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Student Administrative Support Worker


Student Administrative Support Workers 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, Research and/or the Offices of the Founding and Executive Directors.

Responsibilities may include:

Event planning and execution, including set up, break down, organization, and maintenance of event spaces

Assist with marketing and outreach efforts Draft correspondence and newsletters; help prepare presentations and reports

Conduct background and/or prospect research; write briefing memos to summarize findings Data entry and data cleaning

Perform clerical duties, take meeting notes, maintain files, prepare and organize documents, photocopy, etc. as needed

Other duties as assigned


Must be enrolled as a Columbia University full or part-time Undergraduate or Graduate student

Strong organization skills, attention to detail, and willingness to be proactive

Excellent written communications skills, including the ability to develop briefings, PowerPoint presentations and master Excel to create effective graphs/charts

Comfortable interacting with a variety of stakeholders: students, faculty, university leadership, and high-level guests or speakers Knowledge of the energy-related topics covered by the Center is helpful but not required


Student Administrative Support Worker positions are hourly with no mandated commitment. Students may work for 5-20 hours per week in the Fall and Spring semesters and 5-35 hours per week during the Summer semesters. Hourly wages start at $20 per hour (negotiable depending on experience and qualifications). Student Administrative Support Worker positions are open to students with Federal Work Study awards.

All inquiries about this position should be directed to [email protected]

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer; applications from women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged.


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Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 256 MB.
Please provide a resume or CV detailing your complete work experience, education, and other relevant factors. Give special focus to your work in energy. Files will only be accepted in PDF.
Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 256 MB.
Please submit one letter of recommendation from your manager or direct supervisor highlighting your strengths and why you would benefit from the Initiative. Please note that if you currently do not cover energy and environmental topics, your manager or supervisor must indicate that you will begin to do so shortly after the end of the seminar. Recommendation letters must be formatted on company letterhead and in PDF.
Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 256 MB.