An excerpt from the article is below:
“The Van Amson Service Fellowship—created by the nonprofit group Community Impact, which boasts community service on campus—gave selected students the opportunity to work for a local not-for-profit organization, intern at CI, or conduct research for a Columbia professor. Students also receive a $3000 stipend and free housing.
“It’s a nice change of pace for those not interested in stereotypical Columbia internships such as banking or consulting,” Mackenzie Yang, CI External Affairs Officer, said.
Alani Gregory, CC ’10, who received the fellowship in the summer of 2009, worked with CI to improve the resources available to coordinators of their 25 volunteer programs.”
To read more please visit: http://www.columbiaspectator.com/2010/03/25/community-service-jobs-hold-renewed-appeal