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Multicultural Affairs Opportunities

There are many ways to get involved with Multicultural Affairs! See below for current opportunities and updated deadlines as of March 25, 2020. "$" indicates paid positions.

Leadership Opportunities for Fall 2020

Apply by March 29: Be a Columbia Mentoring Initiative (CMI) Family Tree Chair for 2020-21 ($)

Columbia Mentoring Initiative (CMI) is an inter-generational mentorship program that connects first-year and transfer students (mentees) with returning students (mentors) and all students with alumni. Co-chairs are responsible for coordinating mentorship activities through the Family Trees: 

  • Arab and Middle Eastern Family Tree
  • Asian Family Tree
  • Black Family Tree
  • Indigenous Family Tree
  • Latinx Family Tree
  • LGBTQ Family Tree
  • International Family Tree 
  • Mixed Heritage Family Tree

More information about the chair positions can be found here

Apply by April 5: Be a Columbia Mentoring Initiative (CMI) Mentor for 2020-21

Columbia Mentoring Initiative (CMI) is an inter-generational mentorship program that connects first-year and transfer students (mentees) with returning students (mentors) and all students with alumni. Students can serve as a mentor in one of the following Family Trees:

  • Arab and Middle Eastern Family Tree
  • Asian Family Tree
  • Black Family Tree
  • Indigenous Family Tree
  • Latinx Family Tree
  • LGBTQ Family Tree
  • International Family Tree 
  • Mixed Heritage Family Tree

More information about the mentor role can be found here

Apply by April 5: Lead Dialogues as Under1Roof and ROOTED Facilitators

Multicultural Affairs is looking for dynamic student facilitators to help lead Under1Roof dialogues for incoming, first year students during the New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) for Fall 2020 and student-led ROOTED dialogues throughout the 2020-21 academic year. Apply by Sunday, April 5.

Apply and interview by April 10: Welcome New International Students as an ISOP Orientation Leader and through the International Buddy Program 

ISOP Orientation leaders (OLs) and head orientation leaders for the International Student Orientation Program (ISOP) are undergraduate students in Columbia College or Columbia Engineering who assist Multicultural Affairs in welcoming first-year international undergraduate students to Columbia University. Leaders play an integral role in that they shape a positive orientation experience and prepare new international students for a successful beginning to their Columbia University career. Applications are open and interviews are extended to April 10. If you are not able to complete the application by then but are interested, please email isop@columbia.edu

The International Buddy Program (IBP) strives to make incoming international students feel welcome and help them prepare for their transition to college life before they arrive on campus. The program matches new international students ("cubs") with returning international or domestic students ("lions"). The "lions" serve as a resource for four to five incoming international students. "Lions" provide a friendly face and helpful information. They offer that first Columbia friendship, which can make a world of difference for incoming international students who are preparing to come to New York City.  

Apply by April 12: Be a Men of Color Alliance Coordinator ($)

The Men of Color Alliance (MCA) seeks to provide a safe and supportive space for self-identified men of color (Arab/Middle Eastern, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African, Latinx, Native/Indigenous and Multiracial). In an effort to strengthen bonds, MCA encourages service, foster intercultural unity and promote leadership in the greater Columbia University community. Coordinators help organize and facilitate discussions. For more information about the MCA role, please email jw3773@columbia.edu

Apply by April 19: Create Change as a Multicultural Affairs Advisory Council member for 2020-21

The Multicultural Affairs Advisory Council (MAAC) is a collective of four distinct student advisory boards: Student of Color Advisory Board (SOCAB), Queer and Trans Student Advisory Board (QTAB), International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) and First-Generation Student Advisory Board (FAB).

Organized by Multicultural Affairs, MAAC is composed of Columbia College and Columbia Engineering undergraduate students to work toward a more respectful, accountable and socially just campus environment. In partnership with students, student organizations, Multicultural Affairs and campus partners, the council strives to continue creating a community in which students of all identities are supported, valued and celebrated. 

Interest Form Due by May 3: Develop programs as a Multicultural Affairs Student Coordinator for 2020-21 ($)

The Multicultural Affairs Student Coordinators will be primarily charged with supporting the development and implementation of programming in Multicultural Affairs and specifically assigned to one of the following focus areas within the office:

The more information about the Student Coordinator positions can be found here. Formal applications open over the summer. Submit the interest form to be directly contacted when they are available. 

 

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