实习是SIPA学生经历的一个组成部分。在大多数两年的MPA.和MIA计划中的学生有一个学位要求,以便向职业服务办公室提交已完成的文书工作。有些学生可以通过提交适当的表格和支持文件来要求豁免他们的Sipa.实习要求。此外,鼓励所有学生探讨实习,作为其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.为合格的学生提供有限数量的竞争实习,以部分补充无偿或低支付暑期实习的费用。个人拨款在春季学期早期由OCS宣传,所有申请截止日期都发生在4月和5月初。 OCS强烈鼓励学生早在秋季学期开始都实习搜索和实习经费搜索,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。
联邦工作研究(FWS)计划是一项匹配基金计划,允许非营利组织或联邦,州,州立机构雇主为美国提供有偿实习。或者常驻居民学生可能无法这样做。