The GSAS Fellowships in Academic Administration program allows advanced doctoral students in Arts and Sciences departments to apprentice in administrative offices across Columbia's campuses. This program is intended to enhance graduate student career preparation by supplementing the training GSAS students receive in research and teaching with an introduction to the day-to-day operations of the university. The experience allows students to cultivate a stronger professional profile and develop administrative skills in preparation for any future career.
Student Fellows are in years three through seven of an Arts and Sciences doctoral program. They apprentice in an administrative office for a semester or more, mentored by an experienced administrator, guided in using their writing and organizational skills and research training to advance meaningful projects in their host office. Depending on the project, Fellows will be expected to spend five to ten hours per week at the host office and to attend professional development workshops over the course of the semester.
The application process for Fellowships in Academic Administration is competitive. GSAS provides a single $2,000 stipend to all Fellows in their first term in a host office. Assignments may be renewed for a subsequent term, provided that the host office agrees to cover the stipend for the Fellow's second semester. Host offices that wish to extend the fellowship for a second term should inform GSAS before the conclusion of the first semester. Students who fail to complete the assignment or attend the required professional development events will forfeit a pro-rated portion of the semester stipend.
Please write to Allan MacLeod at aem2183 [at] columbia.edu with any questions about the program.