Welcome to CCIP 2020

Summer internship in NYC

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

Taking place every summer since 2008, CCIP is an integrated program that offers internship placement, hosting, and program activities all on one platform.

CCIP brings depth to applicants' professional repertoire putting them ahead of their peers and opening the door to more elite career paths. It is geared towards motivated, career/global-minded students seeking unique experiences to help them advance to the forefront of tomorrow's competitive global economy.

CCIP offers more than typical summer opportunities. It enhances personal and career growth by enhancing classroom knowledge with practical skills coupled with networking opportunities, leadership challenges, media exposure, career advice, and more.

Most of all, CCIP's NYC internship experience allows 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 full-placement internship program that offers structured and guided internships through 20-30 hosts as well as a holistic program experience with communal living, student-led activities, and more.

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Overview

CCIP is a 6-14 week internship program that has taken place in NYC every summer since 2008. It is an Exchange Visitor Program (J-1 Intern) run by FUSIA, a US Dept. of State Designated Visa Sponsor in collaboration with 10+ trusted universities in Asia, and is dedicated to promoting greater understanding between the US and future leaders from the Asia/Pacific region.

Cultural exchange

CCIP is a stepping-stone for exchange interns to acquire professional skills/knowledge while gaining insight into American culture, values, norms, people, and business practices. It is also a cultural gateway where US host companies engage with the international community and keep current on global market trends.

Accolades

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 theccip.com/award.

Direct visa sponsorship

US law requires foreign students interning in the US to have both their visa and J-1 internship program sponsored by a Designated Visa Sponsor. CCIP is directly run by a visa sponsor. It combines program, host, and visa sponsorship into one application, creating a streamlined setup with direct communication; all while keeping program fees competitive.

Global/career-minded

CCIP is for motivated, global/career-minded students who want to gain the special skills, knowledge, and experience that are integral to thriving in the professional world but often overlooked in the classroom. Nearly 100% of past participants agreed that their CCIP experience has made a difference in their career trajectory. They rated CCIP as particularly valuable in helping them jumpstart their careers, realize their potential, create global networking opportunities, and explore new paths.

High impact

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.

Holistic experience

CCIP integrates internships, a close-knit environment, communal living, student-led program activities, performance-based accolades, and more into one program. The outcome: participants feel welcomed, parents worry less, and graduates adapt better to the global professional arena.

Internship hosts

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 (9); advertising, marketing design, and media (5); nonprofit (5); IT/engineering (3); accounting and insurance (2); and other professions (4).

Admissions

CCIP accepts qualified undergraduates and postgraduates age 18+. Applicants from partner schools are entitled to admission priority and a lower program fee. Our acceptance rate has been 6-10% on average (74 out of 1,301 in 2019). Since 2008, CCIP has achieved a 100% visa approval rate with over 1,000 past participants.

Who joins CCIP?

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.



Why join CCIP?

The big reasons to join

With so many summer options to choose from, what made students go with CCIP? According to our alumni, it all comes down to one word: opportunity.

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Jumpstarting careers

Many CCIP grads praised CCIP for jumpstarting their careers and boosting their chances of getting into competitive grad schools and high-profile firms.

- Powerful reference letters
- Certificates
- Commendations from US officials
- Global referrals and references
- Test scores

Growing professionally and personally

Nearly all CCIP alumni agree that after their internships they gained and grew both personally and professionally.

- Industry knowledge and skills
- Hands-on experience
- Handling of professional expectations, situations, and etiquette
- Coping with personal and professional challenges

Learning beyond classrooms and summer programs

Internships offer what traditional classrooms and ordinary summer programs don't.

- The chance to apply academic knowledge to real-work practices
- Communicating, interacting, and networking with experienced global professionals
- Overcoming doubts, setting career objectives, and exploring career options and new opportunities

Unleashing creativity and potential

NYC work culture is great for students who want a different experience.

- Moving beyond boundaries and the ordinary
- Showing that there is more than just productivity
- Promoting creativity, innovation and work-life balance
- Nurturing talents – speaking up on problems, sharing new ideas and perspectives, learning from mistakes, having fun, accepting differences…

Where do we intern?

Internship hosts

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 (9); advertising, marketing design, and media (5); nonprofit (5); IT/engineering (3); accounting and insurance (2); and other professions (4).

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6 industries and 80+ positions

CCIP offers 80+ internship positions plus a wealth of industry fields geared towards selected academic backgrounds and interests.

Marketing related positions 27 (32%)

US gov't and outreach, or law 19 (23%)

Accounting/insurance or bus 14 (17%)

Design, IT, CS, and/or related 10 (12%)

Civil/geotechnical/mechan/electrical engineering; architecture 10 (12%)

Museum and performing arts 4 (15%)

Track records

Many hosts have accumulated prior experience with the program over the years. Interns have definitely benefitted; hence their positive feedback.

First joined 2008-2010 9 (33%)

First joined in 2011 10 (37%)

First joined in 2012-2016 2 (7%)

First joined in 2019 6 (22%)

Stipends

Private internship hosts often offer weekly stipends ranging from USD 50-200 to supplement transportation and meal expenses.

