Student Opportunities 

Note: student positions are only open to current Columbia Students. Students graduating in Spring 2021 are not eligible to work in student positions after 4/15/2021. 

Open Applications for Fall 2021: 

On the application pages for each position students may select which research programs, scholars, and/or teams for which they would like to be considered. For example, on the Departmental Research Assistant application page a student can select if they would like to be considered for a position with the Carbon Management Research Initiative, the Energy for Development program, the Power Sector team, etc. Students may select as many or as few of these options they would like.

Students may apply for multiple positions, but should only apply for the positions where they meet the minimum requirements. 

Please submit all inquiries to [email protected].

Departmental Research Assistants

Center on Global Energy Policy Departmental Research Assistants (DRAs) are given a wide range of assignments to support the research and activities of this growing research department. Responsibilities may include conducting research under the direction of our Scholars, data analysis and visualization, generating and presenting research data, and drafting and/or editing written work for publication. DRAs will also assist the research program with coordination between internal CGEP units, especially when a scholar is planning public or private events. Please note: these appointments are only available to full-time graduate students. 

Research Administration Assistants 

Research Administration Assistants for the Center on Global Energy Policy will be given a wide range of assignments to support the administration of our research programs. Assignments will include conducting background research and literature reviews under the direction of research scholars, collating and analyzing data, drafting briefing memos, providing operational support through coordination with other CGEP teams (including assisting researchers with public and private event planning), attending meetings and events, notetaking in private workshops, and other related tasks. These hourly positions are open both graduate and undergraduate students studying either full- or part-time. Recipients of Federal Work Study awards may apply. 

Student Assistants 

Student Assistants for the Center on Global Energy Policy support the operations and administration of the department. Students assist staff members of the Communications, Development, Events, Finance & Administration, Publications and/or the Offices of the Founding and Executive Directors. These hourly positions are open both graduate and undergraduate students studying either full- or part-time. Recipients of Federal Work Study awards may apply. 

Employment Opportunities

Please visit Careers at Columbia page for all job postings.

Program Director, Women in Energy Program

The WIE Program Director will be responsible for overseeing the management, administration, programs, and strategic planning of the WIE program, which is aimed at increasing the number of women working in the energy space and in senior leadership roles. The incumbent will lead the program’s continuing and new activities while building links and relationships with external groups to increase WIE’s impact and reach.

Editor

At the core of CGEP’s mission is the publication of academically rigorous, actionable, accessible, and timely research on critical issues in the global energy transition. The Editor will join an expanding team of dedicated editors working with scholars and researchers in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment to achieve our research objectives.

EVENTS COORDINATOR

Reporting to the Events Manager, the Events Coordinator will be responsible for: (1) managing the logistics, administration, marketing and metrics for a dynamic portfolio of programs and events (over 100/year) at the Center on Global Energy Policy; and (2) supporting the Events Manager in developing and improving the systems, processes and tools used in the events portfolio to enhance and improve workflow, collaboration, communication, and impact. 

Special Assistant, Carbon Management Research Initiative (CaMRI)

The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia/SIPA seeks a Special Assistant to provide comprehensive administrative coordination of the Carbon Management Research Initiative (CaMRI). The Special Assistant will work independently and in collaboration with other Center staff under the guidance of the Staff Associate, in the following areas: presentation development; meeting preparation and follow-up; high-level correspondence with senior level stakeholders within SIPA, across the University and with the external community; fact-checking; memo writing, and other related duties. 

Chief of Staff and Strategic Advisor

The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia/SIPA seeks a Chief of Staff and Strategic Advisor to the Founding Director and co-founding Dean of the Climate School, the Chief of Staff and Strategic Advisor will serve as a deputy to the Director/Dean and a key member of the CGEP and Climate School leadership teams. The primary objectives are to support the coordination and oversight of the Dean/Director’s entire portfolio. The incumbent will supervise a Special Assistant and work closely with the Director’s Senior Executive Assistant to handle day-to-day processes and information flow as well as support forward-looking planning activities.

Senior executive assistant (founding director)

CGEP seeks a Senior Executive Assistant to provide high-level support to the Founding Director as well as implementing and managing a specific portfolio of critical work in support of the mission of the CGEP.

senior executive assistant (executive director)

CGEP seeks a Senior Executive Assistant who will work closely with the Executive Director and play an integral role in ensuring the efficient and effective operations of the Center. 

Director of Communications and Digital Media

The Center on Global Energy Policy seeks a Director of Communications and Digital Media. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Communications will be the lead strategist for developing, articulating, and messaging for CGEP, including its research, events, experts and insights to internal and external audiences.

 

STAFF ASSOCIATE II

The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs seeks a Staff Associate II (Officer of Research) to support original research on domestic and/or international energy policy, geopolitics, technology, equality and justice, markets, development, or other relevant areas (e.g., the energy transition to zero-carbon fuels, energy and public health). Minimum qualifications include  a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and 4 years of related professional experience recommended. 

Staff Associate III

CGEP seeks a Staff Associate III (Officer of Research) to support original research on domestic and/or international energy policy, geopolitics, technology, equality and justice, markets, development, or other relevant areas (e.g., the energy transition to zero-carbon fuels, energy and public health). Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and 4-6 years of related professional experience required.