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Higher and Postsecondary Education

Department of Organization & Leadership

About HPSE Internships

Every year the Higher and Postsecondary Education Program (HPSE) places top students from across the country in internship positions within higher education. Internships (practica) provide students in the Program in Higher and Postsecondary Education (HPSE) at Teachers College, Columbia University with professionally supervised, consistent and comprehensive exposure to the roles and functions of a wide variety of administrative offices in higher education. Students pursue internship opportunities which span the three curricular domains that structure the HPSE Program: academic and developmental analysis of HPSE, organizational and institutional analysis of HPSE, and social and comparative analysis of HPSE.


TC's HPSE Program students have served as interns in various positions within student development, academic affairs, admissions, residence life, and multicultural affairs across the New York higher education community including the following institutions: Columbia University, Fordham University, Julliard, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and Marymount Manhattan College.


Students are able to interview with prospective positions during this year's internship fairs. The next internship fair will take place on May 10, 2018, at Teachers College, Columbia University, from 12:00pm to 4:30pm. Prior to the fair, there will be an information session for students from 11:00am to 12:00pm, room 146 Horace Mann. More information regarding the fairs will be sent to admitted students in March. To find out more information on how to apply for the internship program, please visit the Internship Handbook website. If you have any questions about the fairs or internship program, please contact Ms. Diana Chadi at

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