Applications for the 2021 CBS Summer Research Internship Program are now being accepted.  Apply early. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The application deadline is March 31, 2021.

Columbia Business School seeks applicants for the Summer Research Internship Program. This highly selective program provides interns an opportunity to work with Columbia Business School's faculty on a research project in finance, economics, marketing, management, decision sciences, operations, accounting, or data analytics.

Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, most interns work on one research project. The work may include literature reviews, data collection and cleaning, web scraping, and statistical analysis. Behavioral interns may be staffed on multiple projects: conducting literature reviews, coding data, performing statistical analyses, and running experiments with the Behavioral Research lab. All interns will present their final results to faculty at the end of the program. Examples of past research projects can be found on this page.

The program will likely run from June 1, 2021 through August 6, 2021 (final dates to be confirmed). Interns will be paid a stipend for the 10 weeks.  The program is running remotely this year.  No housing will be provided.  

Summer Intern Placement

Graduates of our Summer Intern Program have leveraged their experience to gain admission to prestigious PhD programs and to secure positions in industry at top firms. Additional information about placement can be found here.

Successful Applicants

This is a multi-disciplinary program and candidates from all backgrounds, including business, statistics, mathematics, engineering, computer science, the physical sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in applicants who are underrepresented minorities.

Prospective interns should demonstrate an enthusiasm for research and intellectual curiosity. They are expected to have excellent communication skills, basic knowledge of statistics and/or econometrics, and familiarity with statistical and computational software packages (e.g., Matlab, R, STATA, SPSS) and scripting languages such as Python or R. Candidates interested in working with behavioral researchers should have experience conducting experiments and coding data.

The internship program is designed for undergraduate students in their sophomore or junior year and first year master’s students. Exceptional students from other classes are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Because the application process is highly competitive, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.