Frequently Asked Questions

Does ICAP provide financial support to interns?
Yes, most students will receive funding in the range of $1,000 – $3,000 through ICAP. Funding is based on availability of funds and student needs. Supplemental funding is also available through the student travel fund at the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health.

When is the application deadline for the Next Generation Program?
Applications for New York-based positions are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications for international positions are due February 1 of each year.

When will I be notified about an interview?
Only qualified students will be contacted for an interview. Students who get invited for an interview will be notified early or mid-February. All students who “pass” the first interview stage will have a second interview.

When are final notifications about acceptance into the program?
Final decisions will be made by mid-March. You will receive an offer letter via email if you are accepted into the program.

When will the internship begin?
Internship start dates for international internships are flexible. There will be opportunities for students to conduct these internships in Spring, Summer and Fall.

What is the duration of the internship?
Internships have an 8-week minimum length. Some internships range from 2-3 months and last up to 6 months for students in the Global Health Track at the Mailman School.