Student Assistant



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. 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


Job requirements 

  • Must be enrolled as a Columbia University as a full or part time Undergraduate or Graduate student
  • Strong organization skills, attention to detail, and willingness to be proactive
  • Excellent written communications skills, including 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


Hours and Compensation 

Research Administration Assistant 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). Research Administration Assistant 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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