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College Internship Program (CIP)

Our College Internship Program is now taking applicants for 2024.

The Columbia Urban League provides career-relevant work experience for outstanding college students through the College Internship Program (CIP). CIP provides a unique opportunity for employers to identify future employees while helping students to gain work experiences that will enhance their ability to succeed in a fruitful career.

How Does it Work?

The Columbia Urban League will:

  • Recruit and pre-screen qualified college students for CIP
  • Provide career counseling support to students as needed
  • Recognize your organization’s support of this initiative

The Employer will:

  • Provide the Columbia Urban League with job descriptions
  • Interview students referred by the Columbia Urban League
  • Hire students in career related positions at a competitive pay rate
  • Assign career mentors to students
  • Contact the Columbia Urban League with any CIP related concerns

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

You can apply now! Resumes should be emailed to

The participant must be a high school graduate who has already been accepted into a college/university.

Yes, however, some of our participating companies/organizations are located in surrounding cities.

This program strives to connect interns with career professionals to enhance participants’ career opportunities and to provide potential candidates for your company/organization.

We are always looking for worksites. Please email Ms. Regina Labrew at for further information. 

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