The GSAS Fellowships in Academic Administration program is now accepting applications from host offices for Spring 2021. If you work in a University office interested in hosting a Fellow, please contact Rachel Bernard at r.bernard [at] columbia.edu. Interested students should check back this winter for Spring 2021 opportunities.
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 eligible 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 working with the host office and to attend professional development workshops over the course of the fellowship.
In Spring 2021, all fellowships will be conducted remotely for the full term, and GSAS will provide a single $2,000 stipend to all Fellows. Assignments may be renewed in the summer, provided that the host office agrees to cover the $2,000 stipend for the Fellow's second term. 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 any required professional development events may forfeit a pro-rated portion of the semester stipend.
Please write to Rachel Bernard at r.bernard [at] columbia.edu with any questions about the program.