Posted: April 3, 2013 by IUsec in Internships

The Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI) is a university research center focusing on management and policy issues in electronic media. CITI was founded in 1983 as the first such center at a major business school. In its 30 years, CITI has published over 65 books on subjects of telecom, TV, cable, internet, and film, with a strong international dimension.
CITI seeks smart, motivated, self-starting individuals to perform research work on the communications, internet and mass media industries. We also seek several interns with good editing and writing skills and encourage their application even where they have no media or tech background.  We also seek individuals with web skills.



Some of the projects slated for this summer are: a textbook series on media management; research on international media ownership; a project on Cloud-based TV; research for a report on the FCC’s National Broadband Plan and private investments in its implementation; conferences on the digital media consumer and the societal, economic and regulatory impact of broadband.


CITI’s summer program consists of five 8 week sessions:



May 13 – July 5

May 28 – July 19

June 24 – August 16

July 8 – August 30

July 22– September 6




Our work week consists of four full days of your choice.  There is some flexibility in the weekly schedules, and starting dates, and each RA is responsible for 32 work days.


These positions are unpaid.


Job Qualifications (depending on project):

  • Interest      and experience in electronic mass media, telecom, internet, and related      industries
  • Writing      and editing skills for those who will work on the textbook
  • Experience      with search engines and other research databases
  • General      computer proficiency
  • Well-developed      research, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility      and responsiveness in accomplishing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Most      of all, candidate must be resourceful and keen on learning new subjects


  • Exposure      to communications scholars, corporate executives, government policy      makers, and international institutions.
  • Weekly      guest speakers and luncheons
  • Access      to CITI conferences
  • Special      events and field trips
  • Flexible      hours
  • Please      refer to our past summer journals for further details – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010


Interested persons should email resume and cover letter to Corey Spencer, and be prepared to be interviewed.


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