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  • You can begin searching and applying to internships before or after you have been accepted to the program. The earlier and more often you submit applications the better your chances are of finding an internship. Please reach out to CIW’s assistant director of recruitment, Lyndsey Bullock, or our associate director, David Silbey, to schedule an advising appointment for more information regarding internship applications. Please note, this is not a placement program.
  • Internships can be either paid or unpaid.
  • No academic credit is earned for the internship unless required for your academic program.
International Students
  • That international students who are in paid positions should apply for CPT work authorization.
  • And that while a student is enrolled, an international student’s internship cannot be more than 20 hours per week.


Fall/Spring students

If you’re attending CIW in the fall or spring, we recommend you work three days a week, (typically Monday through Wednesday), approximately 20-30 hours per week.

This schedule will allow you time for academic work, for touring Washington, and for the occasional trip to Ithaca or home.

Summer students

Summer participants typically work full time internships. We remind you to keep in mind your class schedule when setting up work commitments.

For more information

If you have any questions about your internship search, please contact us