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

​What is the age requirement for this program?

The participant must be a high school graduate who has already been

accepted into a college/university.

Are all the participating companies/organizations located, here,

in South Carolina?

Yes, however, some of our participating companies/organizations are located

in surrounding cities.


What are the objectives of this program?

This program strives to connect interns with career professionals to enhance

participants’ career opportunities and to provide potential candidates for

your company/organization.

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