实习是在SIPA学生体验的一个组成部分。学生最两年的MPA和米娅程序有一个度的要求与提交完成文书工作的职业服务办公室一起进行相关的,符合条件的实习。有些学生可能有资格通过提交适当的形式和证明文件,请求他们的SIPA的实习要求的放弃。此外,鼓励所有学生探索实习作为他们的教育和职业发展的一部分。
F-1 and J-1 students must obtain authorization from the Columbia International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) to undertake an off-campus U.S.-based internship that is a degree requirement. For F-1 students, this authorization is Curricular Practical Training (CPT); for J-1 students this authorization is Academic Training (AT). In addition, SIPA 职业服务办公室(OCS) strongly recommends that F-1 and J-1 international students and exchange visitors receive the proper authorization from the International 学生们 and Scholars Office (ISSO) for any internship done off-campus during their program of study, regardless if it is unpaid/uncompensated or paid/compensated, because of changes in immigration agencies' interpretation of unauthorized work and its impact on your future immigration plans.
每年,SIPA提供有竞争力的实习补助有限数量的合格的学生部分补充无偿或低报酬的暑期实习的费用。个别补助金通过OCS在春季学期早期公布并发生在四月和五月初所有申请的截止日期。 OCS大力鼓励学生们都开始实习搜索和实习经费搜索早在秋季学期,几个申请的截止日期为其他哥伦比亚理工学院和外部暑期实习补助十二月至三月之间出现。
联邦勤工俭学(FWS)计划是匹配的基金计划,让非营利组织或联邦,州,市级代理雇主提供美国带薪实习或永久居民学生时,他们可能无法以其他方式能够做到这一点。