Become a Writing Fellow

The Spring 2019 Writing Fellow application is closed. 

Writing Fellows are trained Barnard undergraduates who work with their peers to strengthen student writing in all disciplines. First-years and sophomores in all majors are encouraged to apply. We are of course looking for strong readers and writers, but equally crucial to being a Writing Fellow is an ability to connect with other people.

Writing Fellows staff the Barnard Writing Center and work in different departments across the curriculum sucah as: Anthropology, Architecture, Art History, Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures, French, Biology, Dance, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Science, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Theatre, and Women’s Studies.

Applications will be due on Friday, March 1 at 5:00 PM to Pam Cobrin (Director, Writing and Speaking Programs) in 216 Barnard Hall. You can leave your application on the door if she is not there.

If you want to learn more about what it means to be a writing fellow or speak with current fellows visit us during one of the info sessions! While these sessions are not mandatory, it is highly encouraged. 

Monday, 2/11 6 - 7 pm

Sunday, 2/17, 1 - 2 pm

Tuesday, 2/19 6 - 7 pm

All the info sessions in BAR 217. 

Below, please see a short film, made last year by Barnard Writing Fellows, on what it means to be a Fellow:


If you have any questions about the application process or about the program in general, please contact Pam Cobrin (Director) at, or DaMonique Ballou (Coordinator) at