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NYPD gives a safety talk to the CCIP J-1 interns
The Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP)
Internship in New York City

Pub Date: Thu, Jul 20, 2017
BY Joseph Fonseca (FUSIA) | Thu, Jul 20, 2017 EST

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On Thursday night, a representative for the New York Police Department met with the CCIP J-1 interns ( to give the new arrivals tips on how to best stay safe while living in the city. The group of exchange visitors are living in Queens and interning with organizations all across New York City.

Since the program's inception, the NYPD has supported CCIP in ensuring the safety of the participants. Led by Officer Mark Burger, the safety talk provided tips on how to navigate the city without being a victim of crime or injury. The talk included a list of dos and don'ts and recommendations for how to protect personal belongings.

"I'm really thankful to Officer Burger for speaking with us," said one student. "New York is intimidating, but the safety talk helped calm my nerves and made me excited to explore."

Officer Burger serves with the 109th precinct, which includes the portion of Flushing where the CCIP interns are living for the summer. In June, first-session interns were invited to a barbecue hosted by the 109th Precinct Community Council.


The Cross Cultural Internship Program (CCIP) is a cultural exchange internship program that takes place in New York City every year. It is dedicated to fostering mutually beneficial East-West cultural exchange, targeting exchange visitors from Asia and the Pacific region.

CCIP provides exchange visitors and host organizations the opportunity to exchange insights, ideas, and experiences. Through the program, participants acquire practical knowledge and cultural experiences, and host organizations connect with the international community and stay abreast of trends in the global marketplace.

CCIP is organized by FUSIA Communications, one of the approximately 98 J-1 intern designated visa sponsors in the nation. FUSIA is responsible for the selection of interns as well as supporting and monitoring theĀ¬m during the program.

CCIP is a structured, full-placement internship program. Since 2008, CCIP has provided internship opportunities to over 850 exchange visitors. In 2015, 71 students were selected out of 1050 applicants. They were matched to 20-plus host organizations of diverse disciplines including government district offices, law firms, publishing houses, media firms, advertising agencies, real estate agencies, and more.

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