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Collegiate Leadership Internship Program (CLIP) 

For 30+ years CLIP has recruited, screened, and matched the most qualified and mature college students for up-and-coming companies and organizations. Yours should be next.

The Collegiate Leadership Internship Program (CLIP) is a selective, paid summer internship experience in New York City.  Housed at the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU, CLIP matches undergraduate students with engaging, substantive internships at a variety of for-profit, non-profit, and Jewish communal organizations.  Interns spend four days each week at their job placements and one day each week in meaningful, participant-driven seminars where they learn and network with some of the city’s most respected leaders.  CLIP provides interns with mentorship, opportunities to develop competitive professional skills, and a community of talented and driven peers with whom to think and grow.

Being housed in a university, CLIP staff is uniquely positioned to attract, identify, and match top talent to organizations in all industries. Over the past ten years, CLIP's final cohort size averaged 50 students from an applicant pool of 200 candidates. Recruiting, screening, interviewing, and matching is our bread and butter - our expectation is for supervisors to feel as though their interns are as competent and mature as their employees, and feedback confirms that's the case.

CLIP is looking for dynamic organizations and professionals who are eager to mentor and coach summer interns.  Organizations commit to providing interns with meaningful projects that support the organization’s operations or mission. Click here to see the growing list of firms that entrust CLIP to find great emerging talent.

Application Process

  1. College students apply to the CLIP summer internship program by January 30, 2018.
  2. Organizations submit placement application to host interns by January 30. Application will launch December 1st.
  3. CLIP screens applications and forwards top candidates to second-round interviews with proposed placement supervisor.
  4. Placement supervisor and proposed candidate meet and mutually confirm match.

Summer Experience

  • Placement site agree to provide interns with a meaningful, supportive, and challenging professional experience. The internship must include adequate supervision, substantive projects, and opportunities to interface with other organizational staff. While clerical work may be an aspect of certain tasks, it may not be a significant portion of the internship.
  • CLIP provides supervisor cohort with support and tailored networking opportunities.
  • CLIP provides interns with ongoing professional development and leadership opportunities that tie into workplace learning and enhance the program.
  • Summer 2018 dates: CLIP begins on May 30 with a five-day orientation for all interns.  Internship placements begin Monday, June 4 and conclude Tuesday, August 7.


  • Non-profits – $3,000 per intern
  • For-profits – $3,500 per intern


Contact Dana Levinson Steiner, Senior Associate of Leadership & Strategic Partnerships at the Bronfman Center, at