Experiential Education

Experiential educational opportunities are essential in your exploration of interests and skills development. Beyond Barnard offers students access to distinctive experiential education opportunities and programming. 

The Experiential Education team provides guidance, support, and resources for student jobs (including Federal Work Study, Barnard College Jobs, etc.), internships and externships, civic engagement in New York City, and the Beyond Barnard Post-Baccalaureate Program.

Student Jobs:

In the 2017-18 academic year, one-third of all Barnard students had an on- or off-campus student job. In addition to their work, student employees are eligible to attend supportive workshops and skill-building programs. 

Internships:

By graduation, 75% of students report having completed an internship at some point during their time at Barnard. Whether you intend to proceed to graduate school, or jobs across industries, in non-profit organizations, the arts, or government, internships provide valuable skills and knowledge that will help advance your academic and professional career.

Through the Beyond Barnard Internship Program, you can identify and apply for funding to support what would otherwise be an unpaid internship. No matter where you plan on interning, consult with Beyond Barnard when beginning your search! We are here to help you to find opportunities and apply successfully.

Externships:

The Beyond Barnard Externship Program connects students to day-long opportunities to shadow individuals at diverse organizations. Externships focus on learning more about a particular employer or field and aim to help students build their professional networks.

Post-Baccalaureate Fellowships:

Beginning in 2018, Beyond Barnard facilitates the opportunity for recent graduates to expand their training and education through a set of Post-Baccalaureate partnerships. Post-Baccalaureate Fellows have the opportunity to develop skills, conduct research with mentors, and complete special programming and advising at Beyond Barnard over the course of a year-long fellowship.

The inaugural cohort of Post-Baccalaureate Fellows include:

  • Anna Carlson, Empirical Reasoning Center
  • Nia Judelson, Drew Post-Baccalaureate Fellow in Creative Writing
  • Sylvia Korman, Digital Humanities Center
  • Ruby Mastrodimos, Movement Lab / Media Center
  • Zoe Ross, Design Center