Frequently Asked Questions – Site opening soon

We will begin accepting applications for CIIP 2019-2020 on Monday, October 22nd at 9:00am Pacific Time. Apply before the submission deadline of Friday, November 16th at 5:00pm Pacific Time, to ensure your application is reviewed!

*New! This year we are accepting Letters of Recommendation from a qualified University representative. This is optional, and not required, but if you choose to do this, you might want to start now by reaching out to your professor, and/or Department heads, to obtain a letter stating that they officially recommend you to participate in this program! (Be sure to have the letter on official University letterhead and signed by the appropriate University representative. You will then be able to upload this letter with your online application).

What is CIIP?

The Cisco International Internship Program (CIIP) is a once-in-a-lifetime year-long opportunity for high-performing students, from a variety of leading international universities, to experience working at Cisco’s headquarters, right in the heart of Silicon Valley! Selected CIIP interns will acquire critical technical, business, and professional skills as they collaborate on impactful and exciting next-generation projects, all while networking with a global Cisco workforce. Participating interns will return to their home countries, to complete their degrees, with an enriched appreciation of global business, cultural issues, and passion for their futures. CIIP aims to uniquely position interns to have greater success in their academic and subsequent professional careers.

What are the requirements to apply for a CIIP internship?

To apply for a CIIP internship, target candidates should be:

How long is the internship and where is it located?

CIIP is a 12-month internship program, which generally runs from August to July. Most interns will work onsite at Cisco in San Jose, California.

What amenities are provided as part of CIIP?

CIIP interns will receive the following amenities:

What is the CIIP recruitment process like?

How can I prepare for an interview with Cisco?

What kinds of projects can I expect to work on?

CIIP offers a wide variety of projects to work on, depending on the needs of the Cisco Hiring Manager, and your personal strengths. Some CIIP placements may require more general business/office related skills, while others may require specific engineering/IT skills. Be sure that your resume and application mention your specific skills, experiences, and interests. Examples include: languages spoken, extracurricular activities, leadership roles, and computer/technical skills.

How can I find out what my current status is?

Please continue to check the My CIIP Student tool for your status. You will also receive an email when your status changes, so please be sure to check your email, and your Junk/Spam folder, regularly.

What does "Under Consideration" mean?

This means that your resume and application have been added to the pool of available candidates. Your resume and application are now available for Cisco Hiring Managers to review and, if they choose to, contact you for an interview.