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Center for Career Education Administered Funding Programs

The Center for Career Education administers funding programs for undergraduate students. Please visit the links below to read about each program. We encourage students to apply to all programs for which they are eligible. Each program has its own requirements.

*** THE CENTER FOR CAREER EDUCATION IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER 2017. THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 12, 2017. APPLY HERE. ***

It is important to check the eligibility requirements for each program:

Scheidt Internship Fund for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities 

  • Eligibility: Currently registered Columbia College rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are in good academic and disciplinary standing with at least a 3.0 GPA and have secured an unpaid or low paid (less than minimum wage) internship prior to the application deadline at a non-profit or non-governmental organization working to prevent genocide and mass atrocities.
  • Award: maximum of $5,000
  • Deadline: April 12, 2017
  • Program Contact: cce-scheidt@columbia.edu

Columbia College Alumni and Parent Internship Fund  (APIF)

  • Eligibility: Currently registered Columbia College rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are in good academic and disciplinary standing with at least a 3.0 GPA, receive Columbia grant-based financial aid, and have secured an unpaid or low paid (less than minimum wage) internship prior to the application deadline
  • Award: maximum of $5,000
  • Deadline: April 12, 2017
  • Program Contact: cce-apif@columbia.edu

    Columbia Engineering Internship Fund (CEIF)

    • Eligibility: Currently registered Columbia Engineering rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are in good academic and disciplinary standing with at least a 3.0 GPA, receive Columbia grant-based financial aid, and have secured an unpaid or low paid (less than minimum wage) engineering internship prior to the application deadline
    • Award: maximum of $5,000
    • Deadline: April 12, 2017
    • Program Contact: cce-ceif@columbia.edu

    Columbia Undergraduate Startup Internship Fund (SIF)

    • Eligibility: Currently registered Columbia College, SEAS Undergraduate or General Studies rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are in good academic and disciplinary standing with at least a 3.0 GPA, receive Columbia grant-based financial aid, and have secured an unpaid or low paid (less than minimum wage) startup internship prior to the application deadline
    • Award: maximum of $5,000
    • Deadline: April 12, 2017
    • Program Contact: cce-sif@columbia.edu

    Work Exemption Program (WEP)

    • Eligibility: Currently registered Columbia College or School of Engineering and Applied Science undergraduate students who are in good academic and disciplinary standing, receive Columbia need-based financial aid that includes a semester or summer savings expectation, and have secured an unpaid internship, research or volunteer experience prior to the application deadline
    • Award: Summer or academic year work expectations are replaced with a Columbia grant
    • Deadline: April 12, 2017 for summer
    • Program Contact: columbia-wep@columbia.edu

    Andrew Hyman Fellowship in Public Service Fund

    • Eligibility: Currently registered Columbia College rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are in good academic and disciplinary standing with at least a 3.0 GPA, and have secured an unpaid or low paid (less than minimum wage) internship for the summer in the public sector including government, community and public services in the U.S. prior to the application deadline (Student will be required to submit a report in the fall after their internship to the Dean of the College summarizing their summer activities)
    • Award: maximum of $3,000 - $5,000
    • Deadline: April 12, 2017
    • Program Contact: cce-apif@columbia.edu

    Pritzker Pucker Summer Internship Fund

    • Eligibility: Currently registered Columbia College rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are in good academic and disciplinary standing with at least a 3.0 GPA, and have secured an unpaid or low paid (less than minimum wage) internship for the summer prior to the application deadline

    Important Information for Students Planning Overseas Opportunities

    In accordance with the new Undergraduate International Travel Policy all students traveling overseas through a Columbia led, Columbia facilitated and/or recognized program must submit a school sponsorship application 4-weeks prior to departure.**

    Once you have received confirmation of your school sponsorship, log in to the Undergraduate Travel Web App to complete:

    • Online Pre-Departure Orientation
    • Sign the Assumption of Risk, Waiver, and Release form

    Additionally, all students must:

    • Register your travel (including side trips) through International SOS
    • Confirm that, while abroad, you will be covered by a health insurance policy that also provides coverage outside the United States for routine, urgent and emergency care.

    It is critical that you thoroughly familiarize yourself with the Undergraduate International Travel Policy and complete all steps outlined above. For related questions, contact utrc@columbia.edu.

    *Graduate students participating in a Columbia led, Columbia facilitated and/or recognized program such as CUGO and STEP are also required to complete a school sponsorship application. This policy does not replace any additional requirements from a student’s home school. Graduate students, including Columbia Engineering graduate students, are encouraged to check in with their home school prior to finalizing any travel arrangements.

    ** Students applying to CCE funding programs with overseas opportunities MUST apply for school sponsorship by April 12th (the funding program application deadline). Submitting a school sponsorship application does not guarantee CCE funding. Similarly receiving CCE funding does not guarantee approval of your school sponsorship application. Please note that school sponsorship applications related to CCE funding programs will not be approved unless the student receives a CCE funding award. Students who submit a school sponsorship application and do not receive a CCE funding award must withdraw their school sponsorship application unless they are also part of the CEO, STEP, or CU GO programs. In those cases, sponsorship applications should not be withdrawn.

    The Columbia University Fellowships Office offers guidance and support for students seeking alternative funding at both Columbia College and the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. The Fellowships Office is located at 606 Kent Hall. Students may also refer to the Fellowships Office website which contains a highly recommended database of funding opportunities.

     

    Columbia Specific Resources

    Columbia College and School of Engineering and Applied Science

    School of General Studies

    Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Fellowships

    Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Summer Funding Page

    School of the Arts

    Presidential Global Fellowships

     

    General Resources

    Foundation Directory

    Foundation for Sustainable Development

    FinAid

    GrantsNet

    Institute of International Education