USD 100 weekly stipend 2 hosts (7%)

USD 200 weekly stipend 1 host (4%)

USD 50 weekly stipend 6 hosts (22%)

USD 75 weekly stipend 3 hosts (11%)

MetroCard 4 hosts (15%)

20+ host choices

The 2020 Host Roster (login required) lists 20+ participating hosts with detailed descriptions and alumni feedback in addition to different sessions for applicants to choose from.

US government and law 9 (33%) - US Congresswoman Grace Meng, NYS Senators Liu and Stavisky, NYS Assembly Members Weprin, Ron Kim, Rosenthal, and Hyndman, NYC Councilman Peter Koo District Offices

Ad agency, entertainment, and media 4 (15%) - Admerasia, APartnership, SOVAS, Sing Tao Daily News

Nonprofit 3 (11%) - Flushing YMCA, Jamaica YMCA, Jamaica Ctr for Arts and Learning

Engineering, architecture, and CS/IT 3 (11%) - Aithent, GC Eng & Associates, and Yu & Associates

Auditing and insurance 2 (7%) - Djam Insurance Brokerage, Padilla & Company

Others 6 (22%) - Calligaris NY, FUSIA, Harry Nurses Registry, Joe's Music Center & Performing Arts, Trans Express, ACPAI

Entrepreneurs

CCIP hosts are predominantly small and medium-sized enterprises that emphasize interpersonal skills integral to the professional world, maximize hands-on interactions with decision-makers, and foster the right professional reference relationships.

Above 50 staff 4 (15%)

10-49 staff (44%)

Below 10 staff 11 (41%)

NYC

CCIP takes place in NYC – a cultural and economic epicenter rich with opportunities for growth and career-minded global professionals.

Queens (non-Flushing) 10/27 (32%)

Manhattan 9 (23%)

Queens (Flushing) 4 (17%)

Brooklyn 2 (12%)

New Jersey 2 (12%)

CCIP interns have a perfect record with over 1,000+ students passing their visa interviews over the past ten years.

When do we intern?

Summer sessions

After passing the interview, applicants will be given 2-3 days to finalize their session choices. They may opt in up to 9 session choices.

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Remarks:
- All sessions begin on a Saturday and end on a Friday (check-out on the following Saturday).
- Each extended week (7-14 weeks) adds USD 200 to the core program fee of USD 3,150.
- All participants are required to stay at the designated housing facility. The listed hotel fees are estimated based on 2 students sharing a double room.

SessionStart (Sat)End (Fri)Prog FeeHotel 120/2May 16May 23May 30Jun 6Jun 13Jun 20Jun 27Jul 4Jul 11Jul 18Jul 25Aug 1Aug 8Aug 15
A6 (A)May 30Jul 103,150 (USD)2,520 (USD)W1W2W3W4W5W6
B6 (B)Jul 11Aug 213,1502,520W1W2W3W4W5W6
C8 (A)May 16Jul 103,5503,360W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8
D6 (A)May 16Jun 263,1502,520W1W2W3W4W5W6
E8 (B)Jun 27Aug 213,5503,360W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8
G10 (A/B)May 30Aug 73,9504,200W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10
I12 (A/B)May 30Aug 214,3505,040W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12
J12 (A/B)May 16Aug 74,3505,040W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12
K14 (A/B)May 16Aug 214,7505,880W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14

Marketing

Marketing, advertising, and/or related (27+)

Government

Public admin and community outreach, or law (19+)

Accounting

Accounting, insurance, or transportation logistics (14+)

IT/Design

IT, CS, design, and/or related (10+)

Engineering

Civil, geotechnical, mechanical, or electrical engineering; architecture (10+)

Curator

Museum and performing arts (4+)

Where does the program take place?

New York City

CCIP takes place in New York City: one of the most prominent metropolitan epicenters in the world, a city that sets the stage for global career growth, and most importantly, a name that every global professional wants to have on their resume to gain that 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 an international leader in government, finance, design, engineering, the nonprofit sector and many more.

Attractions within reach

In most US cities, you can't live without a car; in NYC, you can walk just about anywhere and take advantage of a massive transit network that runs 24/7 to get you everywhere else. 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 the cutting edge

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

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Years in history
Since 2008

1155

Alumni
2008-2019

12

Partner Schools
2019

27

Internship Hosts
2020

Where do we live?

Queens, New York

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

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

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!
How much does it cost?

Program Fees

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

Program Fee
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
  • J-1 intern visa sponsorship fee included
  • Non-partner school student rate: USD 3,950
  • US citizens minus USD 1,500 (visa sponsorship)
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USD 2,520

Accommodation
Charged by the hotel
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
  • Room type: Standard double
  • Based on two students sharing one room
  • Single room rate: USD 120 per room/night
  • Breakfast, A/C, WiFi, and basic housekeeping
  • 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 1,040

Expenses
In addition to the program and housing fees, budget at least another USD 1,000 for mandatory expenses
USD 160 visa application +
USD 180 SEVIS fee +
~USD 100 health insurance +
~USD 600 health insurance
  • Based on a 6-week duration
  • Paid directly by the students
  • Estimates; vary by individual
  • Plus personal and entertainment expenses
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