GSAS Fellowships in Academic Administration

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.

Application deadline for Fall 2019: Friday, August 16, 2019

Participating Offices

Click here for descriptions of fellowship positions in the host offices participating in Fall 2019 cycle. Fellows apprentice in a single office during a given semester. Students are permitted to note a second placement choice on the application. For general information about participating offices, follow the links below.

If you are interested in apprenticing in an office not listed here, or if you work in a University office interested in hosting a Fellow, please contact Allan MacLeod at aem2183 [at] columbia.edu ().

How to Apply

Candidates must be in years three through seven of an Arts and Sciences doctoral program and in good academic standing. Students may participate for up to a total of four semesters, provided that they continue to meet the eligibility requirements. Students may not serve as a Fellow for more than two semesters in the same office. We recommend that you discuss your interest in pursuing this opportunity with your sponsor before submitting an application. 

Application Materials

Candidates must submit an online application, which should include the following materials combined into one PDF attachment:

  • A cover sheet with your full name, UNI, department or program, first semester of enrollment in GSAS, anticipated graduation date, and the two offices to which you are applying.
  • A brief personal statement (maximum of 500 words). The personal statement should not act as a cover letter. It should instead describe your professional goals and how participation in the program will help you attain them.
  • A résumé. Please note that a résumé differs from an academic CV. You may wish to consult the Center for Career Education's (CCE) guide to converting your CV to a résumé. For additional assistance with your résumé, you may also schedule a counseling session at CCE.
Administrative Fellows and Projects

Spring 2019

  • Kevin Windhauser, Academic Affairs, Columbia College, Curricular Committee Fellow
  • Elizabeth McIntosh, Center for the Study of Social Difference, Developing CSSD Archive
  • Carina de Klerk, The Center for Teaching and Learning, Teaching Development Program Consultant
  • Dongxin Zou, Columbia University Press, Literature in Translation: Acquisitions and Marketing
  • Maria Dimitropoulos, Faculty Development & Diversity, Arts and Sciences, Annual Report
  • Nicole Kiviat, The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, High School Scholarship Fellow
  • Olivia Rutigliano, The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, High School Scholarship Fellow
  • Tomi Haxhi, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, ICLS 20th Anniversary Archive Preparation
  • Liz Bowen, Public Books, Publicity and Social Media Strategy for Public Books
  • Danielle Drees, Academic Affairs, Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, Assessment and Enrichment

Fall 2018

  • Anayvelyse Allen-Mossman, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, ICLS 20th Anniversary Archive Preparation
  • Nandini Banerjee, Office of Academic Diversity and Inclusion, Research Collective Co-Facilitator
  • Valerie Bondura, The Center for Teaching and Learning, Graduate Student Teaching Development Program Consultant
  • Sandra Chiritescu, Columbia University Press, Literature in Translation: Acquisitions and Marketing
  • Olivia Clemens, Columbia Community Service, Grantee Resources Liaison
  • Maria Dimitropoulos, Columbia Community Service, Grantee Resources Liaison
  • Brittany Fox-Williams, Office of Academic Diversity and Inclusion, Research Collective Co-Facilitator
  • Blasé Provitola, Academic Planning and Administration, Columbia College, Curricular Committee Intern/Archiving Fellowship in Academic Administration
  • Dialika Sall, Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, Media and Idea Lab

Summer 2018

  • Rex Barnes, Academic Planning and Administration, Columbia College, Curricular Committee Intern/Archiving Fellowship in Academic Administration
  • Xiaohan Du, The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, Publications Editor
  • Adrianna Munson, Center for Teaching and Learning, Graduate Student Teaching Development Resources Coordination
  • Christina McGrath, Heyman Center for the Humanities and the Society of Fellows, Publications Editor
  • Tiana Reid, Columbia University Press, Literature in Translation: Acquisitions and Marketing
  • Bernadette Myers, The Earth Institute, Director’s Office, Research Programming
  • Beatriz Groubert, Faculty Development & Diversity, Arts and Sciences, Benefits of Diversity in Arts and Sciences Booklet
  • Matthew Teti, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, ICLS 20th Anniversary Archive Preparation

Spring 2018

  • Anayvelyse Allen-Mossman, Public Books, Editorial Internship
  • Matan Cohen, The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, Publications Editor
  • Melissa Constantine, The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities,       Justice-in-Education Digital Editor
  • Emma de Beus, Office of the Executive Vice President, Arts & Sciences, Planning, Analysis, and Curricular Coordination
  • Xiaohan Du, Columbia University Press, Literature in Translation: Acquisitions and Marketing
  • Inna Kapilevich, Office of the Executive Vice President, Arts & Sciences, Planning, Analysis, and Curricular Coordination
  • Youngah Kwon, Executive Vice President of Arts and Sciences Office of Faulty Development and Diversity, Department Climate Toolkit
  • Alyssa Manz, Columbia Engineering, Professional Development and Leadership Fellow
  • Brian van Oppen, Office of the Executive Vice President for Arts and Sciences, Planning, Analysis, and Curricular Coordination

