Professional Opportunities

Current Columbia students and alumni have access to a wide range of opportunities and resources for professional development. To aid in this effort, the WEAI maintains a listing of potential employers, internship opportunities, and career services offices across the university for students who are interested in pursuing a career in East Asian studies. 

Columbia students interested in East Asia have held internships and positions at a wide range of exciting organizations and corporations including:

  • The Asia Foundation
  • Asia Society
  • Cambodian Center for the Protection of Children’s Rights
  • Carnegie Council of Ethics And International Affairs
  • China Institute
  • Citibank
  • International Crisis Group, Northeast Asia Office
  • Japan Center for International Exchange
  • The New York Times
  • Newsweek
  • Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Sotheby’s
  • Tokyo Broadcasting System
  • United Nations Development Programme in Malaysia
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Thailand
  • U.S. Embassy in Tokyo
  • US-China Business Council
  • The World Bank

Disclaimer: Columbia University does not operate or endorse any of the jobs or internships listed herein, and has no control over the terms and conditions thereof. Therefore, the University accepts no responsibility for students engaged in any job or internship identified on any of its web pages.

Internship Opportunities

Listings for a wide range of internship positions open to Columbia undergraduate and graduate students. Positions are listed by geographic area.

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Resources at Columbia

GSAS Compass is a new initiative in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences that offers a variety of career development services including career development workshops, employer events, networking opportunities, and one-on-one advising that are tailored to current master’s and doctoral students as well as recent graduates.

GSAS Connect is a new online career management hub for current GSAS students and alumni, allowing students to schedule career advising appointments, RSVP for Compass events, access its resource library, and search for jobs and internships. 

Subscribe to the Columbia GSAS YouTube channel to watch recordings of past workshops and events. Follow Columbia GSAS on LinkedIn to stay up-to-date on programming available through GSAS Compass. 

The Center for Career Education offers a wide range of services for MA and PhD students. Services include individual career counseling, Quick Questions, career assessments, and professional skill development workshops. Students can search for various opportunities through LionSHARE, Career Fairs, employer presentations and networking events.

The resources of the CCE are available to graduate students and alumni from the following schools at Columbia:

  • The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

  • The School of the Arts

Learn more at CCE  

 Tip sheets

Barnard’s office for career development, Beyond Barnard, provides information on upcoming events and online resources for Barnard students seeking jobs and internships as well as alumni mentorship and financial fluency programs.

Current Barnard students and alumnae can access advising resources and programming (along with job listings across industries) through their online careers and internships database, Handshake.


Through career advising, a professional development course, career events, recruitment and employer outreach programs, and networking opportunities, the Office of Career Services at SIPA provides students and alumni with the necessary tools to successfully manage their professional development throughout their careers.

SIPAlink is the online portal for applying to jobs and internships, scheduling appointments with OCS career advisers and career coaches, registering for career events, and accessing SIPA's Internship Report Database and the OCS Resource library.

Fact Sheets

Learn more at SIPA Career Service

The Office of Career Services and Professional Development at the Law School helps students and alumni explore opportunities in the private sector. They advise students and alumni, provide career-related resources, and host career exploration, professional development, and recruitment programs. 

Students and potential employers can access the Law School’s online careers database, Symplicity, which provides career listings, career counseling appointment management, event registration, and more. 

Please note that students must have a LawNet username and password to access most of the resources available through the Office of Career Services website.

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The Office of Career Services and Leadership Management helps students and alumni lead meaningful and impactful careers in the social sector by providing tailored guidance and support at every stage of their professional journey.

The services, which extend beyond graduation, include individual career counseling, career and professional development workshops, recruitment and networking events, information on licensing and certification, and access to job opportunities and a wide array of tools and resources to enhance students’ educational and professional experience.

Students and alumni can view and apply to various opportunities targeting the CSSW community on the school’s exclusive career management system, Career Connect. Opportunities include part-time and full-time jobs, fellowships, summer internships, and volunteer work. All students are provided an account at the start of the program and have continued access after graduation.

Learn more at CSSW