Columbia Business School (CBS) seeks applicants for the 2023 Summer Research Internship Program. This highly-selective program provides interns an opportunity to work with CBS’s faculty on a research project in finance, economics, marketing, management, decision sciences, operations, accounting, or data analytics.
Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, most interns generally work on one research project. The work may include literature reviews, data collection and cleaning, web scraping, statistical analysis, advanced analytics such as machine learning and NLP, and in some cases, contribution to a final publication. Behavioral interns may be staffed on multiple projects: conducting literature reviews, coding data, performing statistical analyses, and running experiments with the Behavioral Research lab. All interns will present their final results to faculty and the research community at the end of the internship.
The 2023 summer research program will run from June 1, 2023, through July 28, 2023 (final dates to be confirmed). Interns are paid to work for 35 hours/week. Interns are required to be on campus and on-campus housing is provided.
After graduating from their undergraduate or master’s programs, our summer interns have leveraged their experience at CBS to gain admission to some of the most prestigious PhD programs in Economics, Finance, Marketing, Management, Operations, and Data Science. Since 2012, 43 out of 125 interns have enrolled in PhD programs at schools like MIT (6), Harvard (6), Stanford (5), Columbia (4), Wharton (4), and the University of Chicago (2).
The summer internship experience also transferable skills for industry jobs, with the development of analytical and quantitative skills that many employers find valuable. Our summer interns have accepted jobs from prestigious firms in management consulting (McKinsey, BCG, Deloitte) and economic consulting (Cornerstone Research, Analysis Group), financial firms and hedge funds (Goldman Sachs, Capital One, JP Morgan Chase, Blackrock, Blackstone, Bridgewater, AQR Capital Management), and at technology companies such as Facebook, Nielsen, and eBay. A select number of summer interns return to CBS for our prestigious Predoctoral Fellowship Program (PDF).
This is a multi-disciplinary program and candidates from all backgrounds, including business, statistics, mathematics, engineering, computer science, the physical sciences, psychology, sociology, and other majors are encouraged to apply. Prospective interns should demonstrate an enthusiasm for research and intellectual curiosity. They are expected to have excellent communication skills.
- Quantitative projects require knowledge of statistics and/or econometrics, and familiarity with programming languages such as Python, R, MATLAB, etc. Most economics projects require knowledge of STATA or R.
- Behavioral projects require some experience conducting experiments, coding data, and statistical analysis using SPSS.
For more information and to apply, please fill out the application form at the following website: https://academics.gsb.columbia.edu/research-opportunities/summer-research-internship
The Application Deadline is 11:59pm EST on March 1, 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The application process is highly competitive, and only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.