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 Summer and 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.

Senior/Research Scholar

CGEP seeks a Senior Research Scholar or Research Scholar to work on major research topics related to energy and climate change. 

Staff Officer of Research

CGEP seeks a Staff Associate III (Officer of Research) for a major research initiative on clean energy innovation and low-carbon industrial systems. 


Requests for Proposals 

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism (DEIA) Consultant

The Center on Global Energy Policy is inviting a qualified person, team, or consultant to submit proposals to advance the Center’s DEIA action plan and initiatives. The consultant will work under the direction of the DEIA Working Group Subcommittee on Assessments and Targets to:
(i)    assess where CGEP stands on DEIA efforts: perform an assessment of our current diversity levels, hiring practices, onboarding and retention;
(ii)   work with CGEP to develop DEIA benchmarks, targets, KPIs and timelines that are consistent with industry standards and are tailored to CGEP’s size and needs

Proposal Deadline: April 1, 2021

For more information contact:
Maria Sukhanova
Director of Finance and Administration
Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
[email protected]