Columbia Business School Research Program

Columbia Business School is seeking outstanding applications for the 2018 Summer Research Internship program.  The highly selective program provides an intellectually stimulating environment and introduces the interns to the world of business research.  Under the guidance of Columbia Business School’s leading faculty, interns will take an active role on a research project in one of the following areas: accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, decision sciences, operations, and data analytics.  This is a multi-disciplinary program and candidates from all majors are encouraged to apply.  

The internship program is designed for undergraduate students at the end of their sophomore or junior year and first year Master Students.  Exceptional students from other classes are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Several of the top interns have gone on to leading MS and PhD programs in Economics, Finance, Computer Science, and Data Sciences.  Many been selected to join CBS full-time as a full-time Research Associates.

All prospective interns must have the following qualifications:

Enthusiasm for research, intellectual curiosity, and excellent communications skills

The ability to learn new concepts and tools and apply them to your projects

Skills for Quantitative Projects

Most Economics, Finance, and Accounting (and economics based management and marketing) projects require:

Strong background or major in econometrics and statistics

The ability to run regressions using statistical packages such as STATA or R 

Quantitative projects in Management, Marketing or DRO require:

Background or major in mathematics, computer science, or engineering

Strong programming background (C/C++, Python, R, or Matlab, etc.)

Some projects may require the ability to do text processing using Python or Perl familiarity with basic machine learning algorithms

Skills for Behavioral projects in Management or Marketing 

Interest in behavioral experiments – background or major in Psychology

Knowledge of SPSS, some projects may require knowledge of Python

The program runs from May 27, 2018 – July 28 or August 4, 2018 (final dates to be determined).  On-campus housing and a stipend will be provided. 

To apply, please fill out the application form at the following website: