Program and Resident Fellows plan, develop, and implement diverse areas of programming for the I-House community as described below. They work together as a team with Programs Office staff throughout the year to plan programs that create interaction among residents. Fellows also help develop and run community programs for the House in conjunction with Programs Office staff. While all Program and Resident Fellows are expected to help during I-House’s legacy events and are expected to demonstrate leadership across the House, there are different options to consider as listed below.
TYPES OF FELLOWSHIPS
I-House offers three types of fellowship roles: Resident Fellows, Program Fellows, and Peer Counselors. This section is specifically for the Resident and Program Fellow options. Please read the description of each below carefully before applying.
Assigned to a floor in the North or South building (depending on your housing preference), Resident Fellows plan, develop, and implement activities designed to create social interactions, provide support, and assure general comfort on their floors.
Each fellow is required to put on at least one floor activity each month and is expected to help support other activities around the House. Resident Fellows identify resident concerns (examples are interpersonal problems, adjustment issues, cultural difficulties, or health needs) and alert the Director of Global Health & Wellness Services and Peer Counselor Fellows to such concerns; ensure that residents understand the rules and regulations of the House and I-House policies and procedures, especially the I-House Code of Conduct; and model mutual respect as a key tenet of interpersonal integrity.
SUMMER FELLOWS (3 Fellowships)
Lead the organization and implementation of summer activities (May-end of August) to welcome new residents and build community. Activities include weekly Ice Cream Socials, outings to concerts and cultural events around New York City, and weekend trips outside the city.
GENERAL PROGRAM FELLOWS (up to 5 Fellowships)
Lead the planning, organizing, and managing of all I-House sponsored programs and large-scale events in tandem with the Programs Office staff. Programs include Salon Nights, Film Series, Guest Speakers, Ice Cream Socials, Cultural Programs, Language Exchange, Sunday Supper, and Fall Fiesta. Program Fellows must be available for weekly staff meetings in the Programs Office.
SPORTS & FITNESS FELLOW
Leads the coordination of the sports & fitness programs at I-House including the Fitness Center orientations and recruitment of group activity leaders, and oversees the sports schedule.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS FELLOW
Creates, implements, and evaluates wellness programming during the academic year and might typically engage in any of the following happenings at I-House:
- Creating and evaluating wellness programming. Topic examples are stress reduction, nutrition, sleep hygiene, sexual health, cultural competence
- Lead programming on different wellness topics, referring residents to Global Health & Wellness Services/Peer Counselors as needed and spearheading health initiatives across the Resident Fellow, Program Fellow and Peer Counselor teams.
LANGUAGE EXCHANGE FELLOW
Coordinates a program which offers I-House residents the opportunity to learn or practice a language or to teach other residents their native language in an informal setting at I-House. The Language Exchange Fellow is responsible for recruitment of group leaders and coordination of logistics for each language group. Each year approximately twenty language exchange groups are matched to meet weekly for language practice and instruction.
NEW YORK CITY PERFORMING ARTS FELLOW
Responsible for planning and leading trips for groups of I-House residents to diverse performing arts venues in NYC including the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Broadway.
ROUNDTABLE FELLOW (up to 2 Fellowships)
Organizes monthly, informal panel presentations and discussions focused on international and intercultural topics. Recent topics have included Living in America, Balancing Work, Relationships and Family and Affirmative Action. Sustainability
FALL FIESTA/ALL NATIONS FELLOW
The general expectation for the Fall Fiesta/All Nations Fellow is that, in collaboration with the Programs & Resident Life, he/she will serve as a member of the Program Fellows team to lead the planning and implementation of resident dance activities and performances that create interaction among resident members from diverse cultures and thereby carry out the Mission of International House. Fall Fiesta occurs in the fall semester, All Nations is the biggest resident event and grand finale of the spring semester.
CULTURAL FELLOW (up to 2 Fellowships)
The general expectation for a Cultural Fellow is to plan and implement cultural programs that represent the history and culture of all residents. (Events organized and executed on a monthly or bi-monthly basis by the Cultural Fellows are Salon Nights and Cultural Hours).
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FELLOW
The Community Engagement Fellow will work to bring awareness and advocate for more resident participation in our greater community outside of I-House to promote positive change. The Fellow will visit community centers (including schools) to support International House’s relationship building within the local neighborhood. The Resident selected must be comfortable reaching out and speaking to community leaders. Requirement: a bachelor’s degree in education, public relations, public administration, communications, non-profit management, or a related field, from an approved institution.
DIGITAL MEDIA FELLOW
The Fellow will assist the Programs and Resident Life Office by cataloging photos and videos from past, present and future events. The Fellow will also work with the office to share photos from events with the Resident population in a timely manner.
MEDIA TECHNICIAN FELLOW (up to 2 Fellowships)
The Fellow will set up and operate audiovisual equipment used in I-House, including check out and return of equipment, maintaining inventory, conducting tests to ensure functionality, and notifying the Programs Office if there are issues with equipment. Media Tech fellows are expected to support the other fellows in their AV needs for events in lieu of doing their own programming.
The responsibility of the Sustainability Fellow is to assist the VP of Facilities & Site Operations and his team on developing and supporting identified International House sustainability projects that are innovative and complementary to International House’s operations. The objective of this fellowship is to reduce our energy consumption and carbon production, while supporting International House’s strategic institutional goal of environmental sustainability.