CCIP is an overseas internship program that has taken place in NYC every summer since 2008. The program is organized directly by one of the 80+ US government designated visa sponsors, and is the only J-1 internship program that partners directly with universities with no intermediaries.
10 years of success since 2008
J-1 Internship program that takes place in NYC
Administered directly by a US government-designated visa sponsor
The only J-1 Intern program that partners directly with schools
CCIP goes beyond conventional internship programs, offering media exposure, professional networking, program activities, leadership initiatives, and other benefits. In one summer, CCIP participants gain an enhanced, globalized portfolio that elite graduate programs and employers value.
Globalized portfolios for elite grad school and career opportunities
Holistic experience integrates all components under one roof
No intermediaries reduces costs and facilitate visa applications
"CCIP Appreciation Day" has been declared four times in Manhattan
Outstanding students are awarded certificates issued by US government officials
Credible program with significant media exposure and government honors
The program welcomes full-time degree-pursing postgraduates and undergraduates aged 18 or older who are currently enrolled in and pursuing studies at a foreign degree- or certificate-granting post-secondary academic institution outside the US. Applicants presently on academic exchange in other countries who cannot attend on-campus sessions, contact us for special arrangements.
Students from our partner universities may apply on or after October 1
Students from other universities may apply after January 1
F-1 visa holders with Optional Practical Training (OPT) employment authorization
J-1 visa holders in academic exchange with Academic Training (AT)
US citizens and Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs)
The program partners with an array of leading universities that share a similar mission in supporting young professionals to acquire the skills, knowledge, and cultural understanding necessary to become contributing members and leaders of the future global economy.
City University of Hong Kong (CITYU) -- No 8 QS Asia
Hang Seng Management College (HSMC)
Hong Kong Shue Yan University (HKSYU)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) -- No 10 QS Asia
The Education University of Hong Kong (EDUHK)
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) -- No 3 QS Asia
The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK)
The University of Hong Kong (HKU) -- No 5 QS Asia
Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST)
University of Macau (UMAC)
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) --- No 1 QS Asia
CCIP works with an array of esteemed partner universities to help the vision of focused students to plan ahead for their global professional futures.
Community leaders and elected officials have long supported and praised CCIP by issuing accolades and proclamations that single out our accomplished work.
Introduced in 1961, the Exchange Visitor Program the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program provides opportunities for around 300,000 foreign visitors from 200 countries and territories per year to experience US society and culture and engage with Americans through various on short-term immersion programs.
At the end of the program, participants return to their home countries to share what they learned and experienced with their peers, thereby supporting the development of peaceful international relations.
Overseen by the US Department of State
Administered by Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Private Sector Exchange
Develop mutual understanding between the people of the US and other countries
Non-immigrant visa category for individuals approved to participate in work-and study-based exchange visitor programs
Provides countless opportunities for international candidates looking to travel and gain experience
There are 15 multifaceted programs that enable foreign nationals to come to the US to teach, study, conduct research, demonstrate special skills or receive on the job training for periods ranging from a few weeks to three years.
2. Research Scholar
3. Short-Term Scholar
5. Alien Physician
8. Intern (our category)
9. Summer Work Travel
10. Students (Secondary/High School)
11. Student Interns (College/University)
12. Au Pair
13. Camp Counselor
14. Government Visitor
15. International Visitor
CCIP puts a strong emphasis on a holistic experience. Outside of 9 to 5 internship hours, students are encouraged to take advantage of unequalled cultural and professional networking opportunities. Students not only gain knowledge from their internships, but also become more well-rounded. Visit the Activity Photo Gallery.
Group activities for companionship and safety
Student-run activities to promote student engagement and leadership
Business networking and seminars to enhance portfolios
Leisure events such as Broadway shows to encourage cultural exchange
Introduced in 1961, the Exchange Visitor Program the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program provides opportunities for around 300,000 foreign visitors from...
There are 15 multifaceted programs that enable foreign nationals to come to the US to teach, study, conduct research, demonstrate...
CCIP puts a strong emphasis on a holistic experience. Outside of 9 to 5 internship hours, students are encouraged to...
My positive experience in the USA through CCIP motivated me to pursue my master's degree at Harvard a few years later. Because of CCIP, I developed both professionally and personally. I would highly recommend this opportunity to students seeking an overseas internship.
I felt like I attended multiple internships. I interacted with people from all walks of life. I now understand a lot of different perspectives on things like economics, politics, and people's character.
The opportunity to intern overseas helped me polish my communication skills. I had to cooperate with staff from all levels, and that gave me a taste of different cultures as I learned from many people. Gaining so many different perspectives better prepared me for the diversity of the global business platform.
When I applied for jobs, I realized how valuable interning at Assemblyman Kim's district office through CCIP had been. Having been involved in a leadership role for the group activities helped me stand out from other candidates.
What I like most is that the program emphasizes a holistic experience. As a student leader, Ihad the chance to be involved in the program administration and activity organization. During the program, my soft skills sharpened tremendously, which had a profound impact on my life.
This experience helped me get the job finally. I think what employers are looking for is quite similar: efficiency, adaptability, and a solution-oriented mindset, which you can definitely cultivate in this great internship opportunity.
I truly appreciate the openness and equality that are embedded in people's hearts, and I want to promote that in Hong Kong. The endless discoveries and excitement have inspired and transformed me into a bright new person who always strives for a better world.
I always felt that I was so lucky to join this program. I met a lot of amazing and nice people, and I learned a lot from them. We shared good times together and experienced the Big Apple together.
This was such a great opportunity. CCIP offered an incredible chance to learn outside of my comfort zone in a setting that reinforced the development of my professional skills. It was a meaningful, enriching time. I enjoyed myself and learned a lot from it, so if you get the chance, make the most of it!
After completing a master's degree in the US and working at Google Hong Kong, I realize how those magical weeks in New York set the tone for my career and allowed me to explore my potential and passions while pushing me to grow beyond boundaries with a respectful attitude.
CCIP is offering these students a very unique opportunity to gain international experience, and I'm happy to be involved. With each new group of interns, I'm consistently impressed by how engaged they are and how excited they are to learn new things.
The only way to truly know a country, its people and its values is to spend an extended amount time in that country. CCIP provides its students the opportunity to observe and participate in the American way of life.
CCIP interns' diligence and creativity never disappoint and I continue to follow many of their social channels as they get careers, have families, and grow into extraordinary adults. They bring fresh energy and insight to the STUDIO, and we look forward to meeting them every summer."
Globalization is here to stay; this is an irreversible phenomenon. At Yu & Associates, together with CCIP, we hope to equip our interns with the necessary core values and tools to become globally responsible citizens.