Human Resources Fellow 2019-2020

Columbia University New York , NY 10007

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The Human Resources Fellowship Program is a full time, 12-month program designed for individuals seeking to prepare for a career in human resources management and to assume leadership positions. The program is open to students who have successfully completed an accredited Master's Program in Human Resources Management, Human Resources Management and Labor Relations, or Industrial/Organizational Psychology or related field within 12 months prior to the program's start date.

A core introduction to the program will focus on process oriented tasks. The fellow will manage transactional activities through all stages of employment relationships; from recruiting to onboarding processes and administrative activities which includes maintaining employee records.

Whenever possible, the fellowship is tailored to the interests and professional needs of the student, taking into account previous experience and areas of interest. It is structured to provide experiential learning in an academic medical center environment within the office of the Vice Dean for Administration for 12 months.

To apply please complete the following steps:
1.Complete Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons Human Resources Fellowship application. This is to be completed online at, or search by the requisition number 094095;
2.Complete Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons Administrative Human Resources Fellowship application and upload all supporting materials listed below to the NAFCAS portal at (Please note that the application cycle runs from November 27, 2018 to January 31, 2019, so if you are accessing the application before this date it will not be available).

  • Upload in the Documents section a one-page Cover Letter describing interest in the fellowship;

  • Upload in the Documents section your Current Resume;

  • Upload in the Documents section a Writing Sample of your choice: 3pg minimum, 4pg maximum (not including citations), in APA format with Times New Roman font;

  • Upload your Undergraduate Transcripts in the Documents section;

  • Have your Official Graduate School Transcripts mailed to NAFCAS

  • Request and complete two (2) signed Letters of Recommendation through the NAFCAS portal. One letter should be from graduate school professors and at least one from an employer, if possible.

All requirements must be completed/received by January 31, 2019

One applicant will be selected by each participating department. Decisions will be communicated by the beginning of March.

For questions regarding application requirements please refer to our Q&A of frequently asked questions on our complete program pamphlet.

To view the complete program and Q&A's please visit:

You may also contact us by email at Minimum Qualifications for Grade

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant Individuals who have successfully completed an accredited Master's Program in Human Resource Management, Labor Relations, Industrial/ Organizational Psychology or related field within 12 months prior to the program's start date are eligible to apply. Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant Candidates should be motivated self-starters and must also possess strong analytic, organization and communication skills Special Instructions Preferred Qualifications Essential Functions Fellowship objectives:

  • Observe and study the role, function and style of top management individuals;

  • Understand the goals and planning process of the organization and how they are determined, and to understand the priorities of the organization and how and why they were selected;

  • Analyze the decision-making process at different levels of the organization;

  • Recognize the dynamics of relationships between various stakeholders;

  • Obtain an understanding of the operational effectiveness of the organization;

  • Enhance the student's understanding of human resources, the organization's strategy and distinctive competencies;

  • Provide an environment to enhance their understanding of, and the controlled application and testing of, skills, theories and concepts presented during the academic year;

  • Strengthen the student's judgment, decisiveness and related administrative skills;

  • Develop a code of ethics, philosophy, and a dedication to high ideals and standards;

  • Evaluate the student in relation to his/her needs for professional development, and potential for a career in human resources management.

Structure of Fellowship:


The Human Resources Fellow will begin with a comprehensive orientation to the organization focusing on the vision and strategic goals for the school.

II. Projects:

A major component of the fellowship will be assigned projects. The student will be given detailed assignments designed to give practical experience at administrative levels. These activities may include the collection of data to analyze problems of high organizational priority or participation in strategic planning efforts.

III. Involvement:

The Human Resources Fellow will have the opportunity to work within the office of the Vice Dean for Administration and will be involved in:

  • Talent Acquisition

  • Employee/ Labor Relations

  • Compensation & Benefits

  • Compliance

  • Performance Management

  • Transaction Processing/Records Management

IV. Meetings and Evaluation:

Regular meetings will be scheduled with the Department Administrator to discuss independent projects concurrent with above rotations. Fellows will be evaluated periodically to ensure consistent feedback and mentorship. Additional Essential Functions (Limit to 3950 characters.) Special Indications

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