Columbia Internship Challange
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.
Help us reach our goal of providing 140 new, paid student internships! Thanks to the doubling power of matching funds, your gift goes a long way.
$17 Intern for a Day! You + Columbia's Match = One day internship
$83 Learning the Ropes You + Columbia's Match = One Week of Internship
$350 Creative Contributor You + Columbia's Match = One Month of Internship
$625 Networking Pro You + Columbia's Match = One Half of Internship
$1,250 Industry Insider You + Columbia's Match = One Semester-Long 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:
Office of Development and Alumni Relations
600 S. Michigan Ave., Ste. 400
Chicago, IL 60605