Student Opportunities 

Note: student positions are only open to current Columbia Students. Students graduating in Spring 2022 are not eligible to work in student positions after 5/18/2022. 

Open Applications for Spring 2022: 

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

Departmental Research Assistants (DRAs) for the Center on Global Energy Policy will be 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, drafting written work for publication, 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.

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.

Administrative Manager to Co-Founding Dean, Columbia Climate School

The Columbia Climate School seeks a self-motivated and detail-oriented and experienced Administrative Manager to provide high-level executive administrative managerial support to the Co-Dean. The Administrative Manager will serve as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the Co-Dean’s Office, including highly sensitive and/or confidential matters. The Administrative Manager serves as a key member of the Co-Dean’s staff and a central resource for the coordination and/or planning of the Co-Dean’s activities. 

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.