Internships can be a valuable experience for students seeking exposure to a range of professional cultures and experiences. However, Columbia College, the School of General Studies, and the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science—as at our peer institutions nationally—do not offer registration credit (R credit) on the academic transcript for internships. Companies are expected to appropriately compensate students for work performed during an internship. The Columbia University Center for Career Education (CCE) has posted some helpful guidelines and procedures for employers regarding unpaid internships.
Support will be maintained for student participation in internships for which students are properly compensated (when required), and letters of support for internships will be provided upon request.
Visit CCE to learn more about job and internship opportunities.