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Spring Internship Programs Resume Workshop

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

5:30pm - 6:30pm

CCE Conference Room

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Spring Internship Programs Interview Workshop*

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

 5:30pm - 6:30pm

CCE Conference Room

*Open to applicants of CAE, KCCAP@CU, SIP & VIP, registration details to follow

Spring Internship Pre-Program Training

Friday, January 20, 2017

Internship Dates

January 23 - April 14, 2017

Reflection Session

Friday, April 21, 2017

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Eligibility/Application Process

Program Contacts

If you have questions about SIP, please feel free to contact:

Pete Bridge
Assistant Director, Experiential Education  

Columbia Organization nie Preisof Rising Entrepreneurs (CORE)