Morningside Campus Access Updates

Updated May 9, 2024

All Morningside-based Columbia students, faculty and staff have access to the Morningside campus. Restricted access remains in effect for affiliates of Barnard and Teachers College as well as Columbia affiliates based at CUIMC, Manhattanville, and other campuses. Read more


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Student Research Worker


Student Research Workers 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.


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

Experience and facility with energy policy and data from major sources (e.g., International Energy Agency, Energy Information Administration, JODI databases, Bloomberg, Reuters Eikon, etc.) is helpful

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


Student Research 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 $22.00 per hour. Student Research 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 a cover letter that highlights your qualifications and summarizes your professional background. Cover letters must be formatted in PDF. Along with the cover letter, you may also 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. Recommendation letters must also be formatted on company letterhead and in PDF.
Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 256 MB.