The Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies launched the SIPA-Undergrad Mentorship Program in Fall 2021. This program seeks to build a bridge between Columbia’s four undergraduate schools and the School of International and Public Affairs. Undergraduate students are paired with a SIPA mentor to learn about potential career paths, ask questions about applying for graduate school, and have a more experienced student to lean on.

The first class of pairings matched over 100 students together. The Saltzman Institute sponsored coffee chats for initial meetings between the mentors and mentees. The Program accepts mentors and mentees on a rolling basis and will release additional pairings at the start of every fall and spring academic semester.

Sign up to be a mentor here. You must be a current SIPA student.

Sign up to be a mentee here. You must be a current Columbia undergraduate student.

Please reach out to Program Coordinator Inbar Pe’er ( with questions.