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Internships in the Office of Academic and Research Programs

The Office of Academic Research and Programs, Academic Initiatives, is offering four internship opportunities: STEM Education/Citizen Science Internship; Sustainable Investing Education Program Internship; Statistics and STEM Education internship; and Academic Initiatives Internship.

Send your resume and cover letter to Gabriella Cohen at gcohen@ei.columbia.edu by Sept. 11.

See below for more details.

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Internship: Statistics and STEM Education

Compensation: 12.50/hour

Application Deadline: 9/12/13

Description: The Office of Academic and Research Programs is seeking an intern to assist with statistics and evaluation for a variety of projects concentrating around K-20 STEM education and evaluation as well as executive education and professional development..

The intern will assist us in work with large data sets focusing on secondary education, serve as a TA to a statistics workshop we will be having with middle school teachers in the fall, help us integrate statistics into our evaluation rubrics for a myriad of STEM focused programs, and work with this data in excel. Additionally, the intern will support the design and development of evaluation and assessment for executive education and professional development:

Anticipated Intern Tasks:

  • Research of large data sets within a statistical framework
  • Assist (as a course assistant) in an afternoon statistics workshop occurring once in the fall semester
  • Contribute new and innovative ways to integrate statistical data into evaluation
  • Work with big data sets in excel.
  • Other organizational and administrative duties as assigned by the Director, Academic Initiatives, OARP and Program Coordinator, Academic Initiatives, OARP

Skills Required:

  • Major in statistics or a set of classes that allows the intern to fulfill requirements
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must possess a high level of computer skills, most importantly Microsoft Excel
  • Must be highly organized and able to work independently

Type of Student Desired:

  • Work-study preferred but not mandatory
  • Graduate student or undergraduate major or concentrator
  • Strong interest in environmental and sustainable development issues focusing on large data sets relating to K-20 STEM education and evaluation

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Internship: STEM Education/Citizen Science Internship

Compensation: 12.50/hour,

Application Deadline: 9/12/13

Description: The Office of Academic and Research Programs is seeking an intern to assist with K-12 STEM and undergraduate/graduate citizen science projects through the fall semester.

We are working on an integrated approach to working with K-12 schools and undergraduate/graduate STEM focused student organizations on campus. We are looking for an intern to coordinate our citizen science efforts between undergraduate/graduate student groups and local K-12 schools.

The intern will reach out to all the student science groups, across Columbia, engage them in a peer-to-peer training effort with teachers and students research involving data collection but also what it is to frame meaning with some fundamental statistical analysis

Anticipated Intern Tasks:

  • Conduct outreach to public and private schools to find participants for professional development programs
  • Assist with updating our webpages
  •  Assist with reaching out to student groups on campus for Citizen Science projects
  •  Researching existing citizen science and other education initiatives for the education compendium
  • Other organizational and administrative duties as assigned by the Director, Academic Initiatives, OARP and Program Coordinator, Academic Initiatives, OARP

Skills Required:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must possess a high level of computer skills, most importantly Microsoft Office (Excel and Powerpoint)
  • Must be highly organized and able to work independently
  • Background in statistics

Type of Student Desired:

  • Graduate or undergraduate
  • Work-study preferred but not required
  • Strong interest in environmental and sustainable development issues focusing on education and including citizen science and K-20 STEM education

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Internship: Sustainable Investing Education Program Internship

Compensation: 12.50/hour

Application Deadline: 9/12/13

Description: The Office of Academic and Research Programs is seeking an intern to assist with the Sustainable Investing Education Program.

The Sustainable Investing Education Program is a series of intensive content and skills based classes and workshops over two 3-day weekends – Oct. 18, 19, 20 and Dec. 6, 7, 8, 2013, at Columbia University. The Program focuses on embedding human rights and ESG (environmental, social, governance) issues into decision making for investment and will present principles and best practices to mitigate risks and optimize returns. It is designed for asset owners, asset managers and consultants with a long term investment perspective and provides a comprehensive approach to investment analysis including environment, social/human rights, corporate governance and labor issues.

The intern will support in the following areas: marketing and outreach, webinar development, event support, website and communications development, support to program coordinator, and other functions as assigned by the Director, Academic Initiatives of the Office of Academic and Research Programs.

Anticipated Intern Tasks:

  • Event support: provide assistance with logistics (including set up and break down) our upcoming Sustainable Investing Program this Fall
  •  Assist in reviewing existing Earth Institute videos and creating webinars
  • Assist with updating our webpages
  • Other organizational and administrative duties as assigned by the Director, Academic Initiatives, OARP and Program Coordinator, Academic Initiatives, OARP

Skills Required:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must possess a high level of computer skills, most importantly Microsoft Office (Excel and Powerpoint)
  • Must be highly organized and able to work independently
  • Optional: Experience with shooting and/or editing video, web design experience

Type of Student Desired:

  • Work-study preferred but not required
  • Graduate or undergraduate
  • Strong interest in environmental and sustainable development issues focusing on sustainable investing, ESG, and multimedia work.

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Internship: Academic Initiatives Internship

Compensation: 12.50/hour,

Application Deadline: 9/12/13

Description: The Office of Academic and Research Programs is seeking an intern to assist with projects through the fall semester.  The intern will support the office in the following areas: marketing and outreach, webinar development, event support, grant research and writing, website and communications development, and other functions as assigned by the Director, Academic Initiatives of the Office of Academic and Research Programs.

Anticipated Intern Tasks:

  • Conduct outreach to public and private schools to find participants for professional development programs
  • Event support: provide assistance with logistics (including set up and break down) our upcoming Sustainable Investing Program this Fall
  • Assist in reviewing existing Earth Institute videos and creating webinars
  • Assist with updating our webpages
  • Assist with reaching out to student groups on campus for Citizen Science projects
  • Researching existing citizen science and other education initiatives for the education compendium
  • Other organizational and administrative duties as assigned by the Director, Academic Initiatives, OARP and Program Coordinator, Academic Initiatives, OARP

Skills Required:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must possess a high level of computer skills, most importantly Microsoft Office (Excel and Powerpoint)
  • Must be highly organized and able to work independently
  • Optional: Experience with shooting and/or editing video

Type of Student Desired:

  • Work-study preferred but not mandatory
  •  Graduate or undergraduate
  • Strong interest in environmental and sustainable development issues focusing on education and including citizen science, sustainable investing, and STEM education

 


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