Residence Life Intern

Application Deadline

The application for Summer 2023 has now been closed!

Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis with a limited number of positions available, most of which are filled prior to the application deadline.

Due to the large number of applications received each year, not all applicants will be contacted.


Applicants must have completed at least one academic year of study at an American college or university by the start of the internship.

Applicants must be currently enrolled and in good standing American college or university.

Authorization to work in the United States is required and cannot be provided or sponsored by Columbia University. If you are unsure of your work eligibility, please confer with your home institution's International Student Services Office.

How to Apply

The application must be completed online in its entirety. Mailed submissions will not be considered.

Application Requirements:

Application Form

The online Application Form must be completed in its entirety prior to being submitted. The application form can be previewed by following the form link. Applicants can save entered information and return to the form at a later time.


Applicants will be asked to attach a detailed résumé to their online application form. Please list any relevant leadership experience or coursework that may be applicable to this role. The résumé should be in PDF format and should be titled with the applicant's name.

Recommendation Form

All applicants must submit one recommendation as part of the application process. Recommendations can be provided by an applicant's professor, advisor, former supervisor, or other university administrator. Please provide your recommender with the recommendation form link found here. All recommendations must be submitted no later than February 28th. Please note that we will not accept letters of recommendation emailed to us. Recommenders only need to fill out the brief form linked here


Qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule an online interview after their application has been reviewed and deemed eligible to move on to the next round of the application process. Interviews are to be scheduled from February 6th to March 19th, 2023. Please note not all applicants will receive an interview request.

Applications will not be reviewed until all materials have been received.

Application Status Inquiries

Applicants will receive a confirmation email once their application form and résumé have been successfully submitted via the online application form.

Guidance on checking the status of your application can be found on the FAQ page.