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. We encourage you to apply to all programs you’re eligible for.
Recipients of the Work Exemption Program (WEP) receive a Columbia Grant to support their pursuit of unpaid internships, research projects, and community outreach, locally, nationally, and internationally.
Eligibility: Columbia College and Columbia Engineering undergraduate students receiving grant-based financial aid
The Columbia College Summer Funding Program provides funding to Columbia College students participating in unpaid or low paid summer internships related to their career pursuits and/or academic studies.
Eligibility: Columbia College students who have secured an unpaid or low paid summer internship. Please note that certain donors restrict funding to students receiving grant-based financial aid.
The Columbia Engineering Internship Fund (CEIF) provides funding to selected Columbia Engineering students to participate in an unpaid or low-paid engineering summer internships related to their career pursuits and/or academic studies.
Eligibility: Columbia Engineering students who have secured an unpaid or low paid summer internship.
As a first year student, there are many ways to build experience through internships, research, volunteering, student club activities, and on-campus jobs. Here are a handful of opportunities to get started.
Getting research experience during your time as an undergraduate can aid in your pursuit for graduate school or certain career opportunities. There are many opportunities available to conduct research alongside faculty at Columbia or other universities and research institutes.
After the Summer Funding Program, students are able to reflect on their experience participating in unpaid or low-paid summer internships related to their career pursuits and/or academic studies. In this reflection, students shared how they used or further developed Columbia College’s core competencies . Below are some of the highlights.Read more
A Record-Breaking Year! We broke records this summer by administering over $1.1 million in Work Exemption Program (WEP) grants and summer funding awards to Columbia undergraduate students! A...Read more