**** Thank you for your interest in the summer funding programs. The application deadline has now passed and we are no longer accepting applications. If you submitted a fully complete application, you can expect to receive a notification of your application status by June 5th. ****

Please review the following information carefully. 

Summer Funding Programs / Work Exemption Program Eligibility

The global pandemic and existing domestic and international restrictions, as well as Columbia policies have caused us to revisit our eligibility for the Summer Funding Programs and and the Work Exemption Program (WEP).  We have already extended the deadline to May 15th to accommodate student needs/requests. Please read the guidelines below and connect with us via columbia-wep@columbia.edu if you have further questions.  Remember we are here to support you, virtually throughout the summer, and continue to wish you well.

What We Cannot Support

As the University has suspended all Columbia-related travel, both domestic and international, for all affiliates until further notice, travel for a summer opportunity — internship, research, or volunteer opportunity will not be funded.   

What We Can Support

Funding will be provided for fully virtual opportunities, which negate the need for domestic or international travel, and which are virtual for the duration of the opportunity.  For example, these opportunities would include, working from a remote location and telecommuting.  

However, if there are no governmental restrictions in place within your hometown or your summer location as well as the location of your summer opportunity, then the opportunity may be eligible for funding, upon application review and approval by Columbia. We encourage you to apply. 

What You Need to Do

Complete the Summer Funding Programs Application. If you receive funding you will have to abide by all governmental orders or advisories at the local, state/regional and national levels which necessitate social distancing and other public health measures as well as stay at home orders. This applies to both domestic as well as international locations.  You will be expected to acknowledge this requirement prior to receiving final approval for your Columbia-funded opportunity.

You will be expected to report any change in the nature of the functional responsibilities of your summer experience, as well as the location of the work (even if later allowed by the lifting of local, state/regional or national stay at home restrictions) to Columbia and receive approval, from us, before adjusting your experience. 


Looking to fund an unpaid or low-paid internship experience? Here is information on funding programs. Be sure to check out the eligibility and program requirements for each program. 

Thank you for your interest in the Summer Funding Programs. The application for summer 2020 has been extended and is now due on Friday, May 15th at 12 noon. Click here to review the application instructions, including personal statement prompts, and to start your application. 



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