The George Van Amson Fellowship, funded by Community Impact, is a great opportunity to develop your professional skills while supporting a local nonprofit or service learning project!

Columbia College, SEAS, GS, and Barnard undergraduates are eligible to apply for the George Van Amson (GVA) Service Fellowship.
Funded by Community Impact, Fellows receive a $3,000 stipend to support an unpaid nonprofit or service learning fellowship.
The spring 2020 deadline will be announced shortly, and posted on the website. 



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 2018 course.


Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Impact of the organization on the community;
  • Impact of the fellowship project within the organization
  • Impact of the project on the Fellow;
  • Project’s alignment with Community Impact’s mission to advance the public good and instill the importance of life-long service; and
  • Applicant’s passion for the project and depth of understanding about how the project influences broader social change.


Learn More about the GVA Fellowship at the Upcoming Information Sessions:

Stay tuned for dates
For more information, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.