"Working for causes and people that you feel passionately about is truly fulfilling and I found that the people I worked with in these organizations were bright and inspirational."- Ivette Sanchez, CCIA intern
Check out this fantastic opportunity to make a real impact with a paid internship in non-profit for the spring semester through the Columbia Communities in Action Program (CCIA).
This program will allow you to work at a non-profit organization for 10-20 hours per week during the spring semester while gaining experience and developing professional skills.
Working in non-profit is one of the most rewarding experiences a person can have. Non-profits are known to have friendly and relaxed environments, flexibility, and people who are passionate about what they do. Non-profits also offer substantial hands-on experience, allowing you to develop as a professional.
- The Columbia Communities in Action (CCIA) program has over 30 paid positions in a variety of fields including gay and lesbian rights, women’s issues, corporate responsibility, health and medicine, education and legal advocacy, just to name a few.
- Aside from the internship, we offer you additional professional support as well as skills training so you can learn and improve while gaining experience.
- You will get a chance to meet great people- employers who truly care, value and mentor you as an intern and other students that also want to make a difference.
The job market is still uncertain and students with work experience will be in much better shape to find permanent employment. Employers look for students that have experience when hiring, so anything you can do while you are a student, like a hands-on internship, will put you one step closer to landing the job you want by developing transferable skills. Additionally, all internships are a great way to make connections with professionals in the field, which can lead to more opportunities, and even full-time employment in that specific fields or a variety of other fields.
How do I apply?
Below is a of positions that are available through the CCIA program below. The application deadline is Sunday, November 15th
in the On-Campus Recruiting Section of LionSHARE.
We encourage you to apply to this program and work, learn and develop as a professional while contributing your talents to something important. Take advantage of the internship opportunity, the professional support and the fact that these employers have reserved a spot for a Columbia student like you. It is a wonderful resource to Columbia Students and you should take advantage of it!
For more information contact: Syeda S. Lewis in the Center for Career Education at: email@example.com