The Eric H. Holder Jr. Initiative for Civil and Political Rights Internship Fund supports students with unpaid or low-paid summer internships at non-profit and non-governmental organizations that are engaged in aspects of equal protection, equal rights, civic engagement, leadership and democracy, social justice, inequality and voting rights. Click here to learn more.
Current Columbia College students are invited to apply to join the Eric H. Holder Jr. Initiative for Civil and Political Rights Student Advisory Board (SAB). The SAB provides strategic guidance for peer-to-peer programming and student engagement opportunities, and collaborates with relevant student groups on cosponsored events and marketing. Click here to apply.
The Eric H. Holder Jr. Initiative for Civil and Political Rights welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with various partner organizations when doing so advances the Initiative’s mission and benefits its constituents. The Eric H. Holder Jr. Initiative values its partners and the role they play in empowering our students as they engage in aspects of equal protection, equal rights, civic engagement, leadership and democracy, social justice, inequality, and voting rights at Columbia and beyond.
Types of Partnerships
- Co-sponsorships: The Eric H. Holder Jr. Initiative works with a partner to jointly fund an event, program or project of mutual interest and benefit. While the Eric H. Holder Jr. Initiative welcomes co-sponsorship opportunities, please note that we are not a funding agency and do not provide grants to other organizations.
- Internships: The Eric H. Holder Jr. Initiative enters into a partnership with a non-profit agency seeking to hire a Columbia student(s) to intern at their organization. The terms of the partnership will be determined on an individual basis, but may include the following:
- Post available internships on LionSHARE, Columbia’s on-campus job board for students and alumni served by the Center for Career Education (CCE)
- Vet and place interns from a competitive pool of undergraduate student applicants at specific project sites of partner agencies
- Provide internship stipends
Types of Partners
- Academic Institutions: Educational or research institutions with specific programs and interests connected to the mission of the Eric H. Holder Jr. Initiative.
- Columbia University Affiliates: Columbia University academic or administrative departments, initiatives or institutes, and officially recognized student groups or organizations.
- Foundations: Charitable organizations with the legal status, financial capacity, and demonstrated mission to provide financial support to the work of the Eric H. Holder Jr. Initiative.
- Other Non-profit Organizations: Non-profit organizations outside of academia with specific programs and interests connected to the mission of the Eric H. Holder Jr. Initiative.
If your organization is interested in exploring partnership opportunities, please complete our Partnership Interest Form.