The Navab Fellowship connects students to internships and Columbia College alumni mentors

What is the navab fellowship program?

The Navab Fellowship Program is made possible by the generosity of the Navab Family. The program enables Columbia College students to explore potential career paths, gain essential professional skills, and expand personal networks in preparation for life after graduation.

Through the gracious commitment of Columbia College alumni, full-time Columbia College students will have the opportunity to apply to and secure exciting summer internships, in a variety of industries. Internships are predominantly based in New York, with some opportunities in other major cities in the United States and across the globe.

Employer Highlights and Student Reflections from Summer 2020

Hospital of Special Surgery hosted five students in dynamic research projects. Itzel Melgoza CC ‘22 shares, “I think that as an undergrad, you always want to find a research experience where you’ll do more than shadow or listen in on lab meetings. At HSS, I definitely felt that I was heavily involved in the project that I worked on this summer.  Along with my own [principal investigator]I, I felt that all of the other PIs involved with the Columbia Summer Scholars Program ensured that their students understood the larger implications of the work that they were doing. Understanding the bigger picture of my work and reflecting frequently on my experiences have helped me see that I will carry the skills I learned this summer into future research and internship opportunities.”  

Project Rousseau is a non-profit organization that helps to empower students in their pursuit of higher education. Mae Bulter CC ‘22 reflects “The Navab Fellowship is an excellent opportunity to experience working at a small non-profit!

Through the support of the fellowship and the dedication of my supervisors, I developed a wide range of skills and learned about some of the transformative work being done right here in NYC! — Mae Butler CC’22

In addition to experiences in the healthcare and non-profit industries, we had students in the financial space at Birch Grove Capital. Anna Kothuis CC ‘22 shared the effect of this internship on her career goals, “It really helped me realize that this is the field I want to go into when I’m older. My internship gave me the opportunity to learn a great deal about finance, and specifically how hedge funds work.” 

Become a Navab Fellow

In addition to their internship or research experience, the Navab fellows were supported by a career counselor and a Columbia College alumni mentor during the fellowship program. 

Curious about this program? Check out the Navab Fellowship Program page or connect with a career counselor! Schedule a career counseling appointment in LionSHARE