2016 Summer Internship Program at Columbia Business School


Columbia Business School is kicking off its recruitment for our 2016 Summer Research Internship program!  Last year we hosted 23 interns from a pool of over 1200 outstanding applicants.  We had great success recruiting from your school last year and we would be delighted to work with you again this year.  We are looking for student from all majors who have an interest in doing research in a business school environment.


The details about the program are listed below and I would greatly appreciate if you could post it on your departmental listserv.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

2016 Summer Research Internship Flyer

Thank you for your continued participation.


Khaled N. Hamdy, PhD

Director, Research and Planning

Office of the Dean

Columbia Business School

3022 Broadway, Uris Room 325-E

New York, NY  10027-6902







2016 Summer Internship Program

Columbia Business School is seeking outstanding applications for the 2016 Summer Research Internship program.  The highly selective program provides an intellectually stimulating environment and exposes the students to the world of business research.  Several of the top interns have gone on to leading MS and PhD programs in Economics, Finance, Computer Science, and Data Sciences.  Many been selected to join CBS full-time as a full-time Research Associate.

Under the guidance of Columbia Business School’s leading faculty, interns will take an active role on a research project in one of the following areas:  finance, economics, marketing, management, decision sciences, operations, accounting, and data analytics.

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.

Prospective interns must have the following qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm for research and intellectual curiosity
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of statistics and/or econometrics
  • Strong programming skills are required for most projects

o   Familiarity with statistical and computational software packages (such as Matlab, R, STATA), scripting languages such as Python, or general programming languages

  • Behavioral projects require knowledge of SPSS and may require knowledge of a scripting language such Python

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

The program runs from May 29, 2016 – August 6, 2016.  On-campus housing and a stipend will be provided.

To apply, please fill out the application form at the following website: http://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/faculty-research/research/job-opportunities/summer-research-internship

The Application Deadline is 11:59pm EST on March 1, 2016.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  The application process is highly competitive, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.