The Columbia Communities in Action (CCIA) program provides students with a New York-based internship in the field of civic engagement and not-for-profit. Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. With the support of career counseling professionals, students are able to identify and develop personally and professionally. As part of the program, participants take part in networking events, training workshops and educational programming designed to help explore career opportunities in civic engagement throughout the Spring semester. CCIA is offered in partnership with the Office of Civic Action and Engagement (OCAE).