Student Research Worker - Food, Energy and Climate Program

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The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) is seeking a Student Research Worker to support its work on food, energy and climate. The role is focused on improving engagement and strategic communication around the policy and scientific research outputs of the program. Tasks will include helping with event coordination leading up to COP 27, op-eds and blog posts, social media and website assets, and product design for a series of food and climate "country spotlights", among other tasks. 


  • 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
  • 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 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. The selected student may work for 15 hours per week in the Fall semester. Hourly wages start at $21.50 per hour (negotiable depending on experience and qualifications).Student Research Worker positions are open to students with Federal Work Study awards.

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  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing Sample 

All inquiries about this position should be directed to Kevin Karl at [email protected].

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

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