From Orientation Week to Senior Week, List College students take full advantage of the extraordinary range of activities available to them as members of the JTS, Columbia, and Barnard communities. 


List College students are among Morningside Heights’ top student organizers and campus leaders. Eighty percent of students are campus leaders at Columbia or Barnard and JTS. What you do is up to you:

  • Advocate for best practices in sustainability on campus with the JTS Green Team.
  • Counsel your peers with Columbia’s Nightline counseling hotline.
  • Run for Barnard College Student Government and implement student-led programming.

Student Activities

  • Direct, act, and write for The Varsity Show.
  • Play in the Columbia University Marching Band.
  • Write for the award-winning Columbia Daily Spectator.
  • Join the dynamic Jewish community at Columbia/Barnard Hillel.


In keeping with our mission to promote responsible Jewish citizenship and leadership, we provide an incomparable training ground for students to become catalysts for change. Through internships, fellowships, and part-time jobs, List College students find mentors and develop skills to prepare for meaningful careers. Our students hold internships at an exceptional range of organizations, including most recently:

  • American Jewish World Service
  • Consulate General of Israel
  • Columbia University Medical Center
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Huffington Post
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • Museum of Jewish Heritage
  • U.S. Supreme Court

The Fellowship in Jewish Social Entrepreneurship

Seniors can participate in List College’s signature preprofessional initiative: the Fellowship in Jewish Social Entrepreneurship. This yearlong intensive leadership program connects students with social justice internships throughout New York City. Past participants have produced films about sustainability, fought human trafficking, and worked at organizations such as Hazon and Alcoa Inc. Fellows come together to hone their skills in a weekly seminar designed to connect theory and practice.

List Education and Professional Leadership (LEAP) Fellowship 


Students can apply for the List Education and Professional Leadership Fellowship at the end of their junior year. This program integrates courses in Jewish studies and education with hands-on experience in Jewish communal professional settings so that fellows will be prepared to thrive in the field when they graduate. Completion of the program will fulfill the requirements for the List College BA and can accompany most current List College majors. While in the LEAP fellowship, students will take one education course at the Davidson School as well as a seminar that integrates the theory and practice of their learning. Fellows will also spend a summer working at a Jewish summer camp and their senior year working at a synagogue school.