Columbia Engineering Internship Fund (CEIF)

Provides funding to selected Columbia Engineering students to participate in an unpaid or low-paid engineering summer internships

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.

Program Benefits:

  • Supports undergraduate students who have secured unpaid or low-paid summer internships. (Low-paid is defined as compensated at less than the equivalent of New York State minimum wage — less than $15/hr)
  • Provides stipends ranging from $500 to $5,000 based on the nature of the internship
  • Focuses on support for international engineering internships and research opportunities, though U.S. based experiences will also be considered.

Eligibility:

  • Currently registered Columbia Engineering student in good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Rising sophomore, junior or senior
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Secured an unpaid or low-paid summer internship prior to the application deadline. (Low-paid is defined as compensated at less than the equivalent of New York State minimum wage — less than $15/hr)
  • Work commitment of at least 20 hours/week during the summer (for partial funding/WEP grant)

THE FOLLOWING OPPORTUNITIES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE COLUMBIA ENGINEERING INTERNSHIP FUND:
  • Any opportunity that is a component of an academic program of study or for which course credit is being offered (including research conducted for the sole purpose of a senior thesis project).
  • Any opportunity that is not compliant with the US Department of Labor’s Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Employers must sign and acknowledge compliance when completing the employer verification form.
  • On-campus extra-curricular activities (exceptions include CU EMS and the Double Discovery Center)

  • Any academic or experiential endeavor that requires a student to pay to participate in the program

  • Opportunities that support partisan political activity or that involve proselytizing, preaching or missionary work on behalf of a religious organization

  • An opportunity where you will be supervised by a classmate, peer, family member or friend

  • This program does not provide funding for students planning or working on their own startups

Fact Sheet

Discipline:
STEM
Eligibility:
Columbia Engineering
Fellowship Type:
Summer Opportunity

Dates & Deadlines

Summer
2020
Application Deadline: 
Monday, April 13, 2020