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2020 CCIP Internship

Welcome to the 2020 CCIP J-1 Internship in NYC!

CCIP is geared towards motivated, career/global-minded students with the ambition to seek unique experiences that will help them advance to the forefront of tomorrow's competitive global economy.

The clout of a NYC experience brings another level of depth to applicants' professional repertoire. It puts them ahead of their peers even from the beginning and opens the door to more elite career paths.

A CCIP internship does much more than typical summer opportunities. CCIP offers an unparalleled opportunity for personal and career growth by injecting relevant practical skills coupled with networking opportunities, leadership challenges, media exposure, and training in business and social etiquette into students' classroom knowledge and offers.

Most of all, CCIP and the prestige of NYC experience allow participants to stand apart from their peers when competing for sought-after opportunities.

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What makes CCIP special?

Program highlights

CCIP is a unique internship program that offers structured internships and a holistic US living experience. Through CCIP, students not only gain practical business experience, but prepare to become leaders in tomorrow's global economy.


CCIP, run directly by a Designated Visa Sponsor of the US Department of State's Exchange Visitor Program in collaboration with 12 trusted partner universities in Asia, is the longest-running and most well-established J-1 Internship program in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Macau.


CCIP's leading role in cultural exchange has drawn accolades: 160+ awards and commendations since 2008, and "CCIP Appreciation Day" declared by Manhattan's Borough Presidents six times in NYC since 2011.

Host Choices

CCIP's host roster holds a wealth of wide-ranging professional internships from the US government, law, business, communications, design, media to engineering. Many of our hosts have participated in the program for years and offer modest stipends.


CCIP integrates professional internship with experiences and exposure necessary for taking one's career to the forefront of tomorrow's competitive global economy – helping participants to have a strong start for an elite career path with a unique global edge.


CCIP alumni have a particularly high rate of acceptance to elite global firms and grad programs. Today, CCIP has an impressive alumni network with over 1,000 sucessful alumni across the globe who continue to make their mark on the world.


CCIP integrates all necessary components – housing, internship placement, visa sponsorship, professional training, student-led activities, among many others – under one roof, enabling direct communication and efficient procedures.

What do they say?

Alumni Stories

CCIP has an impressive alumni network with over 1,000 past participants across the globe and works with 10+ trusted universities across the Asia-Pacific region. Click HERE to see Facebook comments.

Why intern in NYC?

Alumni insights

NYC internships hold both obvious and unseen benefits in developing foundations for international professional careers. Here are the many ways CCIP interning prepares participants for the future.

Building a global portfolio and network

Interning abroad provides opportunities to develop professional global networks and adds a competitive edge to students' portfolios when they apply for elite grad schools or careers.

Growing personally and professionally

After their NYC internship, alumni carry themselves with confidence and think more creatively. Students are pushed out of their comfort zones, engaging with new people and better able to handle personal and professional challenges.

Standing out from the crowd

Today's corporations are looking for well-rounded professionals with a global mindset, diverse experience, and a wide skill set. A resume with a NYC internship that includes professional experience, media exposure, and government recognition – that's exactly what you need to get ahead.

Immersion within new cultures

New York City is an international city. Interning in NYC prepares students with the valuable skills and talents to deal with people all over the world.

Where to intern

Internship hosts

CCIP maintains a roster of internship hosts in a wide range of professional fields from US government district offices, business, advertising, design, engineering, nonprofit, and more. Register an account and login to your dashboard to view the 2020 host roster.


20+ hosts in public administration, law, business, communications, engineering, NGO, among many others


Repeat hosts with accumulated experience and a track record of positive feedback from past interns


Structured and guided internships programs in compliance with US government regulations


Private hosts offer modest stipends fom USD 50 to 200 per week to supplement on-the-job experience


Hands-on, non-hierarchical interactions with decision-makers, entrepreneurs, and industry experts


NYC – a city beaming with confidence and creativity that sets the stage for career-minded global professionals

CCIP interns have a perfect record of passing visa interviews. Over the past ten years with 1000+ participants, CCIP has never had any students who could not attend the program for not passing visa interviews.
Where is CCIP based?

New York City

CCIP takes place in New York City – one of the most prominent metropolitan epicenters of the world, and a name that every global professional wants to put on a resume for a professional edge.

The world's financial capital

The financial capital of the world, the base for top global corporations, the headquarters for the United Nations – NYC is a strong international leader in government, finance, design, engineering, the nonprofit sector, among many industries.

Attractions within reach

In most US cities, you can't live without a car; in NYC, you can travel freely on foot. Explore museums, festivals, and landmarks such as Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, and the Empire State Building. Plus, New York is close to all major East Coast cities by bus or train.

Center for cutting edges

NYC is a fast-paced, creative, and entrepreneurial city inhabited by promising young adults and individuals at the top of their fields. Interns come to the city curious and leave with new insights, widened perspectives, and greater confidence.

NYC is consistently one of the safest big cities in the US. NYC law enforcement is famous nationwide for its extensive and sophisticated counterterrorism efforts.
Where do we live?

Queens, New York

All students live in a designated housing facility, the Asiatic Hotel (135-21 37th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354), a modern hotel with nine floors one block from a local police station.

- Each room has two beds for double occupancy
- Complimentary breakfast
- Basic housekeeping service and amenities
- Private bathroom with toiletries
- Cable TV and Wi-Fi

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Hotel's website Guide to Flushing
Flushing happens to be home to some of the city's best attractions – Citi Field, site of the famous US Open, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, New York Hall of Science, Queens Zoo, Queens Botanical Garden, and many more. Don't wait to check it out!


The program is run directly by a designated visa sponsor in collaboration with trusted partner universities and without intermediaries, giving us a cost edge over competitors.

USD 3,150

Charged by the program to cover administrative duties

USD 1,500 visa sponsorship +
USD 700 internship placement +
USD 950 program administration
  • Based on a 6-week duration; each additional week add USD 200 extra
  • Applicable to partner-school students (USD 3,950 non-partner school student rate)
  • Applicable foreign students who require J-1 intern visa sponsorship (USD 1,650 for US citizens)
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USD 2,520

Charged by the hotel based on two students sharing one room

USD 120 per room/night / 2 students +
NYC hotel tax 14.75% +
$3.50 per night city tax
  • Based on a 6-week duration; each additional week add USD 420 extra
  • Standard double room type
  • Breakfast, A/C, WiFi, and basic housekeeping included
  • Each room has two beds, a TV with cable, a desk/chair/table lamp, an electric kettle, a private bathroom with a shower & basic toiletries
Hotel's website

USD 440

Estimated spending related to joining paid directly by the students

USD 100 health insurance +
USD 180 SEVIS fee +
USD 160 visa application
  • Based on a 6-week duration
  • Estimates vary by individual
  • Plus airfare, a SIM card, personal, entertainment expenses
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