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.
- 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.
- 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