The 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 to develop administrative skills in preparation for a career in academia or outside of it.
Student fellows are in years three through seven of their doctoral program in an Arts and Sciences department. They apprentice in their chosen administrative office for a semester or more, using their significant writing, 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 a luncheon at the end of the summer term.
The application process for the 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, providing that the host office agrees cover the stipend for the fellow's second semester. Host offices that wish to extend a fellow for a second term should inform GSAS before the conclusion of the first semester. Students who fail to complete the assignment or attend the workshops and information sessions will forfeit a pro-rated portion of the semester stipend.
Please email Stephanie Wolfe at slw2003 [at] columbia.edu with any questions about this program.
Application deadline for Summer 2017: Thursday, April 13, 2017