Jobs, Internships, Volunteer Opportunities

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This digest of job, internship, and volunteer opportunities for Columbia students is published weekly; each post is live for four weeks.

September 28, 2020

1. Internships at the OAS

Internship Description

We offer you a unique opportunity to acquire experience in different areas of expertise, in an international and multicultural environment enhancing your networking possibilities. In addition, you will have the chance to acquire significant knowledge of the Organization of American States (OAS), its mission, pillars, structure and projects in the hemisphere. 


Candidate must have:

  • GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 in the American scale (or equivalent).

  • Undergraduate students must be at least finishing their second year of studies.

  • Be proficient in two of the four languages of the Organization (Spanish, English, French and Portuguese).

  • Required documents:

    • Electronic Application Form (click here).

    • Two letters of recommendation.

    • Academic transcripts.

    • If your internship will be accredited by your academic institution, please include an official letter from your institution with the corresponding indications (Official statement).

    • Resume with Cover Letter (Resume without photo). 

Incomplete applications will be on hold until all the requirements are sent to the OAS Department of Human Resources. They will be accepted until the last day of the applications period at 23:59 EST (Washington, D.C. time). 

How to Apply

If interested, apply through the OAS Page. If you have any questions, email Internship applications are accepted between September 2nd-September 30th. 

2. Heyman Center Fellowships

Funded by the Office of the Executive Vice-President of the Arts & Sciences, the Heyman Center Fellowships provide Columbia faculty with course relief during the academic year. These yearlong fellowships reduce teaching loads to a minimum of one course per semester during the award year, freeing up time for Fellows to conduct research and to participate in a regular weekly seminar.  We also expect to appoint four post-MPhil graduate students Fellows, who would receive a $5,000 research allowance for their participation. Learn more

Submission deadline: November 1 for faculty, December 1 for graduate students.