In November 2015, Columbia College Chicago launched the Columbia Internship Challenge. For every dollar you contribute to the Columbia Internship Challenge, the college will match up to $175,000 in total gifts, providing a grand total of $350,000 for 140 new, paid student internships.

Approximately 50% of all college students are hired by the company they intern for, but the large number of unpaid internships in the creative industries presents a hurdle for many Columbia students. The Columbia Internship Challenge recognizes this dilemma and supports students who have financial need with a $2,500 scholarship to fund their internship.


Columbia College Chicago is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, charitable and educational organization.
Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

For questions regarding your gift, contact:
Chay Lawrence
Office of Development and Alumni Relations
600 S. Michigan Ave., Ste. 400
Chicago, IL 60605