VIP Application Process



You must be a currently enrolled full-time undergraduate student at Columbia College, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, or School of General Studies; or a currently enrolled full-time graduate student at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences or the School of the Arts and be able to commit to working 10-20 hours per week for ten or more weeks in a virtual internship.

Students are only eligible to be part of the VIP program one time throughout their time at Columbia University.  Therefore, students are not eligible to apply for any VIP positions (even with a different VIP employer) once a VIP internship has been completed.

Students who are studying abroad are encouraged to apply. Interviews will be conducted over the phone or Skype. 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 Virtual Internship Program. 

How to Apply

All VIP 2017 internships will be posted in LionSHARE during the Fall 2016 semester. Search "VIP" in the "keyword" 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. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript

All materials must be submitted through LionSHARE October 30, 2016.

VIP Timeline

Information Session

Thursday, October 20, 2016

5:30pm - 6:30pm

CCE Conference Room

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Spring Internship Program 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

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Application deadline for select Virtual Internship Program (VIP) opportunities

November 2016

Interviews with employers (in person, phone, or video/teleconference)

Early-December 2016

Offers made to candidates  

Spring Internship Pre-Program Training

Friday, January 20, 2017

Internship Dates

January 23 - April 14, 2017