Fall 2017

  • Zachary Ugolnik, Public Books, Editorial Internship
  • Maryam Majeed, Mailman School of Public Health, Researching and Designing New Educational Offerings
  • Ani Kodzhabasheva, Columbia University Press, Literature in Translation: Acquisitions and Marketing
  • Akua Banful, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, Global Language Justice, Medical Humanities, and Other Interdisciplinary Programming
  • Matan Cohen, Columbia Community Service, Community Outreach Coordinator

Summer 2017

  • Huizhong Feng, School of Professional Studies, Employer-Based Market Research
  • Yuchao (Chloe) Gao, Office of the Executive Vice President for Research, STEM Research Advancement
  • Michael Hammett, The Society of Fellows and the Heyman Center for the Humanities, Summer High School and Rikers Education Programs
  • Lei Lei, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Communications, Outreach, and Donor Development

Spring 2017

  • Joseph Fisher, Center for Science and Society
  • Sedef Tinaztepe, Center for Science and Society
  • Matan Cohen, Columbia Community Service
  • Marta Ferrer Gomez, Columbia Community Service
  • Caroline Marris, Columbia University Press
  • Foad Torshizi, Educational Policy and Planning Committee
  • Brittany Fox-Williams, GSAS, Office of Academic Diversity
  • Allison Bernard, Heyman Center and Society of Fellows

Fall 2016

  • Atefeh Akbari Shahmirzadi, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society
  • Adham Azab, Columbia University Press
  • Dominic Vendell, Executive Vice President for Research
  • Sahar Ullah, Columbia University Press
  • Matan Cohen, Institute for the Study of Human Rights
  • Anne Levitsky, Heyman Center for the Humanities and the Society of Fellows
  • Julian Jürgenmeyer, Public Books
  • Logan Brenner, Center for Student Advising, Academic Resources in
  • Support of Excellence
  • Bailey Brown, Work/Life
  • Daniella Wurst, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Institute of Latin American Studies
  • Holly Myers, Undergraduate Student Life, Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • César Colón-Montijo, Office of Academic Diversity - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Summer 2016

  • Briana Nofil, Center for Student Advising - First-in-Family
  • Adham Azab, Columbia University Press
  • Kate Jackson, Columbia University Real Estate
  • Andrew Jungclaus, Executive Vice President for Research, Research Initiatives
  • Shuaiwen Wang, FAS - Education Policy and Planning Committee
  • Bailey Brown, GSAS - Office of Academic Diversity
  • Aditi Surie von Czechowski, Heyman Center for the Humanities and the Society of Fellows
  • Anne Freeland, Heyman Center for the Humanities and the Society of Fellows
  • Inna Kapilevich, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society
  • Victoria Wiet, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society
  • Nicole Gervasio, Public Books
  • Alexandra Mendez, Public Books
  • Courtney Singleton, School of Professional Studies, Division of Lifelong
  • Learning
  • Meiping Sun, Vice Provost for Academic Programs
  • Rui Hu, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
  • Almudena Marin-Cobos, Work/Life
  • Yayun Hsu, Work/Life

Spring 2016

  • Sarah Arkebauer, Public Books
  • Bailey Brown, Undergraduate Student Life Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • Rachel Dunn, Center for Student Advising, First-in-Family
  • Alex Fabrizio, Work/Life
  • Marta Ferrer, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery
  • Nicole Gervasio, Public Books
  • Victoria Gross, Columbia Community Service
  • Katharine Jackson, Columbia University Real Estate
  • Inna Kapilevich, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society
  • Chinweike Okegbe, GSAS - Communications
  • Gabriella Sanguineti, Postdoctoral Affairs
  • Aditi Surie von Czechowski, Heyman Center for the Humanities and the Society of Fellows
  • Didier Sylvain, GSAS Office of Academic Diversity
  • Ben VanWagoner, GSAS Office of Academic Diversity
  • Foad Torshizi, FAS - Educational Policy and Planning Committee
  • Benjamin VanWagoner, GSAS
  • Fang Xu, Executive Vice President for Research
  • Emily Yao, Columbia University Press
  • Sophonie Joseph, GSAS - Summer Research Program

Fall 2015

  • Sarah Arkebauer, Public Books
  • Victoria Gross, Columbia Community Service
  • Caroline Marvin, Center for Student Advising - ARISE
  • Tianhao Ren, Postdoctoral Affairs
  • Didier M. Sylvain, GSAS Academic Diversity
  • Benjamin VanWagoner, GSAS Academic Diversity
  • Foad Torshizi, FAS - Educational Policy and Planning Committee
  • Ju Yang, Executive Vice President for Research

Spring 2014

  • Alexander Rocca, Public Books
  • Jacqueline Lerescu, Office of Student and Administrative Services / Registrar
  • Philip Rodenbough, Office of Government and Community Affairs
  • Tracy Wang, Columbia Alumni Association
  • Christopher Crew, School of General Studies
  • Jie Zhou, Office of the President
  • John Straussberger, Columbia College
  • Zachary Stewart, Columbia College
  • Carolyn Pang, Office of the Executive Vice President for Research
  • Andrey Vlasov, Office of the Executive Vice President for Research
  • Caroline Marvin, Office of Communications and Public Affairs