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Justice Ambassadors Youth Council program

Career Catalyst Internship Program

Columbia University School of Professional Studies in partnership with the Center for Justice has launched the Career Catalyst Internship Program (CCIP), a bold new initiative that will provide valuable work experience to young people from underserved communities who face further challenges due to involvement within the justice system. 

The program will provide justice system-impacted young New Yorkers with meaningful work experience at an esteemed higher education institution. The goal is to help prepare CCIP interns for sustained and fulfilling employment.

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Program Highlights


  • Hands-on work experience at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies
  • Professional development workshops
  • Networking opportunities
  • 1:1 career mentoring

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