Visit Internal Scholarships and click on APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS to access the Columbia Internship Award application. Only complete scholarship applications submitted by the deadline will be reviewed by the award committee.
Students must submit the following materials to make a complete Columbia Internship Award application. There are five parts to the application:PART 1: RESUME
Upload a one-page resume outlining career and academic highlights.
Your resume must include your name and MyColumbia ID number in the upper right-hand corner of the first page. Please upload your resume in .pdf, .doc, or .docx format.
PART 2: ESSAY
Upload a one-page essay outlining your career goals, prior experience, a list of internships you plan to apply to, and a brief description of how the Award would put an unpaid internship within reach.
Your essay must include your name and MyColumbia ID number in the upper right-hand corner of the first page. Please upload your essay in .pdf, .doc, or .docx format.
PART 3: WORK SAMPLES
Upload 3 samples of work relevant to your internship goals. If you have a completed portfolio, select three of your strongest pieces. If you do not yet have a portfolio, your work samples can include video, audio, images and/or text generated in or outside of your classes. Good examples of work can include documentation of projects, planning documents, writing samples, or website or social media screen grabs.
You must submit your sample in one of the following formats:
- Images: .jpg, .png, .gif
- Video: .mov, .wmv, .flv
- Audio: .mp3
- Documents: .doc, .docx, .pdf
Please Note: Upload size limit is 50MB.
PART 4: INTERNSHIP DOCUMENTATION (OPTIONAL)
Upload any internship offer letters or other documentation you have already received. It is not required that you have been offered an internship before applying, but this will expedite the administration of the award should you be selected.
Please upload your documentation in .pdf, .doc, or .docx format.
PART 5: LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION (OPTIONAL)
One letter of recommendation from a faculty/staff member or a supervisor is optional but recommended. Letters of recommendation can enhance your application, particularly if your GPA or credits fall short of the expectations outlined above. Note: Letters of recommendation may not be from an Internship and Career Advisor.