Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Webinars

The PMF Program Office will be leading a number of informational webinars for prospective candidates on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)
    • This session is open to all disciplines, and will be co-hosted by The Lab at OPM with a specific focus on Design
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019, from 3:00 – 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
    • This session is open to all disciplines, with a specific focus on Scientific, Technical, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Friday, September 27, 2019, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)
    • This session is open to all disciplines
  • Monday, September 30, 2019, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)
    • This is session is open to all disciplines, with a specific focus on Cybersecurity and Information Technology (IT)
  • Wednesday, October 2, 2019, from 4:00 – 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
    • This session is open to all disciplines, with a specific focus on diversity and inclusion

Here is the link to their webinar and an Adobe Connect Quick Start Guide on how to connect, conduct a connection test, and troubleshoot, as well as a copy of their presentation slides. Note that these webinars are limited to 500 participants. For more information, see their news and events page.

As a reminder, the 2020 PMF application will open at noon Eastern Time, October 3, and close at noon Eastern Time on October 17.

Make sure to check the PMF site for the latest updates and resources, including their Application Tips and Assessment Preparation Guide.

Project REACH Fellowship | Apply by September 6

The Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research is offering the Project REACH Fellowship in Fall 2019, a ten-week training on implementing communication strategies to community outreach and engagement. Graduate students will be partnered with a community-based organization for the entire training to co-develop outreach tools for the organization’s client engagement efforts. The Fellowship is an worthwhile opportunity for students to learn how to communicate and engage stakeholders as well as practice working collaboratively with other professionals from various fields. They are keen to have students apply from different schools at Columbia, including the School of Social Work!
 

Some of the organizations participating in Fall 2019, that students could be partnered with, include: 

  • ARC Seniors consists of three senior centers and provides transportation to seniors in the Washington Heights and Harlem communities. ARC Seniors works to ensure that older adults in these communities continue to have a  high quality of life. 
  • Coalicion Mexicana seeks to empower Latinx youth and families in New York City.  
  • El Nido de Esperanza offers a variety of services geared towards parents and children. Areas that are covered by these services include nutrition, education, safety and community building.  

See the attached flyer below for more information about the Fellowship. You can also check out our their instagram account (@irvinginstitute_projectreach) or facebook page (Irving Institute – Project REACH) for more information.

FREE Fall Data Science Fellowship Program | Apply TODAY for Early Consideration

See below for details regarding a FREE advanced 8-week data science fellowship program. The next session will take place this fall, from September 16 to November 8.
Note that the early deadline for the upcoming session is today, July 8th. If you don’t qualify for this round, you can sign up to learn about future sessions. Full details regarding the fellowship are available on their website. Please contact them directly with any questions.

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8-week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as datascientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. They recommend master’s students be in their last semester of coursework at the time they attend the program and PhD students be within six months of defending their dissertation, as the program is geared toward those who will be looking to pursue data science jobs within 1-2 months of completing the Fellowship.
Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.
All applicants must be familiar with at least one programming language
For additional details regarding eligibility and qualifications, please review their FAQs.

Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, they will have a remote online session:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC

Dates: All sections will be from 2019-09-16 to 2019-11-08.

Application Link (The initial application takes no more than 15 minutes to complete.)

A few notes:

  1. They are assessing candidates who apply for the Early Deadline first and then based on remaining availability, will take candidates who applied for the Regular Deadline on a first-come first-serve basis.
  2. This is the common application for all their locations.
  3. Want to apply for a later session? Submit your email information here.

Early Deadline: 2019-07-08
Regular Deadline: 2019-07-15

Learn More: You can learn about their fellows at The New York TimesLinkedInAmazonCapital One, or Palantir. To read about their latest fellow alumni, check out their blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check them out on Venture BeatThe Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.

Philanthropy New York’s Public Policy Fellowship Information Session | Tuesday, February 12 + Open House | Wednesday, February 27

Interested in philanthropy? Consider applying for Philanthropy New York’s Public Policy Fellowship, a two-year, full-time employment opportunity for candidates who are committed to deepening racial equity practices in the sector.

Philanthropy New York is a membership association of approximately 280+ private, corporate, family and public grantmaking organizations based in the New York City region that provides a broad range of services to over 3,500 individual philanthropic professionals and trustees of those organizations.

The Public Policy Fellowship is designed to support the organization’s commitment to building diversity and equity in the philanthropic field and increase their organization’s capacity to work with their membership. Fellows facilitate issue-based working groups, develop and execute programs on current issues in the field, curate content for their media platforms, and write insightful reports and publications.

This opportunity is open to diverse candidates completing their master’s program this spring or who have recently graduated (May 2017 or more recent).

Read the full job description (also attached) for more details.

Information Session

Philanthropy New York’s third fellow, Jo Christine Miles, will be leading an information session on Tuesday, February 12 from 1:00 to 1:50 pm EST in Room C06 to share additional insight into the program. Register to attend via Career Connect. A live-stream link will be made available to all those who register. In-person attendance is strongly encouraged.

Light refreshments will be provided!

For more information aboua the fellowship, go to https://philanthropynewyork.org/public-policy-fellowship.

Public Policy Fellowship Open House

Philanthropy NY will also be hosting a night of networking with staff, sector professionals, including from WT Grant Foundation, New York State Health Foundation, Arbor Brothers, and Ford Foundation, and like-minded peers, on Wednesday, February 27, 4:00 to 6:00 pm EST at their offices at the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice on 320 East 43rd Street. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the philanthropic sector, careers in the field, and the fellowship from the perspective of the members they serve.

Register and learn more here.

Kraft Global Fellows Program | Apply by January 29

From the Office of the University Chaplain:

The Office of the University Chaplain’s Kraft Global Fellows Program is an initiative of the Kraft Family Fund for Intercultural and Interfaith Awareness. The project is led by Jewelnel Davis, University Chaplain and Associate Provost.

The mission of the program is to promote interfaith and cross-cultural experience and to provide an opportunity for Columbia University students to add a global perspective to their Columbia University academic experience by utilizing the resources of the Columbia Global Centers, while enriching the Columbia University community by creating opportunities for students to share their research, their experience, and the resources of the Columbia Global Centers once they return.

In March 2019, the Kraft Global Fellows Program will support students to travel to Santiago, Chile. The group research project will focus on the religions, cultures, and communities of Chile.

The deadline for consideration is January 29, 2019 by 5:00 pm.

For more details including application instructions, review the  program flyer

Fellowship Spotlight and Informational Webinar: 2019 Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

2019 Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program 
(Application open at Noon EST, Tuesday, October 9, and close at Noon EST, Monday, October 22)

Want to make a difference through public service?

Since 1977, the PMF Program has matched outstanding graduate students with exciting Federal opportunities. This rigorous, two-year paid fellowship includes challenging assignments, developmental assignments, and networking opportunities. To become a PMF, you must participate in an rigorous, multi-step process, which includes an application, on-line assessment, and finalist selection. Finalists appointed as PMFs are hired by Federal Agencies and engage in solving domestic and/or international issues in areas such as public administration, engineering, technology, science, criminal justice, health, privacy, cybersecurity, and financial management, to name a few.

Recent graduates who completed an advanced degree two years prior to the application opening date and current graduate students who will complete their MSW by August 31, 2019 are eligible to apply.

For more information, register for the upcoming in-house informational webinar on Wednesday, October 10. Also, go to https://www.pmf.gov/.

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