Research, Internships & Study Abroad

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Research, Internships & Study Abroad

Education occurs beyond the classroom at Columbia. Whether through internships, study abroad programs or research experiences, or perhaps even a mixture of all three, our students seek opportunities to build upon what they have learned here. You might spend a year in Kyoto studying Japanese or a summer working at Google’s New York City headquarters. Or maybe even conduct research with a Nobel Prize winner on campus. The possibilities are limitless. And who knows what these experiences might lead to? You might discover a new career interest or a lifelong passion for something previously unimaginable.

Columbia Launches Presidential Global Fellowship

Funded by a generous grant from President Lee C. Bollinger, the Presidential Global Fellowship program is a new opportunity that offers first-year undergraduates the chance to apply for funding for a Columbia summer study abroad program.

Center for Career Education's "Bring Your Internship to Life" Video Contest

Undergraduate students created one to three minute videos portraying their summer internship experiences.

The Earth Institute Student Research Showcase (youtube video)

The Earth Institute is committed to supporting and showcasing student research in the areas of environment and sustainable development.

“My adviser directed me to the Office of Pre-Professional Advising as I became more certain about my goal to attend medical school. They sent me e-mails about health sciences internships, summer programs and upcoming speakers, which made the opportunities to explore the field of medicine much greater and easier to access. ”

CU Film Productions highlights undergraduate filmmakers at short film contest

Columbia undergraduates compete in this annual film festival on campus.


of internships offered through the Center of Career Education
Professor Brian Greene

Giants Among Us

Professor Brian Greene

Alassane Ouattara, President of the Côte D’Ivoire, addresses the Columbia Community at the World Leaders Forum (youtube video)

Every year global figures, such as President Ouattara, speak to the Columbia community thanks to our proximity to the United Nations

Research Opportunities

Columbia is one of the finest research institutions in the world, with hundreds of labs led by pioneers in the field, conducting nearly $1 billion of annual research in over 200 research centers and institutes.


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research opportunities reserved for Columbia Engineering students through the Student Research Involvement Program