To get started, familiarize yourself with CCIP by visiting our website and related program materials


CCIP welcomes applicants who are full-time, full-degree postgraduates and undergraduates age 18+


Ensure that you are financially self-sufficient for the program, as required by the US law


CCIP runs in the summer with three starting date and with different program durations


To apply, register an account and complete steps 1 and 2.1-2.2, then request a pre-interview screening

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For immediate assistance, WhatsApp us at +1 917 244 2600 (M-F 9am to 5 pm EST)

Quick Facts

What is CCIP

Nearly 100% of past participants agreed that CCIP has made an impact on their career paths. They rated CCIP valuable particularly in jumpstarting careers, realizing potential, global networking opportunities, and exploring new opportunities/directions.

Program highlights

What is CCIP?

Founded in 2008, CCIP is an Exchange Visitor Program (J-1 internship) that takes place in NYC every summer from May through August. CCIP has three starting dates: May 16, May 30, or July 11 and different program durations: standard (6 weeks) or extended (8, 10, 12, or 14 weeks).

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CCIP goes beyond conventional internship programs, offering networking opportunities, leadership challenges, media exposure, career advice, and more that aren't easily attained in a classroom setting. In one summer, CCIP participants gain skills, knowledge, and experience to help them advance to the forefront of tomorrow's competitive global economy.

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Where to intern?

CCIP takes place in NYC with most hosts in Manhattan and Queens, plus two in Brooklyn and one in New Jersey. The 2020 Host Roster offers a wealth of professions in marketing or related; public administration and community outreach, or law; accounting, insurance, or transportation logistics; IT, CS, design, and/or related; civil, geotechnical, mechanical, or electrical engineering; architecture; museum and performing arts. Visit

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Who can apply?

CCIP welcomes applications from full-time degree-pursing postgraduates and undergraduates age 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. Ideal candidates meet the admission requirements, possess basic professional competency, along with a positive attitude, an open mind, and a strong desire to grow.

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What do they say?

Alumni insights

CCIP alumni have a particularly high acceptance rate into top global firms and grad-schools. We are proud of our impressive alumni network of over 1,000 successful grads who are not only making their mark on an array of professions around the world, but who are also greatly contributing to growth of the CCIP community by creating a supportive culture that benefits new and past participants alike.

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What is the Exchange Visitor Program?

The EVP (J visa) operates under the US Department of State. Each year, the EVP allows 300,000 foreign visitors from 200 countries and territories to enter the US through 15 different programs ( to experience US society and culture and engage with Americans through various short-term immersion programs. CCIP is a EVP program in the J-1 Intern visa category.

Where to intern?

Accepted applicants, based on their academic backgrounds, interests, and application scores, will be assigned potential hosts from a pool of 20-30 hosts in US government and law (7); advertising, entertainment, and media (3); nonprofit (4); IT/engineering (3); accounting and insurance (1); and other professions (4).

What are the program activities?

Cross-cultural activities are an essential part of the exchange visitor experience. Outside of the regular office hours, students are encouraged to take advantage of unequalled cultural experiences and professional networking opportunities. Through these activities, students gain insights into American culture, meet Americans from many walks of life, and become more well-rounded.



CCIP is the longest-running J-1 Internship program in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Macau. CCIP's leadership in cultural exchange has earned it 160+ awards and commendations along with "CCIP Appreciation Day" being declared by Manhattan Borough Presidents six times. Visit

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