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Internship Opportunities with the Earth Institute Director’s Office

The Office of the Director of the Earth Institute is offering three internship opportunities: The Age of Sustainable Development Online Class and Coursebook internship; the Administrations, Communications and Research Internship; and the Communications, Research, Writing and Event-Planning Internship. All will work with the Office of the Director.

Send your resume and cover letter to Claire Bulger at cbulger@ei.columbia.edu by Sept. 11.

See below for more details.

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Intern: The Age of Sustainable Development: Online Class and Coursebook

Department/Center: Director’s Office

Project background:

Professor Jeffrey Sachs will launch an online class (MOOC) on “The Age of Sustainable Development” in January 2014. The class will be accompanied by a book on sustainable development, incorporating a variety of materials covered in the class. The intern will assist in all aspect of preparation of the book, including research, data generation, and monitoring and securing copyright permissions.

Anticipated intern tasks:

  • Research and compile relevant background documents
  • Format the integration of text, maps, and graphs
  • Assist with data compilation for graph generation as needed
  • Secure copyright permissions and track copyright status of graphs and photos
  • Additional duties as assigned

Skills required:

Strong organizational skills and attention to details is required. The candidate must exhibit strong research, writing, editing and design skills. The candidate should have an interest in sustainable development.

Type of student desired: The candidate must be at least a sophomore at the undergraduate level.

Application deadline: Sept. 11, 2013

Compensation: $12/hour

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Intern: Administration, Communications and Research, Director’s Office

Department/Center: Director’s Office

Project background:

The intern will primarily work on communications, research and general administrative office duties for the Director’s Office. S/he will assist with general event-planning and office administrative tasks, as well as writing and research as needed. Finally, the intern will help generate content for the Earth Institute’s blog and newsletter on special initiatives of the Director’s Office.

Anticipated intern tasks:
• Filing and archiving
• Proof reading
• Web maintenance
• General administrative tasks as needed
• Conduct research on Director’s Office projects and related topics
• Contribute to reports and articles
• Generate content for the Earth Institute’s blog and newsletter
• Additional duties as assigned

Skills required:

The position requires that the student be a creative, positive and outgoing self-starter and team player. Strong organizational skills and attention to details is required. The candidate must exhibit strong writing, editing and design skills. The candidate should have an interest in international development, environmental issues, and/or global public health.

Type of student desired: The candidate must be at least a sophomore at the undergraduate level.

Application deadline: Sept. 11, 2013

Compensation: $12/hour

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Intern: Communications, Research, Writing and Event-Planning: Director’s Office

Department/Center: Director’s Office

Project background:

The intern will primarily work on communications, event-organizing, research, and general office duties for the Director’s Office at the Earth Institute. S/he will help research, write, and edit documents and publications produced by the Director’s Office, as well as grant proposals. S/he will assist with the organization of events and speeches featuring experts in global health and sustainable development. Finally, the intern will lead the effort to generate content for the Earth Institute’s blog and newsletter on special initiatives of the Director’s Office, and will keep the website updated.
Anticipated intern tasks:
• Conduct research on Director’s Office projects and related topics
• Edit reports, documents, and articles
• Contribute to reports and articles
• Help conceptualize and organize speaking events
• Generate content for the Earth Institute’s blog and newsletter
• Website design and content updating
• Additional duties as assigned, including general office tasks such as filing and archiving

Skills required:

The position requires that the student be a creative, positive and outgoing self-starter and team player. The candidate must exhibit strong editing, writing, research, and website skills. Strong organizational skills and attention to details is required. The candidate should have an interest in international development or global public health. Experience working on grant proposals is preferred. French translation ability is a significant plus but not required.

Type of student desired: The candidate should be a graduate student at least in their second year of study.

Application deadline: Sept. 11, 2013

Compensation: $15/hour


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