Student Assistant 

Open Application for Summer & Fall 2021


Student Assistants for the Center on Global Energy Policy support the operations and administration of the department. Students assist staff members of various operational teams, including Communications, Development, Events, Finance & Administration, Publications, Executive Offices, and special programs like the Women in Energy Program and our Podcasts. 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


requirements & Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled as a Columbia University graduate or undergraduate student with valid US work authorization
  • 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

Student Assistant positions are open to students with Federal Work Study awards or as Student Casual employment.

Approximately 10-20 hours per week, starting rate is $20.00/hour (negotiable depending on experience and qualifications)


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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