Columbia University’s Community Impact offers the George Van Amson Service Fellowship to support Columbia undergraduates in pursuing unpaid summer internships with nonprofit or service organizations in New York City.
Three GVA Fellowship opportunities are available:
- The GVA Public Interest Fellow works at a local NYC nonprofit organization in a project- or research-based internship capacity
- The GVA Community Impact Brinkley Fellow will work at Community Impact on a self-initiated project or research that fulfills a specific organizational need;
- The GVA Faculty Service Learning Fellow will assist a faculty member in the development and research of a service-learning project to be offered as part of a fall 2017 course.
Internships must take place in New York City, be at least eight weeks in duration, and require at least thirty hours of work per week. Each fellowship provides a stipend of $3,000 and summer housing at Columbia. Fellows also participate in weekly discussions, periodic program activities, and a reflection session at the end of the summer.
Fellowships are open to all Columbia undergraduates—this includes current students in Columbia College, Barnard College, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the School of General Studies and will be evaluated based on the level of impact they will have within their organizations, their potential learning outcomes through their internships, the degree to which internships align with Community Impact’s mission, and their thoughtfulness and passion for their projects.