2024 Call for Applicants: Catherine Medalia Johannet Summer Intership

February 6, 2024 – Call for Papers

The Catherine Medalia Johannet Summer Intern Fellowship
Institute for Comparative Literature and Society

The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society awards the Catherine Medalia Johannet Summer (Intern) Fellowship annually to a CLS or MedHum major. The fellowship supports volunteering at organizations that offer summer internships or work opportunities relevant to the fields of literature or medical humanities.

The fellowship amount is $2000 and contingent on receipt of a written report from a supervisor. Awardees are required to submit a final description of the work that they have performed, including a statement for the ICLS website. Applicants are responsible for securing internships themselves.

Criteria for Selection

  • Eligible candidates are CLS or MedHum majors in their sophomore or junior years.
  • The successful applicant must demonstrate a strong commitment to using literary, linguistic or translation skills to address social inequalities, conflict, and injustice.
  • They must have an excellent academic record and strong written and oral communication skills.

How to Apply

Please email icls@columbia.edu to request the application form link. The 2024 application deadline is May 1.

Applicants must provide details about the organization for which they propose to work as well as a statement from the organization outlining the tasks that will be assigned.

The successful applicant will be selected by a committee consisting of the Director of ICLS, the Director of Undergraduate Studies, and the Director of the MedHum program.


The fellowship does not support individual academic research projects, but fellows may, in some cases, serve as research assistants for Columbia University faculty projects.

Learn More Here

 The Heyman Center for the Humanities, Room B-101
74 Morningside Drive
New York, NY, 10027
  (212) 854-4541
  (212) 854-3099